1. Lake County Jail Visitor Entrance Relocated

    Due to the ongoing renovations at the Lake County Jail, the public entrance is being moved to the Community Based Corrections Center, 15 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan. The previous entrance at 20 South County Street is no longer in service. Additional Info...
  2. Proposed 2019 Budget Keeps $3.4 Million in Taxpayers’ Pockets

    The proposed Lake County 2019 budget is balanced and the operating budget reflects a slight decrease from last year. The Lake County Board will hold budget hearings on the proposed budget later this month and will vote on it at its November meeting. Read on...
  3. November 6, 2018 Election News

    Skip the lines on Election Day by voting early or voting by mail! Learn more about the November election, including registration information, how to preview your ballot, and more. Additional Info...
  4. Crisis Outreach and Support Team to Combat Mental Illness

    The Lake County Sheriff's Office is piloting a new program with the Lake County Health Department called the Crisis Outreach and Support Team to support residents with mental or behavioral health illness who interact with law enforcement. Additional Info...
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Public Works Sustainability Improvements


With more than 200 lakes and rivers in the county, it’s important to keep our water safe! Lake County Public Works has been working hard to increase their sustainability efforts to their water operations, from taking phosphorous and nutrients out of wastewater that can be harmful to aquatic life, to performing energy audits in coordination with the Illinois EPA. Watch Video