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New Trier Township has been serving its residents since 1850.


On the southeast border of the Township lies a harbor located in the Village of Wilmette.


The Kenilworth commuter train station is one of six that serve Township residents.


One of the most beautiful spots in New Trier Township is the Glencoe beach.


Winnetka Village Hall is a stately and historic limestone building located in the center of one of the village's bustling business districts.


Welcome To New Trier Township Government

As the government closest to the people, we provide this on-line resource for 24/7 information but always invite you to visit the Township office located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka, Illinois or call 847-446-8202 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Latest News

New Trier Township Courier Fall Newsletter Now Online
New Trier Township’s Fall 2014 Courier is available online at the Township’s website or in paper copies at the Township Office located at 739 Elm...
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Township Community Support Grant Applications Now Available to Assist Persons with Disabilities
The Community Support Grants Program for fiscal year 2014-15 is currently accepting applications for grants for persons with disabilities. The grants...
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Township Issues Call for Funding Applications
New Trier Township is currently accepting funding applications for the Township's 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins March 1, 2015. To be eligible for...
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Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) Staff to Host Office Hours at New Trier Township
CEDA Program Specialist Brittany Slaughter will be available to residents of New Trier Township from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of...
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Township Calendar

Office Closed -- Christmas Eve
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December 24, 2014

All Day Event

The office will be closed in observance of Christmas

December 24, 2014
Office Closed -- Christmas Day
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December 25, 2014

All Day Event

The office will be closed in observance of Christmas

December 25, 2014
Office Closed -- New Year's Day
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January 01, 2015

All Day Event

The office will be closed in observance of New Year's Day

January 01, 2015

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Townships Serve People

Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the Illinois villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield.

Our mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social well-being of Township residents.

Among our basic functions are human services including the funding of social services and programs; advocacy for property taxpayers, and resident services.

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Our Featured Programs

Constituent Advocate from Congresswoman Schakowsky's Office Holds Office Hours at the Township Office

Kris Sadur, Constituent Advocate from the office of Ninth District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, holds office hours at New Trier Township on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Neighborhood Office Hours program is being offered to help residents with federal government agencies and issues, including immigration and visa issues, Social Security, Medicare, housing and veterans' and postal issues. 

Residents Are Asked to Help with Fresh Produce Mondays

Those wishing to assist the Food Pantry are asked to consider dropping off fresh fruit and vegetables any Monday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to help us maintain a solid and varied supply of fresh produce for Pantry clients. We thank you for your support in this on-going effort. 

Medical Ethicist Holds Office Hours at the Township Office

Medical Ethicist Peggy McDonnell is available daily at the Township Office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with flexibility. As Director of the Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Health Care, Ms. McDonnell is able to assist residents in resolving problems dealing with healthcare decision-making. She specializes in giving people the tools to make their own choices under difficult circumstances. To discuss your situation and make an appointment, please contact her at 847-609-3934. For more information on the Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Health Care, visit the website at www.healthcare-ethics.org.

Passport Services Suspended

Passport services at the Township Office are currently unavailable. Please visit the Passport Services page of this website for a list of nearby passport acceptance agencies. The Township apologizes for this inconvenience and hopes to be able to restore service soon. Passport application forms can be picked up at the Township Office or downloaded from the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov.



739 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 P. 847-446-8202 F. 847-446-1743
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