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Lake County Board Chairman Outlines Millions of Dollars in Savings for Governor’s Task Force to Consider
As Governor Bruce Rauner forms a special task force to examine unfunded mandates imposed on local governments, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor sent a list of more than a dozen specific items for the group to consider that would save Lake County taxpayers millions. The list is a result of a comprehensive analysis of the hundreds of state mandates imposed on county governments. ​Read Press Release
County Update: Lake County Life
In this County Update, learn about Lake County Life​ - a new, collaborative initiative among local stakeholders including Lake County government, the Lake County Forest Preserve District, Visit Lake County, Lake County Partners, and others that includes a website and a video that tells Lake County's story and defines what makes our county so special. Watch County Update
Lake County Reports Progress on Strategic Plan
Lake County’s Strategic Plan, which serves as our road map over the next several years, identifies five strategic goals related to transportation, sustainability, healthy communities, economic opportunities and public safety. Residents helped shape the plan by providing input at a series of community forums. Residents also said they wanted to stay informed on progress being made toward these goals. In an effort to be more accountable, accessible and transparent, we’ve posted our progress here​.  
Blue Kids Lake County Community Kick-off Event
Join Lake County and other community partners in addressing the issue of child abuse and promoting positive parenting in Lake County. Hear from guest speakers about the importance of raising awareness of child abuse prevention in your community, and learn more about cyber bullying from the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Cyber Crime Division. People of all ages are welcome to attend. Learn more​
Tuesday, March 10, 6 – 8 p.m. 
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake

Recorder’s Office Adds More Tools to Assist Homeowners
The Recorder's Office has implemented an additional service for homeowners to use to fight against identity theft and mortgage fraud. This new 24/7 service allows residents to sign up on the Recorder’s website to receive an email or text, alerting them when certain documents have been recorded against their name or property. Press Release​​​​.
Leaders Discuss State of Local Economy: Economic Outlook is Positive​Leaders Discuss State of Local Economy: Economic Outlook is Positive
At a recent economic meeting attended by more than 500 business and government leaders, expert economists said  that Lake County has a very positive economic outlook and we’re positioned for continued economic success. In this video, hear from local leaders on how we are strategically working with our public and private partners to ensure Lake County remains a prosperous location in which to do business. Watch video.
​Board Approves Agreement to Bring New Tech Company to Gurnee
The Lake County Board recently approved an economic incentive package to bring Akhan Semiconductor, Inc, a new technology company, to Gurnee. In this video, Chairman Aaron Lawlor interviews founder and CEO Adam Khan, who is originally from Gurnee. Akhan is a global leader in diamond semiconductor technology that aims to serve faster computers, advanced aviation and satellite technology, and next-generation telecommunication needs.
Lake County Sheriff's Officer Saves Life with Overdose Reversal DrugLake County Sheriff's Officer Saves Life with Overdose Reversal Drug
​Lake County Deputy Sheriff’s Officer Amanda Fosco was recently called to a Lake County home where she saved the life of a resident who overdosed on heroin. In this video, Officer Fosco tell the story of how she used the life-saving drug Naloxone. Over the past several months, two lives were saved from overdoses as a result of this drug being in the hands of officers in the field, along with training provided by the Health Department. To learn more about efforts underway to combat the use of opioids in Lake County, visit the Lake County Opioid Initiative website.

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Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
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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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