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Elk Grove Township, CCSD59 Seeking Donations for ‘Snow Angels’ Campaign

October 1st, 2017

Throughout the month of November, Elk Grove Township and Community Consolidated
School District 59 (CCSD59) are partnering for the third annual Snow Angels campaign.
The program collects donated snow boots and pants, which benefit in-need children
attending CCSD59 schools.

Community members are asked to donate new and/or gently used snow pants and
boots for girls and boys. These donations give under-resourced children the ability to go
outside for recess when snow is on the ground, because snow pants and boots are
required by the school district for a child to be able to participate.
“We are grateful for the partnerships we have established with CCSD59 over the last
couple of years, as well as with all of our community drop-off location partners,” said Elk
Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney. “Each of these partners have helped us to
ensure these children have the winter gear they need.”

Drop off boxes will be at the following locations during the month of November:

• Elk Grove Township: 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights
• Admin Building: 2123 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, and all CCSD59
schools
• Parkway Bank & Trust Company: 1408 W. Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights and
951 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village
• Prince of Peace United Methodist Church: 1400 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove
Village
• Shinnyo-En Chicago Temple: 120 E. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village
• Christus Victor Lutheran Church: 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village
• Frisbie Senior Center: 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines
Donations for the Snow Angels program will be accepted until Thursday, November 30,
2017. For more information, contact Elk Grove Township at 847-437-0300.

Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows square off in food drive

September 27th, 2017

Students from Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools are now participating in Elk Grove Township’s 2nd annual Cereal Bowl Competition. The young people, along with local community members, will be collecting boxed cereal donations over the next two weeks to benefit in-need families who utilize the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.

Residents living in portions of Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Rolling
Meadows utilize the Food Pantry; approximately 155 Elk Grove Township families are served every month.

The competition will culminate on Friday, October 6, 2017 during the 7:30 p.m. football game between the
two high schools at Elk Grove High School. The school with the highest number of boxed cereal donations
will be named the competition winner and receive a travelling trophy.

“It is so important to ensure that our young people are aware of real need in our local communities, and to
give them an opportunity to do something to help,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney.
“Increased awareness about hunger is one of the many positive results stemming from this healthy
competition.”

In 2016, both high schools participated in the inaugural event, and Rolling Meadows High School won. In all,

1,290 boxes of cereal were collected between the two high schools, which were then donated to the Elk
Grove Township Food Pantry. Cereal donations garnered through the 2016 competition kept the shelves at
the Food Pantry stocked with cereal for nine months.

Officials at Elk Grove Township also invite community members of Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows to show
their support by bringing boxed cereal to the game to donate.

The Elk Grove Township Food Pantry truck will be stationed in the football field’s parking lot, and donations
will be tallied based on which school individuals report they are supporting.

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

About Elk Grove Township
The mission of Elk Grove Township is to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Township government as prescribed by Illinois law. The ways in which these goals are accomplished is by providing assistance to promote the health, safety and welfare of all Township residents, and to maintain the highways and property of the Township both professionally and economically. Additionally, this mission is to be carried out in a timely and efficient manner with the highest degree of service to the taxpayers, thereby continuing the tradition of service provided by Elk Grove Township.

The boundaries of Elk Grove Township are Central Road on the North; Mount Prospect Road on the
East; Devon Avenue on the South; and Rohlwing Road; (generally Route 53) on the West. About 66%
of Elk Grove Village is in our Township; 55% of Mount Prospect; 20% of Des Plaines; 15% of Arlington
Heights and 10% of Rolling Meadows. About one-fourth of the geographic area of the Township is
unincorporated, a large portion of which is Forest Preserve. For more information, visit elkgrovetownship.com.

Elk Grove Township Hosts Job Fair at Sheraton Chicago/Elk Grove Village

August 17th, 2017

Elk Grove Township is hosting a Job Fair to include 43 employers from the Chicagoland area. The fair will be held at the Sheraton Chicago/Elk Grove Village, 121 NW Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

There are more than 1,000 jobs that participating employers are looking to fill. Job seekers are advised to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. The event also will include a workshop titled, “How to Work a Job Fair” from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Additional resources will include free profile pictures for online job sites such as LinkedIn, “Ask an Expert” professional employment advice, and information about services and training from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

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

Companies that will be present at the Job Fair include: ACTS-Aviation Security, Inc., Aerotek, Apex3
Security, Black Diamond, Cabela’s, Clearbrook, Colors for Plastics, Comfort Keepers, Double Tree Wood
Dale, Express Employment Professionals, First Student, Gate Gourmet, Glass America, Gerber National
Claim Services, Grand Prairie Transit, Home Instead Senior Care, Illinois Truck Centre, Inc., Kepner
Products Company, Lutheran Life Communities, LSG Sky Chefs, Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, Inc.,
Manpower, MC Machinery Systems, Medieval Times, New York Life Insurance, Nation Pizza, NWSRA
(Northwest Special Recreation Association), PACE, Pearson, RCC (Royal Call Centers), Reliance-One,
Scanwell Logistics, Staffmark, Superior Group, Sure Staff, Transamerica, Ceannate, Fresenius Kabi USA,
Gate Group, John B. Sanfilippo and Sons, Little City/Countryside, Primerica and UPS.

Representatives from each of the businesses will be on hand to speak to potential candidates and conduct interviews. Job seekers can attend for free by registering at www.Eventbrite.com and searching: Elk Grove Township Job Fair. For more information, please call 847-437-0300.

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.