Waukegan Township News
May 2023
We are thrilled to announce an unprecedented inter-governmental agreement with Shields Township! This agreement effectively removes our southern border of 18th Street in North Chicago, allowing all Shields Township residents to now be eligible to apply for Waukegan Township Emergency Assistance. 
These services will be extended to residents throughout the entire city of North Chicago, as well as Knollwood, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. With the expansion of our borders, we will introduce a satellite office in the heart of North Chicago within the next 30 days.

Upcoming Event:
Men's Round Table Discussion - Part 2
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Men's Round Table Discussion - Part 2. The theme for this session will be Male Mentoring, Our Community's Need for Individual Support. These discussions are part of the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism's Men's Round Table Series and will be streamed LIVE via YouTube from The Community Works, 141 S. Genesee Street, Suite A, Waukegan, IL 60085. As we celebrate Father's Day, this round table event promises to deliver a power-packed lineup of guests speakers and panelists to encourage and enlighten the community.

For more information, please call Ms. Robbie Randle at 847-244-4900 or via email at rrandle@waukegantownship.com.

Waukegan Township Facilities Undergo a Facelift:
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Illinois Senator Adriane Johnson for the Capital Improvement grant that was provided to the Patricia A. Jones Center, Eddie Washington Center and the Staben House. Also, Legat Architects, Inc. & Manusos General Contracting, Inc. for the wonderful work that was done on each of these facilities.
Patricia A. Jones Center
In February 2022, we underwent major renovations! Out with old and in with the new flooring, ceiling tiles, window treatments and HVAC units. Now the beauty of our facility matches our upgrades programs and services, here at the Patricia A. Jones Center.

Staben House
To better serve our residents and visitors to the Staben House, we are proud to announce that our renovation projects are near completion. We are excited to present a new roof, upgraded bathrooms and electrical, and a new driveway which complements the 93-year-old structures facelift. A new playground, which multiple donors contributed to, was installed during the fall. This donation will delight Staben House children for years to come. 

Eddie Washington Center
The Eddie Washington Center is also nearing completion on it renovations also. These renovations include new restrooms for the residents, new flooring, ceiling tiles and a new driveway. We’re excited about the renovations to the facility and have provided photos so that you’re able to view our updates: Before and after.

Waukegan Township Expands Resources:
Here at Waukegan Township, we pride ourselves on striving to meet the needs of each of our community members. To be successful, it must be understood that it takes a village…. and we truly appreciate those that are part of ours.

With that, we are extremely excited to announce a new member to the Township family! Effective Monday, April 17th, Waukegan Township’s Supervisor’s Office was made home to the satellite office of United States Congressman Brad Schneider and his staff. Congressman Schneider will join State Senator Adriane Johnson, Mano-A-Mano Family Resource Center and Coalition Legal (expungement and sealing), in occupying a satellite office within the Supervisor’s Office.  

In addition to the satellite offices, we continue to offer General and Emergency assistance; rental and utility assistance; as well as Passport services - all located within the Waukegan Township Supervisor’s Office, 149 S. Genesee Street. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Services for those 55+:
Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 1:00pm
Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social. Choose from a variety of ice cream and toppings to please your summer ice cream appetites. Come and see the moves and grooves of Michael Jackson, Jackie Wilson and James Brown all in one hit performer. Jaw dropping backbends, splits, and spins live! Caricatures will be available until the end of the event. Sign-up for this complimentary event. Contact the PAJC at 847-244-9242.
Home Sweet Home:
Waukegan Township’s Home Sweet Home Lawn  Program will begin on Monday, May 15th. This program provides lawn maintenance service free of charge to Waukegan Township homeowners: ages 55 or better. Please call our hotline at 847-599-2932 to register and receive this complimentary service.

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Complimentary Weekend Transportation:
The Patricia A. Jones Center was awarded grant dollars (for 2022-2023) from the IL Department of Aging. This funding allows us to provide WEEKEND transportation to those age 55+. To receive this service, you must reside within Waukegan Township boundaries and travel for social gatherings, via Uber or Lyft. For those interested in this program, please call the Patricia A. Jones Center hotline at
847-599-2936 for registration details.
1. A form will be mailed to you, with a user guide to assist in using the ridesharing service.

2. Please provide a copy of a current valid ID when registering. If you are a member of the WKGN Township Transit Card Program, no ID is required.

3. Once registered, users will call the Transportation Coordinator by Thursday prior to requesting weekend service. Users may request rides to and from any location within a 10-mile radius of their home address.

4. The Patricia A. Jones Center will arrange weekend services using Lyft or Uber for Business.

5. The rideshare service will contact you to confirm transportation locations and times for each individual.

6. The Patricia A. Jones Center will call each the following week between Monday and Wednesday to ensure that transportation provided was precise and on time.
Overnight Trips:
October 26, 2023 - November 3, 2023
The deposit for this trip is $698 per person due upon reservations. 
Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
Final payment due by August 27, 2023.
Deposits are refundable up until April 27, 2023.
Travel Insurance is also available for $449 per person.
Extend your vacation: Optional 4 Days, 3 Night Paris Tour Extension $1,249.00

Thousand Island, NY Trip:
May 20, 2024 to May 25, 2024
Package Price $1,306.00 I pp dbl.
Singles Add $423 extra
Trip Cancellation Protection is available for only $79.00
*$100 Deposit Due with Reservation*
Final Payment is due By March 22, 2023

Save The Dates:
Bring your lawn chair and groove at the Waukegan Township – PAJC Music Festival! This festival features 5 musical performances including gospel, the top 40s, jazz & blues, and Latin music! Take time to enjoy this summer day by clapping, dancing, and moving to the beat. This event will take place at Corrine J. Rose Park!  The music festival will also feature food trucks, vendors, popcorn, ice cream, and 5 raffle opportunities. You do not want to miss out!
18th Annual Golf Outing - SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 11, 2023
Open Registration and Sponsorship Available!

Join us for one of the most festive experiences featuring lively music and vibrant cultural performance from Hawai’i and greater Polynesia. Aloha Chicago will be bringing the Hawaiian Lua to feature a Polynesian Review demonstrating dances and taking us to four different islands. Come ready to learn the dances, feast on pig roast, and pick up on the Hawaiian Island vibe!
Walk For Seniors Rock 'n Stroll - Vol. 2
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2023 | TO REGISTER OR SPONSOR
Last year we introduced a new award for the most registered participants from one group or organization. Waukegan Baptist Bible Church, took home the trophy. If you are a member of a church, group or organization and want to compete for this award, contact the PAJ Center at 847-244-9242.

Artis Yancey HBCU Tour:
For nearly 10 years, Waukegan Township has hosted the Artis Yancey HBCU Tour, introducing high school students to the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

From March 25-April 2, 2023, our group of 34 students and 6 chaperones set out from the Patricia A. Jones Center in Waukegan, traveling over 2,100 miles to visit some of the top HBCUs in the country: Wilberforce University, Norfolk State, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T and Howard University, to name a few.  

In addition to the colleges and universities, students were also inspired by the exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture as well as the Washington Monument and other historical sites throughout our nation's capital.
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Salute To Moms:
On Sunday, May 14th, we will celebrate Mother’s Day honoring the special nurturers and caregivers in our lives for their contributions to our families, communities, and society.