Important Information for Public Works Customers in Prairie Pointe
Some customers may be experiencing discolored (yellow) water through some of their faucets. The discoloration is affecting some customers, and not the entire subdivision due to varying levels of iron in the distribution system.

I understand the concern and inconvenience this has caused customers, and I’m continuing to work with the Public Works Department to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Repairs to the primary iron filtration system that unexpectedly failed last month are now underway and will be complete by the end of June, two months sooner than originally projected.

Meanwhile, Public Works continues to mitigate iron in the water that is causing the yellow water by using a back-up filtration system and moving to a different well to draw water that contains lower levels of iron. If you experience yellow water, please run your faucet for 10 to 20 minutes until the water runs clear.

The Prairie Pointe water system has two water wells. One of the wells had been down for planned maintenance since early February and was returned to service on April 11. Drawing from this source will help reduce the level of iron in the system. The contractor is currently manufacturing a piping system that goes into the bottom of the filter tanks. On-site installation will begin in mid-May and the repairs will be completed by the end of June. Public Works continues to work with the contractor on an expedited schedule.

Water Credit
Lake County is offering a credit of up to 2,000 gallons for customers who have significant increase in water usage due to flushing their lines. Customers should contact the Public Works Department at 847-377-7500 for more information.

Test Results/More Information
The water is safe to consume, and Lake County is testing iron in the drinking water weekly. Public Works has posted those test results, as well as a summary of all test results to date, along with a fact sheet with information about iron. View these results, along with more information about this issue at www.lakecountyil.gov/BrooksFarm .
Someone's Treasure Community Closet
West Oak Middle School at 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein operates Someone's Treasure Community Closet. This is open to all, you don't have to live in their school district.

The closet provides those in need with resources including clothing, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and knick knacks. It is free to all. Contact Tracy Zeman at tzeman@dist76.org with questions.

If you know residents who could benefit from this, please let them know they are welcome
The 2nd Saturday of each month May 12 * June 9 * July 14 * August 11
Grant Community High School
Announces Taxpayer Savings
With the green grass of spring arriving shortly, property owners within Grant Community High School boundaries will see more green in their pockets too!

Property tax owners will soon be seeing a savings in their tax bills. In December of 2017, the District paid off all of the debt that was associated with the facility improvements over the years to accommodate enrollment growth. The tax rate for Grant Community High School is dropping over 25 percent, and the owner of a $250,000 home will see our portion of their property taxes drop $665 this year. The District is thankful for our supportive taxpayers, whose dedication to Grant Community High School have given us the facilities that we have. The District is grateful to have the debt paid off and to be able to provide some tax relief to property owners.

The District administration will continue to monitor the tax rates each year and are committed to working with the school board to find ways to ease the taxpayers' burden.
Voter Registration Open for November 2018 General Election
If you need to update your record or register for the first time, voter registration is open now and is conveniently available online, in-person at many locations around the county, or by mail.

Each applicant must be a United States citizen, 18 years of age by Election Day, and meet a 30-day Lake County residency requirement.

Two forms of valid identification must be presented at the time of registration.
Wilson Rd: at Nippersink Rd

This project consists of pavement reconstruction with a new signalized intersection, retaining wall on NW and SE corners, and shared-use path along south side of Nippersink Rd and east side of Wilson Rd north of Nippersink Rd.
Rollins Rd: W of Fairfield Rd

This project will replace a large culvert carrying Eagle Creek into Long Lake. An estimated 2-week closure will be necessary to complete the work.
Major Track Project to Impact Milwaukee North Line
A major tie replacement project between Libertyville and Fox Lake will impact midday and weekend service on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line during the month of April, including a shutdown of the line north of Lake Forest for three weekends. Learn more
Volo Bog Events
Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area & McHenry Dam
Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 a.m. April 29; May 6, 27. Registration is requested at 815-344-1294. Co-sponsored, and led by members of, McHenry County Audubon. Visit them at http://www.mchenryaudubon.org/

Guided Tours of Volo Bog
Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are ideal for individuals, families and small groups of nine or fewer. No reservations are needed, except groups of 10 or more, please phone 815-344-1294 to arrange a private group tour.

Astronomy Nights with LCAS at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Third Fridays 7:30 - 9:45 pm Star Party: Join LCAS astronomers to view planets, stars, constellations and other astronomical objects through members’ telescopes. The Lake County Astronomical Society welcomes people of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy. For more information, visit http://www.lcas-astronomy.org/ or FaceBook page at http://on.fb.me/LCAS-S2013 . Direct questions to LCAS at: contact@lcas-astronomy.org .

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Township Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 pm
Community Events
Grant Township, Lower Level Meeting Room

Grant Township Parking Lot, 9am -12pm

Register at: Discoverfoxlake.com

Grant Township Center, lower Meeting Room
Senior Activities
Antioch Township, 10 am - Noon, Reservations Required

Entertainment by: Peter Oprisko, Reservations Required

Village of Round Lake Park, Registration Required
Friday, July 6 & October 12
Register for this Free & informative class, 10am to 12 noon
            SWALCO
Electronic Recycling Information
26535 W. Molidor Rd, Ingleside
847-546-7623
Monday - Friday 9 am to 3 pm
Excluding Holidays 

585 Berry Ave, Grayslake
847-223-2860
Monday - Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 8 am to 12 Noon
Excluding Holidays 
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL
847-381-7793
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON
Excluding Holidays

1180 Half Day Rd, Highland Park
847-432-0807 
Every Tuesday 7 am to 1 pm
1st Saturday of the month 7 am to 1 pm
Excluding Holidays
Consider Native Plants for Your Home
Landscaping your yard with native plants is one of the best things you can do for the environment, and this can save you time and money? Native plants don’t require fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides and eliminate the need for a lot of watering. View this upcoming native plant sales:
Openlands will hold its online sale through April 29. The native plant sale will open in May at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve.  Learn more
Citizens for Conservation will sell plants May 4, 5 and 6 at Good Shepherd Hospital.  Learn more
Recycle Old Car Seats
Recognizing a need for safe and environmentally-friendly car seat recycling, the Gurnee Police Department offers free car seat recycling at the Gurnee Police Station (100 N O'Plaine, Gurnee, IL 60031), 24 hours per day 7 days per week. A qualified Child Safety Seat Technician will dismantle the seat and send the plastic to a recycling vendor.

For questions regarding the program, contact the Gurnee Police Department non-emergency number at 847-599-7000, Opt.0.
Employment Resources
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Grant Township Contact Information
Grant Township Center
26725 W. Molidor Rd, Ingleside

Phone Number: 847-740-2233
Fax Number:     847-740-2255

Grant Township Highway Dept.
26535 W. Molidor Rd, Ingleside

Phone Number: 847-546-7623
Fax Number: 847-546-7632

Grant Township Assessor
26725 W. Molidor Rd, Ingleside

Phone Number: 847-546-8880
Fax Number: 847-546-8884

General e-mail:
Web:

  Township Board:
Kay Starostovic - Supervisor
Barbara L. Schau - Clerk
Kim Kiesgen - Highway Comm.
Jeri J. Barr - Assessor
Robert Hamm - Trustee
Robert "Bob" Selle - Trustee
Carol J. Ulasy - Trustee
Tom Lippert - Trustee