|Foreclosure Prevention Services for Lake County Residents|
Homeowners facing foreclosure may be able to save their homes through informative how-to classes, personalized counseling, and mediation services. These free services are offered by the Lake County Courts in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County
. For more information, please contact AHC at 847-263-7478.
|Assistance for Veteran’s – Saturday Claims Support|
Veterans and their dependants now have another option for assistance with filing claims. Beginning March 1, The Veterans Assistance Commission will have Saturday hours at the Wauconda American Legion, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is your opportunity to meet with an accredited service officer, and all services are free. Please call the VAC for an appointment at 847.377.3344.
|Jobapalooza: Job Fair for Young Adults Ages 16-21|
Nearly 30 employers will provide job information on full-time, part-time and seasonal positions.
March 6, 6 - 8 p.m. College of Lake County, Grayslake, Building 7More Information
|Notice of State-Wide Examination for Board of Review Members|
The Board of Review exam is scheduled for March 28, at 9 a.m. For those interested in taking the exam, visit the Board of Review Website
for the registration form, study packet and exam location and details.
|Mill Creek Watershed and Flood Mitigation Plan Open House|
The Open House will Tuesday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Service, Grayslake. Public comments are welcome on a draft watershed plan that addresses flooding problems, water quality in lakes and streams, and conservation of natural resources. The plan also provides guidance for residents and communities on best practices to improve current conditions and manage expected future changes to prevent problems from worsening in the watershed. About the Mill Creek Watershed. View the plan
|Attention Job Seekers: Lake County Job Center Offers Free Workshops in March|
There's a job fair and several free workshops this month, including resume review and what employers want. Check out the Job Center's schedule of events
|What does Lake County government do anyway? |
Lake County is working hard to provide services to our residents in several important areas. To learn more about how your tax dollars are used on everything from transportation to sustainability, please review this summary of some of Lake County government’s 2013 accomplishments.
|Doing Good Deeds for YOU! Learn about a new mortgage foreclosure mediation program|
The 19th Judicial Circuit Court and the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County recently launched a new mortgage foreclosure mediation program. In this video
, the Lake County Recorder of Deeds interviews program representatives for an in depth look at this topic. Homeowners who need copies of their housing or property documents should contact the Recorder's Office or search for recorded documents online. Recorder of Deeds website.
|Pothole Patching, Report a Problem|
This winter has been rough on roads. As the temperature continuously drops and rises, the roads thaw and freeze over and over again. This allows water to seep in to the cracks during a thaw, which freezes and expands when the temperature drops again, creating potholes. When the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) isn’t plowing snow, crews are out patching pavement.
|Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program in February |
The Lake County Board's Summer Youth Employment Program places youth in a paid, part-time work experience over the summer. More...
|Check out LakeVoterPower.info for Election Info|
and log in using your name, house number, zip code and birth date to see your personalized March 18 Primary Election information.
|Weather Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions - Check PASSAGE|
Scattered thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds are creating hazardous driving conditions, and will possibly lead to power outages and minor flooding in Lake County. Lake County PASSAGE (www.LakeCountyPassage.com) is the best resource for current travel information throughout the county.
Please keep in mind these safety tips:
|County Update: Lake Michigan Water Allocation|
Lake County is currently working on bringing Lake Michigan water to the communities of Lake Villa Lindenhurst, Grandwood Park and Fox Lake Hills. Watch this video to learn about the importance and benefits of bringing Lake Michigan water to these areas.
|Problem-Solving Courts in Lake County|
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit currently has three Problem-Solving Courts - Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and the newest addition Veterans Court. The mission of the program is to reduce crime, enhance public safety, and reduce jail populations by rehabilitating offenders and providing treatment for the underlying problems of their criminal behavior. Watch this video to learn more about Lake County's Problem-Solving Courts, and hear first-hand accounts of some of the amazing success stories.
|Public Meeting, Feb. 11: IL Route 120 at Gilmer Road Corridor Study|
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will hold a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed study of the IL Route 120 Corridor through the Villages of Lakemoor and Volo. LCDOT staff and their engineering consultants will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions the public may have.
|Lake County Files Lawsuit to Protect Voters' Right to Choose Who Administers Elections|
Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutionality of New Law and Seeks Injunction to Stop Creation of Elections Commission
Lake County has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the provision in Public Act 98-0115 recently signed by the governor that removes the authority of the county clerk to administer elections and establishes an elections commission without a voter referendum - in Lake County only. Watch video.
|Lake County Sheriff’s Office is Going Green |
Deputies, detectives and others at the sheriff’s office have to produce a lot of reports, but they will now be using electronic devices instead of paper, promoting sustainability and expediting the flow of information. View full news release.
|County Update: Shared Services Initiative|
Lake County is giving significant focus to collaborating with other governments to operate more efficiently. Lake County is working with two groups that are exploring ways to jointly contract for services, cooperatively purchase goods, and share services such as building inspections. Watch this episode of County Update
to learn more about how Lake County is focusing on enhancing communication, transparency and looking at issues with a regional perspective.
|Health Department Offers Free Screenings in Observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7|
The Lake County Health Department will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Staff will provide information, screenings and education about transmission, care and treatment of HIV at the Health Department's Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Road in Waukegan. View full news release.
|Lake County Leaders Summit Focuses on Collaboration |
More than 100 government, business, and civic leaders came together for the first ever Lake County Leaders Summit. The group discussed opportunities to collaborate, including sharing services and joint bidding, and making investments in transportation, access to public transit, healthcare, and housing. There will be four regional leadership roundtables around the county to delve deeper into these issues and explore ways to collaborate and work effectively together. Watch video from summit.
|Public Hearing for Proposed Medical Cannabis Amendments|
The Lake County Board directed the Zoning Board of Appeals to conduct a public hearing on the proposed text amendments to the Lake County Unified Development Ordinance. These amendments would create regulations for the siting and operation of medical cannabis cultivation centers and dispensaries in the unincorporated area, which are now allowed under Illinois law.
|Ela Road to Close for 14 days Beginning Monday, Nov. 4|
The Village of Lake Zurich plans to close Ela Road from US Route 12 to IL Route 22 to thru traffic on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 a.m. Ela Road is scheduled to reopen to traffic the evening of Nov. 18. The closure is necessary as part of a water main replacement project. The signed detour route
for this closure will be US Route 12 to IL Route 22.
|Clarendon Drive Closure|
Clarendon Drive in Round Lake Beach is closed to through traffic from Hainesville Rd to Williams Ave. through the first week of November. Detour Map
. The closure is necessary as part of the Hainesville Road realignment project and the Rollins Road Gateway project
|Dead Dog Creek Phase II Community Meeting Jan. 8|
Property owners, other interested residents of Winthrop Harbor and the general public are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Dead Dog Creek Phase II (DDC II) stream restoration project on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Harbor Village Hall, 830 Sheridan Road.
|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.
|Rollins Road to Close Monday, Nov. 11|
The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Rollins Road to through traffic at Illinois Route 83 Monday, Nov. 11, at 4 a.m. There will be two stages to the Rollins Road closure starting on Nov. 11. For more information view the Detour Map
, and the project website
|Keeping Pets Safe in Wintry Weather |
Not only can winter weather be a time of illness and injury if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions, but harsh conditions can be tough on pets as well. Here are some tips from the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center on how to help keep your pet safe and healthy this winter.
|Radon Test Kits Available |
The Health Department is encouraging residents to take advantage of the cold weather months and test their homes for radon gas. Test kits are available for $10 at the Central Permit Facility, 500 West Winchester Road, in Libertyville. The cost includes postage, lab analysis and interpretation by the Health Department. More...
|Learn About Insurance Options Available Through the Affordable Care Act|
Residents looking for information on the new health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act can talk with counselors in person at locations throughout the county.
|Road Construction Update: Route 21 and Route 137 |
The widening of the Route 21 and Route 137 intersection and rebuilding and widening Milwaukee Ave. is a two year project that is 50% complete. Check out the new project website http://il21and137.com/
for more information and to sign up for email alerts.