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Property Tax NewsProperty Taxes: Second Installment Due Date, September 5
​The second installment of Lake County property taxes is due Friday, September 5. A second bill will not be mailed to homeowners. The Treasurer’s Office typically experiences long lines close to the property tax due date so taxpayers are encouraged to take advantage of alternative payment methods. For more information visit the Lake County Treasurer’s Office website.
Help Shape the Future of Lake County’s Housing and Community Development
Lake County government needs your input! Help us prioritize the use of federal grant funds for housing and community development activities over the next five years.  Take this survey (available in English or Spanish) to assess affordable housing, neighborhood conditions, access to parks, job training programs and other needs of low- and moderate-income individuals and households. Results of the survey will be presented to the Lake County Board in the fall.
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 for more information: 847.377.3771.
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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.
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 in 2013. Residents also asked for more communication and transparency about what Lake County is doing with their tax dollars. The county board is committed to being accountable, accessible and transparent. Visit our Strategic Plan page to see examples of how we are making progress toward our strategic goals.
​​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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