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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.​
Annual Police Memorial Friday, May 8
​Attend the Annual Police Memorial to honor the lives of fallen police officers from Lake County. The memorial is on Friday, May 8 at 12 p.m. at Lincoln Plaza, Lake County Courthouse, Waukegan.​
Lake County Update: Meet Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff
In this County Update, Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff discusses the work done in the clerk’s office that goes beyond the election activity every year, and learn how the County Clerk’s Office handles vital records and property tax extensions. Watch now
Lake County Thanks 911 Dispatchers for their Life-Saving Work
​Every day, dedicated, highly trained men and women are working around the clock, behind the scenes, saving lives and impacting countless more. They are the heroes on the other end of the phone when someone calls 911 who provide life-saving information to residents, and direct the first responders in the field to where they need to go. Recently, the Lake County Board and Lake County Sheriff’s Office recognized our telecommunicators for their public service. Watch video​​​​
Peterson Road and Alleghany Road, Public Information Meeting May 14
The Lake County Division of Transportation​ (LCDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting for the reconstruction of Peterson Road and the resurfacing of Alleghany Road in the Village of Grayslake and Fremont Township. The purpose of the meeting is to present the roadway improvement plans to the public and show the project schedule. The meeting will be conducted in an informal, open-house format. Exhibits will be on display and representatives from LCDOT and the project team will be there to provide information and answer questions. View Project Location Map
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake

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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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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