1. Listen to Liberty! Serve Voters in 2020 Elections

    Liberty, the Lake County Clerk’s Office’s canine recruiter, is asking you to play a vital role in democracy and serve voters by working in the March and November 2020 Election voting sites. Read on...
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  3. Lake County Responding to Hunger Food Drive

    Transportation and Public Works employees from Lake County as well as many agencies in the surrounding communities are collecting food to feed our hungry neighbors. Read on...
  4. Agreements with Lake Villa Lead to Increased Efficiency and Cost Savings

    The Lake County Board approved meeting two intergovernmental agreements with the Village of Lake Villa for the Lake County Planning, Building and Development department to provide building inspection and plan review services for the Village. Read on...
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Increased Rainfall

Lake County is Experiencing More Rainfall

Rainfall and flooding affect all Lake County residents regardless of whether or not you live in a floodplain. Over the last few years, Lake County has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events, and as a result, the precipitation has broken records, caused millions of dollars in damage to properties, and obstructed the lives of Lake County residents and visitors.

The July 2017 flood led to flash flooding that impacted roads, homes, parks, and businesses. In 2018, the county hit a new record when it went above flood stage during six separate storm events. With current rainfall trends, Lake County could be on track to break 2018's flood stage exceedance in 2019. Read more.

Provide Input

In response to the increase in rainfall and its affects to the county and based on data from a recently released water survey, SMC opened a 30-day public comment period to collect feedback from residents, business owners, and all those who are affected. All perspectives, ideas, and concerns are welcome. Comments may be submitted to Kurt Woolford at kwoolford@lakecountyil.gov until July 6, 2019. More information.