Volume 7, Issue #2 I March 17, 2023

Supervisor Message

With the change of season on March 20th, we see a calendar of continuing programs and new events from agency partners in this issue. We are in the height of tax season, reminded of the extended April 3rd deadline for tax bills, spring break holidays and religious observations around the corner, and our Annual Town Meeting.

I am pleased to report that Clerk Jerome Hoynes selected the newly renovated Kenilworth Assembly Hall for our Annual Town Meeting on April 11th. The doors will open at 7PM, with the meeting at 7:30PM. 14th District Commissioner Scott Britton will be our keynote speaker who will speak about the Cook County United Against Hate initiative. We also will honor Scouts who have received the highest awards in scouting. Please let us know if you know of a local student for recognition.

If you know a high schooler in the Township, be sure to let them know that we have a summer internship available. Applications are available here and due by March 28th. For more information, contact us here.

As always, I welcome your feedback and suggestions at GSEisenberg@newtriertownship.com and hope to see you all at the Annual Town Meeting on April 11, 2023. 

Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg

Township Supervisor

Deadlines and Information

Taxpayers in Cook County Have An Extra Month To Pay 2022 1st Installment Tax Bills. First installment property tax bills have been mailed and are due April 3rd. Note: The extension is the result of special circumstances surrounding last year’s second tax bills and pertain to this bill only. Expanded notice available on the Township Assessor webpage here.

Tax Assistance Program (TAP) Free Tax Preparation for eligible households.* Visit goladderup.org for more information. *Household earnings of $60,000 or individuals earning up to $32,000 annually.

Summer Camp Scholarships are available for eligible households through the Township.Visit the Township website here or contact General Assistance and Social Services Director Jeanne Winsted Rosser for more information and an application.

Health Insurance Coverage for Immigrants aged 42+ ineligible for federal Medicaid (earning less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, e.g. $1,563 per month for one person) Apply at abe.illinois.gov; via identified health centers here; or with enrollment assistance here.

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will conduct a free review of your gas, electric, and telecom bills to find ways for you to save! Toll-free hotline 8AM - 4PM / M-F at 1-800-669-5556 or read more here.

Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) Services are available for housing and debt problems at no cost to Cook County residents and property owners regardless of income, language, or immigration status. Hotline is 855-956-5763 9AM-5PM, M-F https://www.cookcountylegalaid.org/

Medicaid Notice! Customers should renew through the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) website by visiting abe.illinois.gov and clicking on Manage My Case to set up their online account. Due to post pandemic safeguards, it is important to check your current address is on file with the Illinois Medicaid program. Time-sensitive redetermination materials.

Home Weatherization Repairs are available for eligible single or multi-dweller homes based on the need and income level. More information and eligibility is available online at CEDA.

Veteran Home Repair Program. Teaming up with agency Parnter Rebuidling Together, funds are available to help with needed home repair and modificiation for veterans. Learn more here.

Summer Internship Opportunity with New Trier Township for High School Students. Applications are available here and due by March 28th. For more information, contact us here.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible households pay for home energy services (heating, gas, propane and electricity).The LIHEAP application period runs until May 31, 2023, or until funding is exhausted. Agency partner North Shore Senior Center is an intake site for LIHEAP and may be reached at 847-784-6000. Contact CEDA 800-571-2332 for information about additional intake sites in the area. Note!

2023 Reduced License Plate Fees for Low-Income Drivers & People with Disabilities. Eligible older adults and persons with disabilities who qualify for IDoA’s Benefit Access Program will pay only $10 for their license plate stickers, a decrease from $24. Apply for the Benefit Access Program online here or contact the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966.



22 Township Staff Offices Closed for Training 9AM-5PM The Assessor's Office will be accessible to those with appointments. Plan your visit for early or later in the week for passports, the Food Pantry, and parking placard assistance.

22 Stress Management through Mind/Body Awareness 4PM Learn Body-Mind approaches which include gentle movement experiments, body awareness, breathing, meditation, embodiment, somatic education, mindfulness, and the principles of the non-violent art of aikido. . Wednesdays - April 5th RSVP here.

28 Township Summer High School Intern Applications Due Applications are available here and due by March 28th. For more information, contact us here.

30 47th Annual Super Senior Day at North Shore Senior Center. A special event honoring older adults and their contributions to the community as volunteers. More information here.


1st Installment Tax Bills Are Due Expanded information available on the Assessor webpage here. To pay online, go to the Cook County Treasurer's office here.

*11 Township Board of Trustees Annual Town Meeting 7:30PM at newly renovated Kenilworth Assembly Hall, Agenda will be available the week prior to the meeting on the website calendar.

13 Domestic Violence Legal Help with a Virtual Cooking Demonstration 1-2PM Participants are invited to join a free virtual cooking demonstration with professional chef . Guests are encouraged to link in anonymously using an alias any time durin the hour to ask doemestic violence quesitons to Clinic attorneys discreetly in the chat. No registration required. Join via Ring Central here.

19 Virtual Free Legal Aid Clinic* 10AM - Noon Legal help with Domestic Violence, Immigration, and Tenant-side Housing matters by appointment. Provided by the North Suburban Legal Aid ClinicThird Wednesday of each month. Appointments strongly recommended here or by phone 847-737-4042.

19 Teen Poetry Slam 5:30-7 PM at Madame Zuzu's Teahouse in Highland Park! Bring an entourage, folks hungry to fill their minds with verbal art. And there will be tasty vegan pastries available for purchase. Purchase tickets here. If you would like to perform, please register  here. Performers can share original work or cover their favorite poem. There is a 5 minute limit per open mic participant. Professional audience members are also highly encouraged. Email Michelle at director@glencoeyouthservices.org with any questions.

23 Service Sunday- Wildly Creative: A Workshop of Animal Themed Service Projects 12-1 pm Join Glencoe Youth Services and Am Shalom for a special animal themed afternoon of service projects! Make a variety toys to benefit animals in shelters and rehab facilities! Limit 40 participants. Click here to register.

 Note: For NSLA Clinics, be advised that for immigration and housing matters, clients using the services should fall at 250% of the federal poverty income guidelines (there are no income limits for domestic violence).

Find work and internship opportunities with Agency Partners!


Cancer Wellness Center Clinical Associate

Clearbrook www.clearbrook.org/hiring

North Shore Senior Center https://www.nssc.org/career-opportunities

North Suburban Legal Aid https://nslegalaid.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/

Center for Enriched Living (CEL) Email below for descriptions and applications:

Executive Assistant   

DSP/Recreation Assistant

Activity / Recreation Instructor

Employment Specialist / Job Coach

Summer Camp Counselors


Family Service of Glencoe Clinical Intern

* Looking to post a position or internship at an agency partner site? Send your link for future issues here.


New Trier Township. Student applications are available here.

Volunteer Opportunities


When you choose to donate your time and talents as a North Shore Senior Center volunteer, you are taking part in a tradition that dates back to our founding in 1956.


As a volunteer, you can help create a welcoming place for seniors to gather, socialize, and participate in our Lifelong Learning programs and clubs. We can match your talents, experience, schedule, and interest to a volunteer role that brings you — and those you help — great satisfaction. We offer regular, flexible, and occasional one-time volunteer opportunities.


To learn more about the following volunteer opportunities on the website here or to apply for our volunteer program, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Julie Droste at 847.242.6257 or volunteer@nssc.org.


Volunteer Opportunities include Friendly Visitor Program, Photographer, Escorted Transportation Service, Fitness Assistant, and more!

For Teens...

Did You Know About Our

Monthly Legal Aid Clinics?

Passport Questions, Answered!

Q. How Soon Until I Receive my Passport?

A.The quickest way to check is to go online to "Get Your Application Status" here (state.gov) to see your status!


Residents of New Trier Township are welcomed and encouraged to contact your representatives about the things that matter to you!

Township Board of Trustees meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is April 11th and is our Annual Town Meeting and will be held at Kenilworth Assembly Hall, at 410 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth. All residents of the Township are warmly welcomed.

Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Supervisor


Jerome Hoynes, Clerk


Jan Churchwell, Assessor


Katherine Casale MacNally, Trustee


Stefan Mozer, Trustee


Elliott Robbins, Trustee


Danielle Ruben, Trustee


The mission of New Trier Township is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources to benefit the physical, mental, and social well-being of residents. Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves more than 60,000 residents in the villages of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Winnetka, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield east of Harms Road and Northfield Road.