News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

March 24, 2016
Real Questions from Real People
What is going on with the SAIA lawsuit? Village Administrator John Lobaito says " On February 29, 2016, the Village of Mundelein filed a motion for preliminary injunction.  The court is establishing a hearing schedule which we anticipate a hearing will be scheduled on the preliminary injunction prior to May 2016. "
Where do I dispose of old medicine?  You can drop your medications at the Mundelein Police Department.  For other locations click here.
Does the State of Illinois Have Your Money?
The state currently has $2.1 billion dollars in cash, plus contents from Illinois bank safe deposit boxes, which need to be returned to Illinois residents. Most assets are transferred to the state after they've been inactive for at least five years.

When you are checking the to see if the state is holding your money, check your businesses, churches and governmental agencies too. I posted this on Facebook and heard from over 100 people who found themselves on the list! Three of my children, my sister and my great grandfather are on the list! One friend found $10,000.00. If you have an apostrophe in your name like me, the system doesn't accept the apostrophe.

The State also has an unclaimed property auction March 28 to April 1.
Click here to see the auction items.
Confused About Utility Choices?
CUB Utility Bill Clinic at Fremont Township
22385 Route 60, Mundelein
March 28 @ 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm

Confused about Utility Choices?  Join CUB and Senator Melinda Bush for a free utility bill clinic.  Bring your gas, phone, and electric bills for a one-on-one consultation by CUB representatives.
Please register at Senator Bush's office.  (847) 548-5631
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How Much Were 2015 Real Estate Taxes?
If you haven't filed your income taxes yet and need the link to find out how much your property taxes were click here.
Events at the Lake County Fairgrounds
What events are scheduled at the Lake County Fairgrounds? Click here 
Pelicans in Antioch
American white pelicans have once again returned to Lake Marie Forest Preserve in Antioch. The lake itself offers habitat for migratory pelicans, loons, grebes and other waterfowl.

White pelican numbers are growing in Lake County, as they have been throughout the state in the last decade. In March, a flock of more than 100 white pelicans spends time resting, fishing and frolicking on Lake Marie. Though there are no formal trails at this preserve, it is open to public access.
Affordable Pet Clinic on March 26
The Lake County Animal Control and 4-H are offering a clinic from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 26. The clinic will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 East Peterson Road, in Grayslake. 

The pet vaccination costs are as follows:

For Pets Spayed/Neutered
One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00
One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25.00
Distemper complex only: $10.00
Microchip: $15.00 

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00
One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65.00
Distemper complex only: $10.00
Microchip: $15.00

Pets will be taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to the clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site.

For additional information please contact the Lake County Health Department's Animal Care and Control facility at: (847) 377-4700 or Click here
Fremont Township Supported by Scouts
We are lucky to have such support from our scouts in Fremont Township.

Thank you to St. Andrew Cub Scout Pack 98 and Boy Scout Troop 198 for the 500+ items of food donations from your scouting for food collection.  We appreciate you thinking of our residents in need.

Thank you to girl scout troops 40150,41355,40310,40664,41762,40526,45193,45442,43079,43018 for their donation of birthday bags that will go to children in need in our township. They each receive a special birthday surprise.

Public Meeting on TIF
Notice of Public Meeting- Regarding Existing Redevelopment Project Area- Village of Mundelein Downtown TIF I

The Village of Mundelein will hold a public meeting on April 5, 2016 at the Village Hall 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein, Illinois at 7 p.m. concerning an existing redevelopment project area known as "Village of Mundelein Downtown TIF I." The Village originally approved TIF I in January 2005 pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act. Redevelopment project areas created under the Act are also known as "TIF Districts." The Village is considering whether to approve amendments to the boundaries of TIF I and amendments to the redevelopment project and plan for TIF I. The purpose of the public meeting is to advise those listed below of the Village's intent to approve the Proposed Amendments and to receive public comment regarding them:

More information
Paper Shredding Events
All events are  between 9 a.m. and noon, to be shredded for free! 3 box limit. More Information

Libertyville Bank & Trust | 201 E. Hurlburt Court

Mundelein Community Bank | 1110 W. Maple Ave.

Vernon Hills Bank & Trust | 1101 Lakeview Parkway

Gurnee Community Bank | 675 N. O'Plaine Rd.

Wauconda Community Bank | 495 W. Liberty St. 

Libertyville Bank & Trust | 1200 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Volunteer in the Fremont Township Community Garden
The Fremont Township Community Garden provides produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients.

The mission of the Fremont Township Community Garden is to create and maintain a beautiful, productive, low maintenance, organic garden that will demonstrate gardening techniques (such as companion planting, cover crops, flowers, herbs, mulching, semi-permanent in ground beds, edible perennials, and berries), while providing an educational and community building opportunity for local residents. 

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, the Fremont Township Community Garden will be in need of help soon.


They also have a new website.

Their needs change every year, but their current wish list is:

Flagstone - to create a patio area near shed - Do you have any left over from a project?

Honeybees - we will gladly take a spring swarm if you find one!

Native Perennials - prairie plants, especially pollinator-supporting varieties
(Think of us if you are thinning yours)

Straw and bagged leaves - we use for both mulch and to add carbon rich materials to our compost bin
If you can't volunteer but would like to make a monetary donation, please contact or stop by the  Fremont Township office. (847) 223-2847

Blood Drive
Donate Blood at the Mundelein Fire Department, 1000 Midlothian Rd., Mundelein from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 26.  
Join Indian Princesses

Interested in joining Indian Princesses?  To sign up for this Daddy/Daughter experience click here. To be with local Mundelein area residents 
 select the Croix Nation/Fox Tribe.  The annual family fee of $70 will cover the remainder of the 2015-2016 season, and the 2016-2017 season...and $50 of that fee will be reimbursed to you!   Check out the Fox Tribe Facebook Group to see their upcoming event schedule and view pictures of Fox Tribe Braves & Princesses at


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Community Room Available for Groups
Fremont Township residents looking for a location for their community group to meet should contact our office at 847 223-2847.  
Do You Play Bridge?
Play Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Barb Stone at 847 566-0889. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.
Local Events

Mundelein High School Auditorium
Ticket prices: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Children $10
In Belle Époque Paris, the recently married Dr. Hercule Molineaux tells "one, tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie" to cover an innocent but embarrassing indiscretion. From that single untruth tumbles a cascade of increasingly convoluted deceptions, misunderstandings and mistaken identities  adding up to a hilariously zany and infectiously charming farce.A hilariously zany ride of mistaken identities, near misses and wild coincidences.
A joyously racy and infectiously charming farce of which Ben Brantley of the N.Y. Times wrote: " a shaggy poodle story... Feydeau at his silliest in which a maze lurks behind every door and cases of mistaken identity multiply like mayflies.

An original comedy, "The Dumpster Mystery" will be presented at Santa Maria del Popolo's Parish Center on at 7:30 p.m. on April 15, 16 and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 17. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 847.949.8300. The center is located at 115 N. Lincoln in Mundelein. It is handicap accessible.
The writer, Sue Mrotek, is a resident of Mundelein for more than 30 years and has had shows produced here and in Chicago.
Pace Dial a Ride Expansion of Service
Watch this video and help us spread the word.

Ride Lake County Central Service is a new curb-to-curb dial-a-ride service, for eligible residents, in the central Lake County Townships of Fremont, Shields, and Libertyville, and the Villages of Mundelein and Libertyville. The Ride Lake County Central is a new program which takes an exciting step toward Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee's (LCCTSC) goal to create a borderless transportation service in the county and builds off of existing township, village, county and Pace partnerships.

Fremont Township residents now have more options offered by Pace Dial a Ride.   Click here for the Ride Lake County Central Brochure. This will take you curb to curb, anywhere in Fremont, Libertyville and Shields Townships.

You still have the opportunity to get to anywhere in Avon, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda, Grant and Fremont Townships on Pace as well.   Click here for the Ride Lake County West Brochure.
These programs are now curb to curb 5 days a week.

The cost is $3.00 each way for trips under 10 miles for disabled and/or senior
and $6.00 each way for trips over 10 miles

To make a reservation and to register, just call 1-800-201-6446 24 hours in advance. 

Passengers may make reservations 7 days in advance for work, medical appointments and College of Lake County trips. If you cancel you must provide at least 2 hours notice.

Fremont Township Food Pantry
Fremont Township operates a food pantry.  If you are aware of Fremont residents in need, please refer them to our office.

Our pantry accepts monetary, food and non-perishable donations from local residents and businesses.  

Donations can also be made to the Fremont Township Community Garden. The Garden provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients.  We appreciate the generosity of our community.  

We are currently in need of cereal and breakfast items, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
Donate to our Diaper Bank
Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need. If you know of Fremont Township residents in need, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847 for more information.

We also accept diaper donations.  We are in need of sizes childrens size 3,4,5 and 6, and Women's XL pullups and Men's L pullups.
Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of News You Can Use.  I hope you find this information helpful.  Please continue to ask questions and suggest topics for my e-newsletter.

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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