Local News from Avon Supervisor Lisa Rusch
  June 28, 2016
IDOT to Shut Down Road Projects
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has sent notice to their contractors to stop all construction and prepare to make construction work zones safe for a possible “long term” shut down by June 30. This road construction shut down is due to the lack of a state budget and an appropriation. This will impact several Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) projects where federal funding is administered by IDOT:
  • Washington Street Grade Separation
  • Ela at Route 12 intersection improvement
  • Deerfield Road - in the Village of Deerfield and City of Highland Park
  • Waukegan Road (IL 43) Traffic Signal improvements

Note:  While the State of Illinois is shutting down their construction projects due to their budget woes, there will be no impact on the Washington Street project that is being done in front of our building. 

Note2: The legislature is meeting in Springfield this week to discuss a stop gap budget. This situation could change if a bill passes that includes funding for transportation

Homeowners Turning 65 File for Property Tax Exemption
If you are 65 or older and a homeowner, have you filed for your senior homestead exemption. This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000.00, and may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption.

To receive this exemption, you must:
Have lived on the property on or before January 1st of the tax year.
Have reached age 65 during the tax year.

To apply for the exemption you need to visit the Avon Township Assessor's office. If you have questions on what documents to bring, please call the assessor's office at 847-546-1446 or 847-546-2146

Where Do I Drop Off Electronic Recycling?
Current Recycling Drop Off Locations
Cuba Township
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grant Township: Road District Facility
2535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grayslake: Public Works Facility
585 Berry Avenue, Grayslake, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to NOON
Excluding Holidays
Highland Park: Firearms Training Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm  Excluding Holidays

Waukegan: Public Works Facility
1700 McAree Road, Waukegan, IL
Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Local Farmers Markets

There are Farmers Markets are all over Lake County and many have already started.  See the list near you! Click here to find them.

Avon Township offers Farmers Market Vouchers to Avon Township Seniors who qualify - they will be available starting Thursday, June 30.  
Note:  These are in very limited supply and go quickly.  We cannot reserve them for you over the phone, and you must come in person with a valid ID to get them. There are other requirements, for more information cal 847-546-1446

Transportation Options for Avon Township Residents
Our office operates a van with a lift that is  available for Avon Township’s senior and disabled residents. The van runs Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This service is a first come first served service. We recommend calling two weeks in advance for medical appointments. All other type of ride requests may call up to one week in advance. Call 847.546.1446 to schedule your ride. The fare is $1.00 for a one-way trip and we provide services in a 20 mile radius.

All Avon Township residents also have access to a curb-to-curb Pace bus service and can go anywhere in Avon, Wauconda, Grant, Fremont, Lake Villa, and Antioch Townships.  Gurnee Mills, Greenleaf Medical Offices, Condell Hospital Campus, Lake County Center for Independent Living, Fresenius Medical Care are also served by this service. Call Pace at 1-800-201-6446 to register and schedule your rides.  

Click here for more information
4th of July Fireworks!
When and Where will Fireworks be displayed in your town?
Budgeting Class at Avon Township
Avon Township is pleased to announce that we  offer “free” Basic Budgeting Classes for Township Residents on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We also provide one-on-one budget counseling (English & Spanish) every Friday.  To set up an appointment, please call 847 546-1446 ext 301.  This service is provided at no cost to you.
Local Events
Civil War Days
July 9 & 10, 2016

The boom of cannons, the crack of rifles, the galloping of horse hooves welcomes you at the annual Civil War Days encampment. Wander the camps to see soldiers, civilians and tradesmen at work. Watch as union and confederate forces collide in battle. Visit the 1863 Summer Fair, meet President Lincoln and shop Civil War era vendors. Kids enjoy period crafts, games and a scavenger hunt.

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Avon Township Honored

Avon Township received recognition from the Round Lake Area Exchange Club for flying the American flag. The recognition is part of the clubs 'Proudly We Hail' Americanism service.

News From Supervisor Lisa Rusch
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Thank you,

Lisa Rusch, Supervisor

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