Services

Handicapped parking placard applications are available at the Township office.  Once approved by a physician, the Township can provide a temporary parking placard 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.

Please go to http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/vsd62.pdf  to obtain an application.

R.T.A. applications for reduced fare passes for senior citizens aged 65 years and older and persons with a disability 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 to 6 weeks.  The photo is no charge for Township residents- $5 for non-township residents.

PACE/Dial a Ride program is subsidized by the Township for seniors and persons with a disability.  The service offers local curb-to-curb service for $2 each way.  For enrollment, reservations and information please call 800-273-5939. 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.

Passport processing services are offered at the Township office by appointment only.  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.  To download applications, find details on requirements, fees and documentation, please visit www.travel.state.gov.

Voter registration is 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.

Notary public services are offered at no charge.

Orthopedic items, such as walkers, canes and wheelchairs, are available to Township residents.  Items are lent at no charge.  Please contact the Township office at (847) 381-1924 to determine availability or to donate items.

Township vehicle stickers are 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.

A drop-off box for used eyeglasses is 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.

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.

 

Services for Seniors, Persons with a Disability and Low-income households are as follows.  Please call the Township office at 847-381-1924 for more information and to schedule an appointment:

Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker) is a program for those 65 and older or persons with a disability.  Benefits of the program include senior free transit and a license plate discount.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.   Eligibility requirements are determined by the Department of Human Services.

Medicaid-Medical Assistance Programs are designed to provide Illinois’ residents access to quality health care.  In general, to qualify for medical assistance a person must meet financial eligibility criteria, residency requirements and in most cases must be citizens (except for children).

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program helps pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children with temporary cash and other benefits. TANF can help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical.

All Kids– this program offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Some families pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than they are on the private market.

Safelink Wireless is a program for income eligible households to be given a free cell phone by the U.S. Government.  In order to participate in the Safelink wireless program, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements.

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 and the Cuba Cares fund.  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.

The Cuba Township food pantry is available to any Township resident indicating a need required.  Please call the office for more information and to schedule an intake interview.  Donations of non-perishable, non-expired  items are always welcome.

The Cuba Cares fund is a 501 © (3) charitable fund.  Monies donated to this fund are used to help residents in need who do not qualify for other assistance to assist in maintaining self-sufficiency.  After determination of need, disbursements are made to a vendor..  Funds are available to any Township individual or family only every 12 months.  All monies donated are tax deductible.  To make a donation or inquire about assistance, please contact the Township office at (847) 381-1924.  All information regarding disbursements or inquiries is confidential.

White Memorial Cemetery is owned and maintained by Cuba Township.  While many of Barrington’s earliest settlers are buried there, it is an active cemetery with ongoing burials.  The cemetery is open during daylight hours, with behavior appropriate and befitting a cemetery expected.  Trespassers after dark may be prosecuted.  For more information on the cemetery, please call the Township office at (847) 381-1924 or visit the Barrington Area Library’s link http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/cemeteries/282-barrington_area_cemeteries.  There are currently no grave sites available for sale.

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.cubatwpil.gov for services provided by the Cuba Township Assessor or contact the Assessor’s office directly at  847-381-1120.

 

 

 

 

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