- 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.
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...
AURORA TOWNSHIP – The Aurora Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jason Owens as Township Clerk to fill the remaining term of the late Ken Christy. Christy passed away suddenly on March 26, 2016, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. Owens has served as Deputy Township Clerk for the past three years. Five other Aurora Township residents applied for the open position, but board members felt that Owens’ experience as Christy’s deputy set him apart, Catching said. Owens, 40, lives in North Aurora with his wife, a high school math teacher, and two children. Prior to being hired as recycling/project coordinator at the Aurora Township Highway Department in 2010, Owens worked in the mortgage industry. He received...