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


Snow Angels – Snow Pants and Boots Drive

Between November 1st  to November 30th donate new or gently used children’s snow pants and boots for students in our community that are in need of warm winter wear so they can participate in recess when there is snow on the ground!

Drop Boxes are located at:

  • All District 59 schools
  • District 59 Administration building
  • Christus Victor Lutheran Church
  • Elk Grove Township
  • Parkway Banks (Elmhurst Rd. – Mt. Prospect, Meacham Rd. – Elk Grove Village and Algonquin Rd. – Rolling Meadows)
  • Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
  • Shinnyo-en Chicago Temple


Board Meeting Schedule:

2016 Board Meeting Schedule

2017 Board Meeting Schedule

Township Office Closed Dates for 2017:

Click Here for a list of dates.

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:

Elk Grove Township residents are invited to attend a free career seminar called Finding Work During the Holidays on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Elk Grove Township Employment Resource Center, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.

So many people think that the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is a waste of time looking for a job.  This presentation will deal with the myths of Holiday Job Search and show you why this may be the best time to search for a job opportunity and reach those key connections.   Our presenter is Bob Podgorski, “The Career Guy”

Reservations are appreciated.  Call to reserve your seating – 224-222-0935 or JobHelp@ElkGroveTownship.Com


Meeting Agenda

Previous Newsletters:

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.