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Governor Signs Standards of Conduct Law Championed by Chairman Aaron Lawlor
​Under the new law, appointed officials who serve on various boards and commissions now have to adhere to a set of standards that hold them accountable to the people they serve. Press Release
Assessment Notices are in the Mail. Get Answers to Your Assessment Questions
Lake County has lots of resources to help answer taxpayers' questions about property tax assessments, For a quick overview, read this newsletter and watch this video. You can also visit the Chief County Assessor's website for more detailed information.
Lake County Forest Preserves Provide Summer Fun
​The Lake County Forest Preserve offers endless opportunities to get out and enjoy summer  – from hiking and biking, concerts at Independence Grove, and so much more!  Learn more about your forest preserves in this video with Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Forest Preserve President Ann Maine. You can also visit
Data Shows Strength of Lake County’s EconomyData Shows Strength of Lake County’s Economy
Lake County is the only suburban county in the metropolitan region to have recently seen both a drop in the unemployment rate and an increase in the labor force—a strong sign that jobs are being created in Lake County. Learn more in this interview with Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County Partners’ Executive Director Mike Stevens.
State Drops Appeal in Elections Commission Case
The Illinois Attorney General's Office has dropped its appeal of a circuit court ruling that found the state law mandating the creation of an elections commission in Lake County to be unconstitutional special legislation. More information.
​​Board Seeks Proposals for Lease and Replacement of the Winchester House Nursing Home
In an effort to ensure Winchester House's long-standing tradition of providing high-quality care continues and to pursue a replacement facility, the Lake County Board took action to begin the process of leasing the skilled nursing facility to a private company. The County will seek proposals from private operators to lease the existing facility in Libertyville for two years, while the company becomes the licensed operator and explores building a new facility in the county. Watch this video for more information.
Construction Begins on I-94 and Grand Ave. Interchange
​Motorists that use the interchange at Grand Ave. and I-94 should be prepared for some big changes as this two year reconstruction project gets underway. It begins the week of July 7 with the closure of eastbound I-94 ramp to westbound Grand Ave. This is the first of four scheduled ramp reconstructions scheduled for this year to improve safety and extend the life of the roadway. Visit the Illinois Tollway for more information.
Health Department to open a new Animal Care and Control facility near LibertyvilleHealth Department to open a new Animal Care and Control facility near Libertyville
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center will officially open a newly-constructed Animal Care and Control facility at 18736 W. Peterson Road near Libertyville on July 25. It will replace the present facility at 29278 N. Route 83 near Mundelein, where animals will no longer be accepted starting July 25. The new facility will begin accepting animals on July 21. More information.

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Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Dear Lake County Neighbors,

​With one year under my belt as Lake County Board Chairman, I wanted to report to you on the County Board's progress over the past year.

​I believe the number one way we can grow our local economy is to invest in our roads and infrastructure.  If we can't move people to and from work or goods to and from market in an efficient manner, we don't have the foundation for a thriving economy.  In order to work toward this goal, the Lake County Board is investing $570 million over the next five years to improve our regional transportation system.  More than half of that is for projects that expand and add capacity to County highways...

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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. Learn more.

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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