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If townships were to be eliminated, replacement services within
larger government bodies would end up costing taxpayers more, not less.

Letter: Townships a vital part of local government
Wendell Cox. Twp Study

Ela Township Office
1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ela Township Mission

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Ela Township residents by providing unparalleled and cost-effective community-based services.

Ela Township Vision

Committed to being a model Township that embraces the future by building upon a strong foundation of excellence, diversity, and financial stewardship.

Commitment to Serving Local Needs

Ela Township is committed to meeting residents’ needs through exceptional services and programs, dutiful leadership and community partnerships. Our resources include the offices of Supervisor, Clerk and Assessor, Ela 55+, Community Family Services, Youth Services and Highway Department. 

Located in southwest Lake County, Illinois, Ela Township began on November 6, 1849, and is named after an early settler, George Ela. Isaac Fox donated one acre of land to the Township, located at 95 E. Mail Street in Lake Zurich, which is now Ela Park and and served as the former site of the Ela Town Hall and the township offices. Today the old Ela Town Hall serves as the home of the Ela Historical Society which holds many different historical items and artifacts from the Township’s past. In 2010, the Ela Town Hall and offices were relocated to 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich.

Ela Township serves more than 40,000 residents and covers 36 square miles. Within its borders are all or part of the villages of Barrington, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, North Barrington and portions of unincorporated Palatine and Mundelein.

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  1. Township Offices Closed – Christmas Holiday

    December 24 @ 8:00 am - December 25 @ 5:00 pm