A Message from Supervisor Michael Sweeney

Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney, Supervisor

Welcome to Elk Grove Township! It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Elk Grove Township Supervisor. As a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Township I remember going to bike safety as a student at St. Zachary School in Des Plaines. At the time I didn’t know what Township Government was, but I knew about Bike Safety Town. Over the years I learned that Bike Safety is a great program, but Elk Grove Township is so much more. Township government is the oldest form of government in Illinois and continues to be an integral part of our community.

Today Elk Grove Township provides residential property tax advocacy and essential human services. As a Township we provide direct and indirect human services. Direct services include Senior Citizen Bus transportation, Youth Services and a food pantry. In addition to our direct services, Elk Grove Township provides grants to organizations that provide human services to our residents. The Kenneth Young Center, The Northwest Community Hospital Mobile Dental Clinic and Wings, among others, are organizations that receive Township grants. Contracting with outside organizations to serve our residents creates efficiency and allows us to stretch every tax dollar we receive and avoid duplication of service. We take pride in providing the best service possible as efficiently as possible.

I’m proud to say that Elk Grove Township is working very well. The Township has no debt, is 100% funded in its pension obligations and has a healthy reserve.

Please explore our website and learn more about what we do. We are an open book. On our site you can find our minutes, levies, budgets and other financial information. If you do not see the information you need please give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help. Don’t forget to sign up for our email updates. Your email will be confidential and you will only receive Township information.

I look forward to continuing to serve you.


Michael H. Sweeney


2016 Board Meeting Schedule


Volunteer Opportunities:

The Township has volunteer opportunities that fluctuate throughout the year.  We are very appreciative when residents volunteer their time to provide assistance with various Township programs.  If you are interested in volunteering we request that you complete and return the Volunteer Application so we can learn more about your interests and availability.  Please contact Lisa Menich, Director of General Assistance and Community Outreach, at 224/222-0944 with any questions.

Current News & Notes:

Come for the Job Fair and stay for the Employment Seminar.  Elk Grove Township will be hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. in the Town Hall.  Select companies will be interviewing on the spot and/or setting up interviews.  At 10:30 a.m. a Career Seminar entitled “Prioritizing Your Job Search” with Bob Podgorski, Director of the Elk Grove Township Employment Support Center will take place until 12:00 p.m.  Click here for a list of participating companies and current open positions.


Meeting Agendas

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See the map below for directions to the Skokie Courthouse – Cook County Assessor’s Office.


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Elk Grove Township is a Passport Acceptance Facility!

Please call for an appointment and for a list of documents that are needed! 





Elk Grove Township Mission Statement

It is the mission of the government of Elk Grove Township to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Township government as prescribed by Illinois law, to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Township citizens of all ages, to maintain the highways and property of the Township professionally and economically and to carry out this mission in a timely and efficient manner with the highest degree of service to the taxpayers, thereby continuing the tradition of Elk Grove Township.