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Back to School Blast Off

June 27th, 2017

Please help us prepare CCSD59 students to LAUNCH into the 2017-2018 school year!

Below is a list of much needed items:

  • #2 Pencils (Mechanical or Regular)
  • Trapper binders
  • Two packet folders (waterproof)
  • Accordion folders
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Pencil/Crayon Boxes
  • Markers/Pens
  • Glue Sticks
  • Composition notebooks (small black and white/hard cover)
  • Multi-Colored Highlighters
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • 1 Subject Notebooks

June 17– August 18, 2017

Drop Off/ Donation Sites:

Elk Grove Park District
Hattendorf Center
225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Park District Pavilion
1000 Wellington Ave
Elk Grove Village

Frisbie Senior Center
52 E Northwest Highway
Des Plaines

Parkway Bank
• 951 Meacham Rd. Elk Grove Village
• 1590 South Elmhurst Rd. Mount Prospect
• 1408 W, Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights

CCSD59 Administration Bldg.
2123 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights

Christus Victor Lutheran Church
1045 S Arlington Heights Rd.
Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Township
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights

Saint Julian Eymard Catholic Church
601 Biesterfield Road

Elk Grove Village

Shinnyo-en Chicago
120 E. Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village

OHI

106 Garlisch Drive

Elk Grove Village

Cook County Vehicle Stickers

June 12th, 2017

Cook County vehicle stickers arrived on June 7th and are now available for purchase.  Click the above link or go to the Clerk’s Corner page of this website for further details.

 

 

NOTICE Of Sewer Work Within Township

April 13th, 2017

Hoerr Construction will be lining select sewer pipes within Elk Grove Township.  In mid-April the sewer pipes in the select areas will be videotaped.  Any needed repairs will be made subsequent to the review of the videotapes and then the new sewer linings will be put in place.  Prior to beginning the work of lining the sewers a “door hanger” will be placed on the doors of residents in the affected neighborhoods.  Please click on this link to view a copy of the door hanger and its contents.

Elk Grove Township Hosts Job Fair on Valentine’s Day

February 2nd, 2017

A dozen local businesses will meet with candidates and set up interviews. A seminar on resume creation will also be provided for attendees.

Elk Grove Township is hosting a Job Fair with a dozen area companies looking to fill open positions on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. The fair will be held in the Elk Grove Township Town Hall room at 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights. Job seekers are advised to dress professionally and to bring a resume.

The event also will include an employment seminar from 10:30 a.m. until noon entitled, “Creating a Dynamic Resume” presented by Bob Podgorski of RPP Enterprises, who manages the Employment Support Center at Elk Grove Township. The center opened in 2016 and provides ongoing assistance with networking, job campaigns, interview skills and resume help for Elk Grove Township residents who need help finding work. The Employment Support Center is part of an initiative created by Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney, whose goal is to empower in-need residents by providing resources to help them become independent whenever it is possible.

“Elk Grove Township’s mission is to ‘empower people through community’. One of the ways in which we seek to achieve this goal is by providing opportunities for our residents to find better, suitable, and sustaining employment,” Sweeney said.

In addition to the Employment Support Center, local job listings are also posted on the Community Resource Board in the front foyer at Elk Grove Township during normal business hours.

Companies that will be present at the Job Fair include: Cabela’s, Express Employment Professionals, Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, Inc., Staffmark, Manpower, UPS, Comfort Keepers, New York Life, Avis Budget, Grand Prairie Transit, Thrivent Financial and Gere Marie. Representatives from each of the businesses plan to speak to potential candidates and set up job interviews.

The Job Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. and the seminar will run from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Individuals can register for free at www.Eventbrite.com by searching: Elk Grove Township. Elk Grove Township job seekers can also contact the Employment Support Center at 224-222-0935.

Elk Grove Township Invites Community to Help Fulfillits Mission

January 18th, 2017

There are many opportunities for businesses and organizations to help in-need Township residents.

“Empowering People Through Community” is the core philosophy at Elk Grove Township. In light of the meaning behind this message, Township officials are encouraging members of the community to get involved.

There are a number of opportunities for businesses and organizations to give back to the Elk Grove Township community.

Sponsor a Food Drive

DriveBusiness owners and other community leaders can sponsor a food drive to help local residents in their time of need. Many times throughout the year, specific items become scarce in the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry. Business owners can identify those items and choose a two-week time frame to collect items from employees and customers. They are then asked to schedule a time to drop off the donations at the Township, by calling 224-222-0944.

Post Job Openings

Employers can reach local job seekers by providing an 8.5 x 11 flyer with job opening(s), which includes all of the details about the position. This information will be shared for as long as is needed on the Community Resource Board, and with theEmployment Support Center. This service is free and available to employers throughout the Chicagoland area. Email to lmenich@elkgrovetownship.com.

Donate Services/Gift Cards to Those In-Need

Individuals who seek help from General Assistance are many times going through a unique and difficult period in their lives. Donating services such as haircuts, oil-changes and tax preparation are helpful to these people, in addition to gift cards for groceries and other supplies such as toiletries.
Monetary donations can also be accepted for families who may not qualify for certain programs offered by the Township.

Back to School Blast Off!

It may seem a little early to be thinking about school supplies, but there’s a lot that goes into preparing students for a successful school year!

Back to school brings with it the excitement of the new school year, but also a financial strain for parents trying to provide all the necessary items for their student to thrive.   Working in collaboration with School District 59 administration, we have identified families in the district that are struggling financially.    Elk Grove Township wants to assist those families in getting their students off to a great start— But, WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

This summer, look for “Back to School Blast Off” boxes around the community, purchase new school supplies and drop them off.  Together, we can make sure every student has what they need as we LAUNCH into a new school year!

Participate in Holiday/Seasonal Programs

During the holiday period, Elk Grove Township supports programs aimed at helping in-need individuals and families during a stressful time of the year. Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in one of the following programs:

Thanksgiving Baskets: all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal are donated and placed in baskets that are given to those who are determined to have need by the General Assistance department. The baskets are distributed prior toThanksgiving Day.

Operation Christmas: In-need families are identified by the Township General Assistance office caseworkers.  Residents and businesses, which are also known as Santa’s Helpers, donate gift certificates to parents who can then purchase holiday gifts of their choosing for their children.

Snow Angels: Elk Grove Township started this program in 2015, in partnership with CCSD59 and several area churches and businesses. It was created to garner donations of snow pants and snow boots so that in-need children at CCSD 59cankeep warm, and participate in recess.

Businesses and organizations also can be featured in the Elk Grove Township newsletter, which reaches 40,000 homes and 5,000 businesses. For more information on how to get involved, please call 847-437-0300.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWNSHIP MEETING

January 17th, 2017

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWNSHIP MEETING OF ELK GROVE TOWNSHIP
TO TAKE PLACE AT ELK GROVE VILLAGE HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 WELLINGTON AVENUE, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL
JANUARY 30, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.
ELK GROVE TOWNSHIP SPECIAL TOWNSHIP MEETING
REGARDING THE SALE OF TOWNSHIP PROPERTIES LOCATED AT
711 CHELMSFORD, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL &
2400 SOUTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ROAD, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Overview and Purpose of the Special Township Meeting
3. Presentation by Supervisor Michael Sweeney
4. Presentation by SCGroup
5. Elk Grove Village Comments
6. Village of Arlington Heights Comments
7. Public Comment
8. Further Discussion/Adoption of Elk Grove Township Resolution # 2017–01
9. Next Step(s)
10. Adjourn

Elk Grove Township Youth and Family Services Department Supports the Community

January 15th, 2017

Elk Grove Township’ s Youth and Family Services (EGTYFS) Department works every day to lift Township parents and children up, to lead healthier and happier lives.

Counseling ervices are offered on a sliding fee scale to offer affordable support for improving the family structure, boundaries, communication and positive self-esteem, according to Clinical Director, Dean Reschke, M.S. LMFT.

“Many children today experience broken or conflictual families, bullying and isolation at school and are left ‘ living in their heads’ and suffering alone in silence,” Reschke said.

Individual, couple and family counseling services are available, as well as Life Skills Groups which are offered to nearly 2,500 children annually.

The goal of these groups is to build self-esteem through positive skills development. Bullying Prevention Programs help children understand bullying roles, and to form strategies if they are being bullied.

“Nearly all children who participate in this program report being teased, put down, or aggressed against due to at least one of the following: their name, religion, gender, race, economic class or disability,” Reschke said.

Social Skills Training Groups, including Girls Empowerment Groups, help tweens and teens understand they are not alone, that they do not need to give in to peer pressure and that they can take charge of their lives. Quotes from participants include, “I’ ve learned that I’ m okay just the way I am,”and “This group has made me stronger, as a girl.

”Reschke says at the end of the day, all of the programs offered through Elk Grove Township are meant to help people leader happier and more productive lives. “We are truly committed to this purpose,” he said.

Elk Grove Township Seeks Donations of New and Gently Used Snow Boots and Pants

November 10th, 2016

Drop boxes are at several locations now through November 30. Elk Grove Township and School District 59 are partnering once again for this second year giving program.

Community Consolidated School District 59 and Elk Grove Township are continuing their partnership for the Snow Angels campaign. Now through November 30, the program encourages area residents to donate gently used or new snow pants and boots for girls and boys, whose families are unable to purchase these items due to financial hardship.

“When we learned that children attending our D59 schools were unable to participate in recess without these items, we decided we needed to do something about it,” said Mike Sweeney, Elk Grove Township supervisor. “We partnered with the school district and reached out to our business and faith-based communities, and were able to create a very successful first-year program.”

In 2015, more than 600 snow boots and pants were donated at drop box locations throughout Elk Grove Township. Sweeney is hoping that donations will continue to grow, so that all children can keep warm and enjoy recess during the winter months.

Penske Truck Rental and Parkway Bank both partnered with the Township and school district to help make the program possible, along with area churches including Prince of Peace UMC, Shinnyo-en Chicago and Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

Community members are asked to drop off donations in the drop box at any of the following locations, now through November 30:

  • Elk Grove Township: 2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights
  • All District 59 Schools and D59 Admin Building: 2123 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights
  • Parkway Banks: 1408 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, 1590 S. Elmhurst Rd., Mt. Prospect, 951 Meacham Rd., Elk Grove Village.
  • Prince of Peace United Methodist Church: 1400 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village
  • Shinnyo-en Chicago Temple: 120 E. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village
  • Christus Victor Lutheran Church: 1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village

For more information, please call Elk Grove Township at 847-437-0300.

Elk Grove Township Hosts Special Meeting November 21

November 3rd, 2016

The Township is seeking elector approval to sell property at 401 W. Golf Road in Mount Prospect.

Elk Grove Township will be holding a special meeting at the Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is for the Township Board to seek approval for the sale of property located at 401 W. Golf Road in Mount Prospect.

Notice of this type is required of any government body that proposes the sale of land.

Please see the meeting agenda below:

AGENDA

  • Call to Order
  • Overview and Purpose of Special Township Meeting
  • Presentation by Supervisor Michael Sweeney
  • Presentation by SCGroup
  • Presentation by Village of Mt. Prospect representative
  • Public Comment
  • Further Discussion/Adoption of Elk Grove Township Resolution #2016-07
  • Next Step(s)
  • Adjourn

For more information, please contact Elk Grove Township at 847-437-0300.

Elk Grove Township Empowers Residents to Help Themselves

October 3rd, 2016

Partnerships such as the Employment Support Center reinforce a philosophy around giving those who are struggling, the tools to stand on their own.

In early 2016, Elk Grove Township revised their logo and its accompanying tagline, which now reads, “Empowering People Through Community”. Since that time, several public and private partnerships have been established to reinforce this philosophy. The overarching goals are not only to provide a wider array of services and support to Township residents, but also to ensure the government body is running as lean as possible.

The Employment Support Center, which was established in the spring of 2016, is an example of how the Township is taking steps to empower its residents. The center is run by RPP Enterprises, which provides assistance with resumes, interviewing, networking and job searches.

When an individual applies to receive General Assistance at the Township, they are required to schedule an appointment with the Employment Support Center if they are unemployed.

“We are committed to giving our residents the tools they need to stand on their own,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor, Mike Sweeney. “The message here is that we will provide help, but if residents can change their circumstances, the expectation is that they take steps to do that.”

Elk Grove Township has held itself to the same standard of improvement in regards to the use of tax dollars. Since 2013, the tax levies have been frozen for both the Town Fund and General Assistance Funds.

Sweeney credits strong fiscal management and strategic partnerships with businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations for many resident-focused programs that have been established over the last few years.

Programs such as the Back to School Blast Off which provides school supplies for in-need District 59 students, as well as the Snow Angels program that garners donations of snow pants, snow boots and coats for these students. Both have resulted from partnerships within the community with a minimal investment from the Township.

For 2016, Sweeney said the goal is to reduce the General Assistance fund by 13-percent, and the Town Fun by 5-percent.

“We are always looking for ways to reduce the tax levy, while continuing to invest in our clients, and helping them to help themselves,” he said.