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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

March 2, 2022

Annual Town Meeting

By Law, townships must have an annual town meeting once a year. This year it will be April 12 at 7:00 pm in the lower level of our administrative office at 22385 Illinois Route 60.

Shredding Event Scheduled for May 7 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am

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We have scheduled a document paper shredding event for Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am.

You may bring the equivalent of 3 boxes to shred. Staples and paper clips are fine. The most efficient way is to place your items in a paper grocery bag. No plastic bags. To keep the line moving, you will not be able to exit your car and watch the shredding.

This shredding event is for documents only. Please recycle your coupons, magazines and junk mail with your weekly recycling. They will not be accepted.

Pop your trunk and we will take the items. Do not leave your car.

We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck. If the truck fills up before 11:30, the event will be over.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your patience.

Behind on Housing Costs Due to Covid? Mortgage Help Available

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has announced mortgage assistance is available.

Apply for up to $30,000 in emergency mortgage assistance paid directly to your mortgage servicer.

*The homeowner must have experienced a Covid-19 related hardship after 1/1/2020

* The homeowner must be delinquent on mortgage and/or property taxes

*Must currently own and occupy the property as their primary residence

*Income must be at or below 150% of the Area Median Income

*Proof of citizenship is not required.

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund applications available April 2022

Apply at

Questions? Call 1866-454-3571.

How Do I Dispose of My Household Chemical Products?

Swalco (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) has scheduled two drop off events in March at their facility at 1311 N. Estes, Gurnee, Illinois.

They are on Saturday, March 12 and Saturday, March 26.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at their Gurnee Facility to ensure safety and efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.

Click here to schedule an appointment

Click here to see what they accept

Help us Spread the Word There is Help with Energy Bills if you Meet the Income Guidelines


Free Hearing Test

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Wednesday, March 16 from 10:00 am –1pm, Audibel Hearing Aid Center is offering a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event in the lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building. To make your reservation,

call 847-362-7500.

Borderless Transportation for Seniors and People With Disabilities to Access All of Lake County By Bus

Ride Lake County will provide a borderless countywide paratransit service, meaning seniors age 60 and older and people with disabilities can get transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments, and more. The new service is anticipated to begin on May 1, 2022. 

Riders will call a dedicated number to schedule trips in advance. All Ride Lake County vehicles are wheelchair accessible and provide curb-to-curb service from your desired pick up and drop off locations. The service will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, excluding holidays. Further information including how to sign up, a riders guide, and more will be made available on Lake County's website at

50 and Over and Looking for Things to Do?

The Mundelein Park District Regent Center's Programs are open! Call 847 566-4790 with questions. Click here to see the March calendar. You don't have to live in the park district boundaries to enjoy their programs.

Garden Learning Series

Click here to register

Crisis Help Available

Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone. The number is: 847- 377-8088. You do not have to give your name when you call. They can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope with longer-term difficulties. Information and referrals to other Health Department programs are also available. More Information

Mundelein Tool Library Open to Residents Outside of Mundelein

The MUNDELEIN TOOL LIBRARY is a unique non-profit tool lending library which provides area residents the opportunity to save money on home repairs and modifications by eliminating the need to buy tools for projects. Tools are donated and appreciated by those no longer in need. An over abundance of tools are sold for a nominal price. Tools are maintained by a fine group of helpful volunteers who keep the shop running. 

The Tool Library is expanding beyond the 60060 area code.

Thank you!

Mundelein Tool Library


428 N Chicago Ave Mundelein

Open Sat 9-4:30 Tue 5-7:00

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents Immigrant Stories

March 13, 2022 – Immigrant Stories

  • 4:00 PM
  • Gorton Community Center
  • 400 E. Illinois Road
  • Lake Forest, IL 60045

Immigrant Stories

The LFCO celebrates the contributions that immigrants have made to the American musical scene. Antonín Dvořák composed his pastoral Sixth Symphony in 1880, 12 years before he would immigrate to New York to lead the newly founded National Conservatory of Music. The opera Andina was written by Columbian composer Eustasio Rosales after he immigrated to Oak Park at the turn of the century. This opera was left unplayed for decades before being premiered in a concert version in Chicago in 2015. The LFCO will perform an orchestral suite of music from the opera, arranged by Music Director Christopher Ramaekers.

This concert will feature Eva Sharman, a Lake Forest High School senior, who will perform the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Written from 1900 to 1901, this piece established Rachmaninoff as a legitimate concerto composer, and was a piece that he himself played as soloist. Rachmaninoff emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1917, where he worked primarily as a concert pianist. 

More information

Electronic Recycling

Unincorporated Fremont Township residents may opt to have Groot provide curbside collection of up to six electronic items on the second Friday of each month. This is included in the cost of your service. You must schedule the pick up with Groot at 847 693-2700.

Items requiring more than one person to collect (including televisions over 50 pounds) will require an additional fee.

Mundelein residents should call 847 693-2700 to schedule electronic recycling pickup per the village contract.
Need to drop your items off? For more information go to
​Highway Department
Monday - Friday ​7:00 am to 3:00 pm
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited

​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Monday - Friday​ 8:00 am to 3:00 pm​​
Saturday​ 8:00 am to NOON

No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)
​Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textiles and Shoes,
​​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles
​& Jars, Steel Cans, Food Scraps for Composting

Every Tuesday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

First Saturday of the month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
Businesses are prohibited
(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textils and Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cups, Containers & Packaging
(no foam packaging peanuts)
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
(limit of 8 fluorescent light bulbs per visit)

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to Noon

Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
Businesses are prohibited
(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textiles and Shoes,
Food Scraps for Composting

Your Donations Go To Local Rescues

The local animal shelters are in need of sheets, towels, small throw rugs and blankets. There is a bin on our front porch at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein, if you have any old bedding you would like to donate. No pillows! The donations get distributed to local shelters. We also accept leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.

Recycle Items at Fremont Township

We accept yarn in our office.

We accept eyeglasses and hearing aids in our office.

We accept American Flags in our office.

Our shoe bin is also on our front porch and we are accepting shoes to be recycled and reused. We recycled 1547 pounds of shoes last year.

The textile bin is also open and is located in our parking lot. Click here to see what we accept.

What Are We Able to Put in the Textile Box in the Parking Lot?

Please use our white textile bin in our parking lot to recycle your items.

We accept new, gently used and worn.

This is a full-circle program. Your donations of new and gently used clothing and textiles -which will be reused- allow us to continue programs and recycle any worn-out/stained items we receive, turning them into usable new products.

Please put shoe donations in the bin on our front porch.

Acceptable Items

  • Blouses and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Dresses
  • Halloween costumes
  • Hats and scarves
  • Pants, shorts and jeans
  • Pet clothing
  • Socks (single or in pairs)
  • Suits and tuxedos
  • Swimsuits
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Ties
  • Undergarments
  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Purses and handbags
  • Tote Bags
  • Bedspreads
  • Duvets
  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Quilts
  • Curtains
  • Drapes
  • Sofa Covers
  • Table linens
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Stuffed Animals

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If you need to contact me, please call the office at 847 223-2847 or my cell at 847 833-1019.
Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor  

Fremont Township Representatives


Diana O'Kelly


Alicia Dodd

Highway Commissioner

Joe Herchenbach


Christina McCann 



Connie Shanahan

Jeri Atleson

Keith Voss

Nick Dollenmaier

Next Board Meeting, March 14, 2022

6:30 pm Board Meeting