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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

November 29, 2016

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  Because of the generosity of our community, we were able to provide Thanksgiving meals to 95 families in our community. 

Thank you,

Parking Ban Input Requested in Mundelein
Over the past year, the Mundelein Board of Trustees has dealt with the question of restricting overnight parking on public streets.The Village of Mundelein wants to hear from you.  Click here for more information.

New Illinois License Plate

Have you seen the new Illinois license plate?

The Illinois Secretary of State's office is launching a new license plate replacement program beginning in January to replace the oldest license plates with newly designed plates. Vehicle owners will be notified by mail if they qualify for the new license plates.

If you are not up for replacement, you may request a new license plate in January at for a fee of $29. In addition, vehicle owners with license plates manufactured after 2001 that are showing signs of wear and are difficult to read may visit to apply for a newly designed plate at no charge.

Vehicle owners may renew their vehicle registration by visiting a Secretary of State facility, going online at , by mail or by calling 800-252-8980.
Renew Your Passport By Mail

Renew a Passport by Mail

You can renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must Apply in Person using form DS-11.

Mail the renewal application yourself- You do not need to go to an acceptance facility!

Snowmobile Safety Class Certification and Exam for Children 12 to 16 Years Old
Passing the written exam at the end of the class allows youth ages 12 to 16 to operate a snowmobile on their own.

This program is primarily designed to train young people between the ages of 12 and 16. Students under the age of 11 may not participate in the exam to receive certification.

Persons 12 and over completing the minimum eight hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency.

Students between the age of 11–12 years old will receive their certificate upon their 12th birthday.

No person under 10 years of age may operate a snowmobile. Age 10 years and less than 12 years of age may operate under a parent or guardian's direct control.

Illinois winters are very unpredictable and when we receive enough snow for snowmobiling everyone is anxious to ride. Besides teaching basic safety principles, the course attempts to develop the proper attitude of respect for others and the environment. The development of this respect and correct safety procedures are essential if snowmobiling is to continue to grow and give hours of enjoyment as a leisure time recreational activity in Illinois.

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources online for more information about Snowmobile Safety Education.

FREE. Registration required. Click here to register or call  847-968-3404.

Please Don't Park on the Streets During Snow Events
With the snow season approaching, Fremont Township Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell is reminding you to avoid parking on the street during snow events to allow the plows to get through.

Fremont Township maintains over 40 miles of road including the roads in Countryside Lake, Fremont Manor, Sylvan Lake, West Shore Park, Oak Terrace, Barnswallow, Pond Shore, Summerhill Estates, Ivanhoe Road, Erhart Road, Chardon Road, Milton Road, The Woods of Ivanhoe and more!
50 and Over and Looking For Things To Do?
The Mundelein Regent Center is offering a new Health and Fitness class, a trip to the Macy's Spring Flower Show, Book Clubs and More!! You don't have to be a resident to join in on the fun. Click here for their December Calendar.
Lots of Local Events
Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
1170 N Midlothian Road, Mundelein
Saturday Dec. 10, 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday   Dec. 11, 1:00 – 4:30

The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. Dec. 10 and Sunday Dec. 11 from 1:00-4:00  Christmas Theme  The kids(young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains.

Play Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Joe Connelly at 847 271-1666. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.
A Holiday Floral Arranging Class is being offered at the Fremont Library on Friday, December 2 from noon until 1 pm.  Click here to sign up.
Grand Dominion Singers will perform their program "One Candle for Peace" on Friday, December 2 at 7 pm and on Sunday December 4 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale at the Grand Dominion Lakeside Lodge.
Holiday Market Place at Prarie Crossing Charter School , December 3, 2016 from 9 am til 3 pm.  Click here for more information. Raffle proceeds benefit the Fremont Township Food Pantry!
Hawthorn Woods Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm The tree will be set aglow while listening to the Stevenson High School Caroling Choir followed by the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire truck. Stay warm inside the Barn with hot cocoa and cookies. Children can enjoy a complimentary craft or design a memorial ornament in honor of someone they love (fee required for memorial ornament). Children can visit with Santa, Click here.
Mundelein Tree Lighting Mundelein celebrates the official kick-off of the holiday season on Friday, December 2 with the annual tree lighting ceremony and fireworks on Friday, December 2 at 5:30 pm at Kracklauer Park. 
The Mundelein Police Academy Alumni Association will hold its eighth Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake Street, immediately following the annual tree lighting ceremony.  There will be a raffle with gift certificates to local merchants.

The Alumni Association assists the Police Department with many events throughout the year and has donated equipment such as portable breath testers for the department’s use and donated money to the MPD’s Shop with a Cop event. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children 5-12 years of age, and children 4 and under are free.

Round Lake Christmas Tree Lighting
Bring your family and friends to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2, at 6:00 pm at the Round Lake Village Hall. Hot chocolate, cookies, music, hayrides and a visit from Santa will bring joy to all!

Cookie Decorating Class on December 19 at the Fremont Library for K-2 and Third thru 6th graders.  Click here for more information and to sign up.
How To Recycle Better
I encourage you and your family to watch this video for information on recycling in your home. Learn more about recycling and all the things you can recycle in Lake County.  Let me know what you think of the video.  Click on the video below
Household Chemical Waste Drop Off in Gurnee
Swalco will host (1) drop-off day in the month of December for household chemical waste. Appointments are required. Saturday, December 10th. Click here to make your appointment.
Where Can I Recycle Christmas Lights?
The Village of Mundelein is again offering to recycle Christmas Tree Lights.  The  lights can be conveniently recycled for no charge at the following Village facilities:

- Village Hall 300 Plaza Circle
- Public Works Facility #1 440 East Crystal St.
- Fire Station #1 1000 N. Midlothian Road
- Police Station 221 N. Lake Street

Only the light strands themselves will be taken; bulbs do not have to be removed from the strands. However, light strands connected to wreaths, garlands, or other material cannot be taken.   

Electronic Recycling Drop Off Events
What items am I able to drop off?  Click here
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Grayslake Public Works Facility
585 Berry Avenue, Grayslake, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to NOON
Excluding Holidays

Highland Park: Recycling Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
Recycle Your Towels and Bedding For The Dogs

If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You may drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

What Else Can I Recycle  at Fremont Township?

Fremont Township recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses.
Use our  textile bin  in our parking lot. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
Coat  and Diaper Drive for Fremont Township

It is not too late to donate coats.  If you have new or used coats that you would like to donate to local residents in need, we would appreciate you thinking of Fremont Township.   
We accept diaper donations for children and adults. If you have diapers you are no longer in need of, please consider donating them to Fremont Township. We do accept open bags.

If you are aware of Fremont Township residents  in need of diapers,( children or adult)  please have them contact our office at 847 223-2847 .

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
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Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-December 12 at 7:00 pm

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