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APRIL

April 9: Join Us April 21 for a Virtual Town Hall

Lake County's next Virtual Town Hall will be held Wednesday April 21 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about the COVID-19 vaccine, Lake County's new Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program and other topical issues, and answer questions from the community.

April 8: Qualified Candidates Sought for Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools left vacant by the resignation of Roycealee Wood, who recently stepped down due to health reasons.

April 5: Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Open

Beginning today, Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills.

April 1: Virtual Public Hearings on Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) invites the public to provide input as it considers proposed zoning amendments that would permit adult-use cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County subject to certain restrictions. All interested residents are invited to attend one or both virtual public hearings on the issue scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m. Should additional time be needed for consideration of the topic, the continuation date and time will be announced at the conclusion of the April 21 hearing.

MARCH

March 19: Lake County Responds to Georgia Shooting

Lake County has issued the following statement in response to the shooting incident earlier this week in Georgia, where eight lives were tragically lost: 

"We send peace and strength to the families and loved ones of all the victims of this senseless hate crime," said Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart. "We will work every day to honor the great diversity of Lake County and ensure that every one of our residents is protected and safe and that our community is one of inclusivity."

March 19: Lake County Announces Art in Public Places Program

Lake County Government is pleased to announce a new Art in Public Places Program in partnership with local artists and galleries. Throughout the year, artwork created by local artists will be exhibited in the county's main administration building, located at 18 N. County Street, in downtown Waukegan.

March 16: Lake County District 19 Board Member Craig Taylor Retires; Qualified Candidates Sought for Replacement

Lake County Board Member Craig Taylor announced his retirement from the County Board on Tuesday, March 9, after 12 years of service. Member Taylor was recognized by his fellow board members at the March 9 County Board meeting for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the county, and especially for his thoughtful leadership as Chair of the Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) during a time that Lake County has been experiencing increased rainfall and flooding.

March 10: Lake County Board Addresses $1.7 Billion Transportation Project Backlog with Adoption of Local County Motor Fuel Tax Ordinance

Yesterday the Lake County Board enacted an ordinance to address the $1.7 billion transportation project backlog in Lake County. The new ordinance will provide an estimated $10 million dollars each year in new transportation infrastructure investments through the adoption of a four cents per gallon local county motor fuel tax.

FEBRUARY

February 10: County Board to Consider Allowing Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County

The Lake County Board voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to initiate the formal process to consider zoning regulations that would allow adult-use cannabis businesses to operate in unincorporated Lake County with certain restrictions.

February 5: Warming Centers Open in Lake County

Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to impact the region over the weekend. As temperatures drop, residents that do not have access to heat can utilize a warming center over the next week.

JANUARY

January 29: Lake County, Waukegan, and Beach Park Work Together to Dissolve Drainage District

Lake County Government, the Village of Beach Park, and the City of Waukegan have worked together and agreed to dissolve the Beach Park Drainage District, effective immediately.

January 20: How Lake County Works For You

2020 was a challenging year, and through it all, Lake County government remained laser-focused on working for you. We provided up-to-date information, resources and funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, developed innovative tools to deliver services remotely, maintained our commitment to financial and environmental efficiency, made many improvements to the County’s infrastructure, and more.

January 13: Reminder: Lake County Virtual Town Hall is Tonight

There's still time to register for Lake County's live Virtual Town Hall this evening, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart will host a discussion with Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister, Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed and others about the County's vaccination efforts and answer related questions from the community.