Chemung Township

PO Box 22, 807 8th St., Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-4558 | |

Chemung Township Home & History

Welcome to our Website!

We hope our site will offer all the information, news, links, and resources you are looking for in your township. Please check back often as new information is being added and/or changed daily.

Scroll down to see Photos, Maps, and some History of Chemung Township! ALSO please use the TABS on your right to navigate to the specific department/information you are searching for. If you don't see something you have questions about or would like to add anything to our page please do not hesitate to contact us (all of our contact information is listed below).


Chemung Township Supervisor, Samuel Finfrock; PH: 815-943-4558, Email: 

Chemung Township Highway Commissioner, Robert Nystrom; PH: 815-943-4553, Email:

Chemung Township Assessor, John Killeen; PH: 815-943-8456, Email:

Chemung Township Clerk, Samantha Tucker; PH: 815-943-4558, Email:

Chemung Township Board of Trustees:

Shirley Walter............

Tom Swenson..............

Katalina Sumano...........

Anne Nutley................


Chemung Township is in the beautiful northwest area of McHenry County.  It is home to the City of Harvard, Harmilda, Metra, rural communities of Big Foot, Lawrence, and Chemung plus the plentiful cropland in between. Please check out what your township officials are doing for you, the citizens, who work and live within its boundaries.It is a special honor for Harvard & Harmilda to hold one of the longest running festivals in the State of Illinois: HARVARD MILK DAYS! THIS YEAR MARKS 82 YEARS! Always held the first weekend in June, to see all events being held, dates, times, and locations click: HERE


In this post-1930 Harvard railroad photograph we are seeing a Madison to Chicago via Beloit, Wisconsin and Caledonia, Illinois train.The tail of the train is coming off the K-D line which runs out to Caledonia. The historic - and now beautifully restored Starline building is on the right.


Below is a map of Chemung Township showing the outlying boundaries and voting precincts: Or click this link to the McHenry County IL site and click; Township Maps, then click; Chemung: HERE

McHenry County Map Showing All Townships