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FEBRUARY

February 27: Illinois Broadband Internet Map in Progress: Help Confirm its Accuracy!

The State of Illinois has initiated a challenge process that provides Illinoisans an opportunity to review its new broadband availability map. The updated map will determine which locations are eligible for funding through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Your participation could help bring broadband funding to Lake County!

February 21: Lake County Board Members Advocate for Capital Priorities Projects in Washington

While in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart and Legislative Committee Chair John Wasik met with several Illinois members of Congress to advocate for funding for Lake County’s 2024 Capital Priorities projects.

February 14: Lake County Board Members Present at National Legislative Conference

At the recent National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., two Lake County Board Members, Jennifer Clark and Sara Knizhnik, were featured panelists in different sessions on the issues of broadband access and gun violence. Lake County continues to be a leader and show its dedication to affecting change in both our county and country by driving discussions to address pressing issues for counties across the U.S.

February 7: Lake County Provides Shared Expectations for Vista Medical Center East

On Monday, February 5, Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek, Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister, and Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart held a joint press conference to address community impact and health systems implications regarding recent challenges facing Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, Illinois.

February 6: Qualified Candidates Sought for Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals

Lake County is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA is established under the statutory provisions of the County’s Code and focuses on zoning in the unincorporated areas of Lake County.

February 6: Lake County Officials Attend White House Communities in Action Forum

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart attended an event at the White House to discuss the positive impacts of President Biden's Investing in America Agenda for communities in Illinois and Indiana.


JANUARY

January 17: Volunteers Needed for Homeless Point In Time Count in January

Join the fight to help end homelessness by participating in the Lake County 2024 Point In Time (PIT) Count. Volunteers are needed the night of Wednesday, January 31 to search across Lake County to interview, count, and offer assistance to unsheltered homeless people.

January 12: Many Lake County Government Offices Closing at Noon on January 12

Lake County government offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 12 beginning at noon due to significant weather impacting Lake County and the surrounding area. Lake County offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 16.

January 12: Canceled: Lake County Committee of the Whole Meeting

The Lake County Board Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for today, January 12 has been canceled due to winter weather conditions. The Board will meet next at its monthly Lake County Board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

January 9: Subcontractors Invited to Meet Lake County's Newest 'JOC' Contractors

Lake County is inviting subcontractors to attend an upcoming event on Thursday, January 18, 2024, to meet the County's newest Job Order Contracting (JOC) General Contractors.

January 8: Unincorporated Residents Eligible for Flood Insurance Premium Discounts

Property owners residing in unincorporated Lake County may be eligible to save an average of $232 a year on their flood insurance policies. Currently, there are more than 654 flood insurance policies in unincorporated Lake County.