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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
February 27, 2018
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IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds
Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. After stealing client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, criminals use the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. Thieves are then using various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers. Find out more

Dispose of Your Prescription Drugs Properly
Help fight opioid abuse!

Access to prescription drugs sometimes comes from your medicine cabinet. If you have old prescriptions you are no longer in need of, please dispose of your medications properly. Never flush them! Most police stations will accept your unused medication.

50 and Older Looking For Activities?
March Schedule at the Mundelein Regent Center. Click here
Early Voting At Fremont Highway Starts Monday March 5th
Early Voting at Fremont Township Highway Department is from March 5 until March 17. They are located at 22376 Erhart Road, Mundelein. (Across from St. Mary's church)
Monday – Friday open from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm
Saturday open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

Election Day is March 20.

To order a ballot by Mail, view your ballot or find out where to vote on election day,

The Clerk's office must receive your completed application by noon on Thursday, Mar. 15.

Questions? Call 847 377-2406.
Message from Fremont Assessor Joe Herchenbach
Illinois Disaster 2017 Natural Disaster Income Tax Credit

The Illinois legislature has approved an income tax credit for qualified real property that was damaged specifically by the flood event in July 2017. This income tax credit can be obtained for up to $750, based upon information provided.

  • The property must be the principal residence of the owner (If the property is leased, the owner is not eligible for this credit).
  • Only losses related to qualified real property can be considered for this tax credit, (specifically damage to the structure of the residence).
  • Properties that received or will receive a Natural Disaster Homestead Exemption for property taxes do not qualify for this credit.

There are several items a property owner will need to provide to a Township Assessor or the County Assessor as a part of the certification process. These documents can be found by clicking here.

  • A property owner will need to complete a proforma IRS Form 4684, as well a Natural Disaster Income Tax Credit Certificate
  • Property owners will need to provide their Township Assessor or the County Assessor with proof of loss in the form of receipts, estimates, invoices, insurance claims or other validation to claim the income tax credit
Please bring completed forms and proof of loss documentation to the Fremont Township Assessor's Office or the Chief County Assessment Office. The information will then be evaluated to:
  • Determine whether the property owner has already received a benefit with a Natural Disaster Homestead Exemption
  • Determine the amount of the credit to be received

Property owners will include these completed documents with their State income tax filing. Should you have any questions please contact my office.
Joe Herchenbach
Fremont Township Assessor
847 223-2846
Lake County Restaurant Week
Lake County Restaurant Week returns March 2 to 11. Lake County Restaurant is your chance to sample the delicious flavors of Lake County. Enjoy special menus and special offers. This 10-day event only happens once a year, make your reservations early! March 2 to 11. See the participating restaurants .
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Saturday March 10, 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 11, 1:00 – 4:30

The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. March 10. The kids (young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains.
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra to present Slava! Russian Favorites, on Sunday March 11th, at 4:00pm in Gorton Hall. They have an incredible program of inspiring pieces by some of Russia’s best composers.
Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Stravinsky – Berceuse & Finale from Firebird
Rachmaninov – Vocalese (Orch) 1912: Rev 1915
Shostakovich – Symphony #1 in F Minor, Op 10
Women's Self Defense Class at Mundelein Police Department
Do you have daughters going off to college? The Mundelein Police Department is again offering the Women's Self Defense Classes starting Tuesday nights March 13, 2018 til April 3, 2018. The classes are offered at the Mundelein Police Department at 221 N Lake Street. For registration contact Jenni House at (847) 968-3770. The participants are taught awareness and prevention of violent attacks and arming women with the tools they need to physically defend themselves. This free class is for ages 18 and up, but exceptions made for 17 year olds with parental permission. Please wear workout clothes or something comfortable because the class requires some physical activity. Also, please wear socks.
Lake County Offers Summer Internships
State’s Attorney’s Office
Resumes are now being accepted for its 2018 summer internship program. The program is available to first- and second-year law students and to college students who have completed their first year. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.   Find Out More

Stormwater Management Commission
Applications are now being taken for a GIS Intern for Summer 2018. If you have an emphasis in GIS, geography or a related field, this might be the perfect position for you.  Apply today !

Division of Transportation
LCDOT has two exciting summer internship opportunities in the fields of GIS and Engineering. The GIS intern will perform beginning technical GIS work such as inventory gathering along county bikeways and highways, maintaining spatial data, and map creation. The engineering intern will gain experience in beginning level engineering work such as surveying, performing basic construction inspections, conducting field and laboratory tests on construction materials, and collecting traffic data for traffic studies.   Find Out More .
Lake County Citizen Police Academy
The Citizen Police Academy course begins March 8, 2018, and runs through May 17, 2018. The opportunity to see first-hand how the Sheriff’s Office maintains law and order for the residents of Lake County is the foundation of the curriculum.

The academy is a 10-week program with classes running approximately three hours each Thursday evening. Classes begin at 6:30 PM. Instruction is provided by sworn deputies and civilians in their field of expertise and is designed to provide a hands-on
understanding of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Training will take place at the various Sheriff’s Office facilities throughout the county, including the Lake County Courthouse and Lake County Jail located in Waukegan, as well as the Highway Patrol Division located in Libertyville. Upon completion of the course, graduates receive a diploma. Graduation is set for May 17, 2018.

The academy is offered free of charge to Lake County residents. Participants must be 21 years of age or older, be of good moral character, and have no felony convictions.  Applications  are available online or at the Lake County Sheriff’s Administration Office located at 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan. The application deadline is February 26, 2018. For further information contact Deputy Roman Buchberger at 847-377-4211.
Upcoming Events at Fremont Township
Free Hearing and Otoscope Exam- Thursday, March 1 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm
More Information Call Jeanne Pinkerton at 847-362-7500 for an appointment.

Early Voting - March 5 until March 17 at the Fremont Highway Department. 22376 Erhart Road, Mundelein.
Monday – Friday open from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm
Saturday open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Note the event time Passport Event- Apply for or renew your passport at Fremont Township Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am til 1:30 pm. More information.

Secretary of State Mobile DMV Event - The Mobile DMV will be at Fremont Township on April 13, 2018 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. More information.

Diabetes 101 - Lunch and learn about diabetes basics, presented by Advocate Condell.
Wednesday, April 25th at noon. 22385 Route 60 around back in the lower level.
$6 donation Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

Yoga Chair Yoga- Benefits of yoga include balance, strength, flexibility and protection from injury. This one hour class will meet for eight weeks beginning Thursday May 3 at 9:30 am. Click here for more information. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday May 9 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register.
$15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non AARP members.
You must attend both classes.

A Matter of Balance - Do you have concerns about falling? Would you like to learn more about how to reduce the fear of falling? You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory, or concerned about falling. This eight week workshop begins Thursday July 12 from 10 am til noon at Fremont Township. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

Electronic Recycling and Shredding - September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
What Is Going On At The Lake County Fairgrounds?
Lake County Beer Festival, Boat Show, Antique Flea Market and More. Click here for their schedule.

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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   
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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 
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.

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


Highway Commissioner




Next Board Meeting-March 5, at 7 pm