New Lenox Food Pantry Project

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The Township provides a medical supplies exchange program for residents of New Lenox Township.  Anyone having these unused items are encouraged to offer them to others in need. Medical supplies include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes. There is no charge for this service.


A door-to-door transportation service for residents of New Lenox of all ages. Service also provided to neighboring townships for medical and physical therapy purposes.


Meals for the elderly are provided at the Guy Sell Senior Housing Complex in the Community Room Monday through Friday. Reservations are required.

Home delivered meals for the homebound are also available. Seniors desiring home-delivered meals must be at least 60 years old, be homebound because of illness or health reason, and have no adult able to prepare a meal. The senior must also have a doctor's approval and meet the assessment needs of the Case Coordination Unit of the Will County Senior Services Center. Beginning January 1, 2009, meals will be provided at the Guy Sell Senior Housing Center in the Community Room, 1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For more information and reservations, call Senior Services Center of Will County at 815-723-9713


In September of 2003, the new senior citizen housing complex, the first of its kind in New Lenox, was finally completed and ready for the tenants to move in. The complex, which is located at 1090 S. Cedar Road right next door to the New Lenox Township Office, consists of 24 apartments, 6 two bedroom and 18 one bedroom.

Applications for the apartments are being taken at the Township Office located at 1100 S. Cedar Road. Applicants must be 62 years of age or older, be a New Lenox Township residents at the time of the application, and be able to live independently. Each applicant will be placed on the waiting list and contacted in the order of application when vacancy occurs

The 2800 square foot community room has provided additional space for civic gatherings, it acts as the staging area for the Lions Club's Christmas Basket program and for the Township's Operation Santa Claus. Through a cooperative agreement with the Park District, it serves as a satellite facility for their senior recreation, exercise, and social enrichment programs. A kitchen has been added to the Community Room which now facilitates the Will County Senior Services Meals on Wheels program. The labor and funding support to construct the kitchen was donated by the New Lenox Lions Club. Congregate meals are now served in the Community Room Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 12:00 noon. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Will County Senior Services Center at 815-485-7187.


A food pantry is available for Township residents in need of food supplies. Residents are limited to one bag of groceries per week. Donations of non perishable food items are continuously needed. Proof of residency is required in order to obtain food supplies from the Township pantry.


General Assistance may be provided to qualified recipients in accordance with guidelines established for the Township of New Lenox and the State of Illinois.
Emergency Assistance is also provided for New Lenox Township residents. Emergency Assistance is available when a life threatening situation occurs. Applications for General Assistance and Emergency Assistance are required by law.
For more information call 485-6431.


The Township of New Lenox weed ordinance prohibits the growth of grass or weeds on unoccupied property in unincorporated residential subdivisions to exceed 8 inches in height. The ordinance is effected on a complaint basis. Complaints may be registered by calling 485-6431.

Upon receiving a complaint the Township notifies the property owner of the violation and allow ten days for the property owner to come into compliance. If the growth is uncut after ten days the Township will have to cut growth and bill the owner. Unpaid bills will result in a lien placed against the property for the amount due.


Click here to download a map of the cemetery.
Click here to download the cemetery policy and procedures.

The Township has maintained the Marshall Cemetery for about 30 years. The Township took over ownership and management of Maplewood Cemetery in February of 2013. We are working to preserve the character of both these historic cemeteries.

Marshall Cemetery located at 12721 W. Regan Road, one mile east of Parker Road was created on part of Chester Marshall's farm. It is a two acre cemetery, one acre holds a Will County Historical Designation that dates back to the early 1800's prior to its official recognition as a public cemetery. Over the last ten years the Township has developed the other acre. The new section was plotted out to accommodate 850 new burial sites.

Maplewood Cemetery is located at 331 W. Haven Avenue. It also has burials dating back to the early 1800's. Within its footprint is the site of New Lenox's first grade school. It is the final resting place of many early settler to our area. We wish to thank the members of the Maplewood Cemetery board for their many years of dedicated service. Maplewood Cemetery developed the Oram Section addition five years ago which provided 650 burial sites.

There are four types of grave spaces available at both cemeteries. Graves that allow only lawn level markers sell for $875. While graves that can accommodate upright monuments sell for $1100. Cremation lawn level graves sell for $525. And monument cremation graves sell for $650.


In conjunction with the Village of New Lenox, the Township sprays for mosquitoes during the Summer months. Frequency of spraying is determined by the severity of heat, humidity, and rainfall during the Spring and Summer. 

The Township uses a biodegradable insecticide that stays low to the ground and is not harmful to animals or humans. The spray may, however, be harmful to bees. Therefore, beekeepers are urged to inform the Township of their locations so that spraying can be terminated at those points.

Spot spraying is also available for large group outdoor gatherings or for unusually large areas. To request spot spraying call 815-485-6431.


Voter registration for residents is available at the Township Office from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Address changes for voting purposes can also be made at the Township office. When registering to vote, persons should bring with them two forms of identification. 


Effective as of November 2011, your polling places may have changed as the result of redistricting following the 2010 Census.

1 Barber & Oberwortmann
   -Horticultural Center
227 N. Gougar Road, Joliet
2 Parker Road Bible Church 18512 S. Parker Road, Mokena
3 Barber & Oberwortmann
   -Horticultural Center
227 N. Gougar Road, Joliet
4 New Lenox VFW Post 9545 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox
5 New Lenox Fire Station 1 261 E. Maple Road, New Lenox
6 Liberty Junior High School 151 Lenox Street, New Lenox
7 New Lenox Fire Station 4 19819 S. Schoolhouse Road, Mokena
8 Lincoln-Way Central Campus
   -Auditorium Lobby
1801 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
9 Cherry Hill Church of Christ 2749 Lancaster Drive, Joliet
10 New Lenox Village Hall 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox
11 Grace Episcopal Parish Hall 209 N. Pine Street, New Lenox
12 Caroline Bentley School 513 E. Illinois Highway, New Lenox
13 Alex J. Martino Jr. High School 731 E. Joliet Highway, New Lenox
14 Peace Lutheran Church 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
15 Lincolnway Body Shop 22002 S. Howell Drive, New Lenox
16 Lincoln-Way West Campus 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox
17 Lincoln-Way West Campus 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox
18 Central Presbyterian Church 1101 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox
19 Nelson Ridge School 2470 Nelson Road, New Lenox
20 Nelson Ridge School 2470 Nelson Road, New Lenox


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