Clerk Levy Honored with the  William Z. Ahrends Award

Clerk Levy Honored with the William Z. Ahrends Award


Bloom Township Highway Commissioner Joe Stanfa congratulates Charles Levy

CHARLES LEVY & ASSOCIATES, LTD owner of firm since 1969.

Engaged in the general practice of law including Township Law.

Graduate of John Marshall Law School, Chicago, JD 1964, Roosevelt University, BSBA, 1961.


Mr. Levy has been involved with Niles Township Government since he became Trustee in 1979 and then was elected Clerk in 1989.  He has been re-elected Clerk many times to present.   He has served to spearhead many programs within the Township such as a day care center and the current ever-growing food pantry which now serves over 3,500 individuals per month. He obtained the status of 501(c)3 and is President of the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, a foundation that generates funds for the purchase of food and supplies for the Township Food Pantry’s recipients.   He was highly instrumental in the renovation of the day care center into a food pantry as well as re-designing the existing main building space to become much more functional.    He has encouraged the assistance by the Township to scholarship children into various certified licensed pre-school day care centers for the working poor.   He has been the impetus for his Clerk’s office becoming a Passport Acceptance Agency as well as assisting those with temporary disabilities obtain handicapped parking placards.   His dedication to his community and the Township is unparalleled.

Mr. Levy is a member of the Executive Board of Township Officials of Cook County.  He has  participated in the last nine years of seminars as a presenter in the Attorneys (ITAA) and Elected Township Officials’ Seminars.   He presides as First Vice President for the TOI, Clerks’ Division and has recently been voted in as First Vice President for the TOCC Board.  He has also presented and participated in the Zone and District Educational Seminars and is now a TOI Director in the Clerks’ Division of Zone 5 as well as being a speaker in Bloomington.  Last year, he deservedly received the Anthony Spina Award from the Attorneys’ Division of TOI.

He has served as past President of the Illinois Township Attorney Association and past President of the Township Officials of Cook County Clerks’ Division.  Mr. Levy has mentored many newly elected Township Clerks and has guided them with his expertise and years of experience.    He has been a Trustee for the Lincolnwood School Board for over ten years and is a member of the Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, Lincolnwood, IL.  He is also past President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and their Foundation, as well as being very active in many community projects.

Mr. Levy has lived in the Village of Lincolnwood for over 40 years with his wife, Nancy, and has served that community in many areas throughout those years.  He has three grown children and six grandchildren.

Clerk Lisa Hodge presenting to Clerk Charles Levy

Clerk Lisa Hodge presenting to Clerk Charles Levy

We at Niles Township Government cannot think of any individual who more deserves the William Z. Ahrends Award in 2016.  Mr. Levy’s dedication and many, many years of service to Niles Township have been invaluable to the formation of many programs which benefit the residents of the Township.   His dedication to the Township Officials of Illinois, Township Officials of Cook County and the several recognized divisions such as the Clerks’ Division, the Illinois Township Attorneys’ Association and Zone District Educational Seminars has been a stellar light throughout his almost 40 years of public service.  He is and always has been the one source that most all newly elected (and even senior officials) call upon for his sage advice.

Work on Election Day

Work on Election Day


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Work on Election Day. Serve. Empower. Impact.

The Cook County Clerk’s office is recruiting community members to serve as suburban poll workers for the Nov. 8th Presidential Election! It is a great opportunity to get paid for supporting the democratic process and serving your community. Poll workers are paid $175 or $325 based on the position they choose. Those who are interested should visit or call 312.603.0965 to learn more and submit an application. Student positions are also available.

Clerk Charles Levy

Clerk Charles Levy

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Clerk Levy would like to share the North Shore Mosquito Abatement’s website for constant updates on Zika and West Nile Virus situations.  

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The Niles Township Clerk’s office offers:

*  Clerk Charles Levy and his Deputy Clerk are the Township’s FOI Officers.

* Passport Acceptance Facility

Passport fees are $110 for adults and $80 for children under the age of 16 for routine delivery and an additional $80.66 for expedited passports. (The processing fee remains the same at $25 per application with an additonal fee of $20.66 for expedited overnight delivery.)  Passport Cards are an additional $30 for adults and $15 for children.  You will need two passport quality photos, a valid state id or driver’s license and your original birth certificate or naturalization papers. For more information, please call us or visit  

* Temporary handicap placards- requires a filled and signed form from your doctor.

* Voter registration – If you are a new resident to our community, in order to vote in any future election, you must register no less than 30 days prior to the election. In order to register, you must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years old. If you are 17 but will be 18 years old by the election, you may still register to vote.  Two forms of identification are required, at least one of which must have your current address. You can register to vote in the Niles Township Clerk”s office from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every week day.  

* State of Illinois maps
* Freedom of Information forms for the township
* Notary public service – free of charge


Deputy Clerk, Kitty Kendrick, registered Charlotte Collins just days before her 18th birthday for an upcoming election.

Go to for election information and results. 

Early Voting for all elections is conducted at Skokie Village Hall, Niles Village Hall and the Skokie Courthouse building.  The dates will be posted as soon as they are available.   Please remember to bring a valid ID.

Serve Voters on Election Day – Do Good – Get Paid.

The Cook County Clerk’s office is looking for community members to work as suburban poll workers. It’s a unique opportunity to get paid for serving voters and supporting local democracy.  Poll workers are paid $175 or $325 based on the position they choose. Visit or call (312) 603-0965 to learn more and submit an application. 

Upcoming Elections for 2016 

Remember – you can register to vote on line at

  Early voting sites are at the Skokie Village Hall on Oakton,

the Niles Village Hall at Waukegan and Oakton

and Skokie Courthouse on Old Orchard Road


November 8, 2016 Presidential Election



Call the Clerk’s office at 847/673-9300, ext. 217, Administrator/Deputy Clerk Kitty Kendrick, or e-mail if you have any questions or requests.