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Ela Township News

Fitness Court at Knox Park

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Ela Township, and National Fitness Campaign Make Fitness Free for Everyone in Ela Township

Posted on October 4, 2022

State-of-the-Art Outdoor Fitness Court® in Ela Township SITE PARTNER MEDIA CONTACT: Gloria Palmblad | supervisorpalmblad@elatownship.org 847-438-7823 NFC MEDIA CONTACT: Amy E. Shogren | ashogren@nfchq.com 813-505-7482 Lake Zurich, Ill.— Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Ela Township and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) have partnered to bring an outdoor Fitness Court® to Ela Township. The Fitness...
2022 HW Parade

Hawthorn Woods Fourth of July Parade

Posted on July 11, 2022

Members of the Ela Township Board take part in celebrating our independence at the Hawthorn Woods Fourth of July Parade!

Knox Park Playground Ribbon Cutting June 4, 2022

Posted on June 10, 2022

The Ela Township Board and their staff, along with State Representative Chris Bos, members of the Lake Zurich Fire Department, and our community gathered the morning of June 4th for a ribbon cutting of the new playground equipment that was recently installed.
Barrington Bench

John Barrington Memorial Bench Dedication

Posted on June 6, 2022

We honored the late Ela Township Assessor, John Barrington, with a park bench dedicated in his memory and in recognition of his many years of service to Ela Township. The dedication was held at Knox Park, in Lake Zurich, Illinois, on the afternoon of May 20th. Although it was an overcast day, it was nice...
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Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event : May 7, 2022

Posted on March 25, 2022

Ela Township is co-hosting a document shredding and recycling event with the Ela Area Public Library on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Ela Area Library parking lot.  Click here for additional information.  
2022 IGCBK Flyer

2022 I Got Caught Being Kind Event

Posted on February 14, 2022

P&R Results

Parks & Recreation Survey Results

Posted on July 29, 2021

The results are in from our Parks & Recreation survey, after 456 votes we are excited for what is to come at Knox Park!

Ela Township 2021 Scholarship Awards

Posted on July 12, 2021

Historical Walk

Historical Walk Around the Lake

Posted on July 9, 2021

Take a step back in time, the Ela Historical Society has put together a wonderful educational audio tour you can take the next time you walk around beautiful Lake Zurich. Fifteen spots of Ela Township historical interest are talked about along the way.
Parks & Rec Survey

Ela Township Parks & Recreation Survey

Posted on June 21, 2021

Shred Event 5.8.2021

Recycle & Shred Event

Posted on May 17, 2021

Thank you Ela Township residents!  Our community recycle and shred event co-hosted with Ela Area Library was a huge success!
Shred Event

Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event

Posted on May 4, 2021

Ela Township is co-hosting a document shredding and recycling event with the Ela Area Public Library on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library parking lot.  Click here for additional information.
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Waste Management Refuse Service Interruption for Unincorporated Ela Township Residents

Posted on February 16, 2021

Due to the heavy snowfall overnight on February 15, 2021, Waste Management cancelled refuse and recycle service in our area on February 16, 2021.  They will resume operations Wednesday, February 17, 2021, and will treat the week as if it were holiday week, where services are delayed one day all week.  This will impact all...
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