Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

Call - 847-669-3328

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Lobby closes at 3:30PM

Assessor's Office

Closed to the Public at this time.

Please call 847-669-3383 for assistance

7:30AM - 3:30PM

Road District

Call - 847-669-5070

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday


Regular Township Meeting


When: Monday, August 16, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Grafton Township Office

10109 Vine St. Huntley, IL. 

August 16, 2021 Agenda & Board Packet



Upcoming Events

Aug 10
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Aug 16
 
Aug 24
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Sep 6
 
Sep 14
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Sep 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 - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Senior Events


Senior Bingo

Please join us for Senior Bingo! 

When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Senior Bingo will be at the Huntley American Legion 11712 W. Coral St. (Across the street from the Huntley Post Office). 

The program dates will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Our host, Melody Living of Lake in the Hills, will provide an informative guest speaker and complimentary lunch to all seniors in attendance. Senior bingo is open to all seniors wishing to attend. No reservations are necessary. 

For more information please call 847-669-3328


McHenry County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program


The new Emergency Utility & Rent Program will help Tenants and Landlords effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The McHenry County Housing Authority will be administering the program for McHenry County. Are you a tenant who has fallen behind on rent and or utilities due to Covid-19? Are you a landlord who has a tenant who is behind due to Covid-19? The new MC-EURAP Program can assist with up to 12 months of past due rent or utilities, and up to 3 months assistance for future rent payments if you qualify.

Please visit www.mchenryrent.com to see if you qualify and to apply for assistance.

If you have questions please call 815-338-7752 or email brosenquist@mchenrycountyhousing.org 

To view the program flyer click HERE for English or HERE for Spanish.

The current Eviction Moratorium for the State of Illinois has been extended through April 3, 2021.

The Federal Eviction Moratorium issued by the C.D.C. has been extended through June 30, 2021. 


McHenry County Covid Vaccine Call Center


The McHenry Health Department has opened a Covid-19 call center to assist you with the most current information regarding the Corona Virus vaccine.

McHenry County residents please call 815-334-4045, or click HERE to go to the McHenry County Covid-19 website.

Kane County residents please click HERE to go to their Covid website, or call 855-4KANEVAX (855-452-6382).


Township Assistance & Huntley Salvation Army


General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only  

Grafton Township offers General and Emergency Assistance to Grafton Township residents. If you need assistance, please review this list of required documents, HERE, and complete the  G.A./E.A. Application (the application is fillable online, print it out or download it and attach it to your email. 

The objective of EA is to assist in emergency situations, such as a disconnection notice on a utility bill, a letter of pending eviction, or an eviction notice.

If the amount needed to alleviate the emergency exceeds the grant amount, the township may not pay until the client comes up with the difference. The cooperation of several agencies may be needed to alleviate the problem.

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

For additional Assistance Resources, please click HERE.

McHenry County Housing Authority list of Resources click HERE.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.

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 print out the Salvation Army Application, and call Grafton Township for an appointment to return your completed application. 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.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.


Additional Assistance Programs


SNAP Food Program, TANF, and Medical Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services
512 Clay Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
815-338-0234

To apply online, click HERE

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program 

Please click HERE or call the McHenry County Housing Authority @ 815-338-7752


Meals on Wheels

Are you in need of home delivered meals? Catholic Charities of McHenry County is now delivering meals to seniors age 60 and over. Formerly known as Meals on Wheels, this program helps home bound seniors get a daily hot nutritious meal. If you live in McHenry County and would like to sign up for this program, please call 1-800-339-3200. Click HERE to view the flyer for McHenry County residents. For Kane County residents please call the Kane Senior Council @ 1-630-338-0999. Click HERE to view the Kane County Flyer.

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, please contact one of the agencies above.


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.

Veteran Resources


Veterans Path to Hope

Do you know a Veteran who needs food, housing, employment, or transition support? Veterans Path to Hope provides Veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. Services at the Crystal Lake site are confidential and provided free of charge. There are eligibility requirements for some services. We welcome Veterans and their families, as well as active military and reserves. For more information please call Veterans Path to Hope @ 815-321-4673(HOPE), or click HERE to go to their website. Veterans Path to Hope is located in at 805 McHenry Ave Suite D, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

McHenry County Housing Authority


The M.C.H.A. has a variety of services available to McHenry County residents. Some of the programs offered are: Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Housing in scattered 3 bedroom homes throughout McHenry County, Senior Housing for low income seniors and people with disabilities in 2 rental developments, Administers Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter Program, Administers a Rehab program that assists low income home owners repair their homes, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) that assists low income households with the cost of heating and cooling their homes, and Administers the Weatherization Program that assists low income households to make repairs to their homes that will reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes. 

To learn more about the programs that are available and how to qualify, click HERE to go to the M.C.H.A. website.

Click HERE to view The McHenry County Housing Authority's Resource Guide - This comprehensive list of resources will help you find various types of assistance throughout the county such as: Food Pantries, Veterans Assistance Programs, Medical Care, Dental Care, Diaper Banks, Pet related Services, Affordable and Subsidized Housing, Local Shelters, and so much more. For more information about these programs, and to see if you qualify, please visit or call the McHenry County Housing Authority 1108 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL.  815-338-7752.


McRide - County Wide Transportation Program

The newly expanded McRide service is now available to all McHenry County & Huntley residents. The updated service is also now offering county wide travel. Travelers can use the service to travel anywhere in McHenry County, with connections to travel outside of the county as well.

To register and schedule your ride call 800-451-4599 

Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or 711 for the relay service

Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Same Day Trip Reservations Only)

Holidays - 8:00 - 5:00


Bus Operating Hours

Monday- Friday - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday (New) - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Holidays - No Service

FARES

General Public -  $3.00 for the first 5 miles. 

Seniors (60+) & Individuals with a Disability - $1.50 for the first 5 miles. 

All trips over 5 miles are charged an additional fee of $0.25 per mile, each way.


Click these links for more information:  McRide Brochure, Official Rider's Guide, McHenry County Website

McRide Point Destinations: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, The Arboretum, Spring Hill Mall, Randall Oaks Zoo & Golf Club, Chain "O" Lakes State Park, and the Barrington Metra Station.

If you have questions about eligibility call 815-334-4981