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.

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 Supervisor’s Office at with an item that has your current address (drivers license, bill or bank statement) and fill out the registration card. We will mail that to Lake County. In an election year, early voting is provided at Ela Town Hall. On election day, no voting takes place at Ela Township. 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) helps low income seniors 60 and older, persons with a disability and households with a child 5 or younger. Items needed: ID; Social Security cards for all members living in the home; proof of income for all 18 and older; most recent gas and electric statements; lease agreement if you rent. Theses items must be the most recent.

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 Supervisor’s Office at 847-438-7823.