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
Financial and medical assistance, food pantry

Senior Center arrow
Social activities, classes and informative seminars

WAYS arrow
Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services provides counseling and tutoring

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

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A Letter For
WT Residents
Regarding Garbage Collection

In Short: In short, if you want to continue to keep your trash service under the direction of the township, answer "YES" on the ballot. If you want DuPage County to regulate your service, answer "NO" on the ballot.

Click here to view the letter

Information on the
March 19, 2024
Primary Election

Wayne Township Residents will be asked 2 questions on the March 19, 2024 ballot. Please click the link below to view the questions.

Click here to view the ballot questions

AARP Tax Aide Appointments

AARP will have trained tax volunteers at the Senior Center to assist in preparing 2023 tax returns. You MUST bring your completed 2022 return, all 2023 tax information and a picture ID (driver’s license or state ID). WT Senior Members can call to schedule starting 01/02; WT residents 65+ can call to schedule starting 01/17; Appointments will be open to everyone else starting 02/01. 630-231-7155

Retiring Your
Tattered American Flag

The Wayne Township Supervisor's Office accepts tattered American Flags for retirement. The retirement of an American flag is a time-honored tradition and one that carries a great significance. The township turns all flags over to the local VFW, ensuring that the traditions and ceremony are utilized in the flag's retirement.

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