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Lake County Leaders Summit Focuses on Collaboration
More than 150 government, business, and civic leaders came together recently for an update on the significant progress being made in Lake County, including advancing transportation solutions and 911 regional consolidation. The Lake County Forest Preserves also provided an update on the completion of the final segment of the Des Plaines River Trail and the 100-year Vision for Lake County. Leaders also engaged in an ideas exchange. The results of that exercise will be shared in the coming weeks. Watch video​. View pictures.
Lake County Sheriff Steps Up DUI/Seat Belt Enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend
​The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend focusing on drunk drivers and seat belt violators. The enforcement effort is funded with federal traffic safety funds as part of IDOT’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. View news release​​.
Darrell Road Open House, Feb. 10
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting an open house/public meeting to study potential improvements to Darrell Road between Case Road and Fisher Road in the Village of Island Lake and Wauconda Township. At the meeting, LCDOT will introduce the project, present the project schedule, and seek input and comments. Maps and existing traffic conditions will be available for viewing. Feel free to attend the meeting at any time during the open house. Date/Time: Tuesday, February 10, 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave., Island Lake
Lake County Continuum of Care Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless Population
Volunteers set out overnight to find, count and offer shelter to the unsheltered homeless population in Lake County on Jan. 28. A Point-In-Time Count is conducted annually to find out how many people are homeless in Lake County and to learn more about the homeless population. The County is also assessing all sheltered homeless people in Lake County, with an effort to end chronic and veterans homelessness as part of the Zero 2016 campaign. Contact our Community Development Division for more information about the Point-In-Time Count and homeless assistance.
Apply for the Senior Citizens Tax Deferral Program
Lake County senior citizens may defer part or all of their property taxes on their personal residence if they qualify for the Senior Citizens Tax Deferral program​.  Applications are available at the Lake County Treasurer’s Office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan, and must be submitted to the Treasurer’s Office by Feb. 27. For more information about the program please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 847.377.2323 or by visiting their website.
Lake County Life Tells Story of What Makes Lake County Special
​What is Lake County Life? It’s all of the things that make Lake County special. It’s our natural beauty, our schools and businesses, the active and healthy people who live, work, and play here, and so much more. Check out www.lakecountylife.org​ and you may be surprised to learn all of this about Lake County.
Dirty Jobs: Behind the Scenes at Our Sewer Plant
​You probably don’t think about where your water goes - after you go, but our public works crews think about this 24/7. In this second installment of Lake County’s dirty jobs - which takes residents behind the scenes of some of Lake County government’s dirty and difficult jobs - we take you to a sewer plant with a tank full of sludge and muck that needs to be cleaned. Watch now​.​
​Board Approves Agreement to Bring New Tech Company to Gurnee
This month, the Lake County Board approved an economic incentive package to bring Akhan Semiconductor, Inc, a new technology company, to Gurnee.  The County Board was one of many state and local governments that worked together to successfully attract Akhan to the area by collaborating on income, sales and property tax abatements.
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Don't Crowd the Plow VideoDon't Crowd the Plow
The Lake County Division of Transportation plows over 800 lane miles of highways utilizing 25 snow routes. When approaching a plow truck stay back at least 50 ft. or 2-3 car lengths, due to road conditions and so our plow operators can see your vehicles. Lake County DOT snowplow operators are extremely safety conscious, but we need your help. Stay back and let us safely do our job of cleaning the road for you. Don’t take a chance. Don’t crowd the plow! Watch this video about safety tips when driving this winter.
 

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Aaron Lawlor
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It is important to me that Lake County government constantly strives to be accountable, accessible and transparent. Our website is our primary tool for connecting you with county government services and other programs. 

With two years under my belt as Lake County Board Chairman, I want to share some highlights regarding some of our key priorities. 

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