New Lenox Township, Will County, Illinois

New Lenox Township is located in the heart of 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.[2] 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 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
Location in Will County
CountryUnited States
EstablishedJune 10, 1850
  SupervisorMichael B. Hickey
  Total35.94 sq mi (93.1 km2)
  Land35.86 sq mi (92.9 km2)
  Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.22%
  Density1,122.8/sq mi (433.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-197-52597

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 and Maplewood Cemeteries.[3]

Current officials

  • Michael B. Hickey - Supervisor
  • Bonnie Hernandez - Assessor
  • Ron Sly - Road Commissioner
  • Keifer Keigher - Collector
  • Larry Wennlund - Trustee
  • Martin Boban - Trustee
  • Barbara Kaupas - Trustee
  • Kathy Hilton - Trustee
  • Sue Smith - Clerk


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.[2]


Historical population
Est. 201642,172[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


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

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