News and Notes from Shields Township
Urgent Need for Volunteers in Response to Local Flooding
4/22/13 - We have been notified of an urgent need for volunteers to help with cleanup and other needs after last week's storms and flooding. Click here for more information.
Helping out at the Shields Township Food Pantry make such a big impression on a group of students from Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest that they nominated the Food Pantry as the recipient of this year's school Walk-a-Thon.
These students in the EFFORT program made a very moving and insightful video to promote their nominee; click here to view it.
Read the latest news from Lake County - click here.
An alert for "Snowbirds": Married couples who own a home in Illinois as well as another state are not eligible to receive the General and Senior Homestead Exemptions in both states. In some states the penalties for doing this can be very high. Please call the Shields Township Assessor's office at 847-234-3485 if you have questions about this matter.
Thursday, May 16,
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 2013. Please note that dates are subject to change.
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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.)