601 Deerfield Road | Deerfield, IL 60015 | Phone: 847.945.0614 | Fax: 847.945.3051 | Email: westdeerfield@sbcglobal.net

Holiday Hours–Township Office Closed on:
Wednesday  December 24  All Day
Thursday      December 25  All Day
Friday           December 26  All Day
Wednesday  December 31 open 8:30 - 12:00
Thursday      January 1 All Day

 

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Click here for the Food Pantry website.


ADA Policy

Click the green button to learn how you and the township can help our environment.

Click here to read how to Green Up Your Block Party

Click here for the Community Green Board

The Lake County Sheriff patrols unincorporated areas of West Deerfield Township.

 

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 here for more information.

Click here 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.

 

Going Places

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.

Click here for information and registration forms.

 

Forgivable Loans of up to $25,000 for Families Facing Foreclosure. The Illinois 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 www.illinoishardesthit.org, 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 services.  There is no cost to apply.  AHC also offers information sessions and other helpful information at 847/263-7478 and www.ahclc.org.

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 onto www.ahclc.org or call 847/263-7478.

Looking to buy, repair or save your home?  The Affordable Housing Corporation, a HUD-certified nonprofit agency, offers a variety of low-interest loans, grants and education programs that can help.  For more information, log onto www.ahclc.org or call 847/263-7478.

Community Service Funding Program Now Open for Applications

The West Deerfield Township Board announces the beginning of its 2014-2015 Community Service funding program. The program awards funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies providing programs or services that benefit people residing in West Deerfield Township. A volunteer Community Service 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. We encourage any 501(c)3 organization that provides a service or program benefitting Township residents to submit an application. Applications in PDF format are available here (or in Word format here) or at the Township office. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 5, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. The Advisory Committee will meet to review the applications and provide recommendations to the Board in February. Midway through the fiscal year, awardees are required to provide a written report indicating how the Township's funding was used and how it impacts local residents.


Food Pantry Contributions

The Food Pantry is in need of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, bottled juices, canned tuna, canned chicken, soup, crackers, and cereal.

Janice Winter, the Food Pantry's newest board member, giving out chicken that we received from the Community Network Cares.

Township 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.

 

Pictured: West Deerfield Township Food Pantry Board President Bob Rosenbacher accepts a $700 donation from Deerfield Boy Scout Troop 50. The Scouts also delivered multiple bags of foods.

Deerfield Boy 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.

Troop Leader Don Anderson and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders Tristan Faro and Matt Rabinovitch 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 generous donation.

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 Green! 

West Deerfield Township offers two new services to eco-conscious residents. Where can you recycle phone, ink cartridge recycle, coffee grounds, lawn clippings, vegetable peelings and used clothing, all in the same place? Your West Deerfield Township office, of course. A community composting bin and textile recycling depository are recent additions to the grounds of the township office, located at 601 Deerfield Road in Deerfield. "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."

Click here for more information.


Community Support Grants

for Accessibility

West Deerfield Township is committed to enhancing the lives of its residents. To 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 applying.

This program is intended to help those in our community with the greatest financial need, and should, therefore, be considered, needs-based. There is not at this time, however, an income ceiling. 

The deadlines for submission are quarterly: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. The applications should be sent to the Township Office, 601 Deerfield Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, Attention: Alyson M. Feiger-Confidential. Applications are available in the township office or your can click on the link below.

Click here for the Disabilities Grant Applications


Events and Information

Next Township Meeting

Gavel

Dec. 16, Tuesday, 7:00 P.M.

Regular Board Meeting

Click here for the agenda and minutes.

Click here for the 2014 budget.

Click here for the 2015 Schedule of Meetings.

Minutes are also available by contacting the West Deerfield Township office at 847.945.0614 or emailing us at westdeerfield@sbcglobal.net

Coming Soon... Our New Web Site

Our new web site is in development and while we’re  putting the finishing touches on, we’re ready to  start an important initiatiative, now. That is, we’re  putting together an email list of residents, so we can reach out to you quickly and affordably.

Affordable Care Act

Do you want to know about the Affordable Care Act? Do you need help assessing if you should retain

the health plan you selected for 2014? Are you newly eligible for a health plan in 2015? Do you have a
“quick” question? West Deerfield Township has two certified assisters to help you navigate the health
insurance selection process. Ron Schwartz and Michelle Feldman are the two assisters who can help
you over the phone or in person. Please call the township or call Michelle directly at 847-903-6037.
Remember, open enrollment runs through March 15, 2015. If you want your coverage to begin January
1, 2015 you should enroll by December 15, 2014.

Used Eyeglasses

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.

Passport Services

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday thru Friday 

Click here for the State Department website or call for information at: 847.945.0614

Township Newsletter

 

Click here for the Spring 2013 newsletter.

RTA Seniors Ride Free Discount Cards

RTA Senior Card applications are available in our office 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.

Historical Archives

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.

Click here to access the historical archives.

Open Meetings Act Compliance
 

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.

West Deerfield Township

601 Deerfield Road | Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847.945.0614