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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

February 2, 2017

Fremont Cert Wants You To Be Prepared For Emergencies
Fremont Township Cert wants you to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Do you know where your gas shut off is or how to turn off the electricity to your home? These and other safety questions are answered in the CERT class being offered by Fremont Township. Meet new people and learn important safety skills.

A free six-week training course  will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, February 15 through March 22.  Sessions will be held at the Fremont Township Center.  To register for this six-week program and learn lifesaving skills, please email team member Judy Hammel at
Shredding Event Scheduled for May 6
Mark Your Calendars for May 6
We have had many requests for a shredding event at Fremont Township.  Our new State Representative Nick Sauer has agreed to sponsor a shredding only event on Saturday May 6 at 8:30 am at Fremont Township. 

I will remind you as the date approaches.    
Are You Registered To Vote?
The next election is on April 4th. You will be voting for Village Mayor,Trustees and clerk, Township Officials, Park District, School and Library Boards.  Basically the people who vote on the levies for about 90 percent of your tax bill.  The list of candidates is not yet available at the county clerks site, but I will include a link to what is on your ballot in a future newsletter.

We are happy to register you to vote at Fremont Township.  Please call ahead to make sure we have a registrar in the office.(847) 223-2847.  You may also register to vote on line at

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote in Lake County click here and enter your information.
Are You Receiving Your Senior Homestead Exemption?
Turning 65?  File for your Senior Homestead Exemption to Save Money on your Property Tax Bill
To apply for the senior homestead exemption you need to visit the Fremont Township Assessor’s office. (If you live outside of Fremont go to your local assessor's office.)

You will need to bring proof of age when you apply.  If the property is held in trust, you will also need a copy of the trust agreement indicating the beneficiary and signature page.  If you have questions, please call the office at 847 223-2846.

This does not apply to Saddlebrook.  
Township and County Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
Illinois high school seniors who will continue their education in-state may apply for Township of Illinois scholarships.  Please mail your completed application, postmarked no later than March 1, 2017 to: Township Officials of Illinois Attn.: Scholarship Committee 3217 Northfield Drive Springfield, Illinois 62702   Click here for the application.

2017 Illinois Counties Scholarship Applications Available!The ICA Scholarship application process has begun. Applications must be completed online by midnight on April 28, 2017. Click here for more information.  Click here for the application

Six Flags is Hiring
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is hiring!

Hiring events are:

Saturday, February 11 -  10am - 3pm
Saturday, February 25 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Apply Online:  Interested Applicants should complete an online application at   Please apply online prior to any hiring event to expedite your day and pre-schedule an interview

How Do I Contact My Legislators?
Food Pantry Needs
Fremont Township operates a food pantry for our residents in need.  If you are aware of residents who need this service, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847.  Our pantry is run by generous donations from our community.  We are currently low on jelly.
50 and Over and Looking For Things To Do?
The Mundelein Regent Center has a lot of fun things scheduled and you don't have to live in the Mundelein Park District to participate.  Click here for their schedule!

Besides cards, bingo and line dancing they are offering an AARP Smart Driver Program
March 15 & 16 from 9 am – 1 pm
Cost for the two-day course: $15: AARP members $20: non- members of AARP

Their next trip will be to the Macy’s Spring Flower Show & Lunch at the Walnut Room
on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

There are a few corrections on their February calendar. 
Feb.7 they will have Hand & Foot at 12:30  
Feb. 10   9am  Blood Pressure in Room A                                          
Feb.  7, 14, 21, 28   1:15 Beginning MahJongg
Community Events

Join Mayor Lentz and Trustee Rekus for a cup of coffee and conversation on Saturday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Taste of Paris Restaurant, 161 North Seymour Avenue. Stop by…enjoy a cup of coffee and get an update on Village happenings.
Sponsored by Fremont Cert
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will cover some of the topics in its’ All About Boater Safety courses that have become mandatory for new boaters to take and pass. The presentation is hosted by the Community Emergency Response Team of Fremont Township. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to sign up
Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
1170 N Midlothian, Mundelein

Saturday Feb. 11, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday   Feb. 12,   1:00pm –4:30pm

Where Do I Dispose of Prescription Drugs?
Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet.  In addition, many heroin users start out by misusing prescription drugs. 
Do You Need the IRS Tax Form?
Click here for the 2016 tax forms. Click here to file for free

Taxpayers who have moved should tell the US Postal Service, their employers and the IRS. To notify the IRS, mail IRS Form 8822 , Change of Address, to the address listed on the form’s instructions.

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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 
Electronic Recycling Drop Off Events
What items am I able to drop off?  Click here

Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Excluding Holidays

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

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
Recycle Your Towels and Bedding 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.  You may drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

What Else Am I Able To  Recycle  at Fremont Township?

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.
Use our  textile bin  in our parking lot. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
 Diaper Drive for 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 .

Prescription Drug Card
Fremont Township offers a free prescription drug card.  Click here to download your free card.  We also have the cards in our office.  Even if you have insurance, some people have found a bigger discount with this card on certain drugs. 

Cardholders and their entire families can also benefit from the savings provided through  other discount programs:

  • Save up to 60% on dental care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 50% on vision care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 15% on hearing care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 25% on veterinary services. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 70% on diabetic supplies. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on lab work. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on imaging. CLICK HERE for more information
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Contact Your Township Board 
   Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-February 6 at 7:00 pm

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