Ela Township Services

Lending Closet:

Medical equipment to lend to our Ela Township residents: walkers (with or without wheels), crutches, canes, wheelchairs, toilet risers, shower chairs. Donations of clean, gently used equipment are also appreciated. Contact our Community Family Services offices to inquire about availability (847)540-8380.

Handicap Placards:

Applications for a parking placard are available at the Supervisor’s Office and must be filled out and signed by your physician. The township can issue a placard for a 90-day period. If the placard is issued for a longer duration, the township can issue the 90-day permit first, then send your application to the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.

Voter Registration:

New voter? Change of address? Come to the Ela Township Supervisor’s and Clerk’s Office with an item that shows your current address, (drivers license, bill, or bank statement) and we will assist you with filling out a registration card and mail it to Lake County for you. In an election year, early voting is provided at Ela Town Hall. On election day, you must vote at your designated precinct.

Notary Service

Staff will notarize your important papers free of charge.

LIHEAP: (Low Income Heating and Electric Assistance Program):

The Illinois Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs.  For more information, call the Supervisor’s Office at (847)438-7823.

Ela Township Vehicle Stickers:

Vehicle stickers are not required by Ela Township, but are available at no charge as a convenience to residents in unincorporated areas.

General Financial Assistance/Emergency Financial Assistance:

Ela Township provides help to those in need of financial assistance, overdue rent, car repair (if employed), gas, electric, water bills. Applications are processed in accordance with the standards set by the Department of Public Aid and guidelines approved by the Supervisor. For more information, call the Community Family Services office at (847)540-8380.

Ela Township Senior/Disabled Bus Service:

If you’re an Ela Township resident 55 years or older, or are disabled, we have buses available for your weekday use for shopping, errands, early showings of movies and hair, doctor and dental appointments. Our buses run 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday within Ela Township. Hours are subject to change. The cost for bus service is $2 for one way or $4 for a round trip. Call (847) 438-6677.

Coast2Coast Rx Prescription Drug Discount Card:

Ela Township offers residents the Coast2Coast Rx card, a FREE prescription discount card that can benefit your entire family.

Plan Highlights:

  • This card is accepted at over 59,000 pharmacies, including major chains and independent pharmacies.
  • Over 60,000 different prescription medications included.
  • Save up to 65 percent on brand name generics.
  • Card applies to all family members, can be used as often as needed, and does not expire.
  • Certain pet medications are also included through participating pharmacies.

Stop by the Ela Town Hall at 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich to obtain your Coast2Coast Rx card or download the card at www.coast2coastrx.com. Click “Print Free Card” then choose “Ela Township” from the list of participating townships. 

The Coast2Coast Rx card is NOT an insurance card and is not intended to replace insurance.