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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
April 22, 2019
Mundelein Police Has Extra Patrols for Distracted Driving Awareness
Just a reminder, the Mundelein Police Department will be out this week conducting extra patrols for Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Mundelein Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other.

With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Mundelein Police Department is committed to reducing easily preventable crashes caused by distractions such as texting or talking on a cellphone.

Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field.

Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois as part of the April 22nd -26th distracted driving enforcement. The Mundelein Police will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.

Not giving driving your full attention can have deadly consequences. Don’t let one text or call wreck it all: Drop It and Drive!

The Illinois Drop It and Drive program is funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.
Paper Shredding Event at Fremont Township May 18
Our paper shredding event is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 (at Fremont Township) or until the truck is full. There will be a limit of 3 boxes. We don't want the shredder to jam and we want to keep the line moving as quickly as possible, so please r emove all binder clips, booklet binders and paper clips. No plastic bags. If you would like to volunteer, call Nancy at 847 223-2847.
Protect Your Wallet
Over the few weeks the Vernon Hills Police Department has taken numerous reports of wallets that were stolen out of purses in several Vernon Hills restaurants. In many of these cases the purse was hanging over the back of a chair or on an empty chair when the wallet was removed from it. In one case the entire purse was removed from the back of the chair.

These crimes are easily prevented. Please be extra alert when in a busy restaurant. A purse hanging over the back of a chair is an easy target. The safest thing is to keep it on your lap. Keep the wallet at the bottom of it. Be wary of someone brushing or bumping into you.
Are You Recycling Correctly?
Here in Lake County, 1 in every 4 items placed in recycling bins is not recyclable. Here are guidelines to help you determine what you should and shouldn’t recycle curbside. See how easy recycling is if you do it right! View the video here.
Diamond Lake Watershed Stewardship Guide
If you live in Cambridge Country or Cambridge Countryside you are part of the Diamond Lake Watershed. To learn more about the watershed and Diamond Lake, please stop by our office and pick up the free history and stewardship guide. If you don't live in the area but are interested, you are welcome to pick up a guide also.
Donate Children's Books to Countryside Fire Department
Help at-risk children by dropping off new or gently used children's books from birth to 6th grade level. Countryside Fire has teamed up with Bernies Book Bank and is helping to reach the goal of 25,000 books through May 3. Their address is 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills, IL.
Report a problem on Fremont Township Roads
If you find there is a problem on a Fremont Township road, you are now able to report a pot hole, sign or road issue to us by going to
Mundelein High School Theatre Presents Sister Act
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents Old World, New World
Sunday May 5, 2019 • 4:00pm
John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Gorton Community Center
Co-Music Director Robert Nordling conducts:
Old World, New World
Ireland – Satyricon Overture
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto, Eric Butler, Clarniet – Midwest Young Artist/Walgreens Winner
Lara – Canticum Sacrum
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony”
Native Plant Sale at Independence Grove May 11 and May 12
Auditions for Local Theater
 MAC Announces Auditions for Summer Shakespeare Shorts Project
Auditions for the Mundelein Arts Commission's (MAC) Summer Shakespeare Shorts project will be held on May 14 and 15 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Mundelein Village Hall. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a 3-minute piece and bring the completed audition form, which can be found at . Callbacks will be held on May 17. The Summer Shakespeare Shorts project will be an outdoor performance of a series of scenes from Shakespeare's plays or an abridged version of one play presented as a series from August 8-10, 2019.
Chair Yoga with Weights
The Agency on Aging and Catholic Charities are offering a 4 week Chair Yoga with weights class at Fremont Township beginning Wednesday May 29th at 1 pm. This class is open to seniors 60 and over. Please call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708 to register. If you have light hand weights already, please bring your set. A small number of hand weights will be available. Benefits of Chair Yoga include balance, strength flexibility and protection from injury.
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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   
Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

Donate Diapers to 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.
Electronic Recycling Opportunities
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs 
Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Flags Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township
We accept eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn
 No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, bring them to Fremont Township to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.

Bring your American Flag to Fremont Township to ensure it is disposed of properly.

Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends up in the landfill? Bring your new, gently used, and used clothing to be reused or recycled.

Use our textile bin in our parking lot.  Click here for a list of acceptable items.

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Next Board Meeting-
Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm