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MAY

May 19: 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.

May 11: Starting June 1: New Landscape Waste Burning Restrictions and Waste Hauling Service in Unincorporated Lake County

Beginning June 1, 2022, permanent landscape waste burning restrictions within unincorporated Lake County will go into effect. Additionally, new consolidated waste service within certain townships of unincorporated areas will begin.

May 9: Lake County Welcomes $30 Million in Grant Funding from the State for Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Today, Lake County welcomed Illinois Governor Pritzker to Waukegan. Officials from the State and County gathered at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan to announce and share their gratitude for the initial $30 million of the total $122 million in funding granted to be received from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

May 6: Introducing Ride Lake County!

Today, Lake County, Pace Suburban Bus and the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC) came together with members of the community to celebrate the launch of Ride Lake County, a borderless, countywide paratransit service that provides transportation to anywhere in Lake County for seniors ages 60+ and people with disabilities.


APRIL

April 25: County Board Confirms Steve Snarski to Fill District 8 Board Vacancy

At the April 22 Special Call County Board meeting, the Lake County Board confirmed Chair Sandy Hart's appointment of Waukegan resident Steve Snarski to fill the District 8 County Board seat left vacant by the resignation of former board member Bill Durkin on April 18. Snarski was sworn into office and began his duties immediately.


MARCH

March 24: Lake County District 8 Board Member Bill Durkin Steps Down; Qualified Candidates Sought for Replacement

Lake County Board Member Bill Durkin announced that he is stepping down from his County Board seat effective April 18, 2022.

March 23: Lake County Focuses On Recovery As U.S. Marks ARPA One-Year Anniversary

Nearly one year ago the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was enacted to help communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency and economic crisis. Now as Lake County recognizes this anniversary, the County continues work to review options and allocate nearly $136 million in federal funds received through the Act to address immediate and long-term needs that will improve lives and help the County become more resilient to future challenges.

March 16: President Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating More Than $14 Million to Lake County Infrastructure Projects

Lake County is slated to receive millions of dollars in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill. This week, President Joe Biden signed the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act that includes more than $14 million in funding for Lake County infrastructure projects.

March 9: Lake County Launches Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program

A new innovative program that encourages commercial property owners to make energy efficient improvements is now available in Lake County. 

The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program, often referred to as C-PACE, provides long-term financing to private building owners for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electrical vehicle charging and resiliency projects to be installed in commercial buildings.


FEBRUARY

February 10: New Countywide Paratransit Service Anticipated to Launch in May

At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a resolution finalizing the terms and conditions for the operation of Ride Lake County, a new countywide paratransit service.


JANUARY

January 12: County Board Approves Open Burning Restrictions and Consolidated Waste Hauling in Unincorporated Lake County

The Lake County Board voted yesterday to enact permanent open burning restrictions within unincorporated Lake County. Franchise waste hauler agreements to provide consolidated waste hauling services in unincorporated areas within certain townships were also approved. The new open burning restrictions and waste hauling agreements go into effect on June 1, 2022.