Norwood Park Township is committed to providing resources and working with others within our community to meet the needs of, and aid in the well-being of our township residents.
Norwood Park Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,385. Norwood Park Township consists of Norridge, Harwood Heights, Park Ridge and an unincorporated area. (There are a total of 1,432 units of township government in the state of Illinois.)
Each township in Cook County provides a unique set of services, but they all retain the two core functions: administering General Assistance (GA) financial aid for residents of the township and serving as deputies of the Cook County Assessor. The GA program provides temporary financial assistance to residents and families who meet state income eligibility requirements under Chapter 305 Section 5/6‑1.2 of the Public Aid Code.