News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
October 17, 2018
Metra Closing Northbound Lanes of Route 45 at 137 Underpass
UPDATE: Replacement of Metra Bridge Retaining Wall (U.S. 45 and IL 137)
Metra  will be closing the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 45 to all traffic at the Metra/IL Route 137 underpass, just north of Peterson Road beginning Thursday, Oct. 18. It’s expected to last four to eight weeks. The road closure is needed to allow Metra to reconstruct a failed retaining wall that collapsed over Labor Day weekend along the east side of U.S. Route 45. A full closure of both northbound lanes is now necessary to reconstruct the wall.
Detour information: Northbound traffic will follow Peterson Road to IL Route 83 to IL Route 120. Be sure to check  www.lakecountypassage.com  for the latest traffic information to help with your travel decisions during this closure period.
Energy Assistance Programs at Fremont Township
There are energy assistance programs that Fremont Township administers available to those who meet the financial guidelines in the chart below.

LIHEAP -  Low Income Heating Assistance Program is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. Appointments taken for Seniors and Disabled starting 10/01/18 and Everyone 12/1/18.

NICOR SHARING is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for people that do not qualify for LIHEAP and have NICOR as their natural gas provider. Disabled Veterans may receive LIHEAP and NICOR Sharing.

NORTH SHORE GAS-SHARE-THE-WARMTH is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for North Shore Gas and People’s Energy Customers. Must be at least $200 in arrears. 

Please call for Nancy at (847) 223-2847 for additional information on all programs or to schedule an appointment to sign up.
Trick or Treat Hours
Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods and Wauconda Trick-or-Treat hours will take place on October 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trick-or-treating in the Village of Round Lake will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free Home Energy Assessment By Com Ed
Com Ed customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. Com Ed has partnered with your natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you.
Homeowners, call 1-630 929-2231 to schedule your assessment.
Learn More About Healthy Aging
Join Vista Home Health for a lunch presentation to learn more about Healthy Aging at Fremont Township on Thursday, November 15 from 11:00 am til noon. Understanding how to stay healthy is an important part of aging well, and the goal is to help seniors stay independent in the comfort of their own homes. Please join them to receive tips and information on Healthy Aging, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle. RSVP to Vista Home Health by November 12 at (847) 672-9225.
US Census Bureau Hiring in Mundelein
With the 2020 Census fast approaching, the US Census Bureau is looking for great people to join their team. The Bureau makes an effort to recruit and hire individuals from within their local communities and is currently hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including: census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. Citizen. To apply for the available positions or to receive more information, please visit  2020census.gov/jobs  or call 1-855-JOB-2020. More information.
Renew Your Passport By Mail
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Does your passport need to be renewed? Click here for the paperwork.
Renew my Passport by Mail
You can  renew by mail  using  Form DS-82  if your most recent passport meets  all  five of these requirements:
  1. Is submitted with your application
  2. Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years
  5. 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)
Early Voting At Fremont Township Starts October 22
Our phones are busy with people asking about early voting. I f you would like to vote early, Fremont Township is now an early voting location. We are located at 22385 Illinois Route 60, Mundelein. Please drive around back and enter in the lower level of our building. Early voting at Fremont Township is from October 22 through November 3. The hours Monday - Friday from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm and 9:00 til 2:00 on Saturdays. To view your ballot or order a ballot by mail, click here and enter your information. Questions? Call the clerks office at 847 377-2410.
Fremont CERT Presents: Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
Join the Fremont CERT team and guest speaker to learn techniques used for search and rescue.
They will hold a Raffle for an Emergency Weather radio. Everyone in attendance receives an item for an in-home emergency supply bag.
Fremont Library Tuesday Oct 23rd - 7.00 to 8.00pm- Meeting Room A Upstairs
1170 N. Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Programs
Sunday Nov 11, 2018 • 4:00pm
John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Gorton Community Center
Program:
Co-Music Director Robert Nordling conducts:
A Salute to Veterans
Smith – Star Spangled Banner
Lowden – Armed Forces Salute, Erika Morrison, Soprano
Copland – Lincoln Portrait, Larry Garner, Narrator
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 3 “Pastorale”, Erika Morrison, Soprano
Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever

Mundelein Police Academy Annual Spaghetti Dinner
The Mundelein Police Academy Alumni Association will hold its ninth Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., doors open at 4:30 at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake Street, before and immediately following the annual tree lighting ceremony. There will be a raffle with gift certificates to local merchants and a 50/50 raffle.

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, $5 for children 5-12 years of age, and children 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the night of the event in the lobby of the Police Department.
65 or Older? Apply For Your RTA Pass at Fremont Township
Seniors 65 and over may apply for the RTA Pass at Fremont Township. Taking the train downtown?  This will save you money and it is free. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive the pass in the mail. Bring in your Illinois driver's license or State ID and we will take your photo.
The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.
Referendum for Single Waste Hauler For Unincorporated Fremont Township Residents
At our July board meeting, the Fremont Board of Trustees voted to place a question on the November Ballot to allow the board to contract with a single waste hauler in unincorporated Fremont Township. If passed, this would apply only to residential areas.

The ballot question presented to voters would read as follows:

Shall the Township Board of Fremont Township, Lake County Illinois,                               
be authorized to exercise the powers of the “Township Refuse Collection 
and Disposal Act” as provided in Article 210 of the Township Code, 60 
ILCS 1/210-5,  et. seq ., to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal,                           
composting or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes within the 
unincorporated area of the Township? 


If you know of residents or neighbors who may not receive our e-newsletter, please forward this to them and invite them to sign up. 

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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT INCLUDING ONE TV
​(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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT
​​(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 
Click here for directions to any of these locations.
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.
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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

    
Supervisor

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Clerk 

Trustees

Next Board Meeting-

Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm