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Ela Historical Society
95 E Main St, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
The place to share and learn about and share your own knowledge about Lake Zurich and Ela Township history is the ElaMore Historical Society. Visitors can research information about their families or donate photos and memorabilia germane to the area. The small building that once served as the Ela Town Hall contains a library, displays, files, local research, books about local history to purchase and a meeting room on the second floor. One display features an old-fashioned school room complete with a notice seeking teachers for an annual paycheck of $150. The groups' meetings are open to the public. The historical society's first meeting was held in 1976 and there are currently 60 members.
Ela Town Hall
1155 E Il Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Ela Town Hall is the headquarters for Ela Township. Entering the building, you'll see the assessor's office to yourMore right and the supervisor's office to your left. The clerk's office and social worker's office also are located in the building. The highway department is at another location within the township. The Ela Township Board of Trustees hold their public meetings in the building. A lending closet of hospital supplies in the basement contains wheelchairs, walkers and canes that township residents can borrow. The township also operates youth and senior programs at the Foglia YMCA, the Ela Historical Society, Knox Park and Knigge Park. The township boundaries include portions of Lake Zurich, Barrington, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove, North Barrington and portions of unincorporated Palatine and Mundelein.
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