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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

October 25, 2022

Help Signing Up for Medicare and Medicare Part D

Fremont Township offers a free service to Fremont Township residents to help sign up for Medicare and Medicare Part D. Each year you should be evaluating which prescription plan best suits your needs based on the medications you are on.

We have found that many people never evaluate their prescription drug care plan. You should be looking at this every year. Our residents have found comfort in having help to make sure they are in the right program.

We are taking appointments from through December 5. Changes made to your Prescription Drug plan will take effect on January 1, 2023.

If you would like to make an appointment with the Ship Counselor, please call Nancy at 847 223-2847. 

You will need to have an online account with Medicare and a list of your current prescriptions before making an appointment, as you will need them when you speak with the Ship Counselor.

If you need help creating on-line access, let Nancy know when you call.

If you are turning 65 and need help signing up for Medicare, the counselor can also help you with that.

Thank You

We are so thankful that our residents are so supportive of our food pantry and the work we do here. We appreciate those of you who have considered donating to the food pantry with your required minimum distribution from your retirement accounts.  

Our Recycle-O-Rama Was a Huge Success!


Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Fremont Township & SWALCO

We were able to deter and redirect approximately 15,425 pounds of materials which is nearly 8 tons collected and distributed for reuse, refurbishing, recycling or donation.

Please note: This year we added several new items for collection, including: 

·      Smoke & CO Detectors (refurbish)

·      Automotive Batteries (refurbish)

·      Books  (reuse)

·      Sports equipment (reuse)

Other notes:

·      New & Gently Used Leashes and Collars will be donated to local animal rescue/shelter in the Mundelein/Township region.

·      Musical Instruments donated to local youth music program

·      CD and DVD films and music donated.

·      Yarn donated for reuse

·      Flags – American Legion

·      Clothing, Textiles and Shoes – upcycling, reuse & recycling



Clothing & Textiles:             1,006 pounds

Shoes:                                    244 pounds

Purses:                                   10 pounds

Books:                                    385 pounds

Document Shredding:          5,500 pounds

Keys:                                      68 Keys (based on avg weight of 4 ounces) = 17 pounds

Hearing Aids:                        2 Hearing Aids (based on avg weight of 1 ounce) =  2 ounces

Eyeglasses:                            79 (based on avg weight of 12.5 ounces) = approx. 61 pounds

Eyeglass Cases:                     69 (based on avg weight of 4 ounces) = approx. 17 pounds

Sunglasses:                            6 (based on avg weight of 1.5 ounces) = approx. 9 ounces

Lens:                                       12 lens (based on avg weight of .5 ounces ) = approx. 6 ounces

American Flags                     25 flags (based on avg weight of 1 pound) = 25 pounds

Yarn                                       50 skeins (based on avg weight of 6 ounces) = 19 pounds

Electronics                             14 palettes of electronics = approx. 7,000 pounds

DVDs/CDs                             350 (avg weight of 110 ounces per 100) = 385 pounds

Pet Leashes & Collars:          14 collars & 5 leashes (based on avg weight of 6 oz) = approx. 7 lbs.

Detectors:                              50 Detectors (based on avg weight of 1 pound) = 50 pounds

Auto Batteries:                      8 Batteries (based on avg weight of 40 pounds each) = 110 pounds

Fire Extinguishers:                 18 Extinguishers = 300 pounds

Sporting Goods Equipment Various = 288 pounds


TOTAL for 3 hour event:    Approximately 15,425 pounds or nearly 8 tons of materials diverted


On Wednesday October 26th and Saturday October 27th the Mundelein Heritage Museum will be decorated for All Hallows Eve. Please visit the Museum on these days to experience it in its spooky, eerie splendor! 

On these two days, the museum will present an original, vintage mystery radio broadcast from the Golden Age of Radio, complete with the original radio commercials. The half-hour shows will start at 6:30 on Wednesday, and 3:30 on Saturday. Commission Member, Anne Walker, has selected 2 classics from her collection of over 3,000 vintage radio shows. On Wednesday you can hear The House in Cyprus Canyon, an installment of the Suspense Radio Show originally broadcast on December 5, 1946. Saturday, features Corridor of Doom, originally broadcast on Inner Sanctum Mysteries, October 13, 1945.   

Assisting with the preparations for this special event is Puertas, a Hispanic Students’ club from Mundelein High School. Students will design and prepare one of the display cases to highlight the Traditional Mexican Celebration of Dia de Los Muertos—Day of the Dead. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the Museum season, December 15th

The period of the 1930’s through the 1950’s was known as radio’s ‘golden age’. Before the television, the radio was the central piece of furniture in the average family’s living room. Parents and children would gather around the radio to hear the latest installment of their favorite show, hear the latest news and enjoy sitcoms and dramatic shows, without pictures. Experience radio’s Golden Age at the Heritage Museum, 601 Noll Drive, on October 26th and 29th!

Meals on Wheels in Need of Volunteers to Deliver Food

Meals on Wheels is getting seriously low on delivery drivers in our area.  If you are interested in helping, please call 

Greg Simetz, Community Outreach Director


Dog Rescues in Need of Specific Items

We have been notified the dog rescues are especially in need of bleach, bath size towels and things for the dogs to chew on.  If you have any of these items, please drop them off in the bin on the front porch.

How Do I See My Ballot?

Click this link and enter your information to view your ballot, find ind out where to vote on election day.

Early Voting at Fremont Township Starts 10/24/22

This year early voting runs from 10/24/22 through 11/06/22 at Fremont Township and is open 7 days a week. We are located at 22385 Illinois Route 60. Voting is at the back of our building in the lower level.

10/24/22-10/30/22.  Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

                 Saturday      9:00 am to 2:00 pm

                 Sunday      10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10/31/22-11/6/22   Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

                 Saturday      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

                 Sunday    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

What Does the Food Pantry Need?

So many of you call to inquire about our needs for the food pantry. 

We are thankful for all of your donations, but we are especially in need of jelly, taco shells, crackers, coffee and tea, juice, canned fruit, flour and sugar.

Auditions Today!

A Christmas Carol Returns to Mundelein


The Mundelein Arts Commission (MAC) is excited to announce auditions for the Second Annual production of the original musical version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place Monday and Tuesday, October 24-25, at 7 p.m. in the upstairs area of the Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein). The first read-through will take place on Thursday, October 27, with the production planned for the weekend of December 3-4, with the possibility of extending to the following weekend as well. Rehearsal schedule will be determined by cast availability.

            This year’s production will be presented as a staged reading with movement, song and dance, as well as minimum costuming. The cast number is flexible, though the directors are also looking for 2-4 children to participate as well. Auditioners will be asked to sing a song of their choice and read from the script. An accompanist will be provided on the 24th. The show is once again being directed by MAC Commissioners Joyce Lee and John Matousek, with Kai Funahashi once more providing accompaniment. In addition to actors, the directors are seeking people to help with backstage jobs, including props and costuming, as well as a stage manager.

            Drop-ins are welcome, but interested persons are asked to please register if possible, to help with preparation. To RSVP, contact Lee at, or Matousek at

How Do I Dispose of Household Chemical Waste?

Swalco has a monthly drop off.  To sign up click here.  Their facility is located at: 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee, IL. 60031

Go to for recycling information.

Ride Lake County  Pace Bus Service

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments and more. 

As a reservation-based program, vehicles do not travel on a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. Ride Lake County is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers. 

Click here for more information

Click here for the brochure

50 and Over and Looking For Things to Do?

Check out the schedule at the Mundelein Park District.

Click here for their schedule They have some new programs and fun trips scheduled.

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 shelters. We also accept leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.

Recycle Items at Fremont Township

Our shoe bin is also on our front porch and we are accepting shoes to be recycled and reused. Please tie or rubberband the shoes together when you drop them off.

We accept yarn in our office.

We accept eyeglasses and hearing aids in our office.

We accept American Flags in our office.

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

Email Us With Your Comments For Our Board of Trustees

If you have comments for our board, and can't make our meetings, please email Chris McCann at with your comments.

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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  

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, November 7 at 6:30 pm.

Important Links

Illinois 60/83 Study

Report Blocked Railroad Crossing

Pace Options in Fremont Township

State of Illinois Unclaimed Money

Lake County Crimestoppers 

Village of Grayslake 

Village of Hawthorn Woods 

Village of Mundelein 

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Park

Village of Wauconda 

 Lake County 

 Fremont Township 

 Fremont Library