here for the Food
Notary Public Services available at no charge. If
witnesses are required on documents, we ask the
"signer" to bring witnesses at the time of
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
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.
Community Service Grant Program Now Open for
The West Deerfield Township Board
announces the beginning of its 2013-2014
Community Service Grant Programs grants 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. We encourage any 501(c)3
organization that provides a service or
program benefitting Township residents to
submit an application. Applications are
here or at the Township office.
The deadline for submission is November
15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The Advisory
Committee will meet to review the
applications and provide recommendations
to the Board in December. Midway through
the fiscal year, grantees are required to
provide a written report indicating how
the Township's grant was used and how it
impacts local residents.
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!
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,
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
Dec. 17, Tuesday,
Regular Board Meeting
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
December 25 and 26
December 26, 27, 30
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
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 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.