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

Feb 19
 
Feb 27
 
Mar 13
 
Mar 14
 
Mar 15
 
Mar 19
 
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 - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles


2018 Election Information


March 20, 2018 - General Primary Election

Vote by Mail - Vote by mail requests will be accepted through March 15, 2018. All ballots must be postmarked no later than midnight of Election Day, March 20, 2018. For more questions, please contact the McHenry County Clerk @ 815-334-4242, or click HERE to be directed to the McHenry County Clerk's website. 

Application for Vote by Mail Ballot HERE

Early Voting - Voters can cast their ballots for the March 20, 2018 General Primary election as early as February 8th in the McHenry County Clerk's Office. 667 Ware Road, Room 107, Woodstock, IL. 60098. For more detailed information click HERE or call the McHenry County Clerk's Office @ 815-334-4242. 

Voters will also be able to vote early at Designated Early Voting Centers beginning Monday March 5 thru Monday March 19. Click HERE to view the current Early Voting Locations.


November 6, 2018 - General Election

More details will be posted when the General Election Nears.



Township Assistance & Resources


General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only

If you are unsure if you reside in Grafton Township, please call our office and we will help 847-669-3328.

Grafton Township offers General and Emergency Assistance to Grafton Township residents only. If you need assistance, and you live in Grafton Township,  please print out a G.A./E.A. Application, complete and return it to the Supervisor's office  between 8:00am - 2:30pm. For more information go to the Supervisor's section on this website. For additional assistance resources, please click HERE.

Huntley Salvation Army -  Huntley Residents Only

Grafton Township is the Huntley branch for the Salvation Army. If you are a resident of Huntley, and you need help,  please fill out the Salvation Army Application and return it to Grafton Township along with the required documentation from 8:00am - 2:30pm. For more information go to the Supervisor's section on this website. All other McHenry County residents need to apply at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. Please call them at 815-455-2769 to check for rules and eligibility.


McHenry County Assistance Programs


McHenry County College VITA Tax Clinic

VITA Tax Clinic and FSA(Facilitated Self Assistance) helps with tax returns where the income is less than $60,000. For more information and to view the VITA Tax Clinic's Walk-In Clinic Schedule and what to bring with you, please click HERE, or email Ann Esarco at vita@mchenry.edu for more information or to  schedule an appointment. 


Old Firehouse Assistance Center - Assistance for People who are Homeless

Services, assistance and resources for people who are homeless. Managed by the McHenry County Housing Authority, the service center is open from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. The Old Firehouse Assistance Center is located at 120 W. South St. Woodstock, IL. 60098. Some of the services offered are: medical care, snacks and meals, hot showers, a place to sit and rest, free haircuts, housing opportunities, and more in a welcoming and comfortable setting. Please call 815-337-9809, or click HERE to see their flyer.


TLS Veterans - Transforming Lives Through Service to Veterans

Do you know a Veteran who needs food, housing, employment, or transition support? TLS Veterans provides Veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. Services at the McHenry site are confidential and provided free of charge. There are eligibility requirements for some services, and the Resource Center is an excellent place to call or stop in to ask for more information and obtain program specific fliers. We welcome Veterans and their families, as well as active military and reserves. For more information please call TLS Veterans at 815-679-6667 or click HERE to go to their website. TLS Veterans is located at 5330 West Elm Street McHenry, IL. 60050. For the TLS program New Horizons, Transitional Living for Veterans please call 815-648-2203. 


2-1-1 (United Way)

2-1-1 is the United Way, and an extensive resource database for anyone needing assistance. 2-1-1 provides a free and easy way for everyone to access help with almost any challenge. When you dial 2-1-1, you will be connected with a call center that will direct you to the appropriate social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists will quickly assess your needs and offer knowledgeable information and referral. Totally confidential. Please call 2-1-1 or go to www.findhelp211.org for more assistance information.


Upcoming Township Events


Senior Bingo

Please join us on Tuesday February 27th, 2018, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. Today's Senior Bingo hosts are Dan Johnson from Taradash Law Offices. Dan will discuss, "What to do when you are involved in a car accident, or injured on the job." Sarah Baumeister from Costco will also be here to hand out goodies and discuss the benefits of becoming a member of Costco. Taradash Law Offices will 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. 

Bingo is 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. You will need to pre-register for this event. Please contact Grafton Township for information on how to register for this class. For more information click HERE, or call 847-669-3328.

Date: March 14 & 15 

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Local Services


Recycling in McHenry County

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County 

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are the county's leading resource 

for all of your recycling needs. 

Please click HERE to go directly to their website for more specific recycling information,

or call 815-338-0393 to talk to them regarding your recycling needs.

To view the McHenry County Recycling Green Guide, click HERE.

Environmental Defenders Announces 1st. Recycling Event of 2018

DATE: March 10, 2018  

TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

LOCATION: 2222 S. Dean Street Woodstock, Illinois

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 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


Official McRide Video

How to ride Brochure

Official Rider's Guide

MCRide Point Destinations: Brookdale Conservation Area, Glacial Park, The Hollows Conservation Area, McHenry County DOT, Park - and - Ride (at IL 31 & Virginia Road), and Valley Hi Nursing Home in Hartland.


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 Richmond, Village of  Ringwood, Chemung Township, Dorr Township, Grafton Township, Greenwood Township, Marengo Township, McHenry Township, Nunda Township, Richmond Township, and Riley Township.