Bill Durkin (District 8)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2018-2022


Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Cell phone: 847-513-1736
[email protected]

District 8

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Board member Durkin represents the 8th District, which includes portions of Waukegan. He has been on the board since 2010. His main priorities are fiscal responsibility and transportation. He currently serves as chair of the Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee. He is a lifelong resident of Waukegan, and an avid golfer. He has a B.A. in Communication from Columbia College in Chicago, and graduated from Carmel High School in 1979.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2010-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve (2010-present)
  • Waukegan Park District, Commissioner (1999-2010), President (2002-2003, 2006-2007, 2009-2010), Vice-President (2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2008-2009), and Treasurer (2003-2004, 2007-2008, 2010-2011)

Lake County Committees


  • Public Works, Planning and Transportation, Chair


  • Financial and Administrative
  • Law and Judicial 
  • Public Works and Transportation
  • Revenue, Records and Legislation

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Rules, Chair
  • Operations, Vice-Chair
  • Ethics
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves


  • Finance

Special Appointments & Other Public Service

  • Democrat Precinct Committeeman (1996-present)
  • Illinois Association of Park Districts
  • St. Anastasia