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Posted on: June 7, 2017

2017 Tax Assessment Help Centers

Residents will work one on one with a member of the Chief County Assessment Office staff for personal assistance with evaluating their property tax assessment. The county provides valuable web applications to the public, which will be utilized during thes...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

2017 Assessment Notices

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed for some townships. To find out detailed information about your township please visit our Filing Deadline page.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Property Tax Relief

There are multiple homestead exemptions available to homeowners which include Seniors, Veterans and Disabled Persons. Find out more information on our Tax Relief page!

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Evite los sitios web que ofrecen tramitar su solicitud de registros civiles

La Secretaria del Condado Wyckoff aconseja contra el uso de servicios costoso en línea que ofrecen actuar como agentes para acelerar su solicitud de registros civiles ya que usted puede obtener los mismos registros en nuestra oficina y por un costo mucho ...

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Formularios descargables para solicitar registros
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Credenciales y registro de vendedor ambulante

La primavera es la época de flores, clima cálido, y de vendedores ambulantes que se presentan a su puerta. Los vendedores que solicitan compras o que toman pedidos de articulos o servicios de puerta en puerta, se les requiere que cum...

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Solicitud e información para vendedores
Posted on: May 2, 2017

¿Está planeando realizar una ceremonia en el Condado de Lake?

Según el poema, tradicionalmente 5 artículos son necesarios para asegurar la felicidad de las parejas y una vida larga juntos.

  • Algo antiguo representa continuidad
  • Algo nuevo ofrece optimismo para el futuro
  • Algo prestado simboliza la fel...
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Documentos de identificación aceptables y más info

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Avoid the Online Vital Record Ordering Websites

County Clerk Wyckoff advises against using expensive online services that offer to act as agents for expediting your vital certificate applications as you can obtain the same record from our office at a much lower cost.

Those entitled to obtain certified o...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Solicitor Registration and Credentials

Spring is the time for daffodils, warmer weather, and sales people at your front door. Solicitors seeking door-to-door purchases or orders are required to comply with a County Board adopted ordinance when working in unincorporated Lake County.

Each solicit...

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Solicitor Registration Information and Application
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Planning a Lake County Ceremony?

Per the poem, five items have been traditionally collected to ensure a couple's happiness and long life together. 

Something old represents continuity,Something new offers optimism for the future,Something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness,So...

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Acceptable forms of identification and more inform

Posted on: June 26, 2017

2017 Water Quality Reports Are Now Available

The 2017 Water Quality Reports for Lake County Public Works water systems are now available. 

To learn more about what we are doing to protect your local drinking water quality and find out where your water comes from, watch this video

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Illinois State Crime Commission Names Nerheim State's Attorney of the Year for the Second Time

Lake County State's Attorney Michael G. Nerheim was named the 2017 State's Attorney of the Year for the second time. Nerheim cofounded the Lake County Opioid Initiative, which has launched programs that have significantly impacted the community.

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

IDOT To Shut Down Road Construction Projects

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be sending notice to their contractors to stop all construction and prepare to make construction work zones safe for a possible “long-term” shut down by June 30. This road construct...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Assessment Notices are Being Mailed

What is A Property Assessment?It may help to think of the property tax process like a pie. Taxing bodies, including school districts, villages and the county (and many other taxing districts) determine how much they need to collect in taxes. That determin...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Audit Another Indicator of County’s Sound Fiscal Management

The county board has a strong track record of practicing fiscal responsibility. Lake County consistently has a balanced budget, and for 20 years, it has maintained Triple A credit rating from both Standard and Poor’sand Moody’s &nd...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Solicitor Registration and Credentials

Each solicitor must:

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

Dr Wood explains a plant along the path

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring “...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

New dates for information sessions: effective May 24, 2017

Attend an information session to learn about free resources available to qualified job seekers including . . .

* Career workshops

* Guidance regarding career & educational opportunities

* Financial aid for job training

* Paid work experience or internship...

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See flyer for times and locations
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Information about unemployment insurance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security handles unemployment claims electronically. Visit the IDES website at www.ides.illinois.gov or call 800-244-5631 with unemployment questions. Job seekers can access employment and training services at the Lak...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

High Priority Occupation List

Individual training grants issued to qualified job seekers through the Lake County Workforce Development Dept. must be a program that leads to a high priority occupation.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Lake County Launches New Integrated Permit and Inspection System

Lake County is pleased to announce that its new and improvedpermit and inspection system is now available to the public! This new
technology improves inter-departmental efficiencies, enhances customer service,improves communication, and reduces the a...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Forest Lake System Water Shut Down

The Forest Lake Water System will be shut down from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th for work on the water main. If your water quality does not clear up after running your interior plumbing when work is completed or if you require additional i...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Annual Water Quality Reports Are Now Available!

2017 Water Quality Reports for Lake County Public Works water systems are now available.

Lake County Public Works is committed to providing safe water to our customers, and we are strong supporters of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The act requires that all ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Sheriff Curran Invites Motivational Group to the Lake County Jail

Tanya Crevier performing for a group of inmates

Every year, Sheriff Mark Curran invites ‘Bill Glass Behind the Walls – Day of Champions’ to the Lake County Jail to speak with jail inmates. On June 24, ‘Bill Glass Behind the Walls’ volunteers engaged wit...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Gang Task Force Arrest Man for Selling Crack Cocaine Near a School

Stackhouse

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded a four-week investigation which led to the arrest of Jason D. Stackhouse, 36, of the 100 block of Oakwood Drive, Antioch.

On several separate occasions over the past month Stackhouse sold crack ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in ‘Operation Dry Water’

Marine Unit

The Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit is participating in ‘Operation Dry Water’ boating safety campaign from June 30 - July 2, 2017.

During the boating safety campaign, Sheriff’s Marine Unit Deputies will add extra s...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for over Six Years

Herrera

On June 22, 2017, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Jaime Herrera, 57, of the 2500 block of Kenilworth Avenue, McHen...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Independence Day Traffic Safety Campaign

The weekend leading up to the Fourth of July is a popular weekend for travel. Many people head out to picnics, parties, parades, and more. Unfortunately, history shows an increase in drinking and driving during this heavily traveled holiday. The Lake Coun...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Continues Fight Against Heroin Epidemic

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In just six-months, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office saved the lives of 16 people from heroin overdoses. This number already surpasses the total number of lives saved in 2015 (11) and 2016 (13).

Sheriff Mark Curran first addressed this...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

Lake Villa Man Arrested for Supplying Fatal Dose of Heroin

Trauthwein

On June 15, 2017, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested Glenn E. Trauthwein, 35, of the 100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Lake Villa, for drug induced homicide (class X felony) and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cl...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Man Arrested for Sexual Offense involving a Juvenile

Spoerl

On June 12, 2017, Steve W. Spoerl, 53, of the 24700 block of West Townline Road, unincorporated Round Lake, was arrested for a sexual offense involving a juvenile.

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives investigated Spoerl for having a possible sexual ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Two Lake County Sheriff’s Explorers Earn Competition Award

Explorer Photo 2

On June 3, 2017, two members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post participated in a regional explorer training competition in Rockford, IL. The competition allows area police explorers to compete in a number of different law enforce...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Sheriff Mark Curran, Lake County Chiefs of Police Launch Countywide ‘#DropItAndDrive’ Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association and local police departments in a countywide ‘#DropItAndDrive’ traffic safety campaign during the ‘100 deadliest days&...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Job Opportunity: SMC is looking for an Associate Water Resources Professional!

Becoming an Associate Water Resources Professional would allow you to be involved with watershed planning within local government. This person will assist in the development of watershed plan recommendations that reduce flood damages, protect water qualit...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Four-Day Wetland Delineation Class July 24-27, 2017

SMC is hosting the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research's (IWEER) four-day course on wetland delineation July 24-27, 2017. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the field applying th...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Cedar Lake Road to Close for Culvert Replacement

Cedar Lake Road will be closed from IL 120 to Nippersink Road for a culvert replacement project. The closure will start July 5, at 7 a.m. and remain closed through the end of August. This work is part of the Cedar Lake Road project.

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

IDOT To Shut Down Road Construction Projects

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be sending notice to their contractors to stop all construction and prepare to make construction work zones safe for a possible “long-term” shut down by June 30. This road construct...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Bike Lake County

Are you out and about on your bike this summer? Find bike safety tips and connect to other resources, plus check out the mobile-friendly Bike Lake County app!

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

LCDOT Contributes to a Sustainable Lake County

Learn about current sustainable practices at LCDOT and what you can do to contribute to a sustainable transportation system in Lake County.

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