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JULY

July 27: Final ARPA Community Night Aug. 10

Have you shared your input? Public feedback is requested to help identify community needs for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to aid in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and move Lake County forward. 

July 27: 10 de agosto, última noche comunitaria de ARPA

¿Ya compartió su opinión? Se solicitan comentarios públicos para ayudar a identificar las necesidades comunitarias para los fondos de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (American Rescue Plan Act, ARPA) para asistir en la recuperación de la pandemia de COVID-19 y el progreso del condado de Lake.

July 18: ARPA Virtual Community Input Nights

Lake County wants your input on community needs as we consider how to best utilize a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated for our communities.

July 7: ARPA Community Input Nights

We want to hear from you!

Lake County is hosting three informational evening events, two in-person and one virtual, to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Residents will also be invited to share their input on how a portion of the ARPA funding could best be used on projects to benefit Lake County communities in the recovery and response from the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 7: Noches de comentarios comunitariosde ARPA

¡Queremos conocer su opinión! 

El condado de Lake organizará tres eventos informativos nocturnos, dos presenciales y uno virtual, para darles a los residentes la oportunidad de aprender más acerca de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (American Rescue Plan Act, ARPA). También se invita a los residentes a que compartan sus comentarios acerca de cuál sería la mejor forma de utilizar parte de los fondos de ARPA en proyectos que ayuden a las comunidades del condado de Lake a recuperarse de la pandemia de COVID-19 y responder a ella.

July 4: Statement from Lake County Board Chair and Local County Board Members on Highland Park Shooting Incident

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart issued the following statement, “I am without words to respond to, yet again, another act of senseless violence, that this time has occurred right here in Lake County. My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones, the Highland Park community, and its leadership, and to those who responded today and continue to do so, to this horrific event. Lake County and our partnering agencies stand with and beside you through it all to provide the support that is needed.”


JUNE

June 29: Input Wanted! Help Shape Lake County's Investments Towards the Future

Lake County is seeking resident input on community needs for analysis and consideration on how to best utilize a portion of our American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The funding must be used per U.S. Treasury guidance. The funds were received to support the County in our response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 29: ¡Se buscan opiniones! Ayúdenos a orientar las inversiones del condado de Lake de cara al futuro

El condado de Lake busca conocer la opinión de los residentes respecto de las necesidades de la comunidad para analizarla y tenerla en cuenta a la hora de decidir cómo utilizar una parte de los fondos de la Ley de Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA). Estos fondos deben utilizarse en función de las directrices del Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos. El dinero proporcionado está destinado a ayudar al Condado a responder a la pandemia de COVID-19 y recuperarse de ella.

June 28: FERA Program Application Deadline is June 30, 2022

The Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program which provides rent and utility assistance for eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19 is ending. After 15 months of receiving applications, the US Treasury funding for the FERA program is nearly spent. The online application portal for emergency rental assistance will close on June 30, 2022.

June 15: Lake County Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Service

Lake County was honored to receive the 2022 Property and Recording Tyler Excellence Award at Tyler's annual Connect user conference. The award is given to organizations who exhibit leadership, innovation, and excellence. This is the second time Lake County was recognized for its successful integration of Tyler technology to help improve daily operations. The first was in 2018.

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.