Handicapped parking placard applicationsare available at the Township office. Once approved by a physician, the Township can provide a temporary parking card for up to 90 days. If a permanent card is required, obtain a temporary from the Township, then mail the application to the Secretary of State’s office for a permanent card.
R.T.A. applications for reduced fare passes for senior citizens aged 65 years and older and the disabled are available at the Township office. Proof of age is required- a driver’s license or state identification card is acceptable. The pass is good for reduced fare on fixed bus and rail services provided by the CTA, Pace and Metra. The Township will take the required picture and complete the application. It will be received in approximately 4 weeks. The photo is no charge for Township residents- $2 for non-township residents. Seniors that qualify for the Circuit Breaker program are eligible for free rides on the RTA and should contact the Illinois Department of Aging at 800-624-2459 or go online at www.cbrx.il.gov to apply.
PACE/Dial a Rideprogram is subsidized by the Township for seniors and the disabled. The service offers local curb-to-curb service for $1 each way. For enrollment, reservations and information please call 800-451-4599 or 815-363-4305. Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance and 7 days in advance for medical appointments.
Half fare taxi program is available for Township residents who are 65 years of age or older. The Township will subsidize half of your taxi fare up to $7.00. Please stop in the office to sign up for this program. Proof of age and residency is required.
Notary public services are offered at no charge.
The Cuba Township food pantryis available to any Township resident indicating a need. An intake interview is required. Please call the office for more information. Donations are always welcome.
The General Assistance and Emergency Assistance programs offer limited financial assistance to Township residents. Income guidelines determine eligibility. Additionally, limited financial assistance is available through the Salvation Army. Please contact the Township office for more information.
LIHEAP (low income home energy assistance program) and SHARING applications are available at the Township office. These programs offer limited financial assistance, based on income, for heating and electric bills. Funding for these programs begins September 1st of each year for seniors, the disabled and families with young children and continues through the heating season. November 1st is the first application date for all other qualifying households. Please contact the Township office for more information.
Township vehicle stickersare available at no charge for residents living in unincorporated areas of the Township. There is no charge for the stickers and they are not required- they are offered as a courtesy.
Passport processing services are offered at the Township office by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm. Processing takes up to 8 weeks. Identification (usually a driver’s license) and proof of citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization papers) are required. Please call the Township office at 847-381-1924 to make an appointment. More details on requirements, fees and documentation are available at www.travel.state.gov .
A drop-off box for used eyeglassesis in the Township office. Eyeglasses are collected by the Lions club and given to health care professionals for distribution to the needy.
Warning sirens are located throughout the Township to warn residents of dangerous weather. The sirens are owned and maintained by the Township with cooperation from the local fire department. The sirens are designed to be heard outside to warn residents to seek shelter.
Mosquito abatement services are provided for the Township through a contract with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. Larviciding is done throughout the Township to prevent the hatching of mosquito eggs. Emergency spraying is performed if the West NileVirus is detected in the Township. Please call Clarke’s hotline at 800-942-2555 for more information.
Voter registrationis available at the Township office for any Illinois resident. To register, a person must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age by the date of the next election, and a resident of the address at which they are registering at least 30 days prior to the election. Two forms of identification are required- one must show your name and current address and one form of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed to you at your residence. The Township office is open for voter registration Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Early and Absentee Voting is available at the Township office prior to every election. You must be a Cuba Township resident to vote at the Township office.
The Cuba Cares fundis a 501 © (3) charitable fund. Monies donated to this fund are used to help residents need who do not qualify for other assistance. After determination of need, disbursements are made to a vendor to assist in maintaining self-sufficiency. Funds are available to any Township individual or family only every 12 months. All monies donated are tax deductible; t he fund is administered at no expense to the Township and no taxpayer funds are used to maintain it. To make a donation or inquire about assistance, please contact the Township office. All information regarding disbursements or inquiries is confidential.
The Community Room is available to any Township resident for small group meetings of a not-for- profit nature. Please contact the Township office for specific details on use and for availability. Cuba Township reserves primary user rights of the room.
Retired flags can be dropped off at the Township office. The local VFW post and American Legion will collect the flags and dispose of them at periodic sanctioned ceremonies.
Free mulch and firewood is available seasonally through the Cuba Township Road District. Please go to www.cubaroads.com for information on Road District services or call 847- 381-7793.
Please click on "assessor "on the Township’s home page www.cubatownship.com for services provided by the Cuba Township Assessor or call 847-381-1120.
Updated: 09/09/2011 URL: http://www.cubatownship.com/services.htm