Dunham Township

107 Airport Rd, , Harvard, Illinois 60033
815-943-4444 | | 815-943-4600

Stuff & Things


Welcome to Dunham Township.

 This tab brings you recipes, trivia, more event info, etc.

  The three photos represent natural beauty in Dunham Township. The last photo is the Rush Creek flowing after the heavy rains of June 2019. 

Helpful hint:

Grease a measuring spoon or cup before adding honey. The honey will slide out quicker leaving no residue.

Fun Project:

Teacup garden 

For drainage, drill a hole in the bottom of a teacup.  Fill with cactus potting soil( better draining, keeps roots happy)

Purchase a few two inch succulents at the nursery.

Plant a focal point succulent in the center, midsize plants along the edges and a trailer like succulent in the front. 

A window that receives six to eight hours of bright sun is ideal. Water thoroughly when the soil is completely dry. Better Homes and Gardens 5/2019

The best things in life aren't things.   Art Buchwald


Home Activities....

Catch up on a good book

Watch a movie

Play board games

Clean out a forgotten drawer or closet

Harvest your flowers and veggies from your gardens.

Preserve vegetables and fruits

Clean out your unwanted emails

Work in  your yard 

Find a recipe by looking thru your pantry. 

Check out your bird feeders! There is such a variety!

Call a friend or family member

Take a bike ride

Fly a kite

Take a walk around your neighborhood or property. Look and listen for nature!!


Need a recipe? See below....

Quick and Easy Brownies

1 cup butter, melted

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Combine the melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt.  Spread batter into prepared pan. Decorate with walnuts if desired. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  All Recipes online

Dutch Apple Cake

3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices ( 3 cups)

3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2/3 cup butter, softened

4 large eggs, room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups all - purpose flour

1/8 tsp. salt

In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour. In another bowl, cream the butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Transfer to a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Push apples vertically into  batter, placing them close together. Bake at 300F for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.   Taste of Home

Potato Pancakes II

2 cups mashed potatoes

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

In a medium bowl, mix together potatoes, beaten egg, salt and cheese. Melt butter on a large griddle at medium heat. Drop potato mixture onto griddle, 1/4 cup at a time. Flatten with a spatula to a 1/2 inch thick. Fry approximately 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.  Allrecipes 2020

Herby Yogurt Dips 

1 plain yogurt cup

Mix in crumbled feta, sliced scallion, mint and lemon juice to your liking


Mix in orange zest and chopped dill to your liking


Crumbled blue cheese,hot sauce and chopped parsley to your liking

Add flavor to your plain yogurt cup. September 2020 Good Housekeeping

The Young Red Tail hawk that was found by a Township employee on Streit Road in August 2019 was released at Rush Creek in October after  being rehabilitated at the McHenry County Conservation District. Thank you MCCD for all your care towards the hawk. 


National Food Holidays....

March 13th, National Chicken Soup Day

April 7th, National Cereal Day

April 12th, Grilled Cheese Day

April 30th, National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Enjoy these days!!