Department Hours

Supervisor's Office


Assessor's Office


Road District


Monday - Friday

Monthly Meeting Agenda

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

Upcoming Events

Feb 22
Feb 23
Mar 1
Special Meeting
7:30 PM
Mar 14
Mar 20
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

*** We will not have bingo on February 28th due to the Consolidated Primary Election. ***

Please join us, on March 14th, 2017, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care will provide an informative guest speaker, and complimentary lunch for 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.

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: February 22nd & 23rd, 2017

Time: 9:00AM 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

McHenry County College VITA Tax Clinic - For more information contact Ann Esarco at 847-260-VITA, or, or click HERE for the VITA information flyer.

A.A.R.P. is also helping seniors complete their taxes at Heartland Bank and Trust, 12101 Regency Square Parkway Huntley, IL. 60142. You MUST walk in and go to the lower level to schedule your appointment. The A.A.R.P. tax preparation will be there to assist on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM until 2:15 PM from February 2nd until April 13. Please DO NOT call the bank to set up your appointments. You MUST walk in and go downstairs in order to make your appointment.


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.