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Damage Assessment and Cleanup Underway in Central Lake County from Tornado
A tornado caused significant property damage in Round Lake Park, Hainesville, Grayslake, and Wildwood Sunday evening, although no injuries were reported. Damage included downed power lines, downed trees, and structural damage to homes and businesses. In some cases, roofs of buildings were completely blown off. Lake County is providing assistance to local jurisdictions as needed with clean up and damage assessment. The Lake County Division of Transportation has cleared debris from county roads. For specific information about storm response activities, contact Lake County Emergency Management at 847-377-7100. ​
Assessment Notices are Being Mailed. Get Answers to Questions
Lake County has lots of resources to help answer taxpayers' questions about property tax assessments. For a quick overview, read this newsletter and check out these frequently asked questions​. You can also visit the Chief County Assessment Office's website for more detailed information.
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 ​
Lake County Cybercrimes Unit Works To Protect Children
​The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit pursues online predators who seek to meet underage children and those who possess inappropriate images and videos of children. Follow these officers as they conduct a search warrant for a man believed to be in possession of child pornography. Persons placed under arrest are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Watch Video​​
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We are looking for feedback on our website so we can identify ways to improve its design, ease of use,  and more. Provide your thoughts on our website by taking this short survey which will only take a couple minutes to complete.  All feedback will be taken into consideration. Take Survey
Provide Input On How Stormwater Management Can Improve
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission seeks your input as to how it can better manage the stormwater issues and needs. The commission's mission is to coordinate stormwater activities of over 90 local jurisdictions to improve water quality, reduce flood damages, and restore and enhance the natural drainage system. Attend one of the scheduled public outreach meetings. You also may provide ideas by completing the following survey. For information about the updated plan, visit the project web page​.

 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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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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