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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.


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

Township Angel Fund Seeking Donations
The New Trier Township Angel Fund is currently in need of donors. The Angel Fund, a registered 501(C)3 organization supported solely by donations from...
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Township Courier Newsletter Now Online
New Trier Township's latest newsletter is now available online. Read the Annual Report with messages from elected officials, the budget summary, grant...
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Township Asks Residents to Donate Fresh Produce to the Food Pantry
The Township Food Pantry is in need of fresh produce. Interested residents can support neighbors in need by dropping off fresh fruits and vegetables...
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Township Awards 155 Community Support Grants to Residents
The number of grants to be awarded for the New Trier Township Community Support Grants for Persons with Disabilities program for the fiscal year...
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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 Board of Trustees Meeting
Event's details

August 26, 2014

07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

August 26, 2014

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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

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.

Congresswoman Schakowsky's Staff 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.

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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