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.

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 Ela Town Hall Serves as the site of the Ela Historical Society on the first floor, and a community meeting room on the second floor. As of 2010 The Ela Township Offices are located at 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich.

Ela Township serves 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, & 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.

Women learn self-defense tactics at Ela Township program. A second class will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Cost is $30. Women who are high school seniors and college students are encouraged to register. Call (847) 540-8380.

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Upcoming Events

  1. COW Meeting

    June 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  2. Communication Meeting

    June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Women’s Self-Defense Class Aug. 3

    August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm