Monthly Meeting Agenda

Upcoming Agendas & Board Packets will be posted when they become available.
  • October 19, 2015 Agenda
  • October 19, 2015 Board Packet

Upcoming Events

Oct 13
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Oct 14
Oct 15
Oct 19
Oct 26
Flu Clinic
2:00 PM
Oct 27
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
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 & 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.

"Veteran" Designation on Illinois Driver's License or Photo I.D.

Starting July 1st, 2015, Jesse White, the Illinois Secretary of State is offering Military Veterans the option to add "Veteran" designation to their Driver's License or I.D. card. Please click HERE for more information, or contact the local Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs V.S.O.,Ted Biever, at 815-338-9292 for information on how to obtain your Official Certification. Please bring your original DD-214 when visiting the local office, which is located at 1301 Sunset Ridge Road Woodstock, Illinois 60098.

Senior Bingo

Please join us at the Huntley American Legion for Senior Bingo. Our bingo is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:00am to 2:30pm. Our sponsor for October 13th, Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care, will provide an informative guest speaker, and complimentary lunch. Please check our Upcoming Events Calendar for dates. If you have any questions please feel free to give our office a call at 847-669-3328.

Computer, Tablet, & Smart Phone Classes

When: Every Monday- 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.

Township News & Local Events

McHenry County Department of Health Flu Immunization Clinic

When: Monday October 26th 

Clinic Time: 2:00PM to 3:45PM

Where: Grafton Township- 10109 Vine Street Huntley, Illinois 60142

Cost: $35.00

Appointments can be made by calling 815-334-4510 or clicking on this link

To view the informational flyer please click HERE

Medicaid and Medicare Part B are accepted, Walk-ins are welcome

A.A.R.P. Safe Driver's Course

October 14th &15th(Must attend both days)

11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

This comprehensive course is designed specifically for drivers 50 and above, but all drivers are welcome to participate.  Participants learn how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment and receive a thorough review of the Rules of the Road,” with an emphasis on safety strategies of defensive driving. You will also find out how to safely adjust your driving to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

You will receive a certificate of completion that, under Illinois law, entitles a 55+ years driver to a reduction in auto insurance premiums for three years (please check with your insurance company for the exact discount and the correct procedure to obtain it).

Must attend both days to get the Certificate of Completion from the A.A.R.P. class instructor. Check with your insurance agent to see if completion of this course qualifies for a discount on your insurance. The cost of this course is $15 for A.A.R.P. members, and $20 for non members. Please call Grafton Township for more information and registration. 

McHenry County Tire Recycling Event

Free to McHenry County Residents and Farms Only- Must pre-register for this event

October 17, 2015 at McHenry County Administration Building 667 Ware Road Woodstock, IL. 60098

8:00 to Noon*   Please click HERE for registration and event information.

*Event could close early due to maximum number of tires allowed for this event.

Grafton Township Electronics Recycling

Electronic Recycling has been suspended until further notice. Please call the Grafton Township Road District if you have any questions 847-669-5070.

Clothing and paper recycling are still available. Please go to the Road District page for more information.


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.