- 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.
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.”...
Pursuant to Governor Pritzker Executive Order 2020-20 which addresses the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020, the Aurora Township Annual Town Meeting is hereby postponed. The order specifically states the following: Section1: The provisions of the Township Code, 60 ILCS 1/30-5(a) and 30-5(b), requiring that each township’s annual meeting for calendar year 2020 be held on either April 14, 2020 or April 21,2020 are SUSPENDED through the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. The annual town meeting requires participation of at least 10 residents who are registered voters in order to conduct business, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. “We very much appreciate Governor Pritzger’s emergency order which gives us the ability to delay this meeting,” Catching...
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”...