Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
SUPPORT THE MORAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY AND HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY!
The Empty Bowls Fundraiser Thursday October 20, 2016 5:30 to 7:30 pm Highland Park High School cafeteria.
Seeds of Knowledge is hosting The Empty Bowls event to raise hunger awareness. Bring the family and receive a handcrafted bowl made by students from Braeside, Lincoln, Ravinia and Red Oak Elementary Schools. Enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert donated by local restaurants. Live entertainment and raffles! Adults $10; students $5.
All proceeds benefit Moraine Township Food Pantry.
Moraine Township Secures Permanent Home to Serve Residents
In a tax-saving move, Moraine Township has purchased a building to continue serving residents with critical human services. The new space will remain conveniently located in downtown Highland Park so that clients can continue to access the popular Food Pantry and for Township staff and volunteers to adequately deliver other needed social services. Click to read more.
Get a Ballot By Mail and See Where You Vote
Am I registered to vote? How do I request a ballot by mail? What is on my ballot? Where do I vote? Find out here
If you need to register to vote, visit our office at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30. Last day to register at this site is October 11, 2016.
September 29 through October 21
- M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan
- Room 101
October 24 to November 5
- M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm
- Highland Park Police Station 1677 Old Deerfield Road
NOTE: Sunday and weekday evening available at four locations in Lake County. Download a flyer (PDF) to learn more: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/documentcenter/view/13400
HELP WANTED! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for Low-Income Residents 2017
Last spring Moraine Township partnered with IRS to provide free assistance to low-income taxpayers in preparing their income tax returns. Our volunteers trained online to provide this help, and residents were extremely grateful. The training takes about 40 hours, and volunteers work one or two 4-hour shifts a week February, March and the beginning of April.
If you are interested in helping us with this effort next year, please call me and we can meet or talk about the time and effort required.
If you are bilingual (Spanish / English), or know someone who is and might be interested, please feel free to forward this email. We would love to provide one or two shifts a week to our residents who are more comfortable with Spanish than English.
If you know someone who can use this assistance, please feel free to refer them to us!
Thanks so much for caring about our struggling neighbors!
Food donations accepted at every Ravinia Saturday night concert summer of 2016.
Please visit our food pantry page for a list of most needed items.
Birdie Cohen and Daphne Christopoulos present earnings from their lemonade stand to raise funds for the Food Pantry
Roxanne Kupfer with cleaning supplies and paper products from Building Blocks Childhood Center collection for Moraine Township Food Pantry.
Kevin Klug, owner of Klug Orchards, donates produce weekly to Moraine Township Food Pantry at the Ravinia Farmers Market - thanks to Mike Babian for facilitating this valuable nutritious donation for our Pantry.
FOOD PANTRY MOST NEEDED ITEMS
- Fruit - canned or cups
- Graham crackers
- Crackers - all kinds
- Pancake mix
Kelly Nichols of Mom's Clean Air Force hosts local food drive for Moraine Township
Are You Going to Ravinia Under the Stars Saturdays this summer?
Please remember our struggling neighbors and bring a contribution for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.
Volunteers will be inside the front gate near the Information Booth to take your donation and thank you!
Donations are accepted at our office at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park weekdays 8:30 - 4:30. Check our website for most needed items.
We hope your summer is as wonderful as you help make it for our residents in need.
MORAINE TOWNSHIP OFFERS FREE NOTARY SERVICE AND VOTER REGISTRATION
Need a notary? Register to vote? Visit us!
NO LONGER DRIVING? NEED A RIDE?
Moraine Township has two Door-to-Door vans operating from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays to take seniors and disabled residents up to 15 miles beyond the Township border in any direction (except east!). Call 847-432-2000 to schedule a ride.
FEED THE METERS, FEED YOUR NEIGHBORS
The change collected at the two new "parking" meters installed in downtown Highland Park will lead to positive change in the community's fight against food insecurity. Spearheaded by Namrita Narula, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, all funds collected from the donation station meters will be used to purchase fresh produce for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.
"Food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, "and we were thrilled when Namrita came to the City Council with the request to have the collection sculptures in downtown to provide additional funding for the Food Pantry."
"We are inspired by the compassion and dedication of this young woman to help our neighbors going through difficult times," commented Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.Click to read more.
CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.
DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.
FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times requested by residents who are unable to come during pantry hours. Call us at 847-432-3240.
When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.
NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.
TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.
Do take a tour around our site and let us know if you've found what you're looking for, and if all the links to pages you wanted to see are working for you.
We're always interested in your feedback!