General Assistance – General Assistance is a monthly assistance program that assists with living expenses and may include medical assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Officials of Illinois.

Emergency Assistance – Emergency Assistance is an annual assistance program that helps residents alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in self-sufficiency. Some circumstances may include eviction or past due rent or mortgage, utility disconnection, or prescription assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Supervisor.

Food Pantry – We operate a food pantry which assists township residents who are experiencing financial difficulty or on a fixed income with non-perishable food products. You must be a township resident to receive items. The food pantry is open during normal business hours but recipient should call to schedule a pickup time.
We accept donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, grocery store gift cards, and cash.

Giving Garden – We accept donations of fresh produce to distribute to our less fortunate residents. Donations can be dropped off at the township office during normal business hours.

LIHEAP – LIHEAP is a low-income heating assistance program funded through the State of Illinois. It is yearly program that assists residents with funds to pay for their heating bills. The income guidelines are as follows:

Family Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,436
2 $1,939
3 $2,441
4 $2,944
5 $3,446
6 $3,949

You will need social security cards for all members of the household, proof of income for all eligible members of the household, current gas and electric bills, lease (if applicable), and current Medicaid, KidCare or AllKids card (if applicable). Please call Nancy to schedule an appointment. 847.223.2847. Program is closed.

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS - There is a new application to apply for Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) and Cash Assistance. Find it online at We have paper applications available in English and Spanish at our office and will fax it for you.

Share-the-Harvest Program – Donators provide groceries or grocery store gift cards to make a Thanksgiving meal for less fortunate township residents. We have seniors and families to provide for. Please call if you would like to donate or if you would like to be a recipient.

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program – Donators provide groceries or grocery store gift cards to make a Holiday meal, or purchase gifts for less fortunate township residents. The township will give the donator gift ideas and sizes to make shopping easier. Gift cards are always welcome. Please call if you would like to donate or if you would like to be a recipient.

Social Service Agency Referrals – If you have a problem that we cannot assist with, we can refer you to the appropriate agency.

AARP Driver Safety Class - This class is designed for drivers age 55 and over. Topics include: How to drive defensively, deal with agressive drivers, and how to adjust to vision and hearing loss.

Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) - Benefit Access is a program available through the Illinois Department of Aging for seniors and disabled. This program may help with a license plate discount. If you qualify for this program, you are eligible for a RTA / METRA Free Ride Pass. You have to apply online for this program. Our staff will assist with filling out the application by appointment only.

Pace - There is a PACE Bus available for senior and disabled residents. The bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays to select shopping areas in Lake County. For a ride on Tuesday, call on Monday. For a ride on Thursday, call on Wednesday. Call 800.201.6446 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to schedule a ride. The fare is $1.00 for a one-way trip.

RTA/METRA Reduced Fare Pass – Applications are available to receive a Senior / Disabled Reduced Fare RTA/METRA Pass. You must be 65 years of age or disabled and bring in an Illinois State I.D. or Drivers License. If disabled, there is a section on the application for the physician to fill out or if you are receiving Social Security Disability, you need to bring in your Notice of Award letter. We will take your picture free of charge. It normally takes 3 weeks to receive your pass. The Free Ride Pass is for Benefit Access recipients only. Schedules are available at the township.

Handicapped Parking Placard Applications – Applications to receive a permanent or temporary handicapped parking placard are available at the township office. You can bring your completed application to our office and we will fax it to the Secretary of State’s office.CLICK HERE FOR HANDICAP PLACARD INFORMATION. Click on Publications at top.

Notary Public – We will notarize your documents free of charge.

Township Maps – Township maps are available free of charge.

Lake County Prescription Discount Card – This prescription card is for individuals without any prescription coverage or for medicine that your current plan will not cover. It is available to any Lake County resident and free of charge.

Mosquito Control & Abatement – The township has contracted with Clarke Mosquito Control to provide mosquito control and abatement.

Healthreach Clinic – Healthreach is a medical clinic for the uninsured. It is located at 111 N. Seymour Avenue, Mundelein, IL. 847.360.8800. Fremont Township subsidizes this clinic.

Parks & Recreations Mundelein Baseball & Softball Association – All township residents may register for the Mundelein Baseball & Softball Association program without paying out-of-district fees. This is due to a Community Partnership between the Little League and the township. For more information, call the Little League at 847.949.0510.

Ivanhoe Community Club Park – This park is located on Route 83 ½ mile past the intersection where Routes 83 & 60 split in Mundelein. This park has a ballfield with lights for night games. Currently, it is being used by the Mundelein Baseball & Softball Association. The Ivanhoe Community Club donated this park.

Behm Homestead Park – This park is located on Peterson Road ½ mile east of Route 60. Ammennities include: baseball, softball, football, soccer, and lacross fields. Walking trail with fitness stations and a playground.

Unemployed - apply for benefits online @

NICOR Sharing Program - This program provides energy assistance for NICOR customers only. You must meet the income guidelines and did not receive a LIHEAP grant in the same fiscal year. Please call Nancy Lech @ 847.223.2847 for additional information and to schedule an appointment. The income guidelines:


Family Size Minimun Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $1362 $1815
2 $1840 $2452
3 $2317 $3088
4 $2795 $3725
5 $3272 $4362
6 $3750 $4998
7 $4227 $5635
8 $4705 $6272




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