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

Oct 25
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Nov 15
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Nov 21
Nov 29
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Dec 13
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 Election Information

Absentee Ballots

If you would like to receive an Absentee Ballot Application for the November 8th Election, click HERE. Please read the application carefully and return it to the address or email address listed on the form. If you need the application sent to a different address, please fill that out at the bottom. For any questions please feel free to call, 847-669-3328 for more information.

All other Election information can be found HERE, on the McHenry County Clerk's Website.

Upcoming Township Events

Senior Bingo

Please join us, on October 25th, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. The program begins at 11:00A.M. and ends at 2:30P.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.

Bingo Sponsors Needed

Grafton Township is currently seeking interested local businesses and professionals to sponsor upcoming bingo events. Bingo is held 2 times per month at the Huntley American Legion. On average 80 seniors attend. This is a great way to get information about you and your business out to a targeted group. If you are interested, please contact our office for a list of available dates and details.

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


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. 

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.