Monthly Meeting Agenda

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

Upcoming Events

Jun 28
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jul 12
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jul 18
Jul 26
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Aug 9
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Aug 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. 

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

2016-2017 Budgets

Approved 2016-2017 Town Fund & Road & Bridge Budgets

2015 Grafton Township Assessment Information

Click HERE for property search and tax assessment information.

Upcoming Township Events

Senior Bingo

Please join us on June 28th for Grafton Senior Bingo. Edward Jones/Sheldon Clark will provide complimentary lunch for all attendees. Sheldon Clark will discuss, Stocks, Bonds, CD's, or Cash, What is Best for You? Our special guest speaker Dr. Deb, The Pet Vet, will be talking about Dog Flu Updates and Fear Free Veterinary Practice. 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 Sponsorship Dates Available

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: August 17th & 18th

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM 

Please feel free to call 847-669-3328 for more information. 

Useful Information

Senior & Persons with Disabilities Reduced Fare/Free R.T.A. Permit Application

Please download the Senior Permit application HERE, and the Persons with Disabilities application HERE. It will take 3 to 6 weeks to get your reduced/free fare card. If you are unable to print this application, please stop by our office to pick one up. Click HERE for the informational brochure that tells you everything that you need to get your permit. To replace your lost RTA card click HERE.

Learn How To Use Your Computer, Tablet, & Smart Phone 

When: by appointment only

Grafton Township is offering free, one on one classes to help you learn how to use your computer, tablet, or new smart phone. Each class will be approximately 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 at 847-669-3328, to schedule a time for your class.

Upcoming Recycling Events

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

Next Scheduled Event: July 9th, 2016   Time: 9am-12pm

Where: Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Dr. Algonquin, IL. 60102- Open to All!

With the changing Illinois recycling laws, it has become extremely hard to get rid of old tube televisions, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, car batteries, button batteries, and block white styrofoam. The Environmental Defenders for McHenry County are offering recycling events throughout McHenry County to help recycle items that cannot be put into your regular trash or recyclable curb pickup. Due to the cost of recycling these items the Environmental Defenders ask for a donation of $.50 per pound for batteries, and $.50 for each fluorescent bulb that you would like to recycle. Televisions and computer monitors can be recycled for a donation of $10-$40, depending on size. Please click HERE for a list of upcoming Environmental Defenders Recycling Events. For additional information please visit


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.