Your Trust in Our Government

Lake County Board Members are humbled by the trust placed in them by taxpayers to be effective stewards of their resources, and are committed to ensuring practices are in place to retain that trust. The board has taken the following actions to strengthen its practices to ensure honest, ethical and transparent government:

Ongoing: Watch Lake County Board Committee and Board Meetings Available 

All County Board and Standing Committee meetings are recorded at lakecounty.tv and on Comcast's network, Channel 18 or 30 and AT&T Channel 99. The public may also watch the livestream of the meetings on Zoom or by coming to the 10th floor of the County Administration Building. Read more

Ongoing: Legislative Program

The purpose of the county's legislative program is to pursue new laws and authorities, oppose laws that are believed to have a negative impact on county government and Lake County residents, and pursue funding from the State of Illinois and the federal government.

The Lake County Board's Financial and Administrative Committee and the County Administrator's Office establish the state and federal legislative program, which is approved by the county board annually.

Lake County Legislative Program (PDF)

December 2021: Lake County Board Approves County Board District Map 

The Lake County Board approved a new map that details the boundaries of 19 County Board districts. Lake County's reapportionment process included virtual public listening sessions, a public comment period after a proposed map was published that resulted in more than 700 comments, and input from interested groups. The approved map has four majority-minority districts, with three located in the Waukegan area and one in the Round Lake area. Read more

August 2021: Lake County Board Establishes New Independent Ethics Commission

The newly formed commission is part of a comprehensive update to the County’s Ethics and Conduct Code. Five community members that were appointed to the commission will be tasked to review, investigate, hear, and act on ethics complaints. Read more

April 2021: Lake County Receives Government Finance Officers Association Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Lake County. Learn more

October 2020: Census Concludes

By the time the U.S. Census counting ended in Oct. 2020, nearly all Lake County households had been counted, either through self-response or through an in-person visit by a census worker. The Lake County Board had established a Complete Count Committee to help spread the word about the importance of the census.