Want to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child? Have 3 Hours Per Month? Become a Mentor!

Having a positive adult role model can make a lasting difference in the life of a child. We have an urgent need for four men to serve as mentors to youth ages 8-12.

This award-winning mentoring program, offered in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, meets from 6-7:30 pm twice each month in a group setting. Activities are planned by trained staff and involve a combination of group activities and one-on-one time with mentors and youth. Feel free to pass this information onto anyone who might benefit from giving back to our future generations in this manner.

If you are ready to share the wisdom from your life experience or are interested in learning more, please contact Emily Toomey at 847-297-2510 x272 or etoomey@mainetown.com.

More details are available at https://mainetown.com/departments/mainestay/mentoring.

Maine Township Recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day

On Saturday, September 10th, the world recognized 2022’s Suicide Prevention Day

Each year, this day focusses attention across the world on a singular message: Suicide can be prevented.

At Maine Township, counseling is available for township residents through MaineStay Youth & Family Services. Counseling services are provided on a sliding fee-scale, but no one will be turned away from help due to inability to pay. If youcould use counseling or community resources, please call Arielle at 224-257-4849 or complete our intake questionnaire at mainetown.com/counseling to learn more.

If you or someone you know could benefit from support, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, or chatting with a counselor at 988lifeline.org.

2022 Maine Township Triennial Assessments Mail to Residents

Effective September 7, 2022, The Cook County Assessor’s office mailed Notices of Reassessment to all Maine Township Residents. Residents will have until Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to file through the Maine Township office to contest the new assessed values by filing an appeal. Residents that need help filing an appeal can call the Maine Township Assessor’s Office at 224-257-4830. All appeals will be conducted via phone instead of in person. Please leave a message with your name, address, telephone number, PIN, email, and a short message on what you are requesting. Please do not call more than once. We will not be able to return all calls immediately, and repeat requests will simply slow down the process.

For a quicker way to notify us, if you wish for us to review your new assessment, click the link below for the 2022 Assessor Appeal In-take form. Simply complete the form and submit it by placing it in the Maine Township grey drop-off mailbox which is located in the parking lot across from the main entrance. We will review your data and file an appeal on your behalf if you have a justifiable case. We will mail you a copy of the assessor’s complaint number and comparable properties used for your records. If we do not feel you have a case, we will call you to discuss it.

2022 Assessor Appeal In-take Form

Property Tax Rebate

Are You an Illinois Resident and Paid 2020 Property Taxes on your Primary Residence in 2021?

If Yes…..

You may be eligible for a one-time Property Tax Rebate.

You qualify if……

You are an Illinois resident, and you paid property taxes in 2021 on your primary residence for the tax year of 2020; your adjusted gross income on your 2021 form IL-1040 is $500,000 (jointly) or less or $250,000 (single) or less.

How to claim your rebate……

If you filed your 2021 IL-1040 and Schedule ICR, you will automatically receive your rebate, which is expected to begin mailing as soon as September 12, 2022.

Alert – If you are not required to file Form IL-1040 for Tax Year 2021 or you do not file Schedule ICR with your 2021 Form IL -1040, immediate action is required to file for the 2021 Illinois Property Tax Rebate before October 17, 2022.  Click below for the 2021 Illinois Property Tax Rebate Application and Property Tax Rebate Instructions.

Illinois Property Tax Rebate Application

Property Tax Rebate Instructions

Shredding Event – October 22

Maine Township will be hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in the Maine Township Town Hall Parking Lot at 1700 Ballard Rd, Park Ridge, IL 60068 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

  • PLEASE LIMIT YOUR SHREDDING TO THREE PLASTIC OR PAPER GROCERY-TYPE BAGS
  • MAKE SURE TO REMOVE ALL PAPER CLIPS, BINDER CLIPS AND RUBBER BANDS
  • STAPLES ARE ACCEPTABLE
  • SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS AND PLASTIC NOTEBOOKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR SHREDDING

If you have any questions, please contact 847-297-2510 ext. 251

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Informational Zoom Program – October 27

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic will be presenting an informational Zoom program on the legal services it can offer our low income residents. These services include representation in the areas of Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence. (There are no income limits for representation in Domestic Violence matters.)

The program will be presented on October 27 in English at 6:00 pm and in Spanish at 6:30 pm. Please call 847-297-2510 x251 to register.

In person viewing on screen available at Maine Township.

Event Flyer

Video, E-Newsletter and LinkedIn Launch!

Maine Township is proud to announce the release of several new and exciting communication mediums aimed at promoting Township news and services as well as better connecting with you, the residents!

Videos: We’re looking forward to an increased use of video to communicate important information. Our first video highlights the different services we provide and gives you a chance to meet some of the people who work hard every day to serve you.

E-Newsletter: Our new e-newsletter will provide monthly news and updates on all things Maine Township! 

Please subscribe to our e-newsletter to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

LinkedIn: As part of our broadening social media footprint, we have launched a LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a place for us to post career openings, as well as reach professional stakeholders both inside and outside of Maine Township. Through LinkedIn, the Township will share developments from the government and work to collaborate more with existing governmental, business and non-profit communities.

Visit our LinkedIn and connect with us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/maine-township.

Senior and Disability Advocate Job Opening

The Senior and Disability Advocate is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with benefits. The Senior and Disability Advocate works within the General Assistance Department assisting senior residents with Medicare, Medicare Part D, all forms of Public Aid, LIHEAP, Benefit Access, SHIP, Access to Care, and QMB. Visit Indeed for more details.