News and Notes from Shields Township
Red Cross Sponsoring Fire Safety Fair Saturday, March 8
Read the details here
The Lake County Health Department is offering reduced rates for water testing in recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week. Lake County residents can pick up sterile test bottles at the Central Permit Facility or at a variety of township and municipal offices throughout Lake Country. Click for more information and locations.
Please note: Shields Township requests that those wishing to utilize the Shields Township Food Pantry reregister in 2014. Please bring proof of Shields Township residence to the panty in the new year.
Generous Donations Support Shields Township Mission
by Cynthia Maloney, Shields Township Supervisor
Protect your family by having an Emergency Plan…download this form from the folks at FEMA. The form can come in handy in case of an emergency. Print it and fill it out for babysitters, caregivers, and family members!
The United Way has updated a list of social service providers in Lake County. If you need help, you can look here for over 1400 sources: www.findhelplakecounty.org. Thanks, United Way!
Are you interested in volunteering for Shields Township? Please call 847-234-0802 to find out about available opportunities.
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Shields Township Community Room
Agendas are generally available 48 hours before each meeting. Click here for the most recent agenda.
Click here to see a schedule of all regular meetings for 2014. Please note that dates are subject to change.
WATCH OUR MEETINGS ON CABLE
Lake Bluff and
9 p.m. Tuesdays
11 a.m. Wednesdays
3 p.m. Sundays
3 p.m. Thursdays
Township government is the oldest form of government in the United States. Here in Shields Township, we carry on our proud tradition by providing a host of services, including voter registration, property assessment, general assistance, emergency assistance, road maintenance, and programs for seniors, children and families.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our community in a fiscally sound and responsible manner.
We are always happy to discuss our services and to help you learn more about your local Township government and the services we provide.
Lake County, in the northeastern corner of Illinois, consists of 18 townships. Shields Township is located on the north shore of Lake Michigan and comprises approximately 18 square miles. It includes all or a portion of Lake Forest, North Chicago, Lake Bluff, and unincorporated Knollwood and Arden Shores.
Collaborative outreach benefits military and others
It took less than one hour to distribute more than 7500 pounds of food to nearly 200 military and neighboring families ... Read more
Fifth-grade work trip participants from the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest help to pack shopping bags for clients at the Shields Township Food Pantry.
Not sure if you live in Shields? Click here to use the Lake County "Places Close to Home" tool. When you enter your address, it will show all your taxing districts as well as locations of local schools, police stations, and more. (Tip: If you live in an unincorporated area, you will need to enter your 5-digit county grid address.)