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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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Direct donations to the Food Pantry allow us to keep the pantry in stock with necessary food and supplies.

Click on the donation button below to help us buy food and supplies for the Pantry.

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Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive

The Spirit of the Holidays is alive and well! We are reminded daily of how fortunate we are to live in a community with a spirit of generosity and compassion that is unparalleled.

Each year Moraine Townships seeks sponsors to partner with us in the annual gift drive known as the Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive. Our local school districts and nursery schools identify students whose families may not be able to provide gifts. The students fill out wish lists and are paired with generous donors. As a reminder of how many families in our community are in need, almost 24% of our Highland Park/Highwood students are from low-income families.

If you would like to sponsor one or more Highland Park/Highwood children this holiday, please email back the attached form no later than Friday. November 1, 2019 and let us know how many children you would like to sponsor. In fairness to all the children, please spend at least $50 - $60 per child.

For those of you who never knew Phyllis Santullano, she was a Highland Park City Council member during the 70s and 80s who many referred to as “the conscience of the community.” She founded an organization known as the Self-Help Center, whose mission was to work with families in our community who were struggling. She made a difference in the lives of countless families and was a strong advocate for the interests of the least fortunate. Phyllis was a voice for the voiceless in our community, and did it all from a reclining position since she was struck with polio as a young woman. Moraine Township’s Holiday Gift Drive in small part helps to keep Phyllis’ spirit of compassion and generosity alive in our community.

Download the 2019 Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive Sponsor Form

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NOTICES

Help Enrolling for 2020 Marketplace Health Insurance Open Enrollment November 1 through December 31, 2019 >>
Moraine Township will once again offer assistance to residents wishing to enroll for health insurance on the Federal Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Residents wishing to obtain 2020 health insurance on the Federal Marketplace have only 45 days to enroll: November 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019. Read more>>

Valuation for Moraine Township properties published October 10, 2019 >>
Property owners can appeal their assessment on their own through the Lake County Board of Review. No attorney is required for a residential appeal. Appeals can be done in a few minutes by using the new SmartFile E-Filing Portal.

Prior to filing a formal appeal to the Board of Review, property owners are encouraged to contact in person, by email or phone Moraine Township Assessor’s office, 800 Central Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois, 847-432-2100 to discuss their concerns. No appointment is necessary; Office hours are M-F 8:30 to 4:30. (Extended appointments can be accommodated if necessary.)

The new SmartFile E-Filing Portal also provides an easy way for property owners to apply for homestead or other exemptions they may be eligible for, which exempts taxable value prior to the calculation of property taxes. In Illinois, exemptions are available for general homestead, seniors, disabled persons, disabled veterans, returning veterans (within the last two years) and home improvements.

It is important for taxpayers to read, understand and check this notice for accuracy as it contains important information about their property. An assessment notice is not your tax bill. It is a value placed on your property by your township assessor to estimate the market value of your home as of Jan. 1, 2019. To help taxpayers evaluate their property assessment notice, the Chief County Assessment Office is hosting several tax assessment help center sessions. Here, property owners can talk one-on-one with taxpayer advocates to understand the information on their assessment, see how to use the County's new web applications and learn about homestead and other exemptions which can potentially provide tax relief.

Looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities? We can help!

  • Food Pantry: weekly shifts or occasional help
  • VITA: training with IRS to prepare income tax returns for low-income residents
  • ACA: train with CMS to help residents sign up for health insurance on the Federal Marketplace
  • Food Pantry Garden: help needed Wednesday and Saturday mornings during gardening season
  • Find Out More.

Need a Passport Book or Card? Applications now accepted at Moraine Township >>
(05/20/18) Moraine Township is now certified to process first-time Passport Book and Passport Card Applications. Continue Reading >>

Moraine Township Services

Services available to all residents

  • Door-to-Door van transportation for seniors and disabled residents 847-432-3000
  • RTA discount cards
  • Voter registration
  • Free Notary service
    • Free Notary service (EXCEPT for documents relating to the conveyance of residential real property)
  • Help enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
  • NEW Passport application processing
  • Township Assessor 847-432-2100 Help with exemptions, understanding your assessment, filing an objection

Services for income-qualified residents

  • General / Emergency Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Utility assistance
  • Medical alert monitoring program for seniors and disabled residents
  • Application assistance: Medicaid, SNAP, Benefit Access, TANF
  • Resource referral for specific needs
  • Free income tax return preparation for low-and-moderate-income taxpayers

Servicios disponibles para todos los residentes

  • Transporte de camioneta puerta a puerta para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados 847-432-3000
  • Tarjetas de descuento RTA
  • Registro para votar
  • Servicio gratuito de notario publico
    • Servicio gratuito de notario public (EXCEPTO para documentos relacionados con el traspaso de bienes inmuebles residenciales)
  • Ayuda para inscribirse en el seguro de salud. bajo la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio
  • NUEVO: procesamiento de solicitud de pasaporte
  • Asesor de Municipio 847-432-2100 Ayuda con las exenciones, entendiendo tu evaluación, presentación de una objeción

Servicios para residentes calificados por ingresos

  • Asistencia general y de emergencia
  • Despensa de alimentos
  • Asistencia de utilidades
  • Programa de alerta médicas para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados que viven solos
  • Solicitud de asistencia: Medicaid, SNAP Acceso a Beneficios, TANF
  • Recursos para necesidades específicas
  • Preparación gratis de la declaración de impuestos para contribuyentes de ingresos bajos y moderados

Download a flyer (pdf).

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