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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Support WAYS!
Eat Out 2 Help Out

Village Tavern & Grill will donate 20% of your purchase (dine-in, carry-out or gift card) to WAYS on Tuesday, February 18 from 11:00am - 11:00pm.  Call WAYS at 630-231-7166 for information.

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WTRD Bike Plan
for Wayne Township

The Wayne Township Road District (WTRD) is endeavoring to make cycling commonplace by developing an interconnected web of bikeways and bicycle facilities.  Through changes to the built environment, bicycle-focused events, and involving community agencies and businesses, the WTRD is striving to provide residents a variety of options for accessing their favorite destinations, whether it be home, work, school, the regional trail system, or local businesses.

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AARP Tax Aide Appointments

AARP will have trained tax volunteers at the Senior Center to assist Wayne Township Seniors in preparing their 2019 tax returns. You MUST bring your completed 2018 return, all 2019 tax information and a picture ID (driver’s license or state ID).  Appointments are available to all seniors as well as all disabled and low income persons.  Call the Senior Center at 630-231-7155 to schedule an appointment.