Ela Town Hall

Ela Township Historical Society

Knox Park

Knigge Park

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 – Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ela Township Mission

To provide leadership and coordination to help develop a community dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Ela Township.

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, which is now Ela Park and the former site of the Ela Town Hall and the township offices. Today the old Ela Town Hall serves as the site of the Ela Historical Society on the first floor with a community meeting room on the second floor. The Ela Township offices have been located at 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich since 2010.

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.


Your Ela Township Board: (front row) Assessor John Barrington, Clerk Lucy A. Prouty, Supervisor Gloria M. Palmblad and Highway Commissioner Bill Kruckenberg. Back row: Trustees Chris Bos, Larry Bowman, Michael Jennings and Joel Sikes.

NOTICE: The Township of Ela has passed an ordinance establishing prevailing wage rates for construction to be the same as those in Lake County, as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor. Anyone wishing to inspect the ordinance may do so at 1155 East Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Lucy A. Prouty, Clerk, Township and Road District.

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Upcoming Events

  1. COW meeting

    July 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  2. Communications Meeting

    July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Women’s Self-Defense Class Aug. 1

    August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm