Welcome to Aurora Township! Aurora Township is one of 16 townships in Kane County, IL, and one of 1433 townships in the State of Illinois. All townships are mandated by state law to provide three basic services funded by local property tax dollars. These services are:

General Assistance

  • General Assistance (local welfare) to qualified, low-income individuals for their basic needs. This program is administered through the Township Supervisor’s office. Township caseworkers review eligibility criteria including financial and non-financial requirements. General assistance recipients must be residents of the township and citizens or legal residents of the U.S.

Assessment

  • Assessment of all real estate parcels within township boundaries for property tax purposes. The elected Township Assessor and staff of deputy assessors review and determine assessed valuations for more than 39,000 residential, commercial, industrial and farm parcels within Aurora Township’s boundaries and maintains an online database of all property within Aurora Township.

Maintenance

  • Maintenance of roads and bridges in the unincorporated areas of the township, including snowplowing, maintenance of pavements, drainage culverts, surface repair and road rebuilds for approximately 42 lane miles of roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the township. The elected Township Highway Commissioner is in charge of this office, which is also known as the Aurora Township Road District or Highway Department.

Providing residents with human service and community advocacy programs since 1849

Notices

Board meeting location changed until further notice

In order to follow physical distancing guidelines, regularly scheduled Aurora Township board meetings will be held in the gymnasium of the Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street, Aurora, until further notice.

Leaf Burning Regulations

By law, Aurora Township cannot enforce Kane County’s leaf burning regulations. If you live in the City of Aurora, stricter leaf burning regulations apply. If you have questions or concerns about leaf burning, please contact the City of Aurora or Kane County depending on where you live.

 

Above and Beyond

Aurora Township goes beyond the minimum mandated services by providing senior and youth services for township residents. These include:

  • Youth Services: We have a full time youth activity center with after-school programs, as well as summer programs. Our youth services staff also provides outreach and mentoring programs in the local grade schools, middle schools and high schools for youth.
  • Senior Services: Aurora Township is a major provider of paratransit and public transportation for senior and disabled citizens through its Ride-In-Kane program. Through a partnership with PACE, the suburban transit agency, the township provides more than 30,000 rides per year, with a priority for medical appointments and dialysis, on 7 full-time routes operating PACE lift-equipped buses.

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Recent News

2020 Senior Services Applications Available

Aurora Township is accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and units of local government seeking $477,000 in funds for programs that benefit senior citizens. The funds are available through Aurora Township as a result of the successful March 2018 senior services referendum, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. “We look forward to supporting organizations that will allow older adults in Aurora Township to remain healthy and independent as long as possible,” Catching said. The Township Board of Trustees has appointed an unpaid advisory commission to make recommendations on the applications, which are due by Friday October 9, 2020, to the Aurora Township Supervisor’s office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. The commission will hold public hearings on Oct. 19, 2020, to review...

Township Youth Center Closes Temporarily

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all programming at the Aurora Township Youth Center will cease indefinitely. In addition, the Supervisor’s office has reverted back to being open to the public by appointment only. The move to close the Youth Center temporarily comes one day after the Illinois Department of Health added Kane County to its watch list today. This designation occurs when two of the six metrics identified by the State reach the warning level. For Kane County, the two measures that were above the set threshold include the new case rate and number of deaths. Upon the recommendation of Township Supervisor Bill Catching, the Aurora Township Board of Trustees voted Thursday to furlough 12 Youth...

Seeking Township Clerk Applicants

Aurora Township is seeking applicants to fill the remaining term of former Aurora Township Clerk Reginald N. Campbell, who was appointed an Associate Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit earlier this month. The Township Clerk is clerk of the town board of trustees and is official keeper of all records except for active General and Emergency Assistance cases. The Clerk is required to keep accurate records of all Town Board meetings and also serves as ex-oficio clerk of the Road District. The clerk must be present for bid openings for both the township and road district. By state law, candidates to fill this vacancy must be a registered Democrat living in Aurora Township. Persons are considered a “registered Democrat”...

Board meeting location changed until further notice

In order to follow physical distancing guidelines, regularly scheduled Aurora Township board meetings will be held in the gymnasium of the Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street, Aurora, until further...

June 11 Board Meeting Time and Place Changed

In order to meet the social distancing requirements of the Governor’s emergency declaration, the next regularly scheduled Township Board of Trustees meeting on June 11 will be held at the Aurora Township Youth Center gymnasium, 313 Gale Street, Aurora, instead of our main office. We also have moved the board meeting time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to hold a 4:30 p.m. public hearing on an Illinois DCEO grant application by Kane County for drainage improvements for Golfview Park. The public is encouraged to participate in the public hearing by phone.  The conference line is 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 971 0849 3321, Password: 942574 or comments may be provided in writing to the Township at the above...

Notice of Public Hearing

DCEO GRANT APPLICATION for Golfview Park NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 11, 2020, at 4:30 pm, at the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street, Aurora, a public hearing will be held by Aurora Township, at which time any interested person may file with the township written comments to and may be heard orally in respect to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grant application for the Golfview Drainage Improvements and funding thereof. The public is encouraged to participate in the public hearing by phone.  The conference line is 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 971 0849 3321, Password: 942574. Comments may also be provided in writing to the Township at 80 N Broadway, Aurora, IL ...

Ride in Kane to require face coverings starting May 1

Starting May 1, Aurora Township will require all Ride in Kane passengers to wear face coverings. Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching said that they have ordered and hope to supply passengers that do not have a face covering with one when this state executive order goes into effect. In the meantime, the Township asks all Ride in Kane passengers to acquire and to voluntarily wear a face covering for the safety of our drivers and the public. “I’d like to send out a special thank you to our drivers who continue to serve the public in these difficult times, ” Catching said. “They should be recognized along with the other essential employees and first responders on the front line.”...

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