Aurora Township is one of 16 townships in Kane County, Illinois, and one of 1433 townships in Illinois. All townships are mandated by state law to provide three basic services funded by local real estate tax dollars. These services are:
General Assistance (local welfare) to indigent individuals for their basic needs. This program is run through the Township Supervisor’s office. Township caseworkers review eligibility criteria including financial and non-financial requirements. General assistance recipients must be residents of the township and citizens of the U.S.
Assessment of all real estate parcels within township boundaries for real estate tax purposes. The Township Assessor and staff of deputy assessors review and determine assessed valuations for over 39,000 residential, commercial, industrial and farm parcels within Aurora Township boundaries.
Maintenance of roads and bridges in the unincorporated areas of the township, including snowplowing, maintenance of pavements, drainage culverts, surface repair and road rebuilds for approximately 42 miles of roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the township. The Township Highway Commissioner is in charge of this office, which is also known as the Aurora Township Road District or Highway Department.