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     Diana O'Kelly

March 17. 2015
Fremont Center Road Public Meeting Wednesday March 18


The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting an open house to begin the process of studying potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and IL Route 60, as well as the area bounded by Peterson Road, IL Route 60 and IL Route 83 in the villages of Grayslake and Mundelein, and Fremont Township. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the project to the public, present the project schedule, and seek public input regarding transportation issues and concerns in the study area. No options or alternatives will be presented at the meeting. Representatives from LCDOT and the project team will be present to discuss the project and answer any questions. Unfortunately I will be out of town and will not be able to attend this this meeting.


The meeting will be held  March 18, 5 - 7 the Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, IL


The meeting will be accessible to persons with a disability. Anyone in need of special assistance and planning to attend should contact project manager Darrell Kuntz at 847.377.7400.


More information click here
Route 53 Update

A committee convened by the Illinois Tollway voted on recommendations to fund the extension of Illinois Route 53 north into Lake County and to support Tollway-led work to keep the project moving forward. 

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Construction to Resume on Peterson Road

With spring just around the corner, construction will resume shortly on Peterson Road and on Illinois Route 83. It is currently anticipated construction crews will begin work in the first full week of April when the weather stabilizes. When construction begins, a lane in each direction will be closed on Peterson Road throughout the construction limits. In addition, lane reductions on Illinois Route 83 will also be necessary. As the start date approaches and the work plan is finalized, more information regarding start dates and lane configurations will be posted. at


Please note periodic work on the new traffic signals as well as other off the shoulder work may be scheduled before the lanes are fully closed in April. Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site.

Hawley Street from Midlothian to Seymour Project Update

According to the Lake County Department of Transportation, the Hawley Road  projects Final Construction plans and specifications are currently on schedule for a May 19, 2015 letting, with an anticipated start of construction in early August of this year.


The Village of Mundelein is currently in the process of securing the last few pieces of right-of-way needed for the project to make the May 19, 2015 letting.


If any unforeseen complications arise, the letting date and start of construction date will need to be revaluated.


What is on my ballot?

Click here to find out what is on your ballot and where you vote.


Early Voting for the April 7 election begins March 23 - April 4.  If you live in Fremont Township, your early voting location is the Fremont Library.

You can vote early Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and on 

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
Election Day is April 7. 


Where do I see the candidates?

Mundelein High School AP Government students will be hosting a candidate forum for Mundelein Village Trustee Candidates on March 31st in the MHS Theater at 7pm. Open to the public.


Volunteer to help at the Township Community Garden
We are very proud of our Fremont Township Community Garden which functions as a source of food for our low income seniors and food pantry clients. The garden has also become an educational opportunity for residents, scouts and community groups.  You are welcome and invited to get involved with our garden. Please contact Alicia Dodd at and like the Facebook page.


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Circus Train Display Comes to Mundelein

The Fremont Public Library in Mundelein and the North Central O Gauge Model Railroaders have planned a circus weekend featuring a unique exhibit of scale model replicas of circus wagons, trains, trucks and circuses. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Fremont Public Library in Mundelein.


Nine members of the Circus Model Builders of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will be on hand to answer questions about the display and explain to visitors how a circus train looked when horses pulled the wagons and how much detail went into building the wagons that hauled the circus from one town to the next.


"When this display arrived in Mundelein three years ago, over 1,000 people stopped by to view the exhibit. It's a great event for the kids but the adults love to learn about the circus and see all the trains. People love us," said Vern Vern Lappe, Special Runs Director, North Central O Gaugers Model Railroaders.

Additionally, the North Central O Gaugers will be running model circus and carnival trains on their layout. A special guest will be Thomas and all of his friends. Come and see Thomas and his friends, James, Percy and Diesel. The kids can actually run Thomas on the tracks and become honorary engineers. Children who enjoy building with Lego blocks are sure to appreciate watching actual running Lego trains. This unique and fun event is FREE so please stop by and learn more about the circus and how it operated many years ago.

For more information please call 847-566-8702.

Deer Park Mall Sponsors Recycling and Shredding Event
Electronic Recycling & Shredding Event at the Deer Park Mall

Saturday, April 18 9am-1pm

Electronics and paper shredding will begin at 9am.  Cars will line-up on the south end of the shopping center near Cozy Feet and be directed through the line.  The event concludes at 1pm. 

For paper shredding, the following is acceptable: Staples, paper clips, small binder clips, manila envelopes, window envelopes, generally any type of paper product.

Unacceptable items include three ring binders (three hole punch), and any type of heavy metal.

Maximum paper acceptance is 4 copy paper size boxes or 10 jewel bags.

Click here for a list of accepted items
Community Events

Free AARP tax preparation at the Fremont Library for seniors and those with low incomes. Registration is required. Call 847-918-3225 to schedule an appointment.


Boy Scout Troop 303 Mulch Fundraiser 

The boys of Scout Troop 303 are selling bags of premium mulch to earn their way to summer camp and other Scouting adventures. They deliver the "mulch" bags to your home (min 10 bags for free delivery) and also offer "mulch" installation too (additional fee applies).

Accepting Mulch orders: March - April 27 

Delivery & Install Dates: April 11, 12 & May 2, 3


Cost: $3.50 per 2.0 cubic ft. bag (14 bags = 1 cubic yard) 

Available in four (4) colors: Non Dyed - Natural Dyed - Dark Walnut, Dark Brown & Red 

To contact them go to  


The KIrk Players will present Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily March 27th and 28th at 7:30pm, March 28th and 29th at 2:00pm at the Mundelein High School Auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley Street, Mundelein, 

Tickets are available at the door, online at, or by calling the  box office at 847-521-6192.  Approximate run time 100 minutes.




The Fremont Township Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm in the lower level of the Administrative Office.

AARP and Fremont Township will be hosting a defensive driving class for drivers 55 and older which will be held on Thursday May 14 and Friday May 15, 2015 from 9 am to 1 pm.  You must attend both classes.  Please call 847 223-2847 to register.  Class size is limited to 25.  Cost is $15.00 if you are an AARP member.  $20.00 for non-AARP member. 

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Diana O'Kelly

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