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
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
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
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?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
or call 847/263-7478.
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
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.
Winter, the Food Pantry's newest board
member, giving out chicken that we
received from the Community Network Cares.
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 Tristan Faro
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 and
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."
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.
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.
for the Disabilities Grant Applications
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
601 Deerfield Road |
Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847.945.0614