Community Voice

Share Your Ideas for a Better Lake County
This year, the Lake County Board will update its strategic plan, which serves as a road map for our county government and influences how we prioritize and invest our resources.  Take a look at our strategic plan and read about the progress we're making

As we get ready to update our plan, we want to know what is important to you and your ideas to make our county even better. Please submit your thoughts and ideas through this “Community Voice” forum. Other residents can comment on your ideas and vote them up or down. Your input will be shared with the Lake County Board. If you would prefer to not participate in this forum, you can provide comments by emailing them to communications@lakecountyil.gov.

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  1. More outdoor trails and preserves

    Lots of Lake County residents help the LCFP, IDNR, Conserve Lake County, etc. Their volunteer work is an example for us all. Having the funding to expand their work is vital to the preservation of...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by Rob (30 points)

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  2. Community Garden for Waukegan

    The city of Waukegan desperately is in need of a community garden. This is the kind of garden where residents obtain a plot of ground to grow a garden. These gardens have many benefits to the...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by Daniel Traynoff (55 points)

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  3. Business!

    First of all, lets take Newport Township as an example. There is plenty of space for business, however the area lacks sewer and water. There are hardly any taxing bodies in the area, putting a huge...
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    Oct 7, 2016 by LCResident (25 points)

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  4. Better access to Forest Preserve property by the public. It is must to restrictive and very elitist.

    We have beautiful Forest Preserve properties that are under used or not accessible to the general public. There seems to be an elitist group that has access. Let's look at better ways to create more...
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    Oct 6, 2016 by Joel Brumlik (5 points)

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  5. Route 60

    As many people know, Lake County is growing. Route 60 needs to be widened. Are theee any plans in the future to widen this road?

    Oct 5, 2016 by Itsmepmc2 (5 points)

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  6. coordinated traffic signals

    it would be much more energy efficient if traffic flow were better managed and we didn't have to stop so often!! I think with today's technology we can do better!!

    Oct 5, 2016 by michael schwartz (65 points)

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  7. Stop taxing property as if it"s a bottomless pit of money. Your driving people out of lake county. Taxes should be income based.

    Property tax is a discriminatory tax, it taxies people because they own something. Not because of income or buying something. It does not take in what they make for a living or if they have lost their...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by William Ebner (35 points)

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  8. Better bus service to attract, keep and maintain local workers (and hence the local economy) in Lake County.

    Frankly, bus service for commuters and local workers who either do not drive, or don't have access to their cars is deplorable. There are long stretches of highway literally lined on either side...
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    Oct 6, 2016 by Kurt (5 points)

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  9. Open leaf burning in residential neighborhoods

    My vision for Lake County is to not only have the most beautiful county, but the most healthy! Residential leaf burning releases the toxins from the leaves, that was absorbed by the trees in exchange...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by Eagle Scout Mom (15 points)

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  10. we were promised 40 years ago that route 120 would be 4 lanes, also, route 45 and route 83, and also waitinged for route 53 to come north. Why did Rol

    my vision for lake county is to have roads that are 4 lane. why should be have to wait 3 miles back for a stop light at route 120, 45 or 83. we were promised these roads would be 4 lanes over 40...
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    Oct 4, 2016 by RUDOLPH A BASOVSKY (15 points)

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  11. Stop constructing traffic circle intersections

    Stop constructing traffic circle intersections in Lake County IL. This is not Europe. Leave the intersections as normal intersections. The circle intersections are not constructed properly, e.g.,...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by JEFFREY OEHRLEIN (51 points)

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  12. Oppose Initiatives to Expand Commuter Rail and Freight Capacity

    This has not been announced, but if discussion takes place regarding this topic, residents need transparent information stating that increasing commuter and freight rail capacity will: 1. increase...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  13. By eliminating the extraordinary waste within county government.

    Check all the departments to determine where the waste is.

    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  14. Need for continuous 4-lane roads in Lake County

    Traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems in Lake County. It's a legitimate quality-of-life issue. How did Lake County grow the way it did without more foresight into developing a better...
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    Oct 12, 2016 by yoryor (10 points)

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  15. Focus on Education

    Of all the services, facilities, and opportunities available, education is the single most critical to our future. I realize this is not a "County" service, but facilitating and coordinating...
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    Oct 17, 2016 by BobHamilton (17 points)

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  16. Protect Our Communities from Hazards Associated With Crude-by Rail-Transport

    1.File comments opposing any related docs and/or permit apps 2.Submit copy of Res to Gov Rauner, whereby County requests he a.Take exec action directing state agencies to conduct comp review of...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  17. Bicycle lanes in Lake County

    If people bike more, all the costs that come with cars will be reduced. ex. snow removal, road ware, police duties, environmental costs, etc. Good luck encouraging people do bicycle to work.

    Oct 5, 2016 by Rob (30 points)

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  18. I noticed points are given

    I noticed points are given per entry. One of them even has a star or something by it. Exactly what do these points mean and how are they determined??

    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  19. Directors should be experienced in the field they work

    In the health department the head of the organization has no health related background. He is a businessman and has no idea about health care. Hire someone who has knowledge of the medical field. I...
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    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  20. Preserve Farmland, Promote Organic Farming and Local Foods

    The preservation of farmland should be a County priority and added to the strategic plan. It should also be included in the forest preserve's mission statement. Farmland is an irreplaceable resource...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  21. Make use of golf courses during winter months

    Would it be possible to convert golf courses to cross country skiing routes and training facilities during the winter months?

    Oct 4, 2016 by pr (5 points)

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  22. People are not getting the health care they need.

    Recently changes occurred in the immunization program and many children are no longer eligible to receive school required vaccines and there seems to be no other places to get these vaccines.

    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  23. This is a difficult and time consuming site.

    This is one of the most difficult and time consuming site I have ever used. Make it more consumer friendly. You have to go back and forth to find anything.

    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  24. Restrict or Eliminate Corporate Tax Incentives

    If corporate tax incentives are offered, the County should only offer those based on local sales tax revenue generated. They should not consist of property taxes, funding moving expenses, paying for...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  25. Right turn lanes

    When creating and redoing county roadway intersections adding right turn lanes to all newly constructed and renovated areas should be considered due to the growth in traffic over the last 30 years

    Oct 15, 2016 by Allaboutefficiency (5 points)

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