Monthly Meeting Agenda

Upcoming Agenda & Board Packets will be posted when they become available.
  • May 18, 2015  Reg Meeting Agenda
  • May 18, 2015 Board Packet 

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
May 12
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
May 18
May 26
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jun 9
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jun 15
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. By 1860 the township population was recorded as 1073 residents.

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

Senior Activities

Computer, Tablet, & Smart Phone Classes

When: Every Monday- by appointment only

Grafton Township is pleased to offer free one on one classes to help you learn how to use your computer, tablet, or new smart phone. Each class will be 1 hour and go over a number of different topics. We will start at your level and work with you to become comfortable with your device. Bring your laptop, tablet, smart phone, or use our township computer. 

Please call the Grafton Township office to set up your class- 847-669-3328

Township News & Local Events

Grafton Township Electronics Recycling

Grafton Township Road District is now offering electronics recycling. The drop off bin (PODS) is located in front of the Road District garage at 10109 Vine Street. Drop off times will be, 7:00am- 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Excludes holidays and weekends. If you have any questions regarding the electronics recycling program, please feel free to call 847-669-5070.

Or click HERE for more information.

Green & Clean Huntley Day- Recycling, Spring Cleaning & Document Shredding Event

When: April 25th, 2015

Where: Click the link below for specific locations based on what your recycling.

Time: 9AM to 1PM

Green & Clean Huntley Day Information

This event is open to Huntley residents only. IDs will be checked at drop off locations.

A wide variety of items will be collected and recycled during this event. Electronics, batteries, paper shredding, polystyrene foam #6, and spring cleaning items.  Fun for the kids at Culver's Arbor Day Coloring Contest. Take a tour of the West Wastewater Treatment Plant on West Main Street. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. The last tour starts at Noon. Please click the link above for specific information for each event.           Just added- Medication drop off at the Huntley Municipal Complex.

McHenry County Announces Document Shredding and Recycling Extravaganza

Where: McHenry County Administration Building (North parking lot) 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, Illinois 60098

When: Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Hours: 8AM to 1PM

Do you have an old tube TV, electronics, paint, fluorescent bulbs, clothing, or any other recyclables that you need to get rid of? This event will help you clear up your home with a wide variety of recycling options. Do you have private documents that need to be shredded? Bring them to this event for onsite shredding. Please click on the link below, or call Kristy Hecke - Solid Waste Manager McHenry County Department of Health, at 815-334-4585.

McHenry County Recycling Extravaganza 


McRide Transportation Program- Open to all Grafton Township residents, and all residents of Huntley.

Grafton Township and the Village of Huntley are pleased to offer all residents of Grafton and Huntley access to the McRide program. Residents can take advantage of travel all around McHenry County. These areas include; Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Marengo, Harvard, and many other areas that are included in the McRide guide. Hours of operation are, Monday - Friday from 6am to 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. For registration please call 800- 451- 4599, or click the link below to view the travel guide.

McRide Travel Guide and Information

Township Property

Haligus Road Property For Sale

Description: Land

MLS #: 08672293