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Health Report Card: We’re Healthy!
Lake County ranks among the healthiest counties in Illinois (and the U.S.) – ranking sixth on Health Factors and 15th for Health Outcome out of 102 counties –according to a new County Health Rankings report card. The health department will use the findings to help identify areas for improvement and develop strategies that promote the health of our communities. Learn more​
View Election Results from April 7 Consolidated Election
Visit the County Clerk’s Office website for up-to-the-minute results ​from the April 7 Consolidated Election. ​For more information, contact the County Clerk's Office Elections Department
Lake County Coroner Develops Safety Recommendations that Could Help Save Lives Involved in Motor Coach Accidents
Motor coaches are used as an affordable mode of transportation for schools, sports teams, and churches. After a fatal accident involving a motor coach in Northern California last year that resulted in fiery explosions, Lake County Coroner Dr. Thomas Rudd along with three other forensic experts, reviewed the case and developed key safety recommendations involving coach buses and the coach bus drivers that could help save lives wherever motor coaches crash worldwide. They presented their recommendations recently at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific meeting attended by hundreds of forensic scientists from around the world.​
14th Street Public Information Meeting, April 28
​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will host a 2nd Public Information Meeting for the engineering study of 14th Street from IL Route 131 to Jackson Street in the cities of North Chicago and Waukegan. The purpose of the meeting is to present project concepts, seek public input, and present the updated project schedule. The meeting will be conducted in an informal, open house format.  LCDOT staff and project consultants will be available throughout the open house to discuss the project and answer any questions.  
When: Tuesday, April 28 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago
Lake County Update: Meet Lake County Treasurer David StolmanLake County Update: Meet Lake County Treasurer David Stolman
After serving nearly 20 years on the county board, David Stolman was elected to Treasurer last November. In this edition of County Update, learn more about the Treasurer’s Office and Treasurer Stolman’s priorities. Watch now.
'Blue Kids' Aims to Keep Kids Safe
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Blue Kids Lake County campaign is promoting awareness of child abuse and prevention by displaying 3-foot signs of children around the county at businesses, schools, agencies and homes. The signs are blue, the color chosen to represent Child Abuse Awareness month. Learn more and find out how you can get involved at Watch video
Public Works Begins Spring Hydrant Flushing
Lake County Public Works customers may notice a slight discoloration of the water after flushing during the month of April. This is not harmful and will dissipate after a short time. It is recommended that residents do not do laundry on the day that hydrant flushing takes place in their area. View the Schedule​.
Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption Outreach Sessions
The Chief County Assessment Office and the Lake County Township Assessors Association are holding several public outreach sessions to assist residents in completing the 2015 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application for taxes payable in 2016, as well as service taxpayer needs on other homestead exemptions available. Residents will work one on one with a staff member to complete the necessary forms. The Senior Freeze Application is due by July 1. 

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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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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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