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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
June 1, 2017
Property Taxes Due June 6
Help Sorting Food

If you would like to help sort the food we received from the Postal collection, please come to the lower level of our administrative offices on Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 am.  We appreciate your help!
Kirk Players present "I Remember Mama"

Kirk Players announces the final show of its 51st season, I Remember Mama.
The charming story shows how Mama, with help from her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early years of the 20th century.  Mama’s sisters and Uncle Chris furnish a rich background for heartwarming comedy, while the doings of the children manage to keep everyone in pleasant turmoil.
The show can be seen at Mundelein High School Theatre on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm.  Additional performances are offered on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm. More Information

Rustoleum Championship Golf Tournament at Ivanhoe Country Club from June 5-11

Come see the future stars of the PGA TOUR at the Rust-Oleum Championship June 5-11, 2017 at the Ivanhoe Club.

The Rust-Oleum Championship is an event on the Tour, THE pathway to the PGA TOUR.  Each year 50 players from the Tour will earn their PGA TOUR cards and their right to play on golf’s biggest stage. Tour alumni include Jason Day, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, and Ernie Els. Click here for more information

Road Closure

Wisconsin Central Railroad will be temporarily closing Old McHenry Road to through traffic from Midlothian Road to Quentin Road. The road closure is necessary for Wisconsin Central Railroad to repair the existing railroad crossing. The road closure will begin Tuesday, June 13 at 6 a.m. and is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 16 in the late afternoon.

Detour Route: Quentin Road, to Illinois Route 22, to Main Street, to Midlothian Road.

Burning Regulations in The Countryside Fire Protection District

Countryside Fire Protection District provides protective services to several different villages as well as unincorporated Lake County, there are regulations as to whether or not burning of yard waste is allowed as well as what can be burned and when. Click here to find out the regulations in your area.
Unincorporated Residents Repairing or Replacing Driveway

If you live in unincorporated Fremont Township and are planning on repairing, replacing or installing a new driveway, you must contact the Fremont Township Highway Department at 847 223-2848.  The culvert needs to be inspected to ensure it meets requirements.

Every year we hear of vehicles being broken into in driveways.  Please read this message from the Mundelein Police Department and tell your teens too!

Lock It:  Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended and take your valuables with you. Remove cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, briefcases, backpacks, wallets and purses. Do not leave gift wrapped packages or other valuable items lying on the seat.
Hide It:  Hide your valuables in your trunk, under the seats, in the glove box, or other compartments within the vehicle.  Lock all your valuables in the trunk or glove compartment before you reach your destination or ideally take them inside with you.
Keep it:  Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim.

Make a police report, if your car is burglarized, even if nothing or just change is taken.This will help us track patterns.  The Mundelein Police Department non-emergency number is 847-968-4600.  As always in an emergency dial 9-1-1
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale

Friends of the Fremont Library 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Il. 

Saturday June 10, 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday June 11, 1:00 – 4:30
50 and Over -Check Out The Regent Center

The June schedule for the Regent Center is out.
Saddlebrook Craft Show

There is a craft show in Saddlebrook at the Lake Lodge from 9:00 am til 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 15.
Grand Dominion Singers Present Summer Concert

The Grand Dominion Singers invite everyone from the area to attend their Summer Concert at the Lakeside Lodge in Grand Dominion.  “Accentuate the Positive” will be presented on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 pm and again on Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 pm.  This year’s music will include numerous Hoagy Carmichael compositions, positive and uplifting songs, and other music from “Bye, Bye, Birdie”, “Chicago” and other musicals.   Tickets are available for $8 for adults and $5 for children up to 18.  Contact the Director, Martha Swan at 847-566-9945, for more information.  Doors open a half hour before the concert for first-come-first-served seating.   The Grand Dominion Singers are comprised of almost thirty voices from residents of Grand Dominion as well as members from around the Chicago suburbs.  Come and enjoy some wonderful summer music.
August 20 is the Grand Dominion Car Show Benefiting the Fremont Township Food Pantry

Every year the wonderful volunteers at Grand Dominion, led by Bob Giles, host a car show to benefit the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  Mark your calendar for August 20 from 11 am til 3 pm.  This is a don't miss event! These volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors and this event is incredible!!!!
Kids Ride Free On Metra All Summer Long

Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with each adult starting this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click here for more information.

Soliciting in Unincorporated Lake County

Solicitors seeking door-to-door purchases or orders are required to comply with a County Board adopted ordinance when working in unincorporated Lake County. Each solicitor must:  

  • Appear in person and register annually with  the Lake County Building and Zoning office. Registration is free.
  • Work only between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm.
  • Carry his/her own Certificate of Registration bearing the sales person’s name, employer’s name, manufacturer’s name, type of business, and an embossed seal.
  • Observe “No Solicitation” signs.
  • Respect occupant’s request if asked to leave.

Residents should ask to see the vendor’s certificate and report any violations to the Lake County Sheriff’s office (847.549.5200) where fines and penalties can be enforced. This ordinance applies only to unincorporated Lake County and provides exemptions for religious groups, candidates, and minors under the age of eighteen who participate in fundraising activities. If you live within municipal or village borders, check with your local officials for your specific ordinances.

Dispose of Your Prescription Drugs

I recently spoke with a 21 year old recovering heroin addict who told me how he and his friends started taking drugs in the 7th grade by going in medicine cabinets and taking vicodin, oxycodone and other drugs.  Don't assume it can't happen to your children and grandchildren.  Have you checked your medicine cabinet lately and disposed of the prescriptions you don't use?   Please make it a priority to  go through your medicines and dispose of them.  Most of our police stations have drop off boxes for the drugs.  Please click here to find the location nearest you.
Meat Raffle To Benefit Fremont Township

We are so lucky to have such support from our community for the food pantry in Fremont Township. Last year we served over 1000 people.  Emils in Mundelein is hosting a meat raffle on June 11th and the proceeds will be donated to the Fremont Township Food Pantry. I hope to see you at this event!  Click here for more information This is a great way to support a local business and the Food Pantry!

Free Hearing Screening
These events fill up quickly! 9 spots left!!!
June 29 Thursday from 10:00 am  – 3 pm
Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, a leader in “Better Hearing Health” is pleased to offer a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Thursday, June 29 from 10:00 am til 3 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.

Click here for the brochureTo make your reservation, call or email  Jeanne Pinkerton at  1-847-362-7500.

••FREE Hearing Screening!

••FREE Ear Canal Examination!

Red, White and Brew- Grilling Techniques
Open to Seniors 60+ Watch as we demonstrate grilling techniques and sample some of the food.  A $5 donation is suggested.  RSVP to Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708. Donations are appreciated, but no senior will be denied to register for any event due to the inability to make a donation.
Lunch and Learn About Senior Scams
There are so many scams and crimes targeting our seniors now. Charity Scam, Spoofing Scams, Grand Parent Scams, Internet Safety and Ruse Burglaries will be discussed. Please consider joining us to learn about these crimes and how to protect yourself against them on Tuesday, July 18th at 12 pm in the lower level of our Fremont Township Office.  Lunch is provided and an $8 donation is requested. To attend, please call Kari Pohar at (847) 740-6708. Donations are encouraged, however, no senior will be denied to register for a program due to the inability to make a donation.
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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
Fremont Township has a Recycle O Rama scheduled for September 30.  If you need to dispose of electronics before then, below are the drop off locations. 
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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
​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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs  
We Accept Your American Flags

To ensure your American Flag is disposed of properly, bring it to Fremont Township.
Recycle Bedding- But No Pillows
Recycle Bedding for the Dogs

No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You can drop them off in the bin on our front porch. 
Recycle Shoes, Eye Glasses, and Textiles at Fremont Township

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 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 and hearing aids. 

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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