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February 1, 2017


5 New Year’s Resolutions the Township Can Help You With!

Many people have a hard time keeping their New Year’s Resolutions. It seems after the start of the New Year, some lose all interest in the promises and plans they made in the rush of excitement. Maybe you made a resolution to be more healthy and active this year. Maybe you wanted to travel outside the country, or simply spend more time outdoors for some fresh air. Either way, here are five resolutions that the Township can help you keep in 2017!

  1. Mobile Pantry VolunteerVolunteer…A popular resolution is always to give back to the community. An easy way to do this is by volunteering your time! Many Township events, and even the Township itself, would not be able to operate without our amazing and dedicated volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are always available in a variety of the Township’s departments, click here for more information and get one step closer to checking that resolution off your list!

  2. DSC_0403Know your health…Get free or low-cost wellness screenings with our Office of Community Health. Free screenings include: diabetes, anemia, blood pressure, heart rate, body fat analysis, medication review, and more. Other screenings for a nominal fee include: total cholesterol/glucose, complete cholesterol, and Vitamin D. The first step in getting healthy is knowing your current level of health and how to improve from there. Schedule an appointment with a Community Health Nurse by calling (630) 483-5665 or click here for more information.

  3. Passports, MapTravel the world…Hanover Township is a Passport Acceptance Facility. You can obtain or renew your passport at our Administrative office in Bartlett. And, photos can be taken onsite for only $5! We’re your one-stop-shop for all your passport needs. Apply today and travel the world tomorrow! (...well, in 4-6 weeks when your new passport arrives). Click here for more information on passports, or call (630) 837-0301.

  4. DSC_1529Spend more time outdoors…Visit the Township’s many Reserves and Heritage Markers. Located throughout the Township, you’ll get fresh air, exercise, and learn more about the Township’s rich history! Open-space reserves are located in Bartlett, Streamwood, and Elgin. They are open to the public during daylight hours and each offers different equipment to utilize. Have lunch under the gazebo in Runzel Reserve in Bartlett. Take the kids to the playground at Naomi Walters-Lenoci Reserve in Streamwood. Walk the cleared path at Izaak Walton Reserve in Elgin. Click here to find the Township’s Reserves. Heritage Markers are found all over the Township’s five municipalities to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. With plaques stationed at each location, they give a brief description on the history and significance. Click here to find the Township’s Heritage Markers.

  5. 2017 5kRun your first 5k!...Join us on Saturday, May 6 for the 4th Annual Hanover Township Sprint 2 Spring 5k Run/Walk at the Izaak Walton Center & Reserve in Elgin. This event is family friendly and everyone is invited to take part in this fun event for a great cause. Proceeds from this event will assist Township residents in obtaining needed medical and dental services. So you’ll be supporting a good cause AND get a cool tshirt. Visit our event website at for all details.

 November 2, 2016

holiday giving

5 Things to Give this Holiday Season

  1. Blood! DonorEvery two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help save a life by donating blood (if you are able). Join us on Wednesday, November 16 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center in Elgin for a LifeSource Blood Drive. Click here for a copy of the event flyer.

  2. Toys. toysHanover Township holds an annual Toy Drive for qualifying families. Last year over 2,103 Township youth received a toy from the Toy Drive. Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Township location or one of our many local business and organization partners this year. For a list of toy drop-off locations, click here.

  3. Winter Wear.COAT-DRIVE  Can you spare a coat this year to help a resident in need? All sizes are being accepted for adults and children. New or gently used coats and winter wear are being collected at any Township location. Give the gift of warmth this holiday season. For questions or more information on the Winter Coat Drive please call (630) 540-9085.

  4. Monetary/Food Donations. Food Pantry ShelvesDid you know that a donation of $16.00 purchases a meal box that feeds a family of four from the Northern Illinois Food Bank? Last year 1,181 families received Holiday Meal Boxes. Donations of the Food Pantry’s most needed items are also greatly appreciated. During the holiday season, food pantry usage increases drastically. Currently, an average of 730 families use the Township Food Pantry monthly. Donations can be brought to any Township facility. For a list of most needed items, click here.

  5. Your Time! 12301681_10153632988475630_8992204100150111893_nThe holiday season is the perfect time to get involved and give back by volunteering your time to help others. Churches and food pantries are always looking for volunteers to help the underserved. Interested in volunteering at Hanover Township? Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

September 20, 2016 


Jump in to Fall with these 5 fun, fall activities in

(or around) the Township!


  1. Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington (40 W. Higgins Road)


    • Located just out of the Township, Goebbert’s offers a great family outing destination. From over 50 different animals, wagon rides, corn mazes, pig races, and a pumpkin eating dinosaur, Goebbert’s has everything you need to jump in to the fall season! Click here for more information on Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm.

  2. Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago (29W310 North Avenue)

    • sonnyAlso located just outside of the Township boundaries, Sonny Acres is another great destination for fall fun! With pumpkins, farm market, spook shed, costume shop, and more, Sonny Acres is a must-see for Halloween attractions. Click here for more information on Sonny Acres Farm.

      Sonny Acres

  3. Hanover Township Fall Food Truck Festival –  Thursday, October 13

    • Facebook bannerThe public is invited for Hanover Township’s Fall Food Truck Festival! Join us for an evening of fun, fall festivities, while also raising money for the Township’s most vulnerable residents. Trucks will include Toasty Cheese, Chicago Cupcake Factory, Wiggle Waggles (dog barkery), and feature live music from Prairie Station! Click here for more information on the Fall Food Truck Festival.
  4. Bartlett Halloween Fun Fest! – Saturday, October 29

    • BartlettFrom 10:00AM – 2:00PM, join us in Downtown Bartlett for a “Spooktacular” event. Bring the whole family, and come in costume to trick-or-treat to the various local businesses and organizations that will be onsite. Games and treats will be in abundance! Click here for more information on Bartlett Halloween Fun Fest.

  5. Hanover Park Park District Halloween Fun Fair – Saturday, October 29

    • Hanover ParkFrom 4:00PM – 7:00PM at the Hanover Park Park District, 1919 Walnut Avenue, all ages welcome for games, crafts, maze, graveyard, and lots of games! $2 Hay Rides will also be available. Click here for more information on the Hanover Park Park District Halloween Fun Fair.