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

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  1. 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...

    Oct 5, 2016 by Daniel Traynoff (55 points)

    5Votes Up 1Votes Down 1Comments

  2. 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...

    Oct 6, 2016 by Joel Brumlik (5 points)

    1Votes Up 4Votes Down 2Comments

  3. 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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  4. 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)

    6Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  5. 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...

    Oct 6, 2016 by Kurt (5 points)

    3Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  6. 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.,...

    Oct 5, 2016 by JEFFREY OEHRLEIN (51 points)

    4Votes Up 1Votes Down 0Comments

  7. 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...

    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  8. 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...

    Oct 12, 2016 by yoryor (10 points)

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  9. 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...

    Oct 17, 2016 by BobHamilton (17 points)

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  10. 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...

    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

    2Votes Up 1Votes Down 0Comments

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Clean up the abuse of power and the corruption in Lake County. There have been way too many wrongful convictions.

    I am not sure how it all works, but I am more than ready to help. All of the wrongful convictions and apparent lack of concern from the State's Attorney's office, plus the ridiculous investigation...

    Feb 17, 2017 by Jodie (5 points)

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