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Health NewsLake County Prepares for Ebola
What are Lake County health officials doing to prepare for Ebola? They're coordinating with hospitals and other partners to assure they are practicing the CDC guidelines, including looking for signs, asking appropriate questions, and responding if necessary. Read the Ebola Fact Sheet and visit the CDC's website for more information, and watch this video about what Lake County is doing to prepare for Ebola. 
Early Voting (10/20 - 11/2)
​Visit to find your early voting site, address, hours, photo, directions, and map. You may also preview your official ballot using the "What's on my ballot?" Before reviewing this information, voters will need to confirm registration status by entering name, house number, zip code and birthdate.
Public Can Provide Input into Pace Budget at Hearing Oct. 30
​Pace is currently holding public hearings for the proposed 2015 budget, which is balanced and does not include a fare increase or service reductions.
Public hearing Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m., Waukegan Public Library.
Details on the 2015 budget and capital plan.
Visit the Pace website for additional public hearing information.
Public Can Provide Input into Metra Budget at Hearing Nov. 5
​Metra’s 2015 budget proposal calls for fare increases of 10.8% to modernize its aging rail fleet and pay for other costs. The public can provide input at this public hearing or submit comments by Nov. 6.
Public hearing Nov. 5, Mundelein Village Hall, 4-6 p.m.
Details on the 2015 budget and capital plan.
Provide Input into IL Route 53/120 Corridor at Two Hearings in November
The public can provide input into the Land Use Plan for the proposed Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor. Your input will be used to create a plan that will protect natural resources and quality of life, and identify opportunities to improve recreation, increase access to transit, promote efficient and effective land use, and enhance economic development. Learn more

Health NewsFlu Season is Here!
There are a number of things you can do to keep your family healthy this season. To help prevent the spread of influenza, get a flu shot, cover your cough, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick. More information.

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Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

Message from the Chairman

It is important to me that Lake County government constantly strives to be accountable, accessible and transparent. Our website is our primary tool for connecting you with county government services and other programs. 

With two years under my belt as Lake County Board Chairman, I want to share some highlights regarding some of our key priorities. 

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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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