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Lake County Board Chairman Wishes You Happy Holidays
Update from SWALCO about Electronics Recycling
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has been working to find a way to continue the electronics recycling program available for Lake County residents. At its meeting on December 18, the SWALCO Executive Committee made some initial progress by recommending a contract with Dynamic Recycling.
Drive Sober or get pulled overDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over
From December 19 through January 4 of the New Year, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers. The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and belt enforcement throughout Lake County.  Learn More.
County BoardLake County Advances Shared Services Initiative
​One of the core values of our strategic plan is fiscal responsibility, which means having a balanced budget and AAA bond rating, but it also means operating as efficiently as possible and delivering services in the most cost effective manner. One way we are doing that is by sharing services with other governments.  Learn more in this video.
Year in Review
The County Board continued to advance its goals of fiscal responsibility, transparency, and leadership throughout 2014 through shared services, and improved collaboration with other governments. Additionally, some of this past year’s significant successes include advancements in infrastructure and transportation, and providing enhanced health options through Enroll Lake County! Find out more about these, and our other many accomplishments in our 2014 Lake County Year in Review.
Green Your Holidays This Season!
Did you know the holiday season produces an extra 5 billion pounds of waste in landfills each year? You can help by keeping your holidays eco-friendly by using creative materials instead of wrapping paper and shopping at local stores to help decrease your carbon footprint. More holiday green tips

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Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

Message from the Chairman

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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