The Township of Lyons is a government body that supplements city and village governments, and in essence serves as…More the government for unincorporated areas, in its jurisdiction.
The Township of Lyons covers the communities of Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, Lyons, McCook, Riverside, Summit, Western Springs, Willow Springs, La Grange Highlands, Pleasantdale and Ridgewood.
Lyons Township Supervisor Russ Hartigan, who functions as the township CEO, said the township is very involved and provides a lot of services, from general assistance to rent and utility bill support to senior transportation.
"The office is open for any problem," Hartigan said. "Certainly call us if it cannot be handled in local government."
Before serving as supervisor since 2008, Hartigan, an attorney by trade, was a Lyons Township trustee, the president of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission, and a trustee in Western Springs.