Welcome to Monee Township
Many people do not understand Township government so I want to give you a brief overview of our Township. Monee Township is 36 square miles. Our Northern boundary line is Steger Road, our Southern boundary is Offner Road and we are between Western Avenue on the East and Harlem Avenue to the West. Monee Township is a mixture of rural and urban. We have two villages located wholly within our boundaries – Monee and University Park - and a portion of another as the Will County portion of Park Forest is also in Monee Township. The rest of the Township is comprised of unincorporated land, mostly rural.
Within our Township, we have a mixture of life styles – farms, single family homes, acreages and multi-family dwellings with a very diverse population. Located within our Township is Governor’s State University (GSU) and many amenities such as convenient road and commuter rail access to Chicago. We are fortunate to have several natural resources such as the Monee Reservoir, Pine Lake in University Park and the Nature Preserve in Park Forest.
Monee Township is governed by an elected Board of four Trustees and the Supervisor. Other elected officials are the Highway Commissioner, Assessor, Township Clerk and the Collector. In our Officials section, you will be given a short description of the responsibilities of each elected official.
Township Government is known as Grass Roots Government because we are all local citizens interested in serving you, the taxpayer, to improve our community. We are accessible to you and invite you to our monthly meeting held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00PM in our Town Hall located in Monee on Egyptian Trail.
Monee Township has a Senior Committee that sponsors many events for anyone who lives in the Township and is age 65 or over. Please check out our Senior Committee page for a list of sponsored activities.
Our Township Youth Committee sponsors a Family Gym night in the Fall and Spring sessions. It is held at GSU’s pool complex where families can swim, exercise, use the basketball courts or play games. You must be registered so please check out our Youth page to see all the details. Our Gym night is chaperoned by members of the Youth Committee who are all volunteers.
Our Plan Commission helps the Township develop in an orderly manner. Volunteers who are not compensated for their time and diligence run all of these committees, and we thank them for their service.
We have a State mandated General Assistance program and voluntarily offer an Emergency Assistance program for families in need, and provide a Food Pantry. You can call the Township to find out if you qualify and how to apply. The Township has a Back-to-School Supply program where we give out school supplies to families who meet financial guidelines. Yearly we have a Thanksgiving Basket and Santa Sack program where we give food baskets to Township residents who need a helping hand. We donate to qualified youth groups like baseball, football, Scouts and to other organized groups who serve youth and Seniors within our Township.
We are committed to serving the Township and appreciate our entire group of Volunteers who help make our programs a success. Please browse our Web site and thank you for visiting.
To contact the Board of Trustees, contact the Monee Township during business hours, 708-534-6020 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org.