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Waukegan, IL


Assessment Notices are Being Mailed. Get Answers to Questions
Lake County has resources to help answer taxpayers' questions about property tax assessments. Visit a Tax Assessment Help Center, and check out these frequently asked questions​. You can also visit the Chief County Assessment Office's website for more detailed information.
Second Property Tax Bill Installment Due by Sept. 3
The second installment of Lake County property taxes is due Thursday, September 3. Please note, you received one bill in May and you will not receive another bill for the second installment. If you have misplaced your second installment coupon, you can print a copy from the Treasurer's Office website by entering your PIN or address. Find out more​
Emergency Responders Go to Areas Affected by Tornado
An EF-1 tornado recently touched down in central Lake County, packing winds of about 100 miles per hour and leaving a lot of damage in its wake. In this video, we take you to the impacted area and hear from emergency responders about the storm’s impact and the recovery, as well as things you need to know to prepare for the next one. Watch Video​​
Learn More About the Proposed IL Route 53 Project
The IL Route 53/120 project has been talked about for a long time, but now it is closer to being built than ever before. Lake County along with local mayors, transportation and environmental stakeholders have been working with the Illinois Tollway on a plan for the extension that will reduce traffic congestion, provide opportunities for economic development and protect open space and the environment. Learn more ​
Petition Packets Available to Appear on March 2016 Primary Election
Established political party Lake County candidates that want to appear on the March 2016 General Primary Election ballot can now get petition packets at​. Candidates can also visit the Lake County Clerk's Office for paper copies until Nov. 30, 2015. Call 847-377-2314 for more information.
Learn How to Work for the State of Illinois
Get the info you need to apply to work for the state of Illinois! The Job Center of Lake County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are hosting two state employment workshops on Sept. 2 . Reserve your seat by calling 847.377.3467. Flyer
Date: September 2, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m, or 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Location: Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesse St., Waukegan

Provide your Input on Lake County’s Housing & Community Development Needs
The Lake County Housing and Community Development Commission seeks your input for its annual action plan. The plan will guide how Lake County (in cooperation with Waukegan and North Chicago), uses federal funds to address the housing and community development needs, goals, outcomes and strategies for Lake County. Visit our Community Development web page for more information. 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lake County Court and Administrative Complex, 10th floor, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan


 County Board

Meet your representatives on the County Board and learn more about county government.
Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

Message from the Chairman

It is an honor to serve as your Lake County Board Chairman.  We are working hard to ensure Lake County continues to be a great place to live, work and do business by investing in roads and infrastructure, preserving open space, and promoting economic development.  Our efforts to expand, improve and maintain our transportation network are critical to maintaining a high quality of life for Lake County families and workers.  To accomplish this, we are investing a half billion dollars over the next six years to improve our regional transportation system, and working hard to advance the IL Route 53/120 extension project.  

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Lake County invests $186 million each year on various goods and services. Learn how to do business with Lake County by visiting our Doing Business portal.

Courthouse Expansion Project concept

Buy Local Build Local Work Local 

Lake County's new Buy Local. Build Local. Work Local. program aims to connect Lake County businesses--including women-owned and minority businesses--with governmental procurement opportunities.

The Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project is offering bid opportunities to local businesses. Visit the website to view bid documents and register.



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