Wayne Township Illinois

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Founded in 1850, Wayne Township is a 36 square-mile area located in the northwest corner of DuPage County, which contains all or portions of Bartlett, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Wayne, West Chicago, St. Charles, as well as a large unincorporated area.

Overseeing the general operation of the township is the township Supervisor, one of eight elected officials.

The Clerk is responsible for maintaining township records and coordinating matters of voter registration and elections with the county. By law, Illinois townships are charged with three basic functions:

  1. General assistance for the indigent. This is provided by our General Assistance Department.
  2. The assessment of real property for local taxation, supervised by the Assessor.
  3. Maintenance of roads and bridges not covered by federal, state, or other local jurisdictions. The Road Department is supervised by the Highway Commissioner.

In addition, the Senior Center provides seminars on many topics and a host of social activities to help township seniors maintain an active and productive lifestyle.

WAYS (Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services), housed in the Wayne Township office, is funded jointly by Wayne and Winfield townships.

Wayne Township cooperates extensively with the DuPage County Sheriff's office and pays for the services of an additional deputy assigned specifically to the township.

Township Departments

Township Office:
27W031 North Avenue
West Chicago IL 60185
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Supervisor arrow
Township administration, general information

Clerk arrow
Official records, election information

Assessor arrow
Property assessment, taxpayer information

Road District arrow
Roads, bridges, brush pickup in unincorporated areas

General Assistance Department arrow
Help for those in need, including financial and medical assistance, food pantry, clothes closet, and more.

Senior Center arrow
Social Activites, classes make this a fun and helpful place for Wayne Township seniors

WAYS arrow
Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services provides counseling and support for youth and families.

Elected Officials arrow
There are eight elected officials (Supervisor, Clerk, Assessor, Highway Commissioner, and four trustees.)

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Holiday "Wish Ornaments"
for Seniors

The Christmas tree in the Senior Center will have “Wish Ornaments” from seniors in the community who have requested help for Christmas. Please take one, purchase a new gift or gift card (value $25), wrap it, tape the ornament to the gift and drop it off at the General Assistance office by December 13.

Please make sure you give a Senior Center staff member your info when taking an ornament.

Wayne Township Cemetery

As one of the oldest cemeteries in DuPage County, the Wayne Township Cemetery has served as a burial ground since before 1840. Fallen fighters of the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI and WWII, the Vietnam War and the Korean War are buried there.

For information on purchasing a plot, please call the Supervisor’s Office at 630-231-7140.

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Temporary Handicap Placards Available
at Wayne Township

Application must be signed by your doctor.  Cost for this service is $1.

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