|19th Judicial Circuit Launches Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program|
A new program through the 19th Judicial Circuit aims to help homeowners avoid the financial and emotional devastation of foreclosure through mediation.
|Election Commission Lawsuit Update|
Last month, Lake County won its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new state law that would have created an elections commission in Lake County. The judge’s ruling gave the Lake County Clerk the ability to continue administering local elections. This week, the State appealed the ruling to the Illinois Supreme Court, which is common course of action for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office when court decisions undo state legislation. Lake County remains strong in its position that this law is unconstitutional because it specifically singles out Lake County and eliminates voters' right to choose who administers elections.
|Lake County Reports Progress on Strategic Plan|
Lake County's strategic plan
serves as a road map for county government over the next several years. The plan includes five strategic goals along with strategies and actions, as well as a set of values that influence everything the County does. Those values include: fiscal responsibility, exceptional service, leadership, and environmental stewardship. See examples of how we are adhering to those values, and making progress toward the strategic goals. Learn more.
|County Board Approves 2014 Balanced Budget|
The County Board recently approved a balanced $488.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget has remained flat for the last three years and is $10 million less than five years ago due to reduced headcount and other money saving strategies, including operating more efficiently.
|December Healthy Lake County |
In this month’s “Healthy Lake County
,” viewers learn how to prepare a winter driving emergency kit, steps to take to lessen the reduce your chances of catching the flu, and how Lake County residents can obtain vouchers to get their cat or dog spayed or neutered. Watch Video Here.
|Lake County 2040 Transportation Plan Open House|
The Lake County Division of Transportation
(LCDOT) invites you to an open house informational meeting to see exhibits, displays and to meet LCDOT staff and consultants that will discuss the proposed plan and answer questions. The Lake County Year 2040 Transportation Plan will serve as the blueprint for transportation improvements for Lake County for the next two decades. The plan also includes bicycle and transit components. Dec. 18, 4 – 7 p.m. at 600 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville.