Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

8:00AM-4:00PM

Assessor's Office

7:30AM-3:30PM

Road District

7:00AM-3:30PM

Monday - Friday

Annual Meeting Information

The Annual Meeting will be held in the Theater of the Huntley Park District Rec Center, 12015 Mill Street Huntley, IL. 60142 

When: Tuesday April 11th at 7:00PM


Monthly Meeting Information

Agendas & Board Packets will be posted when they become available.
  • April 17, 2017 Agenda
  • April 17, 2017 Board Packet


Upcoming Events

Apr 4
 
Apr 11
 
Apr 11
Annual Township Meeting
Huntley Park District
7:00 PM
 
Apr 14
 
Apr 17
 
More Events

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 - 53,137 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles


Upcoming Township Events


Senior Bingo

Please join us, on Tuesday April 11th, 2017, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care will provide an informative guest speaker and 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.


Rules of the Road Refresher Course & Mobile Secretary of State Unit

Please join the Illinois Secretary of State, and Grafton Township for this Super Senior Event. 

To register for the refresher course please call Grafton Township at 847-669-3328

WHEN: Monday April 17, 2017

WHERE: Huntley American Legion 11712 W. Coral St.

TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 
The Rules of the Road Review Course begins at 10:00 AM. This class is designed to give drivers, especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities, the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Open to all who wish to attend. Please call Grafton Township to register. Walk ins are welcome to attend!

Super Seniors is a convenient and voluntary program for driver's license renewal, which includes Rules of the Road classroom instruction, and a vision screening exam.  The Rules of the Road Course also includes a review of safe driving techniques and Illinois driving laws. This course is free to all who wish to attend. Walk ins are welcome to attend!

A Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Unit will be available from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for participants to renew their driver's licenses, register your vehicle, renew license plates, and a variety of other services. An identification card can be obtained for $20.00; however, if you are 65 and older you may obtain a free, non-expiring State of Illinois photo ID card. No Driver's Road Testing will be done at  this eventDrivers age 75 and older are required to take a driving test to renew their driver's licenses; therefore must visit a Driver Services Facility. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this program.

Here are some possible forms that you might need to complete in order to receive your ID.

Driver's License or State I.D. click HERE

Application for Illinois Disabled Person I.D. Card click HERE

Change of address form click HERE

Homeless Status Certification click HERE 


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 April 19th & Thursday April 20th 

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


Need help with your taxes? 

McHenry County College VITA Tax Clinic - Locations include Woodstock, Harvard, and the McHenry County College. For more information contact Ann Esarco at 847-260-VITA, or vita@mchenry.edu, or click HERE for the VITA information flyer.


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. 

  • April 8 - Harvard City Hall 201 W. Diggins St. Click HERE for more information.
  • May 13 - Lake in the Hills 19 Hilltop Drive 
  • June 10 - Richmond Village Hall 5600 Hunter Drive
  • July 8 - Marengo 132 East Prairie Street
  • August 12 - Crystal Lake McHenry County College 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14

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.


Transportation

McHenry County Department of Transportation, Grafton Township, and the Village of Huntley are pleased to offer the MCRide(Dial-A-Ride) program to all township and Huntley residents 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

The MCRide(Dial-A-Ride) transportation program has a distance-based fare structure. 

General Public base fares are $2.00 each way within 5 miles, and $0.25 for each additional mile traveled. Seniors 60 and over,and people with disabilities, the Base Fare is $1.00 for the first 5 miles, and each additional mile will cost $0.25.The round trip fare cost would be $5.00. 

A rate increase will begin April 1, 2017. General Public rides will increase to $2.50 for the first 5 miles, each way. Fares for seniors(60+), and Individuals with a disability, will increase to $1.25 for the first 5 miles, each way. 

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

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.