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Video: Online Appeal Filing HelpFiling an Assessment Appeal Online
​Did you know you can file a property assessment appeal online? Several township deadlines are approaching. If you need assistance filing your appeal online, this step-by-step video can help you through the process.
County News: Lake County Focuses on Opportunities to Share ServicesLake County Focuses on Opportunities to Share Services and Operate More Efficiently
​During a series of community forums to obtain input into our strategic plan, residents identified the sharing of government services as a priority. As a result, Lake County is focusing on collaborating and coordinating with other units of governments to generate greater economies of scale, foster partnerships and reduce costs. Learn more about our 2014 initiatives and our 2015 goals on our new Shared Services webpage.
veterans history projectVeterans History Project
World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans are invited to come to the Lake County courthouse on November 11 to have their oral histories recorded. The typed transcripts will be archived at the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project. The project aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Any veteran interested in being interviewed or anyone interested in volunteering to assist in this project should contact Carol Cord at 847.377.3771, or visit our website for more information.
Learn more about local emergency preparedness at Alert Lake County.September is National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare!
The time to prepare for an emergency situation is well before disaster strikes. The three most important steps to take to keep your family safe are: Be Informed, Make a Plan, and Build an Emergency Kit.

For more information about Emergency Preparedness locally, visit Alert Lake County. To learn more about the National Preparedness Month campaign, and to find fun resources for getting kids involved, visit
Lake County Sheriff's Office Participating in Prescription Drug Take Back on September 27Lake County Sheriff's Office Participating in Prescription Drug Take Back on September 27
​If you have unwanted or unused prescription drugs, it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Instead of flushing them or throwing them in the trash, bring them to the sheriff’s office. There will be three drop off locations as part of the Prescription Drug Take Back event on September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Beach Park Village Hall, Volo Village Hall, and Fremont Township Office.
​​Public Information Meeting September 15 on Wadsworth Road Intersections
The public is invited to learn about and provide input into the Wadsworth Road Intersections Study for improvements to the intersections of Wadsworth Road at Dilleys Road, US-41, and Kilbourne Road. This study will look at improvements to address safety deficiencies, existing capacity, as well as accommodate future travel demand. The meeting will be an open house format where residents can ask questions and provide input.

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Monday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Prairie Trail School, 13600 W. Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth

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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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