Announcing our Logo Design Contest!

Do you have great design skills or do you just like to draw? If so, show off your talents and design a new logo for Shields Township!

The logo design will be used for business cards, letterheads, brochures, online website, banner ads, and other promotional materials.

The winning entry will receive $250 from the township, a free art class at the Deer Path Art League, and a $100 gift certificate from Dick Blick Art Materials. A picture of the winner and winning design will also be included in press releases and on our website and Facebook pages.

Interested applicants should submit a logo to Shields Township, 906 Muir Ave., Lake Bluff, 60044 or attach it to an email to by May 13, 2014. The winning entry will be chosen on May 15, 2014 by the Shields Township Board. There is no cost to enter.

For more information, contact Supervisor Cynthia Maloney at 847-234-0802.

Meeting schedule

Next regular meeting: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., Shields Township Community Room

Meeting schedule (please note that dates are subject to change)

Watch Our Meetings

Videos of past Board meetings

Lake Bluff and Lake Forest: Channel 19 | 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Sundays
Knollwood and North Chicago: Channel 17 | 3 p.m. Thursdays

News and Notes from Shields Township

Shields Township is extremely grateful for Lake Bluff Boy Scout Troop 42! This year, during their annual Scouting for Food drive, Troop 42 collected around 271 bags of food! Thirty-one Scouts participated in distributing door hangers on March 1st and collecting donations on March 7th. Since then even more food donations were dropped off by the Scouts. Thanks, Troop 42!

Radon Gas Testing Kits Available Through the Lake County Health Department

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: Thanks, United Way!

About Shields Township

We are a member of RESPOND Lake County, Partners for Effective Collaborations.

Shields Township encourages residents to take an active role in assisting neighbors in need. Please consider making a donation to one of the social service agencies that serve Shields Township residents (see our Social Services page for links). We also welcome donations of food, money, or volunteer hours to our Food Pantry. Contact the Supervisor's Office for more information.

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 mapShields 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.

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.)