New Lenox Township, Will County, Illinois

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New Lenox Township
Township
Location in Will County
Location in Will County
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Established June 10, 1850
Government
 • Supervisor Michael B. Hickey
Area
 • Total 35.94 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.86 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.22%
Population (2010)
 • Total 40,270
 • Density 1,122.8/sq mi (433.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website http://www.newlenox.org

New Lenox Township is located in the heart Will County, Illinois on US Route 30 and Interstate 80. As of the 2010 census, its population was 40,270 and it contained 13,721 housing units.[1] New Lenox Township has thirty-six square miles within its jurisdiction. It serves almost all of the Village of New Lenox and parts of the individual municipalities of Mokena, Homer Glen, Joliet and, of course, the entire unincorporated areas of the New Lenox community. New Lenox Township changed its name from Vernon Township on June 10, 1850.

New Lenox Township provides general assistance to needy families, the fair and equal assessment of all real estate, and bridge and storm water system maintenance outside the municipality. New Lenox also provides environmental programs, mosquito abatement, transit services, senior housing, family, senior and youth service programs and the administration, maintenance and preservation of the local Marshall Cemetery.[2]

Current Officials[edit]

  • Michael B. Hickey - Supervisor
  • Bonnie Hernandez - Assessor
  • Dennis McPartlin - Road Commissioner
  • Kathy Hilton - Collector
  • Michael Hickey - Trustee
  • Larry Wennlund - Trustee
  • Martin Boban - Trustee
  • Barbara Kaupas - Trustee
  • Annette Boyd - Clerk

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.94 square miles (93.1 km2), of which 35.86 square miles (92.9 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.newlenox.org/

External links[edit]

New Lenox was also known as Spencer during the early 1900s.

Coordinates: 41°30′41″N 87°57′52″W / 41.51139°N 87.96444°W / 41.51139; -87.96444