1. Processing of Prepayments for 2017 Tax Year Nearing Completion

    The Lake County Treasurer's Office is now finalizing all prepayments of 2017 real estate taxes. The rush to prepay real estate taxes in December led to a record year in Lake County as more than 20,000 taxpayers prepaid their real estate taxes in 2017. Additional Info...
  2. Flu Activity Increases

    Seasonal flu activity has increased sharply in recent weeks, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that influenza-like-illness is now widespread across most of the country, including Illinois. Additional Info...
  3. Paratransit Market Study for the Lake County Region

    A Paratransit Market Study is underway in Lake County to evaluate transportation options for seniors, people with disabilities, and the public. Join the Lake County Division of Transportation for the second round of community meetings for the study. Read on...
  4. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy. Volunteer!

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, help serve your community. There are opportunities to volunteer with Lake County government! View volunteer opportunities...
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Lake County is a Leader in Addressing Government Reform

The newly formed Lake County Government Reform Implementation Committee is charged with evaluating the recommendations outlined in the final report from the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability.

The County Board recently accepted the report from the special bi-partisan Commission, which was created in 2017 to explore reform measures, including redistricting, the method of electing the chair, and the size of the county board. The Commission concluded that Lake County functions well, and Lake County has the opportunity to be a leader in pursuing independent redistricting. Lake County would be the first County in Illinois to undertake independent redistricting reform and would join only a handful of other counties in the U.S. that have addressed this.

The Commission will meet monthly to evaluate the recommendations in the report and submit its findings to the County Board for consideration and action. To learn more about the work of the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability, watch this video, and read the final report and other resources at www.lakecountyil.gov/govreform.