- 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.
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 independent as long as possible,” Catching said. “The referendum’s supporters made a clear and compelling case that more funds need to be available locally to support such programs.” Earlier this year, the Township Board appointed an unpaid advisory commission to make recommendations to the board on the new senior citizen funds. Applications are due by Friday...
Residents and small businesses can save an estimated $90 in the coming year as part of a successful electrical aggregation partnership with eleven other area municipalities brokered by consultant Progressive Energy Group. The estimated savings is based on the assumption that Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) rate of 7.887 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) does not change. Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching said the township has selected Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. to supply its residents and small businesses with power for twelve months. Through this new agreement, participants will receive a fixed price of 6.954 cents per kWh on electricity from October 2018 to October 2019. By calling Constellation, residents and business owners can also choose a product matched 100% by renewable...
On April 16, the spring session of the township’s brush pick up program will begin with a few significant changes. Here are the changes: #1 – No registration required! All unincorporated Aurora Township residents are eligible and we will drive through the unincorporated areas once to pick up your brush. #2 – All branches must not exceed 6 feet in length #3 – All branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter #4 – All brush must be secured with string or twine and each bundle cannot exceed 30 pounds. No bundles secured with wire will be picked up #5 – Anything that can fit into a bag is not considered brush and will not be picked up. The...