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May 25: Honor Fallen Heroes on Lake County Memorial Day Website
In 2020, when in-person Memorial Day ceremonies weren’t possible, Lake County developed the Lake County Memorial Day website to allow our fallen military service members to still be honored. This virtual tribute wall allows family, friends and loved ones to recognize their loved ones sacrifices for our country. We encourage members of the public to continue to add to this tribute wall to virtually honor those who have fought and died for our freedom.
May 15: Reminder - Lake County To Host Virtual, In-Person Community Visioning Sessions For Strategic Plan Input
Lake County will hold two community visioning sessions to provide residents an opportunity to participate and share ideas as County government prepares to update its Strategic Plan.
March 27: State To Provide $175 Million in Grants to Businesses Through B2B Program
Small businesses including restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses will be eligible to apply for $175 million in grant funding through the state Back to Business (B2B) program. The program aims to help hard-hit industries recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 20: Lake County Board Supports Route 53 Land Expansion Alternative Use Task Force Proposal
On Tuesday, March 14, the Lake County Board passed a resolution supporting the recommendation from the Illinois Route 53 Land Expansion Alternative Use Task Force to transfer the land from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and form a working group to determine how the land will be used and with potential funding options.
March 13: County Continues to Study Community Needs at ARPA Two-Year Anniversary
As the nation observes the two-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Lake County continues its work to allocate nearly $136 million in federal funds to support residents, communities, businesses and governmental services following the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 13: Now Accepting Applications for the Lake County Rental Assistance Program
Beginning today, Lake County renters who faced financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for the Lake County Rental Assistance (LCRA) Program, which provides financial assistance to individuals to help pay rent. The application period will run from March 13 - April 14, 2023.
March 8: We Are Open for Business! Working With Lake County is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Lake County is celebrating National Procurement Month in March to increase awareness of contracting and subcontracting opportunities with Lake County. Vendors and businesses, including those owned by minorities, veterans and women, are invited to a webinar at 9 a.m. on March 20, titled "Contracting and Subcontracting with Lake County is as Easy as 1, 2, 3."
March 1: Lake County To Eliminate One Million Single-Use Plastics from Its Operations
Approximately one million single-use plastics will be eliminated from Lake County government operations this year as part of a new policy promoting sustainability and supporting the environment.
January 17: New County Board Committee Assembles to Identify Unserved and Underserved High-Speed Internet Needs in Lake County
On Friday, January 13, the newly formed Lake County Special Committee on Broadband held its first meeting. The meetings are planned to be held monthly on the Friday of the last week of the month at 8:30 a.m. The Committee will focus on determining the current state of broadband in Lake County and come up with recommendations for improvement. The Committee will consider our resident’s access, affordability, and use in their work.
January 10: UPDATED: Statement on Illinois Assault-Style Weapons Ban
After years of work and many hours of negotiations with stakeholders, leaders, and advocates in both the House and Senate, Illinois has passed HB5471, a ban on assault-style weapons. Next it will go to Governor Pritzker to sign into law.
January 10: Statement on Illinois Assault-Style Weapons Ban
After years of work and many hours of negotiations with stakeholders, leaders, and advocates in both the House and Senate, Illinois has passed HB5471, a ban on assault-style weapons. Next, it will go to Governor Pritzker to sign into law.
January 9: President Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating Nearly $5 Million to Lake County Infrastructure Projects
Lake County is slated to receive nearly $5 million in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill. In December, President Biden signed into law the omnibus bill that included federal funding for infrastructure projects in Lake County.
December 14: Help Needed! Review the FCC's New National Broadband Map
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking your help. The FCC has created a new National Broadband Map showing where high-speed internet service is - and is not- across the United States. And now they need your assistance reviewing the map.
December 7: New Online Tool To Help Residents Know Their County Board District
The Lake County Board is now comprised of 19 board members representing specific geographic districts in their area. This change is a result of the 2021 reapportionment process that created a new County Board district map and reduced the number of districts from 21 to 19. For some residents, this means their County Board District may have changed.
December 5: Lake County Board Re-Elects Sandy Hart as Chair and Mary Ross Cunningham as Vice-Chair
The Lake County Board re-elected Sandy Hart (District 13) as its chair and Mary Ross-Cunningham (District 9) as its vice-chair at the December 5 meeting.
November 28: Qualified Candidates Sought for Two Local Government Boards
Are you interested in participating in local government? Lake County is seeking qualified candidates for two local government boards!
November 22: Metra Board Director Norm Carlson to Retire; Qualified Candidates Sought for Replacement
Norm Carlson, Lake County's appointed member on the Metra Board of Directors, has announced his retirement effective December 15, 2022.
November 21: Elected Lake County Board Members To Be Sworn In at Dec. 5 Board Meeting
Individuals elected in the Nov. 8 General Election to serve on the Lake County Board will be sworn in at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at the Lake County Administrative Complex in Waukegan.
November 16: Lake County Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
The Lake County Board approved its balanced Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget at the Nov. 15 meeting. The $601.7 million budget is focused on maximizing efficiencies and a recommitment to facility and technology capital improvements.
October 26: Unincorporated Residents Eligible for Flood Insurance Premium Discounts
Property owners residing in unincorporated Lake County may be eligible to save an average of $265 a year on their flood insurance policies. Currently, there are more than 735 flood insurance policies in unincorporated Lake County.
October 25: Lake County Continues to Accept American Rescue Plan Act Project Requests
Lake County recently announced that it is accepting program, service, and other funding requests from nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations, and local units of government other than municipalities (who have previously received ARPA funding from the federal government) to aid in the response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 10: El Condado de Lake acepta solicitudes para proyectos de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense
El Condado de Lake anunció que acepta solicitudes de fondos para programas, servicios y de otro tipo de organizaciones sin fines de lucro y de unidades locales de gobierno que no sean municipios (que hayan recibido anteriormente fondos de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense [American Rescue Plan Act, ARPA] del gobierno federal) para ayudar en la respuesta y la recuperación de la pandemia de COVID-19.
October 4: Regional Office of Education Receives Grant To Address School Violence
The Lake County Regional Office of Education (LCOE) has been awarded a $1 million grant that will be used toward training school personnel and educating students on preventing school violence, including strategies to improve the school climate.
September 30: Lake County Accepting American Rescue Plan Act Project Requests
Today, Lake County announced that it is accepting program, service, and other funding requests from nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations, and local units of government other than municipalities (who have previously received ARPA funding from the federal government) to aid in the response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
December 16: Lake County Board Approves Policy to Prohibit Single-Use Plastics in County Operations
The Lake County Board has approved a policy that will prohibit single-use plastics within many County operations, furthering efforts to promote sustainability and support the environment.
December 15: 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 at its meeting yesterday. The approved map can be viewed online and will go into effect in December 2022.
November 9: Lake County Board Adopts Balanced Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
The Lake County Board approved a balanced Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget at its Nov. 9 meeting. The $602.8 million budget reflects the recovery of revenues back to pre-pandemic levels, and the budget reflects the County’s long-standing approach to adopting a fiscally responsible budget.
September 28: Lake County Art Program Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
As part of "Art in Public Places," Lake County Government celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with its newest exhibit titled GENERACIONES en este país: GENERATIONS in this land. The exhibit is located in the County's main administration building, located at 18 N. County Street, in downtown Waukegan.
September 20: 1,300 Households Receive Assistance Through Lake County's FERA Program
Lake County's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills, has processed 1,820 applications since the program opened in April 2021.
August 31: Winchester House Farewell Ceremony Celebrates 150 Years of Care in Lake County
The Lake County Board, Winchester House Advisory Board, local officials and members of the community gathered at Winchester House yesterday in Libertyville to say farewell to the beloved skilled nursing care facility by remembering the past, while looking to the future.
August 27: Virtual Public Meeting: Clean Air Regulations in Unincorporated Lake County
The public is invited to attend the Lake County Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1. One of the topics on the agenda will be a discussion on draft clean air regulations for unincorporated Lake County. Staff will also provide an update on potential consolidated waste hauling services at this meeting.
August 17: Lake County Board Appoints Members to New Independent Ethics Commissions
At its Aug. 10 meeting, the Lake County Board appointed five members to serve on Lake County’s first Independent Ethics Commission.
July 30: Face Coverings to Be Required in All Lake County Government Buildings, Regardless of Vaccination Status
Beginning Monday, August 2, face coverings will be required in all Lake County government buildings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. This requirement is in alignment with the federal government and the State of Illinois, which recently began requirements in its government buildings.
July 21: Provide Input: Open Burning and Landscape Waste Disposal in Unincorporated Lake County
Lake County held a virtual informational meeting on July 13, 2021, to provide an update on open burning in the unincorporated areas, the work Lake County is doing to evaluate viable landscape disposal options, and potential next steps. A recording of the meeting can be viewed online.
After providing the data collected so far and seeing residents input and questions at the virtual informational meeting last week, Lake County is now seeking additional feedback through a new survey. Visit Lake County's interactive website to learn more about the issue and submit your input.
July 16: Lake County Continues Art in Public Places Exhibit Throughout Summer
Lake County Government, in partnership with Art Impact Project, is pleased to announce the newest Art in Public Places exhibit entitled "Mixed Media Invitational: Healing and Material Processes".
July 14: County Board Chair Sandy Hart Appoints J. Kevin Hunter to Fill District 5 Board Vacancy
At the July 13 County Board meeting, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart appointed Ingleside resident J. Kevin Hunter to fill the District 5 County Board seat left vacant by the resignation of former board member Judy Martini in May. Hunter was sworn into office and began his duties immediately.
July 2: Virtual Informational Meeting: Open Burning and Landscape Waste Disposal Options in Unincorporated Lake County
Over the past two years, the Lake County Board's Energy and Environment Committee has discussed alternatives to the open burning of landscape waste in the unincorporated areas to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents.
With the help of input from more than 1,000 residents who submitted their thoughts on the issue through our interactive website, Lake County has made progress on exploring these options and identifying viable alternative landscape disposal options for unincorporated residents.
May 27: Lake County Designated “SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth
Lake County recently earned the highly coveted Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for implementing process improvements that make it faster and easier for homes and businesses in unincorporated Lake County to transition to solar energy.
May 17: Lake County District 5 Board Member Judy Martini Steps Down; Qualified Candidates Sought for Replacement
Lake County Board Member Judy Martini announced that she is stepping down from her County Board seat effective Friday, May 14, following her election to the position of Grant Township Clerk.
May 12: County Board Approves Ordinance Allowing Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County
On May 11, the Lake County Board approved an ordinance that permits adult-use cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County subject to certain zoning restrictions.
May 10: Lake County Seeking Residents to Serve on Ethics Commission
Lake County is seeking five residents to serve on the County's first Independent Ethics Commission.
The newly formed commission was approved during the April 2021 Lake County Board meeting as part of a comprehensive update to the County’s Ethics & Conduct Code. The purpose of the Commission is to review, investigate, hear, and act on ethics complaints.
May 5: Join Us: Lake County Public Meetings on Redrawing County Board District Boundaries
Learn more about what redistricting means for your community and share input on the process
Under state law, every 10 years all Illinois counties are required to use Census data to go through a redistricting process--known as reapportionment--to ensure that each district includes approximately the same number of residents.
On Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart will host four separate virtual public meetings to discuss the reapportionment process and to gather input from residents. Each meeting will focus on a separate quadrant of the County.
May 4: US Representatives Submit Nearly $50 Million in Lake County Infrastructure Projects to Congress
Improving infrastructure in Lake County could get a much-needed boost as part of two new federal initiatives that identify and address infrastructure funding needs at the local level.
May 3: Art Impact Project Exhibit on Display at Lake County Government
Lake County Government, in partnership with Art Impact Project, is pleased to announce an Art in Public Places exhibit entitled "Making Impact: How Art Enhances Emotional Wellness".
April 27: Dr. Michael Karner Appointed as Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools
At a special meeting this morning, the Lake County Board appointed Dr. Michael Karner as the new Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools. Karner is replacing Roycealee Wood, who has held the position since 2002, and recently resigned due to health reasons.
April 26: UPDATE: Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County
On April 19 and 21, the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held public hearings on proposed zoning amendments that would permit adult-use cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County subject to certain restrictions. Upon conclusion of the public hearing, the ZBA recommended by a vote of 7-0 that the proposed amendments (with modifications) be approved.
April 26: Open Burning and Landscape Waste Disposal Options in Unincorporated Lake County
Over the past two years, the Lake County Board Energy and Environment Committee has discussed alternatives to the open burning of landscape waste in the unincorporated areas to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents. To better inform policy decisions, Lake County seeks to learn more about how residents are currently disposing of their landscape waste, what types of open burning restrictions they may like to see, and to gauge community interest in consolidated waste hauling services.
April 23: Special Meeting of the Lake County Board to Appoint Regional Superintendent of Schools
The Lake County Board has called a special board meeting for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of appointing Dr. Michael Karner as the new Regional Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will be held by video conference. The public may register online to virtually attend the meeting.
April 16: Lake County Receives Government Finance Officers Association Award
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 for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2019.
April 14: County Board Chair Sandy Hart Appoints Catherine Sbarra to Fill District 19 Board Vacancy
At the April 13 County Board meeting, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart appointed Lake Zurich resident Catherine Sbarra to fill the District 19 County Board seat left vacant by the resignation of former board member Craig Taylor in March. Surrounded by her family, Sbarra was sworn into office by Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor and began her duties immediately.
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 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 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 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.
December 18: Learn About the COVID-19 Vaccine at Jan. 13 Virtual Town Hall
At Lake County's next Virtual Town Hall on Jan. 13, 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.
December 7: New Lake County Board Members Sworn In
Three newly elected Lake County Board members were sworn into office this morning, along with five members who were elected to subsequent terms of office.
December 2: Lake County Distributes More Than $16 Million to Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
The Lake County Board announced today that checks totaling more than $16 million have been distributed to 1,195 Lake County small businesses that applied for and were awarded grants to help offset revenue losses due to COVID-19. The grants were funded by the Lake County Small Business Assistance COVID-19 grant program, which the Lake County Board established using federal funds received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
November 10: For Second Consecutive Year, Lake County Board Adopts Budget With No Increase in Tax Levy
At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which for the second year in a row does not raise the total tax levy. As a result, Lake County’s tax rate will likely decrease slightly, which means most homeowners will see a slight reduction next year in the Lake County government portion of their property tax bill. Individual tax bills may vary depending on how a property’s assessed value has changed and depending on the actions of other local government taxing bodies.
November 2: Most County Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday on Election Day; Remember to Vote!
With the exception of activities related to Election Day, most County offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Earlier this summer, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation designating Election Day this year as a state holiday, and stating that government offices shall be closed with the exception of election authorities, unless being used as a polling place or for other election day services.
October 14: Open Burning Allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County through Dec. 31, 2020
The Lake County Board voted yesterday to amend a temporary emergency ordinance that is effective through Dec. 31, 2020, which allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and further accommodates landscape maintenance on larger properties on all days of the week.
September 10: Join us Sept. 30 for a Virtual Town Hall
Lake County is holding its third live Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about how COVID-19 is impacting Lake County, relief efforts including programs that have provided funding to Lake County businesses and residents who have been financially impacted, and information about voting in the November General Election.
September 9: Lake County Board Approves Resolution for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a resolution committing Lake County government operations to the goal of attaining net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
August 20: Input Wanted: Tell Us About Your Commute
Complete a survey about your transportation habits, and help us plan for the future of transportation in Lake County.
August 17: See the Lake County Transportation Improvements Programmed for the Next 5 Years
Lake County’s 2020-2025 Proposed Transportation Improvement Program is now available. This program is annually created by the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) to show the projects that are currently programmed over the next five years.
August 12: Open Burning Allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County through October 14th
The Lake County Board recently voted to enact a modified emergency ordinance which temporarily allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance is effective August 11 through October 14, 2020.
August 7: New Program Provides Financial Help for Rent and Utility Bills to Lake County Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Lake County renters and homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19 are invited to apply for a new program that offers financial assistance to help pay for rent, gas and electric bills.
August 3: Lake County Property Assessment Notices Are Being Mailed Now Through September
From now through early September, the Lake County Chief County Assessment Office is publishing and mailing property assessment notices to all Lake County property owners.
July 31: Lake County Participates in Pilot Program for Crisis/Wellness Center
Lake County was recently selected to participate in a Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center Sustainability Pilot Program, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, to focus on implementing and sustaining a crisis/wellness center to help link residents experiencing mental health crisis to the services they need.
July 28: New Location: Lake County Regional Office of Education
The Lake County Regional Office of Education (ROE) has moved to the Lake County Central Permit Facility in Libertyville, saving the county $98,000 annually in rent and utility costs.
July 27: Lake County Board Passes $75 Million for COVID-19 Recovery
Today, the Lake County Board passed a $75 million emergency appropriation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to support Lake County residents, communities, taxing districts, businesses, and countywide services in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding to the funding allocated the past two months, the Lake County Board has now committed $105 million for COVID-19 recovery in Lake County.
July 17: Three Days Left to Apply for Lake County Small Business Assistance Grant Program
Lake County small businesses have three days left to apply for the Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Through 11:59 p.m., July 20, 2020, businesses can apply online for grants of up to $30,000 to help cover rent or mortgage payments, utility costs and other expenses.
July 15: $30 Million Now Committed to COVID-19 Recovery by Lake County Board
At its July 14 meeting, the Lake County Board approved the allocation of $11 million in funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support local agencies impacted by COVID-19, bringing to $30 million the total funding allocated.
July 13: One Week Left to Apply for Lake County Small Business Assistance Grant Program
Lake County small businesses still have one week to apply for the Small Business Assistance Grant Program.
July 10: Lake County Government Facilities Updates
Parking garage will close for four months beginning in July; other county facilities service updates and modifications due to COVID-19.
July 7: Application Period Open for Lake County Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Grant Program
Starting today, July 7, 2020, Lake County small businesses can apply for the Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Grant Program.
July 6: Application Period Opens on July 7 for Lake County Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Grant Program
Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., July 7, Lake County small businesses can apply for the Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Grant Program.
July 2: Lake County to Begin Accepting Applications for Small Business Assistance Grant Program on July 7
The Lake County Board has allocated $10 million to fund the Lake County Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Grant Program. The grant program was created to assist small businesses in Lake County that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
June 26: Lake County Board Approves Agreement for Small Business Recovery Program | LGBTQ Flag Raised at County Building
The Lake County Board passed a resolution today approving a professional services agreement with Lake County Partners to administer the Small Business Recovery Program.
June 25: SBA Loans Available to Lake County Small Businesses and Communities Damaged by Civil Unrest
Businesses, homeowners, renters, and non-profits impacted by civil unrest in Lake County may be eligible for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 23: Public Act Includes Significant Local Investments to Reduce Flooding and Traffic Congestion in Lake County
Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly recently approved Public Act (PA) 101-0638, a capital infrastructure fund within the State's proposed 2021 fiscal year budget package. This action is a crucial step in the process that could bring millions of dollars to Lake County for projects that will reduce flooding, improve roads, ease traffic congestion, and improve homeless service facilities.
June 22: REMINDER: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on June 23
Lake County is holding its second live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the current COVID-19 situation, funding and relief efforts for residents and businesses, and a look ahead at what to expect in the coming weeks.
June 19: Lake County Parking Garage Closing for Rehabilitation
Lake County will close the 508-space public and employee parking garage located at 18 N. County Street for four months beginning Monday, July 13.
June 17: Statement from Lake County Board Chair on Ethylene Oxide
Today, the Lake County Health Department announced the conclusion of the third phase of air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO).
June 16: Join us at our COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on June 23
Lake County is holding its second live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the current COVID-19 situation, funding and relief efforts for residents and businesses, and a look ahead at what to expect in the coming weeks.
June 15: Property Tax Exemptions Will be Automatically Renewed
Lake County announced that Senior Freeze and other property tax exemptions will be automatically renewed this year, reducing burden on taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15: Lake County Liquor Commission Approves Temporary Outdoor Liquor Sales
In partnership with Sheriff Idleburg and per state direction, the Lake County Liquor Commission has approved Class A and E bar and restaurant license-holders in Lake County unincorporated areas to temporarily serve patrons outside, on premises, while adhering to State guidelines.
June 9: $19 Million Committed to COVID-19 Recovery Among Several Measures Approved by County Board
At its June 9 meeting, the Lake County Board passed measures to aid COVID-19 recovery efforts, potentially consolidate Lake County government services, and promote diversity and inclusion in Lake County Government's workforce.
May 29: Lake County Board Extends Proclamation for COVID-19 Response
The Lake County Board voted today to extend its coronavirus disaster proclamation through June 28.
May 23: Lake County Continuing to Monitor Local Flooding
Earlier this week, Lake County received heavy rainfall, which caused flooding to river basins, roads, and properties throughout Lake County. All of our major river basins remain in flood stage.
May 22: F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery Update
The Lake County Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery met today to review program concepts that would assist residents and businesses with the impacts of COVID-19. The Committee provided guidance to the Lake County Staff to develop programs for funding rental assistance, small business assistance, and local food pantries.
May 22: Honor Fallen Heroes on Lake County Memorial Day Website
Lake County invites residents to post tributes on a Memorial Day website honor fallen heroes who fought and died for our freedom.
May 20: Lake County Board Chair Announces 'Lake County Forward' Initiative
Today, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart announced ‘Lake County Forward: Committed, United, Resilient’, Lake County’s collaborative, whole-of-government initiative for community health and economic recovery as the County accelerates through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18: Lake County Monitoring Local Flooding
Heavy rainfall over the past week has caused flooding to river basins, roads, and properties throughout Lake County.
May 14: COVID-19 Finance Committee to Meet Friday
A committee focused on allocating over $122 million of CARES Act funding will have its first meeting at 8:30 am Friday morning.
May 12: Property Tax Deferral Among Several Measures Approved by Lake County Board
At its May 12 meeting, the Lake County Board passed several measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include an ordinance giving Lake County property owners more time to pay each installment of their property taxes due to impacts of COVID-19.
May 6: Join us at our COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on May 7
You're invited to Lake County's live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the ongoing Lake County Government COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and answer residents' questions.
May 1: Join us at the Lake County COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
You're invited to Lake County's live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the ongoing Lake County Government COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and answer residents' questions.
April 8: Lake County Departments Provide Relief Measures, Including Deadline Extensions and Fee Waivers
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, several Lake County departments have announced relief measures, including deadline extensions and fee waivers, for various services.
April 7: Lake County Board Approves Setting Aside $100,000 to Help Local Agencies That Provide Emergency Shelter
At its April 7 meeting, the Lake County Board voted to approve setting aside $100,000 of 2020 Video Gaming Revenue (VGR) grant funds in the event the money is needed to reimburse local agencies for emergency shelter expenses incurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6: Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Response
Because of the outpouring of support from residents seeking to help the community, Lake County government has teamed up with the United Way of Lake County to coordinate local COVID-19 response volunteer opportunities.
March 31: Public Comment for Upcoming Lake County Financial & Administrative Committee Meeting
As Lake County Government continues to follow social distancing requirements and Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home order, the Lake County Financial & Administrative Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., and live-streamed at http://lakecounty.tv and on cable television (Comcast channels 18 or 30, depending on where you live; and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99).
March 30: Local Entities Are Answering Call for COVID-19 Related Supplies
In response to the urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Lake County entities are responding with generous donations of supplies.
March 20: United Way of Lake County Launches COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Lake County, Lake County Government, Lake County Community Foundation, and the Lake County Municipal League have joined together to create the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
March 19: U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Available for Lake County Businesses
If you own a small business, run a private non-profit, or are self-employed in Lake County facing financial hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Small Business Administration has been authorized to start making low-interest disaster loans available.
March 16: Lake County Government Operations Update
Lake County Government will continue to offer all services for residents at our Waukegan and Libertyville campuses, however, protocols will be in place to limit interactions between staff and the public.
March 14: Message from Lake County Board Chair and Lake County Board of Health President
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart and Board of Health President Tim Sashko remind residents to stay calm and follow the Lake County Health Department’s recommendations to stay safe.
March 13: Lake County Board Chair Signs Proclamation for Coronavirus Response
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart signed a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, a proactive measure that will allow Lake County to access additional state and federal funding and resources for coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts.
March 10: Marah Altenberg Appointed to Lake County Board District 20
At its March 10 meeting, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart appointed Marah Altenberg to fill the District 20 County Board seat left vacant by the resignation of Adam Didech in January.
March 6: Lake County Continues to Monitor Coronavirus
Lake County government continues to work closely with the Lake County Health Department to monitor coronavirus and any impacts to the region. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lake County, Illinois.
March 4: 2020 Senior Freeze Information
Property owners age 65 and older who have total household incomes of $65,000 or less are encouraged to apply for the Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze.
February 11: County Board Imposes One-Year Moratorium on Recreational Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County
The Lake County Board voted today to impose a one-year moratorium on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.
February 11: Gary Gibson Appointed as New County Administrator
At its Feb. 11, 2020 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a two-year employment agreement with Gary Gibson to become Lake County’s next County Administrator.
January 31: Protect Your Home From Costly Flood Damage
We have some news that is not necessarily new - Lake County has a lot of water, and lately, it has rained a lot!
January 30: Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart to Recommend Hiring Gary Gibson as County Administrator
At the next Lake County Board meeting on Feb. 11, 2020, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart plans to ask the board to approve Gary Gibson as Lake County’s next County Administrator.
January 28: Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart Seeks Qualified Candidates to Fill District 20 County Board Seat Following Resignation of Board Member Adam Didech
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart will be seeking qualified candidates to fill the District 20 county board seat being vacated by Adam Didech, who announced Monday he will be resigning from his seat effective Feb. 10, 2020 due to personal health reasons.
January 23: Volunteers Worked Overnight Conducting the 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count
Lake County officials, in conjunction with the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH), other partners and community volunteers participated in the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count last night.
January 10: Stay Aware and Be Prepared for Winter Weather in Lake County
A winter storm featuring rain, sleet, ice, snow and gusty winds is expected to move across the region Friday night through early Sunday morning.
December 31: Lake County Board Chair Responds to Hate Speech
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart has issued the following statement in response to an incident of vandalism in Lake Zurich yesterday that included swastikas being spray painted on the wall and playground equipment of Seth Paine Elementary School …
November 22: Stormwater Management Commission Receives Increased Funding to Address Flooding Issues Countywide
Lake County residents may soon see some relief from their stormwater issues as the Lake County Board approved additional funding for the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) in 2020. The funds will support multiple projects throughout the county …
November 12: Lake County Board Approves Balanced Budget with No Increase in Tax Levy
At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board unanimously approved a $573.2 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Under the budget, Lake County's tax levy will be flat, which means that there will be no increase in the dollar amount between the FY2020 property tax levy and the FY2019 property tax levy.
November 4: Lake County Census Complete Count Committee Sets Meeting Schedule
The Lake County Complete Count Committee (CCC) held its first meeting on Oct. 7, attended by many local elected officials and community leaders.
October 25: State of Illinois to Provide Significant Investment in Lake County Road Improvements Under Rebuild Illinois Program
The State of Illinois will invest $540 million in Lake County to improve roads, repair bridges and ease traffic congestion, including $325 million for new projects, as part of the $23.5 billion Rebuild Illinois state infrastructure plan, according to a report released earlier this week by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
October 15: Lake County Board Approves Strengthened Ethics Ordinance
At its Tuesday, Oct. 8 meeting, the Lake County Board passed an overhaul of its Ethics Ordinance, adding new sections and renaming it the Ethics and Conduct Code.
October 9: Illinois Counties Receive Declaration of Disaster from the U.S. Small Business Administration for June 26, 2019 storm event
Lake County residents who experienced significant flood damage from the severe storms on June 26, 2019 may be able to apply for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help with damage repairs.
October 2: Lake County Announces 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Lake County Board voted to create a 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC), a Special Advisory Group established to provide direction and advice to ensure an accurate 2020 census count of Lake County residents.
September 23: Ethylene Oxide Town Hall Meeting
State Senator Melinda Bush will host a Multi-Agency Informational Town Hall on Ethylene Oxide (EtO) on Wednesday, October 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the College of Lake County, Auditorium A011, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
September 23: Grandwood Park Community and Other Partners Celebrate Grandwood Park Lake Dam Grand Reopening With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Grandwood Park community, the Grandwood Park Park District (GPPD) and the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (LCSMC) celebrated the grand reopening of the Grandwood Park Lake Dam at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20.
September 16: Flood Response and Cleanup Information
Water levels on the Des Plaines River, Fox River and Chain O’Lakes are beginning to peak or crest. Those who live near these areas should continue to be alert.
September 14: Flood Preparedness and Response, Road Closures, and Safety Information
Lake County is continuing to monitor flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region over the past week.
September 13: Water Levels Expected to Rise This Weekend
Lake County is continuing to monitor flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region over the past week.
September 13: Lake County Monitoring Local Flooding
Heavy rainfall overnight and into this morning has caused localized flooding in Lake County.
September 10: Lake County Board Appoints Gary Gibson as Interim County Administrator
Today the Lake County Board appointed Gary Gibson as Interim County Administrator, effective Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
September 5: Understand Your Property Assessment
Property owners will be receiving their property assessment notices over the next few weeks. It's important for taxpayers to read, understand and check this notice for accuracy as it contains important information about their property.
August 30: Lake County Celebrates Road to Reinstatement Pilot Program Milestone
Lake County Board members, along with other elected officials, and the public gathered this morning to celebrate a milestone in the County’s innovative Road to Reinstatement Driver’s License Pilot Program.
August 27: Governor signs Senate Bill 1236, allowing county boards to remove the board chair
Under a new state law signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Aug. 23, county boards that are empowered to choose their county chair now have the legal ability to remove the board chair.
August 20: Lake County's Strong Financial Management Helps It Secure AAA Bond Rating
Lake County in 2019 has once again been awarded AAA bond ratings, the highest possible, by both Standard & Poor's Financial Services (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service, two of the world’s largest credit rating agencies.
August 16: News From Lake County
Lake County is reopening its nationwide search for the position of Lake County Administrator. Meanwhile, Lake County today announced the appointment of a new Deputy County Administrator and Assistant County Administrator, who are beginning their roles immediately.
July 17: Heat Advisory Issued for Lake County
Dangerous heat is expected to impact Lake County starting tomorrow through this weekend.
July 12: Illinois Tollway Will Not Complete the Environmental Impact Statement for the Tri-County Access Project
The Illinois Tollway announced today that it will not complete the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Tri-County Access (TCA) Project, formerly known as the IL Route 53/120 Project.
July 11: Communities Partner to Encourage Solar Power Installations in Lake County
Lake County is working on several solar energy initiatives designed to increase the availability and use of solar power in the region.
July 9: Lake County Board Appoints William T. Panos as New County Administrator
Following a nationwide search, the Lake County Board at its July 9 meeting approved the hiring of William T. Panos as the new County Administrator.
July 3: Statewide Capital Plan to Bring Infrastructure Funding to Lake County
Lake County elected officials and state and local government dignitaries
joined Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton at Waukegan City Hall on July 1 for a ceremonial signing of the $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” state infrastructure plan.
July 2: Lake County Drives Veteran Homelessness to Zero
Led by the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, Lake County Government and the Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (Lovell FHCC), Lake County is now among an elite group of communities throughout the nation that has officially ended veteran homelessness …
May 31: First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due June 6
As the deadline to pay the first installment of Lake County property taxes approaches, property owners are encouraged to learn more about their tax bill and become aware of the different ways to pay.
May 15: Lake County Board Appoints Robert Glueckert as Chief County Assessor
At its recent meeting, the Lake County Board announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) S. Glueckert as the Chief County Assessor. He is replacing Martin Paulson, who retired after 28 years of service to the County on May 13.
May 8: Lake County Leaders Support State Capital Bill for Infrastructure Funding
On Friday, May 3, the Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Capital held a public hearing in Grayslake to learn more about infrastructure needs in Lake County. Lake County leaders testified about local needs in the areas of transportation, stormwater infrastructure, affordable housing and mental health services.
May 7: Lake County Board Working to Address Mental Health Crisis in Lake County
There is a growing need for crisis/wellness drop-off resources in Lake County for people struggling to manage their mental health. The Lake County Board recently acted to initiate a study for a Lake County Wellness Care and Drop Off Center.
April 24: Scientific Study Shows Significant Increase in Rainfall Standards for Lake County
Climate change and the direct and indirect impacts it has to Illinois, and more specifically to Lake County, has become an important topic in recent years. The Illinois State Water Survey has been studying the climate conditions being seen across the State of Illinois. Their findings show that Lake County is receiving significant amounts of rainfall.
April 22: Earth Day 2019: Keep Our Planet Clean!
Earth Day is a day to plant a tree or to bike instead of drive, or it's a day to use reusable bags instead of plastic bags.
March 21: Lake County Announces $134 Million in Projects for 2019 Construction Program
Spring has officially started and that means it's time to start road construction here in Lake County!
March 19: New Pilot Program Provides Path to License Reinstatement for Those Unable to Pay Fees and Fines
Individuals throughout the country are unable to restore or renew their driving privileges based on inability to pay outstanding fees and fines.
March 8: Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Presents Upper Des Plaines River Watershed Impact Analysis Findings
In June 2018, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) entered into a contract with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. to study the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed (DPRW) within Wisconsin and the potential impacts in Wisconsin and Illinois due to development in that region.
February 27: Lake County Leaders Meet to Discuss 2019 Legislative Initiatives
Leaders gathered at the recent Lake County Board Legislative Committee meeting to discuss important legislative initiatives as the 101st General Assembly convenes and begins its work.
February 20: Lake County to Film Standing Committee Meetings
Beginning the week of Feb. 25, all Lake County Board standing committee meetings will be available to watch on www.lakecounty.tv and Lake County's public access television channel (LCTV).
February 7: Volunteers Worked Overnight Conducting 2019 Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count
Every year, volunteers search all over Lake County to interview and offer assistance to unsheltered people experiencing homelessness during the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count.
January 31: Lake County Offices to Reopen Friday, Feb. 1
Lake County government offices will reopen on Friday, Feb. 1 after being closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the dangerously low temperatures impacting Lake County.
January 30: Lake County Offices to Close Again Thursday
Due to Extreme Cold
Lake County government offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 31 due to extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills currently impacting the area. Lake County offices are closed Wednesday as well.
January 29: Lake County Offices to Close on Wednesday Due to Extreme Cold
Lake County government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills set to impact Lake County and the surrounding area.