Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
The Stamp Out Hunger ® Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food agencies.

 

Bridge Replacement Project on WB US 12 over IL 59
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on U.S. 12 at Illinois 59, in Fox Lake, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 7. The lane closures are necessary to complete preliminary work for a bridge replacement project on westbound U.S. 12 over Illinois 59.

Starting Monday, daily lane closures will take place in both directions on U.S. 12 near Illinois 59. The preliminary work is required to construct a new lane configuration to accommodate construction. In the new traffic pattern, both directions of traffic will be shifted onto eastbound U.S. 12 providing one lane in each direction.

The southbound Illinois 59 ramp under westbound U.S. 12 will have daily shoulder closures.

The scope of the project consists of removal and replacement of the existing westbound U.S. 12 bridge over Illinois 59. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations May 10 and 17
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 10. To shed light on mental health conditions among youth, the Lake County System of Care for Families is hosting two free public events titled “Ending the Silence,” presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lake County. Youth ages 13-18, caregivers, and adults who work with youth are invited to attend to learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if they or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.
Click HERE for more information
Need Help in Grant Township?

There are many great resources available to Grant Township residents in need of help.

For a more comprehensive list, visi t Findhelplc.org
Call JULIE Before You Dig
State law requires you to contact JULIE before you start any digging project, no matter how small the project or how deep you plan to dig.

There are two convenient ways to reach JULIE:

Click Before You Dig Using E-Request
You can now enter your own locate request if you have a valid email address and a single-address excavation. You will receive a confirmation email from JULIE, Inc. along with general information pertaining to the excavation project. E-requests are processed by JULIE before the start of the next business day. The legal start date and time will be 48 hours from the time that JULIE processes your locate request. NOTE: Your E-request is not valid until you receive an email confirmation from JULIE, Inc. with a start date and time.

Before entering your E-request, click here for helpful hints to streamline the process.

Call Before You Dig
8-1-1 is the nationwide toll-free number for locate services.
Call JULIE’s toll-free number 1-800-892-0123 is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Both the call and JULIE's services are free.

   Senior Services
Did you know our office will provide a FREE copy of the current deed for our Senior Citizens? Simply call our office at (847) 377-2575 or come visit us on the sixth floor of the County Building!
We also publish a Senior Services brochure!
Click here for important information about services throughout Lake County for our Senior Citizens!

November 2018 Election
A public lottery was held in the lobby of the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex to determine the order of the political parties on November's ballot.  Brian McClain, Lake County Facility Operations, drew from our patriotic basket to determine which party will be listed first. Watch the video.

Independent and new political party candidates seeking a county office and wishing to appear on the November 2018 ballot may circulate their nomination petition papers for signatures until June 25, 2018. 

Candidates may visit LakeCandidatePower.info to download courtesy petition packets or pick up copies at our office during weekday hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm. New political parties are no longer required to file a full slate of candidates.

Lake County offices to be elected in November include county clerk; sheriff; treasurer; regional superintendent of schools; county board member for districts 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21; and North Shore Water Reclamation District trustee for wards 3 and 5.
Nomination papers and Statement of Economic Interests forms are filed at the clerk’s office from June 18 to 25, 2018.
Door-to-door sales people working in unincorporated Lake County must carry a solicitor’s certificate while on the job.
Every solicitor must:

  • Register annually in-person with our office. Registration is free
  • Work only between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm.
  • Carry his/her own Certificate of Registration bearing the sales person’s name, employer’s name, manufacturer’s name, type of business, and our embossed seal.
  • Observe any “No Solicitation” signs.
  • Respect your request if asked to leave.
If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the certificate before conducting any business. You may report unregistered vendors to the Lake County Sheriff’s office (847.549.5200).
This ordinance applies only to unincorporated Lake County and provides exemptions for religious groups, candidates, and minors under the age of eighteen who participate in fundraising activities. If you live in a municipality or village, check with your local officials for your specific ordinances.
Lake County Forest Preserve
Rookery Watch
Saturdays, May 12, 19, 26 8 am–12 pm   Almond Marsh,  Learn more »
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by the Lake County Audubon volunteers. All ages. 

Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12, 9 am–3 pm and Sunday, May 13 10 am–2 pm Independence Grove –North Bay Pavilion, Learn more »
Purchase native flowers and woody plants, a rain barrel or compost bin and learn about eco-friendly practices to benefit your home, pocketbook and the community. Saturday only: Rain barrel and compost bins available for sale from the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County. All ages

Sunset Paddle
Sunday, May 20, 7–8:30 pm   Hastings Lake, Learn more »
Enjoy a relaxing paddle and watch the sunset from the lake. Bring your own equipment or use one of our kayaks. No experience required, but it is recommended. Adults.

RTA Reduced Fare Passes at Grant Township
Seniors 65 and over may apply for the RTA Reduced Fare Pass at Grant Township. Taking the train downtown? This will save you money and it is free. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive the pass in the mail. Bring your Illinois driver's license. We can take your photo at no cost.

The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.
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.
Volo Bog Events
Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area & McHenry Dam
Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 a.m. May 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
Wednesday, May 9, Lake County Opioid Initiative
Grant Community HS, 6:00pm

Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 , Native Plant, Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale , Lake County Forest Preserves, Independence Grove

Register at: Discoverfoxlake.com

Grant Township Center, Lower Meeting Room
Senior Activities
Entertainment by: Peter Oprisko, Reservations Required

Village of Round Lake Park, Registration Required

Thursday, June 21, 11:30 am -1:30pm, Grant Township Senior Picnic, Entertainment by: Johnny Gray, $7.00 per person, Registration Required, "Let's See You in Red, White & Blue"

$40.00/person, Reservations Required, Last day to register: Fri, July 6
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
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