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Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
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NOTICES

2016 General Primary Election Information

General Primary Election Day
Tuesday, March 15, 2016: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Voter Registration
Voter registration closes Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Voter registration is available Monday-Friday at:

  • Moraine Township:
    • 777 Central Ave., HP
    • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Highland Park City Hall:
    • 1707 St. Johns Ave., HP
    • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Highwood City Hall:
    • 17 Highwood Ave., HWD
    • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Lake Forest City Hall:
    • 220 E. Deerpath Rd., LF
    • 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Voter registration requirements: two forms of identification including one with the voter's current address. See the Lake County Clerk website for approved forms or contact Lake County Clerk Voter Registration Department at 847-377-2410.

Eligibility to register to vote: 18 years of age on or before November 8, 2016; U.S. Citizen; reside in election precinct 30 days prior to March 15, 2016; not be convicted and in jail; not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Grace Registration
Available prior to Election Day M-F at:

  • Lake County Building:
    • 18 N. County St., Room 101, Waukegan
    • 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Grace Registration/Early Voting
Voters can now vote and REGISTER AND VOTE at any Early Voting location.

Early Voting Sites

Early Voting Dates

  • February 29 - March 12

Early Voting Times

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

Early Voting Sites

  • Highland Park Police Station
    • 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., HP
  • Lake Forest City Hall
    • 220 E. Deerpath Rd., LF

Note: These sites now serve all voters in Lake County. See the Lake County Clerk's website for information on 8 other sites in Lake County.

State Mandated Early Voting Sites

February 29-March 6

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 7-13

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 14

  • 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Site:

  • Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex
  • 18 N. County St., Waukegan

Note: This site serves all voters in Lake County. See Lake County Clerk's website for information on 3 other sites in Lake County.

Voting By Mail
Request a Vote By Mail ballot at lakevoterpower.info or call 847-377-2406 by March 10, 2016.

Free Tax Assistance for Low-Income Taxpayers Starts February First in Moraine Township

From February 1 through April 9, Moraine Township will offer free assistance to low-and-moderate-income taxpayers filing their 2015 income tax returns through the IRS VITA Program (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance).

Volunteers are trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prepare basic returns for taxpayers earning less than $54,000 in 2015. Appointments will take place in the Moraine Township Office, 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park by appointment only.

Call 847-780-6644 today to schedule an appointment with a Volunteer. If you would like to volunteer to help with the income tax assistance effort, please contact Supervisor Bassi at Moraine Township for more information. Click for more information or download a flyer (pdf).

FEED THE METERS, FEED YOUR NEIGHBORS

The change collected at the two new "parking" meters installed in downtown Highland Park will lead to positive change in the community's fight against food insecurity. Spearheaded by Namrita Narula, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, all funds collected from the donation station meters will be used to purchase fresh produce for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.

"Food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, "and we were thrilled when Namrita came to the City Council with the request to have the collection sculptures in downtown to provide additional funding for the Food Pantry."

"We are inspired by the compassion and dedication of this young woman to help our neighbors going through difficult times," commented Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.Click to read more.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT SUPPORTS FOOD PANTRY

Gabi (middle, age 9), Zachary (age 7), and Micah (age 4) were happy to use their annual tzedakah money to shop for Moraine's pantry.

In the spirit of the holidays, some Jewish families from the area chose one night of Chanukah to take children shopping for food for the Moraine Township Food Pantry instead of giving their children presents.

MORAINE TOWNSHIP EXPANS DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION

In an effort to help seniors continue to enrich and contribute to our community, Moraine Township offers daily hours for its paratransit vans to provide rides for non-medical appointments. The Township looks forward to helping seniors and disabled residents run errands, visit area businesses, grocery shop, schedule beauty shop appointments, and take care of other personal business within the Township. Personal errands can be scheduled weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; other times may be scheduled subject to availability. Click to read more.

MORAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY

Moraine Township Food Pantry is the fortunate recipient of an October 2015 food drive hosted by twenty businesses in downtown Highland Park.

GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER AND THE ILLINOIS ADA PROJECT TRANSPORTATION ACCESS AND EXPERIENCES SURVEY

The Great Lakes ADA Center and the Illinois ADA Project would like to invite you to participate in a national survey titled, Transportation Access and Experiences, which is designed to improve understanding of accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities. This survey is being conducted by the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC), a collaborative research project of seven ADA Regional Centers. This project focuses on community living, community participation & work/economic participation disparities of people with disabilities (For more information, visit the website: www.adaparc.org). We would like to improve our understanding on transportation access of people with disabilities and use this information to make improvements at regional and national levels.

We are very interested in receiving as many responses as possible from people with disabilities based on their personal experiences with public transportation. Please feel free to share the survey with potentially interested entities. The results will serve as crucial evidence to support improvements to accessible transportation.

Please use this link to access and complete the survey.

HELP US KEEP OUR SHELVES STOCKED!
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 777 Central Avenue. Download an Food Pantry Flyer (pdf) or a Food Pantry Shopping List (pdf).

HIGHLAND PARK AND HIGHWOOD ARE READY TO TACKLE FOOD INSECURITY
An inspired crowd of 150 residents packed the Highland Park Country Club on Tuesday, April 21st to learn about food insecurity in Highland Park and Highwood and become part of the solution in ensuring no one goes hungry in their communities. Presentations were made by members of the community and keynote speaker Christopher G. Kennedy, founder of Top Box Foods Express and former chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who shared his vision and unique strategy to address hunger and nutrition
Noted Dr. Tom Koulentes, Principal of Highland Park High School, "Food insecurity touches all of the age and cultural demographics of our students and our community; no group is immune." With one out of every four elementary students in Highland Park and Highwood qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program at their school, along with the increased use of the Moraine Township Food Pantry, food insecurity is an unfortunate reality. Click to read more.

HELP US BETTER SERVE TOWNSHIP SENIORS by completing this survey (pdf).

Through its Feed 4 More program, Whole Foods Market Deerfield presented a check for $8,768 to Moraine Township to support its Food Pantry. Click to read more.

Our Food Pantry often means the difference in families having enough to eat between paychecks. Donations of unexpired, non-perishable food is accepted 8:30 — 4:30 M-F at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park. Click to read our shopping list.

Moraine Township receives Stormwater Management's 2014 BMP Project of the Year Award. Click to read more.

CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.

DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.

FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times or in the evening. Call us!

When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.

NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.

TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.

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Do take a tour around our site and let us know if you've found what you're looking for, and if all the links to pages you wanted to see are working for you.

We're always interested in your feedback!

Contact: webmaster@morainetownship.org

2/9/16

 

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