here for the Food
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
for information and registration forms.
Notary Public Services available at no charge. If
witnesses are required on documents, we ask the
"signer" to bring witnesses at the time of
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.
Food Drive for the Food Pantry
Thank you to the girls and Kevin's Place for the
large donations and food contributions to the Food
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
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.
We have been advised that there is a
systems delay for residents trying to
print out a Coast2Coastrx card. You
may access the benefits of this program
IMMEDIATELY by going to the website: www.coast2coastrx.com and
selecting "Northfield Township." This will
not affect either your eligibility or your
savings. We're sorry for the confusion but
think you'll find this new prescription
card very helpful. Thanks for your
patience while we iron out this temporary
Food Pantry Contributions
Adriana Viola is pictured with some of the
food collected by Congregation B'Nai
Tikvah during the holidays last month. We
are so grateful for their continued
support of this community effort.
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!
Walgreen's Gift Cards to Senior Advocates at the
Walgreens Gift Cards were presented to senior
advocates from Highland Park Senior Center
(Jennifer Aiello), Lake Forest and Lake Bluff
Senior Center (Janet Fryer) and Deerfield Patty
Turner Senior Center (Margie Fischer).
It's Easy Being
Township offers two new services to eco-conscious
Where can you recycle coffee grounds, lawn
clippings, vegetable peelings
used clothing, all in the same place? Your West
Deerfield Township office, of course.
composting bin and a 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 Julie Morrison, former 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 deadlines are June 30, September 30, and December
The applications should be sent to the Township Office, 601
Deerfield Road, Deerfield, IL,
Applications are available in the township office or your
can click on the link below.
for the Disabilities Grant Applications
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
2 person household: not more than
3 person household: not more than
4 person household: not more than
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:
Events and Information
June 18, Tuesday,
Regular Board Meeting
for the agenda and minutes.
here for the tentative 2013 budget.
Minutes are also available by contacting the West Deerfield
Township office at 847.945.0614 or emailing us at
Pet Vaccination and
Saturday, September 21
Patty Turner Senior Center
375 Elm St., Deerfield
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's
Animal Care and Control Program, together with the West
Deerfield Township and Deerfield Park District, will offer a
low-cost pet vaccination and microchip
here for more information.
Winners of the Children's Voting at Community Service
Deerfield Township was pleased to participate in
Deerfield's Community Service Day on September 22. With
"Voting" as our theme this year, children were invited
to cast their ballots in a mock election, selecting
their favorites in three categories: Favorite cartoon,
singer, and Chicago athlete.
And the winners are...
"Sponge Bob Square
Pants" (cartoon); Taylor Swift (singer); and Derrick
Rose (Chicago athlete).
Thanks to all the kids who participated in the election!
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
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 Cards
may be applied for at the office during business hours.
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 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.