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Learn More About the Proposed IL Route 53
The IL Route 53/120 project has been talked about for a long time, but now it is closer to being built than ever before. Lake County along with local mayors, transportation and environmental stakeholders have been working with the Illinois Tollway on a plan for the extension that will reduce traffic congestion, provide opportunities for economic development and protect open space and the environment. Learn more ​
Assessment Notices are Being Mailed. Get Answers to Questions
Lake County has lots of resources to help answer taxpayers' questions about property tax assessments. For a quick overview, read this newsletter and check out these frequently asked questions​. You can also visit the Chief County Assessment Office's website for more detailed information.
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County
A mosquito pool (or batch of mosquitoes) sampled in Lake County has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first confirmed indicator of the disease’s presence in Lake County in 2015.  You may report areas of stagnant water (conducive for mosquito breeding) as well as locations of dead birds, or learn more about the signs and symptoms of West Nile virus by calling the West Nile hotline number at (847) 377-8300. Learn more about mosquito protection at www.fightthebitenow.com. Read news release
Watch County Update: Lake County Forest Preserves Provide Summer Fun
The Lake County Forest Preserves will reach a special milestone this year as the trail designed to extend across the county from Russell Road to Lake Cook Road along the Des Plaines River gets completed this fall. In this County Update, Lake County Forest Preserves President Ann Maine welcomes you to one of her favorite places, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods to tell you about more than 182 miles of forest preserve trails, the programming and ways you can discover online all the forest preserves can offer. Watch now.
Job Opportunities for Military Veterans
​Meet a representative at the Job Center of Lake County to learn about career opportunities available as a physical security or law enforcement specialist with the Federal Protective Service. The meeting will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 30 at the Job Center, 1 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. View flyer​ for more information on training requirements, what to bring, and more. 
Lake County Cybercrimes Unit Works To Protect Children
​The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit pursues online predators who seek to meet underage children and those who possess inappropriate images and videos of children. Follow these officers as they conduct a search warrant for a man believed to be in possession of child pornography. Persons placed under arrest are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Watch Video​​
What do you think of our Website?
We are looking for feedback on our website so we can identify ways to improve its design, ease of use,  and more. Provide your thoughts on our website by taking this short survey which will only take a couple minutes to complete.  All feedback will be taken into consideration. Take Survey
Provide Input On How Stormwater Management Can Improve
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission seeks your input as to how it can better manage the stormwater issues and needs. The commission's mission is to coordinate stormwater activities of over 90 local jurisdictions to improve water quality, reduce flood damages, and restore and enhance the natural drainage system. Attend one of the scheduled public outreach meetings. You also may provide ideas by completing the following survey. For information about the updated plan, visit the project web page​.
 

 County Board

 
Meet your representatives on the County Board and learn more about county government.
Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

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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Lake County invests $186 million each year on various goods and services. Learn how to do business with Lake County by visiting our Doing Business portal.

Courthouse Expansion Project concept

Buy Local Build Local Work Local 

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.

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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