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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

March 15, 2022

Countywide Bus Service for Seniors and People with Disabilities Begins May 1, 2022

On May 1, 2022, Ride Lake County, a countywide, borderless paratransit service with flexible on demand service, geared toward seniors age 60+ and individuals with mobility limitations will be launched. 

Ride Lake County will provide eligible users of this public transportation option access to all areas of Lake County, for work, medical trips, groceries and more.

Riders will call a dedicated number to schedule trips in advance. All Ride Lake County vehicles are wheelchair accessible and provide curb-to-curb service from your desired pick up and drop off locations.

The new service will run from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and weekends, with no service on holidays. One-way fare costs will vary between $2.00 and $6.00 depending on how far you travel. More Information

Shredding Event Scheduled for May 7 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am

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We have scheduled a document paper shredding event for Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 am til 11:30 the Fremont Administration Building. Enter through the highway department at 22376 Erhart Road.

You may bring the equivalent of 3 boxes to shred. Staples and paper clips are fine. The most efficient way is to place your items in a paper grocery bag. No plastic bags. To keep the line moving, you will not be able to exit your car and watch the shredding.

This shredding event is for documents only. Please recycle your coupons, magazines and junk mail with your weekly recycling. They will not be accepted.

Pop your trunk and we will take the items. Do not leave your car.

We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck. If the truck fills up before 11:30, the event will be over.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your patience.

Secretary of State Rules of the Road Class, May 10

MAY 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We have scheduled a Secretary of State Rules of the Road class on Tuesday May 10 from 10 am until noon. You must register for the class. Please call Nancy at 847 223-2847. It is free. The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.

Mobile DMV at Fremont Township May 24 from 10 am til 2 pm


Secretary of State Extended Expiration Dates

Illinois driver’s licenses, instruction permits and identification cards that have an expiration date between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2022 have been extended until July 31, 2022. Commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits are excluded from this extension.

Restricted Driving Permits that expire between December 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022 will be extended to July 31, 2022.

Homebound State ID Card Program

The Homebound State ID program is a service program for older adults, bedridden individuals and people with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes to obtain a state ID card from a Secretary of State facility. The card may be used for identification purposes in the same way as a standard driver’s license is used for identification.

Certain documents are required to obtain the card. Once an applicant submits the information via our web form below, we will determine eligibility and the documents required to complete the transaction. For assistance to help determine if you or your loved one qualifies for this service, call 312-814-3121.

Program Ending May 31-Help us Spread the Word -There is Help with Energy Bills if you Meet the Income Guidelines


Kirk Players Present The Trials of Robin Hood


Robin Hood: lusty hero, hopeless lover, or evil criminal? Back from the Crusades, King Richard sifts through conflicting stories to figure out what happened in his absence. Is the outlaw Robin Hood a hero, a lovelorn sap, or just plain mean? Told from the testimony of Robin himself, Maid Marian and Prince John, this family-friendly comedy

​combines three different stories into one hilarious trial.


Grayslake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast


How Do I Dispose of My Household Chemical Products?

Swalco (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) has scheduled two drop off events in March at their facility at 1311 N. Estes, Gurnee, Illinois.

There are still openings for the Saturday, March 26.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at their Gurnee Facility to ensure safety and efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.

Click here to schedule an appointment

Click here to see what they accept

50 and Over and Looking for Things to Do?

The Mundelein Park District Regent Center's Programs are open! Call 847 566-4790 with questions. Click here to see the March calendar. You don't have to live in the park district boundaries to enjoy their programs.

Click here to register

Electronic Recycling

Unincorporated Fremont Township residents may opt to have Groot provide curbside collection of up to six electronic items on the second Friday of each month. This is included in the cost of your service. You must schedule the pick up with Groot at 847 693-2700.

Items requiring more than one person to collect (including televisions over 50 pounds) will require an additional fee.

Mundelein residents should call 847 693-2700 to schedule electronic recycling pickup per the village contract.
Need to drop your items off? For more information go to
​Highway Department
Monday - Friday ​7:00 am to 3:00 pm
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited

​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Monday - Friday​ 8:00 am to 3:00 pm​​
Saturday​ 8:00 am to NOON

No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)
​Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textiles and Shoes,
​​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles
​& Jars, Steel Cans, Food Scraps for Composting

Every Tuesday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

First Saturday of the month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
Businesses are prohibited
(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textils and Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cups, Containers & Packaging
(no foam packaging peanuts)
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
(limit of 8 fluorescent light bulbs per visit)

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to Noon

Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
Businesses are prohibited
(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Also Accepting:
Clothing, Textiles and Shoes,
Food Scraps for Composting

Your Donations Go To Local Rescues

The local animal shelters are in need of sheets, towels, small throw rugs and blankets. There is a bin on our front porch at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein, if you have any old bedding you would like to donate. No pillows! The donations get distributed to local shelters. We also accept leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.

Recycle Items at Fremont Township

We accept yarn in our office.

We accept eyeglasses and hearing aids in our office.

We accept American Flags in our office.

Our shoe bin is also on our front porch and we are accepting shoes to be recycled and reused. We recycled 1547 pounds of shoes last year.

The textile bin is also open and is located in our parking lot. Click here to see what we accept.

What Are We Able to Put in the Textile Box in the Parking Lot?

Please use our white textile bin in our parking lot to recycle your items.

We accept new, gently used and worn.

This is a full-circle program. Your donations of new and gently used clothing and textiles -which will be reused- allow us to continue programs and recycle any worn-out/stained items we receive, turning them into usable new products.

Please put shoe donations in the bin on our front porch.

Acceptable Items

  • Blouses and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Dresses
  • Halloween costumes
  • Hats and scarves
  • Pants, shorts and jeans
  • Pet clothing
  • Socks (single or in pairs)
  • Suits and tuxedos
  • Swimsuits
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Ties
  • Undergarments
  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Purses and handbags
  • Tote Bags
  • Bedspreads
  • Duvets
  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Quilts
  • Curtains
  • Drapes
  • Sofa Covers
  • Table linens
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Stuffed Animals

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor  

Fremont Township Representatives


Diana O'Kelly


Alicia Dodd

Highway Commissioner

Joe Herchenbach


Christina McCann 



Connie Shanahan

Jeri Atleson

Keith Voss

Nick Dollenmaier

Next Board Meeting, April 12, 2022

6:30 pm Board Meeting

Annual Town Meeting, April 12,

7:00 pm