Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Assessor's Office

7:30AM - 3:30PM

Road District

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday

Monthly Meeting Information

Agendas & Board Packets will be posted when they become available.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 4
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Grafton Township History

When Grafton Township was founded in 1850, the area population was recorded at 440. By 1870, the township population had grown to 1,359. Thomas Stillwell Huntley (1807-1894) was the first elected Supervisor of Grafton Township; that is the only elected office he ever held. He was much loved and respected by the area residents; that his obituary stated that “his kindness and generosity will always be remembered so long as the history of the town remains”. The area was first settled as a farm community. Good land and hard work made for a surplus of farm products and local farmers were able to produce enough milk to supply local creameries and to send milk to other milk plants in Chicago. Grafton contains a large proportion of low, wet land about the central parts, hence is better adapted to stock than grain, and like the neighboring townships of Coral and Algonquin, the leading industry among the farmers is the dairy business. This township is one of the southern tier, being joined on the south by Kane County, on the east by Algonquin, on north by Dorr, and the west by Coral. It is township 43, range 7. 

Quick Facts

  • Located in McHenry County Illinois.
  • Serving Huntley IL, Algonquin IL, Lakewood IL, Crystal Lake IL, and Lake in the Hills IL
  • Population - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Salvation Army Backpack & School Supplies for People in Need

The Salvation Army is having their Annual School Supply Drive. Donations will be accepted here at Grafton Township. New unused school supplies can be dropped off in the bin at the Grafton Township Supervisor's Office until July 26th. The types of supplies that are needed are: back packs, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, paper, rulers, folders, pencil sharpeners, compass, erasers, graph paper, pencil box, dry erase markers, and highlighter markers. 

If your child is in need of a back pack and school supplies 

click HERE for English, and HERE for Spanish. 

The pickup will be at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. 

Return your application and receive your supplies at the same meeting.

Upcoming Township Events

Senior Bingo

Please join us on Tuesday August 8th, 2017, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. Our Sponsor's Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care will be hosting the Huntley Lion's Club Vision Screening Bus for Diabetic Retinopathy and Cindy Grung from 3 Oaks Assisted Living will be giving an informational session on cooking. Our Sponsor's will also provide complimentary lunch to all who attend. The program begins at 11:00 A.M. and ends at 2:30 P.M. Grafton Senior Bingo is held at the Huntley American Legion, 11712 W. Coral Street Huntley, Illinois. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Open to all seniors who would like to attend.

The Lions Club Vision Screening Bus for Diabetic Retinopathy 

When: August 8th, 2017

Where: Huntley American Legion, rear parking lot

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join Ultra Care Home Health, Compassionate Care, Three Oaks Assisted Living, and the Huntley Lions Club on August 8th for a very special event. The Lions Club Vision Screening Bus will be here to give free eye screenings for diabetic retinopathy to anyone who would like to be tested. The bus will be in the back lot of the Huntley American Legion from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. Testing is done on a first come first served basis. Cindy Grung from Three Oaks Assisted Living will be putting on a cooking presentation. The Senior Bingo program will begin at 11:00 am. Bingo will start at 12:30. Complimentary lunch will be provided by Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care, and will be served to all who attend.

A.A.R.P. Smart Driver Class

Grafton Township & A.A.R.P. are sponsoring this comprehensive drivers course. The class is designed for drivers 50 and above. Must attend both days to earn your certificate. Classes are held at the American Community Bank. Please click HERE for more information. Pre-registration is required for this event. Space is limited. 

Date: Wednesday August 16th & Thursday August 17th 

Time9:00AM to 1:00PM 

Please feel free to call 847-669-3328 for more information. 

Snacks will be provided by Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care

Local Services

Upcoming Environmental Defenders Recycling Drives

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled the following Recycling Events. 

All Recycling Events run from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. 
Space is Limited. Recycling Events could close early. 

Upcoming Tentative recycling Dates, Please check back for any changes:
  • August 12 - Crystal Lake McHenry County College 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14
  • September 9 - McHenry Location to be determined

All Recycling Events are open to the general public.

For information about recycling, and possible fees, please click HERE, or call 

the Environmental Defenders 815-338-0393.

To view the McHenry County Green Guide and recycling information, click HERE.


McHenry County Department of Transportation, Grafton Township, and the Village of Huntley are pleased to offer the MCRide(Dial-A-Ride) program to all Huntley residents, Grafton Township Seniors, and People with Disabilities for their transportation needs. MCRide(Dial- A- Ride) is a curb to curb, demand-response public transit service available to McHenry County residents traveling within and between partner communities. Rider's call the Pace Call Center, 800-451-4599, to schedule a trip one day before they need a ride, or up to seven days in advance for seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

Monday- Friday   6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday              9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday                 No Service

How much is a Ride?

MCRide has a distance-based fare structure and all fares must be paid, in cash, upon boarding the bus. Drivers will not have change.

General Public -  $2.50 first 5 miles, 6 or more miles will be an additional $0.25 each.

Seniors(60 Plus) - $1.25 first 5 miles, 6 or more miles will be an additional $.025 each.

Individuals with a Disability - $1.25 first 5 miles, Each mile after 5 will be $0.25

 Please look at the sample General Public fare below for a 7 mile ride.

 $2.50 for the first 5 miles, plus $0.25 each for the 6th & 7th mile, equals $3.00 one way fare, or $6.00 round trip fare.

To register, and schedule your ride, please call 800-451-4599.

If you have questions about eligibility call 815-334-4981

Please click the links below for more information:

MCRide Official County Website

How to ride Brochure

Official Rider's Guide

MCRide partner communities: City of Crystal Lake, City of Harvard, City of  Marengo, City of McHenry, City of Woodstock, Village of Huntley, Village of Johnsburg, Village of Lakewood,Village of  Ringwood, Dorr Township, Grafton Township, Greenwood Township, Marengo Township, McHenry Township, Nunda Township, and Riley Township.