Township Update Monday 4/6

No new news is good news! This is supposed to be “the bad week”, so stay safe and stay six feet away!

Township Update Tuesday 3/31

FISH Food Pantry is open Monday only from 9am to 11am as a “drive through”. FISH can now accept food donation during this time 9am to 11am also. Do not leave food at any other times.

In-person appointments for Human Services are suspended until further notice. Please call for questions or assistance (see Office Information on our website).

In-person appointments for General Assistance are suspended until further notice. Call GA direct at 630-719-6614. You may need to leave a message with a call back number.

Passports appointments are suspended until further notice. Details and direct renewal information and forms can be found at travel.state.gov.

Township Update Monday 3/23

The FISH Food Pantry is open Monday and Friday this week and continues to operate as a “drive through” from 9am until 11am. Anyone who needs food will receive a bag of prepacked food, no questions. If you know someone who needs food that cannot get here, and you can get here for them, please come and get them a bag of food. All we ask is that you make sure that neighbor in need gets the food.

UPDATE on the UPDATE: If you have a donation DO NOT bring it until we get guidance. We’ll keep you posted.
– Pre-packed grocery bags will be available with non-perishables, as well as fruits and vegetables
– Clients may return every Monday and Friday between 9 AM and 11 AM
– Fish will not be accepting any clothing or household goods until further notice
– We ask you not leave your vehicle, in order to minimize contact with volunteers.

Thank you!

Township Update Thursday 3/19

PACE is recommending that riders consider postponing non-essential travel, PACE is still operating its usual service currently. That may change at a moments notice.

The FISH Food Pantry still plans to operate as a “drive through” tomorrow, Friday, from 8am until 11am. Anyone who needs food will receive a bag of prepacked food, no questions. If you know someone who needs food that cannot get here, and you can get here for them, please come and get them a bag of food. All we ask is that you make sure that neighbor in need gets the food.

The monthly Board of Trustees meeting is still on, and the ILAG office has provided additional guidance regarding OMA considerations. Although the meeting IS open, we discourage attendance by the general public for obvious reasons. If you email us a public comment, we will read it at the meeting and include it in the meeting minutes. The video of the meeting will be posted as usual, as quickly as possible.

Township Update Wednesday 3/18

The monthly Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Thursday March 19, 2020 is still on. Recommended six foot spacing will be observed.

Although the meeting IS open, we discourage attendance by the general public for obvious reasons.

The video will be posted as usual on the transparency page of our website. If you had planned to make a public comment, please email it to Clerk Lorraine Grimsby at lorraine.grimsby@dgtownship.com or Supervisor Thoman at mark.thoman@dgtownship.com and it will be included in the meeting minutes.

We appreciate your continued understanding, and look forward to resumed resident attendance when normalcy returns.

Township Update Tuesday 3/17

With public health concerns and further guidance from federal and state authorities, Downers Grove Township offices and services are, effective immediately, closed to walk-ins, and only available by appointment at this time. We ask that you please call to make an appointment before coming for Passports, Disabled Parking Placards, General Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Assessor, Highway or other assistance. If you need assistance, please call:

  • Supervisor 630-719-6610
  • Assessor 630-719-6630
  • Highway 630-719-6670
  • Human Services 630-719-6670

The Food Pantry will be offering drive up pickup to minimize personal contact. They are open Monday and Friday from 8am until 11am.

Assessor Update Tuesday 3/17

With public health concerns and further guidance from federal and state authorities, Downers Grove Township offices and services are, effective immediately, closed to walk-ins, and only available by appointment at this time. We remain open to service the public by email and phone.

Email assessor@dgtownship.com or call (630) 719-6630. 

The 2020 Senior Exemptions Applications are not available yet.  Once the County makes them available the deadline to submit a completed application is not until October 1, 2020.  To help avoid any unnecessary trips, please call our office before coming in to discuss any real-estate exemption. 

Highway Update Monday 3/16

The electronic recycling offered by the Township is cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Township Update Monday 3/16

Our Senior Survival Series Lunch and Learns are suspended until we get the all clear from the feds or state.

DuPage Senior Citizens Council is continuing Meals on Wheels deliveries into Downers Grove Township with the wellness checks performed by trained volunteers. They also offer limited home assistance services. Their regular communal dining locations are suspended for now. You can direct any questions regarding Meals on Wheels to the DSCC at 630-620-0804. ttps://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org

The FISH Food and Clothing Pantry is operating in a “Drive-Through” mode to limit exposure for our clients, and is open Monday and Friday 8am until 11am, the normal hours. Drop offs of food donations on Monday and Friday 8am through 11am are as a “drive-through” also. https://www.downersgrovefish.org/

Youth Life Skills instruction is suspended until schools are open and back up to speed to coordinate with our instructors.

Other services continue for now. All offices are open normal business hours 8:30am to 4:30pm. Passports are from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

If you or someone you know has cold or flu symptoms, please stay home and stay safe. Make sure you cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, try to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. .

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are committed to observing protocols that keep our Township citizens as safe as possible.. Your health is important to us and we want to make sure that all necessary steps are taken to help ensure you all stay healthy, so when the time comes, and it will, we can resume all of our normal activities as soon as possible.

We will continue to cooperate and coordinate with emergency agencies, and will try and forward information as quickly as possible.

Further information is available. We recommend these for fact-based information that’s updated frequently:
The Federal site is coronavirus.gov or cdc.gov
The state site is idph.illinois.gov
The DuPage County Health Department site is https://www.dupagehealth.org/590/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19-Inform

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Welcome to Downers Grove Township

Townships in Illinois are the grass roots of public service in Illinois. We are your neighbors next door. Townships, by statute, provide basic services. Our Highway Department maintains over 70 miles of roads in good weather and bad. Our Assessor’s Office provides property appraisal and parcel record services to all property owners. Low cost General Assistance helps residents in specific need. We partner with our excellent schools, instructing on a variety of educational life issues benefiting students and youth. We cooperate and support non profit groups like the FISH Pantry that helps feed and clothe families in need, and the DuPage Senior Citizens Council Meals on Wheels program that delivers meals and performs wellness checks to qualifying seniors in their homes.

Our Township is home to Argonne National Labs, a science and engineering research national laboratory. With 146,795 residents, over 60,000 housing units, and spread over 53 square miles, we are the largest township in DuPage County in both area and population. We have more residents than 88 of Illinois 102 counties.

Our borders include all or part of the following communities:

In addition to the 10 municipalities listed, over 13,000 residents across 4,800+ households makes unincorporated Downers Grove Township the fifth largest population of residents in the Township.

We maintain a focus on efficient use of your tax dollars. Downers Grove Township works on behalf of taxpayers to pass balanced annual budgets that keep us debt-free, yet still provides important basic services to each and every one of us.

Where do my tax dollars go? 

Source: Supervisor property tax bill.

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