Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Assessor's Office

7:30AM - 3:30PM

Road District

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday

2019 - 2020 Tentative Budgets

Notice of Budget Hearings

2019 -2020 Town Fund & Road District Budget Hearing Agenda

2019-2020 Budget Hearing Board Packet

WHEN: May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 P.M.

The Budget Hearings are held before the Regular Township Meeting.

WHERE: Grafton Township Offices

10109 Vine St. Huntley, IL.

Regular Meeting Information

The meeting agenda & board packet will be posted once they become available.

When: Monday, May 20th., approximately 7:30 P.M.

Where: Grafton Township 10109 Vine St.

Budget Hearings will be held at 7:00 P.M.

Time: The Regular Township Meeting will begin immediately after the Township Budget Hearings

Upcoming Events

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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


Township Assistance & Additional Assistance Programs


General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only  

Please call to make an appointment to return your application.

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 and complete the G.A./E.A. Application, and the Medical Inquiry form. 

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.

Please call to schedule an appointment to return your completed G.A./E.A. Application, Medical Resource Inquiry Form, and required documents. 847-669-3328 


For additional Assistance Resources, please click HERE.

McHenry County Housing Authority list of Resources 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 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.

Please call to schedule an appointment to return your application. 847-669-3328 


Nicor SHARE Program

Do you need help paying your gas heating bills this winter? If you qualify, you could receive a 1 time annual grant($400 -$450) to help towards your gas bill. The Nicor SHARE Program can also help with crisis situations, and aid Veterans in need. Please click HERE to see information regarding the SHARE Program, income restrictions, and where to apply. 


Home Delivered Senior Meals Program 

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.


Senior Events


Senior Bingo

Please join us Tuesday May 28th., 2019, for Grafton Township Senior Bingo. Today's Senior Bingo host is Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care. Our host will lead an informative group discussion and they will provide complimentary lunch for all seniors in attendance. 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. Doors open at 10:00.

Bingo is open to ALL seniors who would like to attend. 

Veteran Resources


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. 


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.


McHenry County Programs


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.


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.


Recycling in McHenry County


McHenry County Department of Health has announced upcoming Electronics Recycling Dates and Locations

Please click HERE to get more information and view the flyer. Fees apply for televisions and computer monitors.

Next local Recycling Event:

WHEN: May 18, 2019

WHERE: McHenry County Administration Building

667 Ware Road Woodstock

TIME: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.



McRide Transportation - Seniors (60+) & Individuals with Disabilities

Grafton Township provides transportation to Seniors (60+) and Individuals with Disabilities, who reside in Grafton Township, using the McRide Program. McRide provides an expanded travel area, new McRide Point Destinations, and expanded travel hours including new Sunday hours. 

To register and schedule your ride call 800-451-4599, Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Operating Hours & Fare Information

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

Saturday & Sunday (New) - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Holidays - No Service

Seniors (60+) & Individuals with a Disability are $1.50 for the first 5 miles. All trips of 6 miles or more will add an additional $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 (New), Brookdale Conservation Area, Glacial Park, The Hollows Conservation Area, Illinois Railway Museum (New), McHenry County DOT, Pads Day Center (New), Park - and - Ride (at IL 31 & Virginia Road), and Valley Hi Nursing Home in Hartland. Transfer Points to Lake County Services (New): Island Foods in Island Lake, Walgreens in Lakemoor, Fox Lake Metra Station

MCRide participating partner communities & townships: Crystal Lake, Harvard, Marengo, McHenry, Woodstock, Huntley (including area in Kane County), Johnsburg, Lakewood, Richmond, Ringwood, Fox River Grove (New - including area in Lake County), and Union (New).  Townships: Chemung, Dorr, Grafton, Greenwood, Marengo, McHenry, Nunda, Richmond, and Riley.

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