Newport Township is located in Lake County, Illinois. As of 2014 our population was 6,656. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.10 percent. Our township includes the villages of Wadsworth, Old Mill Creek, Millburn, Russell, small portions of the Villages of Gurnee and Antioch, and a very small portion of the city of Zion. Newport Township covers an area of 32.3 square miles (83.6 square kilometers); of this, 0.5 square miles (0.77 square kilometers) or 1.6 percent is water. Our township includes Sterling Lake. The streams of Mill Creek, North Mill Creek and Pettibone Creek run through the township as well as a portion of the Des Plaines River.
Our Township offices are located at 40870 North Hunt Club Road, Old Mill Creek, IL 60083. All regular township meetings are held at the Wadsworth Village Hall at 14155 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, IL at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Please see the Event Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming meetings for the next fiscal year. If you need handicap access, please contact the Supervisor so that we may accommodate you.