Ela Township Town Hall
Ela Township Historical Society
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 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
The elected officials and staff of Ela Township are committed to serving local residents’ needs and responding to local issues.
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.