News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
January 27, 2020
Report Blocked Railroad Crossings
We all complain about the blocked railway crossings every week. Now we have a chance for the US Department of Transportation's Federal railroad Administration to hear from us!

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced it has established a new, dedicated webpage for the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings.

The new FRA Blocked Crossing webpage, , requests specific information from users reporting blocked crossings— including date, time, location and duration. The agency expects it will take an average of 3 minutes for users to complete the report. FRA notes that this should only be done in a manner that is consistent with the safe operation of a vehicle.

The link to this will be on the bottom of my newsletters and on our website at
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group at Fremont Library
Receive education and support if you are a caregiver of someone with dementia or Alzheimer's at the Fremont Library on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 pm.
60/83 and Diamond Lake Road Project
My office has been receiving questions about the future 60/83/Diamond Lake area improvement.

You can find proposed geometry and additional information about the study on the IDOT study website at

If you have questions regarding the project, the state has requested you direct them to
Fire Department Warning
Carbon Monoxide Safety Alert! Please take a minute to clear ice off your newer homes high efficiency intakes and exhausts on your house or it may back up into your home. CO has no odor, can’t see it- the silent killer! Be safe and buy a CO detector for under $40. Might save your families life! Stay warm and safe!
Rules of the Road Review Class at Fremont Township
APRIL 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The State of Illinois will again be holding a Rules of the Road Class at Fremont Township. The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license.
The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.
Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free.
50 And Older and Looking For Things To Do?
Message From Marissa at the Regent Center
 In February the Mundelein Fire Department will speak to our group about fire safety. McDonald’s has agreed to partner with the Regent Center to provide breakfast that morning. This program is completely free to members; we just ask that you RSVP so we know how much food to plan for. We will also celebrate Fat Tuesday with paczkis from Lovin Oven on the 25th. On a healthier note, we will have Free Fridays in February at the Nova Care Fitness Center for Regent Center members. Simply check in at the front desk and let them know you are a Regent Center member. In March we will have a larger party, Patrick and the Saints of the Emerald Isle with a corned beef and cabbage lunch catered by Emil’s of Mundelein. We do ask that you register for that program at least a week in advance so that Emil’s can prepare. We also have a trip to the beautiful Four Winds Casino on March 23.
You May Qualify for Discounted License Plates and Ride Free Transit Card
The Department of Aging has informed us effective 1/1/2020, the income limit eligibility for the License Plate discount and/or the Ride Free Transit Card has increased.
To qualify for the discount and/or ride free transit card, your total income last year must be less than
  • $33,562 for a 1 person household (yourself only); or
  • $44,533 for a 2 person household (yourself and your spouse, or yourself and one Qualified Additional Resident); or
  • $55,500 for a 3 person household (yourself, your spouse and one Qualified Additional Resident, or yourself and two Qualified Additional Residents).
If you have questions or need help applying for either of these programs, please call Nancy at 847 223-2847.
Fremont Township CERT Class Starts Tomorrow
What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic response skills. The training prepares community members to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders cannot be immediately available to help. CERT members also support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects within their community.  Meet new people in your community and make sure you are prepared for an emergency!

Fremont CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is offering their great six-week annual training program that covers these important topics:
       Disaster Preparedness
       Fire Safety
       First Aid Skills
       Light Search & Rescue Operations
       Disaster Psychology
Taking this FREE class gives you crucial lifesaving information for you and your family—with an option to join Fremont CERT and help others as well. Our spring class at the Fremont Township office will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, from January 28 to March 3, 2020.
If you would like to register for our comprehensive spring training or have any questions, please email us at: or call Fremont Township at 847.223.2847.
What Identification Do I Need For Real ID?
REAL ID goes into effect on October 1, 2020.
For Illinois residents who fly domestically, effective Oct. 1 2020 the federal government will require you to use a valid U.S. passport or obtain a REAL ID from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

To see what documents you need to apply for a REAL ID, visit the  REAL ID Interactive Checklist. Make sure you are prepared and be patient when visiting a Driver Services Facility.
Ballot By Mail Will Be Mailed Out Beginning February 6
Lake County registered voters are now able to submit an application to receive their ballot by mail for the March 2020 Primary Election. Students away at school, traveling snowbirds, and those who will be out of town on Election Day may have their ballot mailed to an alternate temporary address.
Complete the short, required application form and return it to the Lake County Clerk’s office before noon on Thursday, March 12.
Applications are available by:
• Visiting ,
• Calling 847-377-2406, or
• Emailing your name, date of birth and address to .
Pending state certification of the candidates, ballots will be printed and mailed beginning February 6.
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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.

 Fremont Township Representatives


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Next Board Meeting-
Monday, February 10, at 6:30 pm