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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Senior Freeze Outreach Sessions

The Chief County Assessment Office and the Lake County Township Assessors Association will hold several public outreach sessions to assist residents in completing the 2017 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application for taxes payable in 2018; as well as ...

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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: April 21, 2017

Los resultados de las elecciones de abril ya son oficiales

De acuerdo a la ley, debemos esperar 14 días después a las elecciones para permitir el procesamiento de las boletas provisionales y de boletas de votación por correo que arriban tarde a nuestra oficina. Todos los votos por...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

April's election results are now official

County Clerk Wyckoff has signed final documentation for April's election. By statue, we must wait 14 days to allow for any late-arriving mailed and the processing of provisional ballots. All write-in votes are now also tallied and posted online.

April's Election Results...

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Lake County Welcomes Caterpillar to New Deerfield Headquarters

Caterpillar announced that it has selected Deerfield, Illinois as home to its new corporate headquarters! Caterpillar, a Dow Jones 30 company, joins 11 other Fortune 500 companies that call Lake County home.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Lake County Launches New Integrated Permit and Inspection System

Check out our new and improved permit and inspection system! This new technology improves inter-departmental efficiencies, enhances customer service, improves communication, and reduces the amount of time it takes for permits and inspections.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice show they care about their community and can inspire others to take action and create change. Lake County offers many ways that you can contribute your time and help make a difference.

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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Recycle First, Trash Last

Reuse-A-Shoe: Don't throw away your unwanted shoes! Make sure they get recycled or reused! Drop off your shoes at one of the several locations across Lake County. View Drop-Off LocationsClothing and textiles: Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Lake County Kicks Off Blue Kids Lake County Project

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Recently, elected officials and community leaders kicked off the 2017 Blue Kids Lake County project, which aims to educate the community about signs of child abuse and how to help prevent it.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Time to Watch Out for Ticks

Deer Ticks

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is encouraging county residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. Once considered a rare illness in Lake County, Lyme disease is becoming more common...

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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 improved permit and inspection system is now available to the public! This new technology improves inter-departmental efficiencies, enhances customer service, improves communication, and reduces the amou...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Report Rates Lake County Among the Healthiest in the State

Health Department

Lake County ranked 6th out of 102 counties in Illinois for health outcomes (measured by length of life and quality of life) according to the 2017 County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Health Department Offers Three Low-cost Pet Vaccination Clinics in April

Dog Vaccination

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control program is offering three low-cost pet vaccination clinics in April at different locations around Lake County. Each clinic provides a convenient and affordabl...

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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 “Rx f...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Now hiring Workforce Board Coordinator

The position of Workforce Board Coordinator is open until filled.    Be involved in local government, ranging from strategic planning and evaluating workforce system projects and programs to providing policy and statutory direction to th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program 2017

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2017 were accepted in February.  Applicants were randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an intake.  Work opportunities for partici...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Tips for youth seeking summer jobs

The sooner you begin looking for a summer job, the better! Read our tip sheet before you launch your job search.

Tips for youth regarding landing a job
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Attention employers; become a work site for a young person this summer

Invest in the future by becoming a work site for 6 weeks this summer for a young person.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Success Newsletter now available!

Learn how job seekers, trainees and businesses made the employment connection with the help of Lake County Workforce Development and Job Center partners!

Success v.6 ed. 2 (PDF)
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: 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: 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: April 19, 2017

Lake County Launches New Integrated Permit and Inspection System

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Lake Michigan Water Update - Fox Lake Hills

LCPW reservoir site at Lincoln Ave, Fox Lake Hills 1

On April 4, 2017 the contractor for phase one of the CLCJAWA Lake Michigan Water Project began work within the Fox Lake Hills area.

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Lake County Public Works - 2017 Spring Hydrant Flushing

Lake County Public Works will conduct its semi-annual water hydrant flushing program beginning April 3, 2017, depending on weather conditions.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Critical Injuries in Unincorporated Gurnee Traffic Crash

On April 24, 2017 at approximately 8:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 26200 block of North Grandwood Drive, unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located a ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Fatal Traffic Crash in Newport Township

On April 25, 2017 at approximately 6:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Russell Road and North Delany Road, in Newport Township, for a traffic crash with injuries. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they located a two...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Wanted Man Arrested after Battering Ex-Girlfriend, Holding Her Captive

Smith

On April 22, 2017 at approximately 6:10PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 18900 block of West Old Plank Road, unincorporated Grayslake, for a report of a domestic battery.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and learn...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Sheriff’s Detective Receives ‘Rising Shields of Law Enforcement’ Award

Rising Shields Award 1

On April 21, 2017, Detective Eric Carstensen was awarded the ‘Rising Shields of Law Enforcement’ Award from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Eric was presented the award by Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director of the Illinois A...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Fugitive Apprehended and Found in Possession of Guns, Drugs

ACOSTA

On April 19, 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 Raymundo Acosta, 27, of the 38400 block of North Sheridan Road, ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Distracted Driver Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), and numerous other Illinois law enforcement agencies, is participating in a distracted driving awareness week initiative April 24 through...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Hires Chief of Administration

Chief Petrillo

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the hiring of Jonathan Petrillo as Chief of Administration.

Jonathan recently retired from the Vernon Hills Police Department as a deputy chief, after 24 years of service. He held many ranks thr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Man Arrested After Displaying Realistic Gun and Growing Marijuana

LeRoy

On April 16, 2017 at approximately 3:40PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence for a ‘man with a gun’ call in the 33600 block of North Forest Drive, unincorporated Grayslake. Sheriff’s deputies a...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Sheriff’s Warrants Team Apprehend Burglary Fugitive

Lara

On April 13, 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 Pedro L. Lara, 19, of the 35800 block of North Garrick Avenue, u...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Retirement of Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose

Undersheriff Raymond J Rose

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announces Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose has submitted his resignation to Sheriff Mark Curran, effective April 30, 2017.

Sheriff Mark Curran said, “I give my heartfelt thanks to Undersheriff Rose for his loyal...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Waukegan Exchange Club Honors Command Officer and Deputy of the Year

On April 11, 2017, the Waukegan Exchange Club held their annual police, fire, and sheriff awards ceremony. Sergeant James McKinney, Sergeant Gianni Giamberduca, and Sergeant Chris Dador were nominated for Command Officer of the Year. Deputy Thomas Zawojsk...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Lake County Launches New Integrated Permit and Inspection System

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

April and May Watershed E-News

Watershed E-News Cover

The Watershed E-News is a collection of upcoming events, watershed news, and helpful tips. Take a look inside for information about watershed planning activities, projects, and learn how to be a better environmental steward!

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April and May Watershed E-News
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: April 4, 2017

Public Information Meeting for the Wadsworth Road Intersections Study, April 19

LCDOT is studying the intersections of Wadsworth Road at Dilleys Road, US 41, and Kilbourne Road. This upcoming public information meeting will be focused on the intersections of Dilleys Road, and Kilbourne Road. Wednesday, April 19, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Annual Construction Program 2017

LCDOT will have 28 active construction projects this year. Residents can use our interactive construction map to find the project they're interested in, click on the project and see the latest information and important updates.

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