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About Aurora Township

The Township serves approximately 150,000 residents residing in its boundaries of (roughly) Orchard Road to the west, Route 56 to the north, Eola Road to the east, and Route 30 to the south. By law, Illinois townships must provide three basic functions: general assistance, property appraisal for local taxation purposes, and maintenance of all roads and bridges outside of federal, state, and other local jurisdiction. Aurora Township provides these services and much more.

Any person requesting records from Aurora Township may make such a request either in person or in writing at 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60506. FOIA requests may also be submitted via e-mail. Please use the following e-mail address Another method to make a FOIA request is to fax it to 630-897-8393 specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied.  All requests must be in writing and should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address above.  If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

The fees for any such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

  • First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies, no cost.
  • Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal, actual cost to $0.15.
  • Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium.
  • Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.
  • Costs of certifying a record will be $1.00.

Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the township, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest.  A waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.

Pursuant to Section 3.5 of FOIA, the FOIA Officer have designated the following documents or categories of records that shall be immediately disclosed to the public upon request:

  1. Resolutions and Ordinances maintained in printed form
  2. Approved Open Meeting Minutes
  3. Budget & Appropriation Ordinance

FOIA Officer

Supervisor William Catching
80 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

Office: 630-897-8777

Fax: 630-897-8393

Role of the Township

The Township consists of both elected officials and staff. The Township Supervisor, Highway Commissioner, and Property Assessor are elected positions, individually responsible for their departments and budgets. These positions are accountable to the township Board of Trustees. Four elected Trustees and the Supervisor make up the board with the Supervisor serving as chairman. The township Supervisor, Highway Commissioner, and Property Assessor each manage a staff of employees to help carry out the duties and services of their offices.

In addition to providing the basic functions of township government, Aurora Township offers many programs for youth and seniors and enforces ordinances within its jurisdiction.

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