About Kendall

Planning and zoning Committee meeting for May is cancelled due to no activity required.

Contact phone number for the Township office:  (630) 553-6525

Ext #1 for Supervisor; Ext #2 for Highway Commissioner; Ext #3 for the Assessor

Here is a quick little history snippet of the history of Kendall Township:

Kendall Township was named after the county, which was named after Amos Kendall, a powerful Democratic politician in the Andrew Jackson administration. Kendall later became a business partner of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code and the electric telegraph, and made his fortune with Morse.  Yorkville’s division amongst Bristol and Kendall Townships mirrors the fact that, until the 1950s, The City of Yorkville was situated along the south bank of the Fox River, while the Village of Bristol was situated to the north. When the communities consolidated to form the United City of Yorkville (16 Apr 1957), a small community in Bristol Township, named “Bristol Station”, was allowed to become the new Bristol, Illinois (unincorporated).

Check out this link to read about the history of Kendall County from the earliest of settlers until the early 1900’s

History of Kendall County

Check out this interesting tidbit of history of the Fox & Illinois Railroad.  (bet you didn’t know we had a railroad connecting Yorkville to Morris)

Railroad Documents

Check out our new Township Seal!  It tells a visual story of our history and our future! 

Kendall Township 3,403 4,645 7,748 8,532


 8,532 Population [2020] – Census

 101.2 km² Area

 84.31/km² Population Density [2020]

 +0.97% Annual Population Change [2010 → 2020]

Kendall County was one of only 4 counties in the state of Illinois that had a positive population change in 2020 census figures and Yorkville was one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state!!

 Kendall Township: township in Kendall County, Illinois – Elevation: 208 m

Here is an interesting link to a website that shows the evolution of the counties of IL over the past 200 Years:

Evolution of Illinois Counties

Note: There is a Speed Limit change on Lisbon Road between Walker and Highpoint Road (Reduced to 45 MPH) – Effective Immediately upon posting of the signs.  See Link Below for County Ordinance:

Lisbon Rd Speed Limit County Ordinance.pdf

Please click here to see the information for the new Mental Health Crisis Hotline.  This is a new initiative launched July 2022.  Please go to our “Professional Resources” Tab or check out the link to the news article to learn more.


Here is a link to a recent WSPY report about Kendall County 211

Click on our Helpful Items page on the right hand side of our menu to learn more about 211 and other important tips.

Got a question, call 211

Organizational Chart of Elected Officials

Supervisor– Steve Gengler

Highway Commissioner – Doug Westphal

Assessor– Cathy Scalise

Trustees:   Don Hirsch

Carolyn Pottinger

Doug Thanepohn

Zach Turnbow

Clerk– Steve Grebner

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2024
    Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting
  • June 18, 2024
    Township Meeting
  • July 10, 2024
    Bristol-Kendall Joint Cemetery Committee Meeting
  • July 16, 2024
    Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting
  • July 16, 2024
    Township Meeting
  • August 20, 2024
    Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting
  • August 20, 2024
    Township Meeting
  • September 17, 2024
    Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting