here for the Food
Click the green
button to learn how you and the township can help our
to read how to Green Up Your Block Party
for the Community Green Board
Lake County Sheriff
patrols unincorporated areas of West Deerfield
Reaching Out to
Serve the Community
Township government is one of the oldest forms of
government in the United States, dating back to
1636. Our own township is over 150 years old and
continues to evolve with the development of our
community, while maintaining many of the functions it
has had since its beginning: property assessment,
general assistance, programs for the senior population,
voter registration and absentee voting, and maintenance
for unincorporated roads. Click
for more information.
to view the West Deerfield Township map prepared by Lake County
Department of Information and Technology, GIS/Mapping Division.
The Adobe Reader "zoom in"
feature can be used to see details on the map.
is a transportation service for West
Deerfield Township residents who have
mobility challenges that may prevent or
restrict their ability to meet their
health care needs.
here for information and registration forms.
Forgivable Loans of up to $25,000 for Families
Hardest Hit Fund offers families facing
foreclosure some much-needed breathing room while
they get back on their feet.
Eligible Lake County residents may receive
up to $25,000 to help bring their mortgage
current, and to assist with ongoing monthly
payments for up to 18 months.
Eligibility criteria can be found online at
the official website of the program.
Lake County residents will work with the
Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County
(AHC), a HUD-certified nonprofit agency, to
receive free guidance and loan coordination
There is no cost to apply.
AHC also offers information sessions and
other helpful information at 847/263-7478 and
Falling Behind on Your Mortgage Payments?
Pre-foreclosure education classes and free
confidential counseling is available from AHC to
help homeowners understand their rights and
options pertaining to foreclosure alternatives
available to you.
For more information, log
or call 847/263-7478.
Looking to buy,
repair or save your home?
Housing Corporation, a HUD-certified nonprofit
agency, offers a variety of low-interest loans,
grants and education programs that can help.
information, log onto
or call 847/263-7478.
The West Deerfield Township Board proudly
announces the recipients of its Community Service
Grant Program for 2013-14
Grants are given to a variety of nonprofit
agencies providing programs or services
that benefit people residing in West
Deerfield Township. A volunteer Community
Service Grant Advisory Committee is
comprised of local leaders and lead
citizens who can provide unique insights
and perspectives about the current needs
of the community. The committee is
responsible for reviewing applications and
recommending awards to the Board. Click
here to see a list of grant
recipients this year, and learn how to
contact these agencies for assistance.
We encourage any 501(c)3 organizations
that provides a service or program
benefitting Township residents to submit
an application. Applications for next
year's grants will be available late
Food Pantry Contributions
Board of Trustees honored students from
Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest at the
WDT's Annual Town Meeting on April 8. the
students volunteer each month packing bags
in the Food Pantry.
Deerfield Township Food Pantry Board
President Bob Rosenbacher accepts a $700
donation from Deerfield Boy Scout Troop
Scouts also delivered multiple bags of
Scout Troop 50
recently delivered multiple bags of food
and household items they collected for the
West Deerfield Township Food Pantry, as
well as a $700 monetary donation.
and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders
led the Troop in the collection and
accompanied them in delivering the items.
Food Pantry Board President Bob
Rosenbacher was on hand to receive the
donation and thank the Scouts.
"This is the kind of community involvement
and generosity of spirit typical of the
Scouts," said Rosenbacher. "We are most
grateful they chose the Pantry with this
Troop 50 has been collecting food and
monetary donations to assist those in need
for over 18 years. West Deerfield Township
Food Pantry has been a recipient of their
efforts for over seven years.
West Deerfield Township Food Pantry serves
over 250 people each month in helping to
meet their food needs.
"The Pantry relies entirely on donations
and volunteers," Rosenbacher explained. "A
donation of this size will really make a
difference to the lives of residents right
in our own community."
Day of Hope volunteers from Holy Cross
Parish in Deerfield spent the afternoon
cleaning and organizing the West Deerfield
Township Food Pantry. Many faith
organizations from the area participated
in community service projects that day. We
are so grateful for the support that our
community provides year-round to the
pantry. The help we are able to offer
families and individuals every week simply
couldn't happen without YOU!
It's Easy Being
Township offers two new services to eco-conscious
Where can you recycle phone, ink cartridge
recycle, coffee grounds, lawn
clippings, vegetable peelings
used clothing, all in the same place? Your West
Deerfield Township office, of course.
composting bin and textile recycling depository
are recent additions to the grounds of the
township office, located at 601 Deerfield Road in
"We are fortunate to serve very generous and
ecologically-responsible people in our township,"
said Alyson M. Feiger, West Deerfield
Township supervisor. "These new services are a
natural response to our residents' social
responsibility and general kindness."
here for more information.
Community Support Grants
Deerfield Township is committed to enhancing the lives of
that end, the Township has developed a program for its
residents aimed at improving their access to the world.
Grants up to $1000 per household per year will be awarded to
residents or their families to help meet the special needs
and extraordinary expenses which often impede accessibility
at home, at school, the community or the world at large.
Services or expenses which may qualify for this program
include home remodeling/adaptation, transportation
equipment, communication devices, durable medical equipment,
specialized therapy tools, or other user-centered products
or services which foster accessibility and independence.
Residents with physical impairment (either permanent or
temporary), developmental and cognitive disability or
delays, and some forms of mental illness should consider
program is intended to help those in our community with the
greatest financial need, and should, therefore, be
There is not at this time, however, an income ceiling.
remaining deadline is December
The applications should be sent to the Township Office, 601
Deerfield Road, Deerfield, IL 60015,
Alyson M. Feiger-Confidential.
Applications are available in the township office or your
can click on the link below.
for the Disabilities Grant Applications
ILIHEAP News Release
West Deerfield Township will provide
assistance to residents who wish to apply for heating funds
through the Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP). Previous 30-day income guidelines are:
1 person household: not more than $1436
2 person household: not more than $1939
3 person household: not more than $2441
4 person household: not more than $2944
Applicants must provide proof of income, a
recent copy of utility bill, Social Security cards for all
household members, and rent amount (if applicable).
These applications will be completed at the
Township Office, 601 Deerfield Road, and will be by appointment
only. Please call the Township for more information and to
schedule an appointment to apply: 847-945-0614
Events and Information
May 20, Tuesday, 7:00 P.M.
Public Hearing on 2014-15 Tentative Budget and
here for details. Click
here for the agenda.
for the agenda and minutes.
here for the 2013 budget.
Minutes are also available by contacting the West Deerfield
Township office at 847.945.0614 or emailing us at
New Voter Registration Information
Will you be 18 on or before Nov. 4, 2014?
Beginning January 1,
2014, 17-year-olds are eligible to register and vote in an
Illinois primary election if 18 years of age by the date of
the next general election. This change in law is referred to
as "Suffrage at Seventeen."
To vote in the election, U.S. citizens must be registered 28
days before the election, 18 years old on or before the
general election, and a resident of the precinct for 30 days
immediately prior to Election Day.
To register to vote, you'll need to provide two forms of
valid identification, one of which must show your current
You may register to vote at the West Deerfield Township
office Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. No appointment
is necessary. Please call Town Clerk Kristen Scott or the
Township office at 847.945.0614 if you have any questions.
Drop off used eyeglasses
in the township office.
Eyeglasses are collected by the Lions Club and given to
health care professionals for distribution to the needy.
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
here for the State Department website or call for
information at: 847.945.0614
Township has a supply of the Lake County Prescription
Discount Cards. these cards are free of charge and may be
used at most retail pharmacies. There is no enrollment form
or membership fee. There is no limit on how many times you
may use your card, and generally saves an average of 20% off
the retail prescription costs. It can not be used with other
insurance prescription coverage. Stop by or call the office
for a card.
for the Spring 2013 newsletter.
RTA Seniors Ride
Free Discount Cards
RTA Senior Card
applications are available in our or you may request that
one be mailed to you. Seniors who qualify with the Circuit Breaker designation
will receive a card that allows them to ride free; all other
seniors will receive a card to travel at half price. A
passport-type photo and copy of your ID must be submitted.
West Deerfield Township is proud to announce that its
historical archives are now online. These include documents
from 1850, which chronicle the beginning of our township,
and continue into the twenty-first century. Most of the
documents are arranged chronologically; they include minutes
of meetings, voting lists, tax rolls, correspondence, maps
and surveys, and other examples of township business. Those
documents that were printed, as opposed to hand-written, may
be searched by such categories as name, date, and office.
Click on the link below. Once at the site, you may wish to
"Browse Available Papers" to view the various township
collections and records.
to access the historical archives.
Open Meetings Act
In compliance with Section 7.3 to the Open Meetings Act,
effective January 2, 2012, required information is posted on
our bulletin board at the West Deerfield Township office,
601 Deerfield Road, Deerfield, Illinois.