- 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 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 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
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.
The INC board and staff have released a series of YouTube videos that explain what the board does in our community as well as a layperson’s guide to mental illness. Aurora Township was one of six townships to approve a community mental health tax by referendum in the November 1970 general election. The others are Batavia, Big Rock, Blackberry, Kaneville and Sugar Grove townships. Virgil Township joined after a November 2000 referendum. Because of its population (and assessed valuation), Aurora Township residents are the largest contributors by far. For 2017, Aurora Township levied a little more than $1.2 million on behalf of local mental health services. Each of the township boards appoint a seven-member community mental health board,...
A lottery will be held at 3 p.m. on March 16, 2017, at the Aurora Township offices, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. The lottery will determine the ballot order from candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties. The public is invited. For more information, please contact Clerk Jason Owens at 630-897-8777 or by email at Jason.O@auroratownship.org...
Seven $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors this year. Each year since 1989, the Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges/universities. Six $1,500 scholarships were given in 2016, making a total of $286,500 that has been awarded to 172 students over the years. The application for the 2017 TOI Scholarship program is now available online and in the January 2017 issue of the Township Perspective magazine. Applications must be mailed to the TOI office no later than March 1, 2017. Please contact Amy Rourke at email@example.com with any questions. 2017 Scholarship Application...