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ABOUT THE TOWNSHIP AND OUR PURPOSE

Elk Grove Township is committed to providing residents with the level of services and programs that best fit their wants and needs.

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Meet the team of elected officials and trustees making decisions with the township’s best interest in mind.

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MEETINGS, MINUTES AND FINANCIALS

Your resource for all matters related to Township meetings, official minutes, finances, and funding.

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ABOUT THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE

From applying for tax exemptions to filing property tax appeals, get answers to questions about your property tax bills.

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PROPERTY TAX APPEALS

Your property taxes are based upon your home’s estimated value. Find out how the property tax appeal process works and, if necessary, how the Township can help you appeal your property tax bill.

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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Exemptions can waive or reduce some of the property taxes you pay. Learn more about the available exemptions for which you may qualify and how to apply for them to legally reduce what you own in taxes.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

The Township offers a variety of free programs and services to help residents regain control of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Learn more about the many valuable resources available to you.

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RESIDENT SERVICES

As a resident of this Township, you are eligible to access programs and resources to help you through any physical or financial challenges you may face. Reach out to us should you need assistance or referrals to services in your time of need.

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COMMUNITY SERVICES

From transportation and employment to passports and parking placards, you’ll find a wide variety of helpful services designed to save you time and energy. If it makes your life easier and serves the needs of the community, you’ll find it here.

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Youth groups, a Hygiene Closet, a Bicycle Safety Course and Student Government Days are some of the programs benefiting area children and teens.
Elk Grove Township understands that many of today’s youth are not progressing through the transition between adolescence and adulthood in a safe and stable manner. Too many of our young people are at risk due to internet influences, inadequate community and family support and financial instability. The township is committed to addressing these issues through services and programs that focus on key youth developmental needs.
Elk Grove Township offers a range of social services and programs that benefit many different populations and needs in the township community. Learn more about these services and if you know of someone who would benefit, please be sure to share this information:
Elk Grove Township will host two flu vaccination clinics this fall, sponsored by Ascension Alexian Brothers. The first clinic will occur on Friday, October 6, and the second on Thursday, November 9. Both clinics will be held at the Township Meeting Hall, located at 600
Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants are asked to park in the east parking lot, next to the flag poles.
Even though the holidays are several months away, Elk Grove Township has launched its holiday giving programs to let residents know how they can give back to those less fortunate over Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Township’s aim through three donation drives is to ensure all residents experiencing financial challenges can participate.
Elk Grove Township offers a multitude of resources and services for senior citizens living in the Township. Among them are transportation for residents who are 55 and older, or living with a disability. Recently, the Township added an Older Adult Program and Benefits Specialist to its staff, who helps seniors navigate Medicare, apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and make appointments for the Northwest Community Healthcare Township Mobile Dental Clinic. The Specialist can be contacted at 224-222-0942.
Elk Grove Township officially welcomed a new trustee to their Board at the April 17 Board meeting. The Board approved Supervisor George Busse’s appointment of local small business owner, David Perns, to fill a vacancy created by the election of Trustee Vince Dante to the Mount Prospect Village Board. Perns term will run until May of 2025.
Area residents planning a trip out of the country who do not have a valid passport can utilize passport services provided by Elk Grove Township to apply for a new or replacement passport. Individuals do not need to reside in the Township to take advantage of this service. An appointment is required and can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Passport agents who speak English, Spanish and Polish can assist with new and replacement passports for both adults and minors. Replacement passports, however, are available only for passports that have been lost, stolen or damaged.
Elk Grove Township has created meaningful connections over the last several years between nonprofits, faith-based organizations, area school districts and other groups that serve the Township community. These connections have been established through EGTAC – the Elk Grove Township Agency Collaborative – which aims at ensuring its members are aware of each other’s areas of specialty to provide impactful referrals for a range of human and social service needs.
Elk Grove Township has created meaningful connections over the last several years between nonprofits, faith-based organizations, area school districts and other groups that serve the Township community. These connections have been established through EGTAC – the Elk Grove Township Agency Collaborative – which aims at ensuring its members are aware of each other’s areas of specialty to provide impactful referrals for a range of human and social service needs.
The Breanna Keenley Elk Grove Township Food Pantry has seen a continuous spike in the use of its “Clients’ Choice” facility over the last three years and is taking proactive steps to ensure the growing needs can be met. Among the steps being taken are to increase the number of hours the pantry is available to Township residents, to publicize items that are needed to keep the shelves stocked – and for convenience – to offer a new pickup service for larger donations.
The Breanna Keenley Elk Grove Township Food Pantry has seen a continuous spike in the use of its “Clients’ Choice” facility over the last three years and is taking proactive steps to ensure the growing needs can be met. Among the steps being taken are to increase the number of hours the pantry is available to Township residents, to publicize items that are needed to keep the shelves stocked – and for convenience – to offer a new pickup service for larger donations.
Elk Grove Township is unique compared to most other Illinois townships in that it offers no cost, mental health counseling services for its residents. Clients of all ages can be seen by licensed therapists, including bilingual Spanish speaking counselors, who can help address a wide range of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, addiction, family/relationship issues, and behavioral problems.
Established in 2018, the Elk Grove Township Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is an independent charitable 501 (c) (3) organization that supports and supplements the social services provided by Elk Grove Township. With funding granted by CEF, the Township is able to provide essential assistance to residents who have exhausted available government aid or who have needs that fall outside of current government aid programs.
True to its motto of, “Empowering People Through Community,” Elk Grove Township has continued to expand services for its growing senior citizen population. The result is that seniors have access to transportation, a food pantry, counseling, help with tax appeals and exemptions, financial assistance, specialized guidance for senior benefits and more – which all serve to improve quality of life.
In response to the growing needs of seniors who utilize assistance programs through the State of Illinois, Elk Grove Township has introduced a new position in their Social Services Department – the Older Adult Programming and Event Specialist. Among the programs available to seniors are SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), LIHEAP (Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program), LIWAP (Low Income Water Assistance Program) and SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) for Medicare, among others.
Acting as a taxpayer advocate is an integral part of the Elk Grove Township Assessor’s daily work in serving Township residents. A variety of helpful services, resources and education related to property taxes, as well as assistance with filing for property tax appeals and exemptions, are available by visiting the office at 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village (east entrance) or via phone and email.
Whether you’re looking for a career change, or entering/re-entering the workforce, employment professionals say now is the opportune time for job seekers. Many area companies are actively searching for new talent and offering attractive referral and retention bonuses due to worker shortages – and the Elk Grove Township Employment Support Center (EGTESC) has the resources to help you find your next opportunity.
Elk Grove Township residents in need of psychiatric services can now access them quickly and efficiently through a brand-new partnership between the Township and the Josselyn Center, a nonprofit community mental health provider based in Northfield. This new program drastically reduces wait times to see a psychiatrist – which at times have been as long as six to nine months – and provides for the holistic care of individuals in need of medication for a range of mental health issues.
In a response to community needs, Elk Grove Township will be introducing three new services for Township residents in March. A mobile Secretary of State Unit will be at the Township building, 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, on Tuesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The unit will allow residents to obtain new driver’s licenses and State ID cards or to renew, replace or correct current licenses and IDs. This service will allow residents to avoid the long wait lines often experienced at DMV offices. In addition, the mobile unit will have vehicle stickers available.
Elk Grove Township provides a variety of services to Township residents experiencing financial hardships through their food pantry and emergency assistance, in addition to transportation for seniors and the disabled, youth and family counseling services, and more. Each year there are also seasonal giving opportunities for area community members to give back to those less fortunate.
The Elk Grove Township offices, 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, are a new location for an Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) Veterans Service Officer (VSO) who is trained to help veterans navigate the process to obtain benefits for themselves, dependents, and survivors. Additionally, education, housing and retirement benefit assistance can also be provided. Walter Wilson, the new VSO at Elk Grove Township, is also a veteran and fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Elk Grove Township and the Mount Prospect Lions Club are partnering to offer a free and confidential way to dispose of unwanted documents at a shredding event Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. – noon. The event will take place at the RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster Street in Mount Prospect and no appointment is necessary.
After more than a year of layoffs and downsizings due to the pandemic, employment experts now say that the tide has turned and it’s an employee’s market. This makes it an opportune time to take advantage of the free employment services available through Elk Grove Township’s Employment Support Center. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change or advancement, these resources are available to get you where you want to be!
Since the start of the pandemic, many students have had limited social interactions, and some may be overwhelmed or feel anxious about returning to the classroom this fall. The Elk Grove Township Youth Services Department (YSD) offers an array of groups and mental health services to help young people ages 7-18 achieve social and emotional health. Fall registration is open now for in-person and virtual programming that begins September 15 and is designed to help participants experience positive social interactions, manage stress and experience empathy.
To ensure that the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry is accessible to as many residents as possible, the Township will be extending its Tuesday hours of operation until 7 p.m. for a test program beginning July 20. New user applications and scheduled appointments are required.
Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback from residents, Elk Grove Township will continue to offer teletherapy counseling sessions. This free therapy is provided by a licensed counselor and can take place via telephone or video. Teletherapy services began in April of 2020 due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and are offered in addition to in-person counseling now that restrictions have been lifted.
he Elk Grove Township Board swore in new elected officials on Tuesday, May 17, including a new Supervisor, Clerk and two Trustees. George Busse, former Clerk, is taking the reins as Supervisor. Suellen Satern, former Senior Trustee, is stepping in as Clerk. The two Trustee newcomers are Vince Dante of Mount Prospect and Greg Wojtecki of unincorporated Elk Grove Township. Trustees Dale Niewiardowski and Dick Keenley were re-elected, as was long-time Assessor Connie Carosielli.
While townships are known for financial assistance and food pantries for those in need, in addition to providing support for seniors and the disabled, Elk Grove Township offers a range of other services that all residents can take advantage of. These include, but are not limited to, property tax and employment assistance, adult and family counseling, youth services, passport application processing, hunting and fishing licenses, voter registration services and much more.
In 2020, Elk Grove Township implemented a ‘client choice’ model for their food pantry, allowing individuals to choose items that they prefer, rather than those that were previously pre-packaged. This new model provided insight for Township officials regarding a higher demand among food pantry users, especially those with households that include four or more individuals. Beginning in March, these households will now be able to visit the food pantry twice per month. Previously, families could visit once per month.
The Elk Grove Township Transportation Department is proud to offer senior and disabled residents safe solutions to get to medical appointments, the grocery store and to complete other errands year-round. Transportation options include DIAL-A-BUS, taxi services and the Township Rider Initiative Program (TRIP). All three options offer curb-to-curb service and provide safe, friendly and efficient transportation for passengers.
Meijer in Rolling Meadows, 1301 Meijer Drive, has extended its ‘Simply Give’ program, which was set to end October 24, 2020. The giving campaign enables store customers to purchase gift cards that help the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry stock its shelves with needed items. Since nearly 50% more families are utilizing the Township Food Pantry this year compared to last, the 10-week extension until January 2, 2021 will help sustain the food pantry through the holiday season.
Elk Grove Township provides a wide range of services and programs throughout the year, in keeping with their motto, ‘Empowering People through Community’. This fall and winter, three major outreach programs will kick off, so ‘save the date’ and consider donating to the Thanksgiving Basket, Operation Christmas, and/or White Christmas programs. Donation applications are now open and can be mailed, completed online at elkgrovetownship.com/holiday-programs or called into the Township at 847-437-0300 to register your donation.
District 214 rivals, Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove high schools will square off during an upcoming football game with some extra competition on the night of Friday, October 4, 2019. Throughout the week leading up to the game, the schools will be competing against one another to win Elk Grove Township’s annual Cereal Bowl competition. Students will be educating their peers about hunger in the community and collecting donated boxes of cereal for game night.
Elk Grove Township is partnering with the Rolling Meadows Meijer store, located at 1301 Meijer Drive, for the retailer’s ‘Simply Give’ program. The fall campaign began on Sunday, August 23 and hunger relief efforts have generously been extended to October 24, 2020. Area residents can shop at Meijer and purchase a ‘Simply Give’ donation card at the checkout counter to help stock the shelves of the Township food pantry.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Elk Grove Township has experienced an increase in individuals who need to utilize the food pantry. Beginning August 4, 2020, these growing needs will be met through a new ‘client choice’ model, which allows individuals to choose items in the food pantry that they prefer, over those that are prepackaged.
Since the COVID-19 health crisis began, seniors have been placed in a high-risk category. Elk Grove Township’s new program, Senior Community Check-In, aims to connect seniors with a social worker to assess their social, emotional, physical and safety needs while still living at home, also known as aging in place. Seniors are then connected to Township programs based on their unique needs.
Elk Grove Township is proud to announce the addition of a food pantry truck, which will be available to serve in-need residents beginning in mid-May. This new truck will provide a more convenient way for residents to utilize the Township food pantry through deliveries, and for individuals, organizations and businesses to make donations. Boxed food supplied by the Greater Chicago Food Depository will also be dropped off by the truck to in-need seniors and disabled individuals who sign up to receive deliveries.
Elk Grove Township is proud to offer a wide array of services for its residents. In addition to those provided for those experiencing financial challenges, the Township is now offering adult and family counseling. These services assist residents dealing with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, family conflicts and stress-related illnesses, among others.

Elk Grove Township is proud to announce that with the opening of their new location at 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village in early 2020, services for in-need residents will be improved. One such example will be with the food pantry, which will move to a ‘Client’s Choice Model’ and offers a variety of benefits.


Elk Grove Township is thankful and humbled by the strong engagement of students, staff and families from Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools who contributed to the success of Cereal Bowl IV. The 4th annual competition culminated at the two schools’ football game on Friday, October 4, 2019 and pitted them against one another to garner the most donations of cereal boxes to benefit the Township Food Pantry.
Elk Grove Township continues to develop new ways and approaches to achieve its mission of empowering people through community. As a result, new services to assist Township residents are now being offered, and the name of departments providing these vital services have been renamed to better reflect core functions and what they each provide.
In addition to the wide variety of programs and services for in-need Elk Grove Township residents – such as holiday giving programs, the food pantry, and the mobile dental clinic – there are also services available to Township residents of which they may not be aware. These include (but are not limited to) passport processing services, prescription drug cards that provide discounts for the entire family, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, and the community resource board, where resources, education, and information about events and other local activities are posted for Township residents.
Elk Grove Township is partnering with the Rolling Meadows Meijer store, located at 1301 Meijer Drive, for the grocer’s yearly ‘Simply Give’ program. Now through December 29, 2018, area residents can shop at Meijer and donate funds at the checkout counter to help stock the shelves of the Township food pantry, which serves nearly 200 in-need families each month.
One of the trends that the Youth Services staff has been seeing over the past few years is the increasing number of children who experience high levels of anxiety. Parents need to know that there is no reason to panic. If your child seems to show anxiety—adding your own may unwittingly fuel that of your child.