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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Property Tax Relief

There are homestead exemptions for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled Persons, and a General Homestead Exemption that most owner occupied residences can receive. For eligibility requirements and forms please visit our Tax Relief page. 

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Reapertura limitada de la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake programada para el 6 de julio

Procedimientos para ingresar a los edificios del Condado de Lake

A partir del 1º de junio del 2020, cualquier persona que ingrese a los edificios del condado deberá utilizar una cubierta protectora para la cara. Usted deberá ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Lake County Clerk's Limited Reopening on July 6, 2020

Procedures for Entering Lake County Buildings

As of June 1, 2020, face coverings are required for anyone entering the County buildings. You must bring own face covering.

Social Distancing Requirements

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Volunteer: Adopt A Highway Today!

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Lake County Adopt A Highway program. Volunteers adopt a section of a county highway, and commit to cleaning the roadside twice a year.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

NIPHC Supports Governor Pritzker's Effort to Expand Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

NIPHC, whose local public health agencies serve over nine million residents, or more than two-thirds of the State of Illinois’ population, acknowledge and support the effort by Governor Pritzker to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Town Hall Meeting Featured Answers to Vaccine Questions

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart hosted a virtual town hall meeting with LCHD Executive Director Mark Pfister and Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the timeline, vaccine safety and more.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Over 175,000 Registered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Lake County

There has been incredible interest expressed in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from those who live and work in Lake County. The Lake County AllVax Portal has now exceeded 175,000 registrants, or the equivalence of 25% of Lake County’s population.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Lake County AllVax Portal is Now Open

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Health Department Urges Staying Home as COVID-19 Infections Quadruple

The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to avoid social gatherings and stay home as much as possible to slow the rapid resurgence of COVID-19.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Answer the Call to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

When a COVID-19 case is reported to the Health Department, staff attempt to reach the infected person within 24 hours to gather information, provide guidance, and offer support while the person isolates and recovers. 

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 to Enter Mitigation for COVID-19

Today, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in the North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Health Department Recommends Virtual Learning

The Lake County Health Department is reporting 'substantial' community transmission of COVID-19. To protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department is recommending that K-12 schools in Lake County transition to virtual learning.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 COVID-19 Trends May Trigger Mitigation

The North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, is nearing thresholds set by the State of Illinois that could trigger new mitigation measures in the region as early as next week.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health Department Coronavirus Alert

The Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in September have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

Cases among teens and young adults, business-related complaints rising

 

Public health officials in Lake and McHenry Counties are urging the public to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. As ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Lake and McHenry Counties United Against Resurgence of COVID-19

Lake and McHenry County officials are working together to slow the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The two counties make up the North Suburban Region identified under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and Investigation Continues in Lake Zurich

The Health Department continues to work closely with Lake Zurich School District 95 in response to multiple cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) identified last week among participants of high school athletic camps and recent social gatherings.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Younger Lake County Residents

The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health Department and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

The Lake County Health Department continues to work alongside community partners to address higher rates of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections occurring in Lake County's African American and Latino communities.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Lake County Health Department is now facilitating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing for residents and staff of long-term care facilities throughout the county.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Lake County Enters Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan

As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he is signing a new executive order to reflect these changes while extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. The ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative

On May 18, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department was among two local health departments in the state chosen t...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order to May 30

On Thursday, April 23, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications taking effect on May 1.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Lake County Launches Coronavirus Data Hub

Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data. The hub includes the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, an interacti...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Lake County Announces First Coronavirus Deaths

 Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said, “On March 24, 2020, at approxim...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Health Department Develops Guidance for Essential Staff Working During COVID-19

The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health: 

  • Staff who have a fever or respiratory symptoms of cough, sore throat,...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and th...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Health Department Updates Recommendations

The Lake County Health Department updated its recommendations in accordance with State of Illinois guidance. This includes:

Social Distancing

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If gatherings are necessary, limit the number of people to 10.
  • Call to check on family...
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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Restaurants, Bars, and More to Suspend Services for On-Site Consumption

Beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, all businesses in Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption - including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls - must suspend service for and may not permit on-p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department Issues New Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

The Lake County Health Department issued new recommendations to slow community spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These recommendations include community interventions such as canceling large events and social distancing, which are measures to redu...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lake County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is joining with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to announce that a Lake County resident has tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The reside...

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Posted on: November 8, 2020

Roll up Your Sleeve to Fight Flu!

Now is the time to roll up your sleeve and get your influenza (flu) vaccine. The vaccine takes approximately two weeks to build up your immune system’s defense. 

While flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, one key difference is th...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Update - October 9, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) posted the last set of results from the final phase (Phase III) of EtO air monitoring, which included samples collected between April 4 and May 7, 2020. 

In the last data set, there were f...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Program Concludes

The Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received the final set of results from the last phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Racism is a Public Health Issue

Our skin is the largest organ in the body, designed to shield and protect us from the elements of the outside world. Its color is determined by the amount of melanin produced by a specific cell in our body and the reaction to sunlight. Throughout history,...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lake County Government Operations Update March 19

To protect the public and Lake County staff while maintaining required government operations, Lake County Government offices will be transitioning to provide only essential functions over the next few days. Visit lakecountyil.gov/closures for more informa...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Updated Guidance to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus

In accordance with State of Illinois guidance, the Lake County Health Department has updated its recommendations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Public health officials continue to urge all residents to take precautions to stay health...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Success Newsletter

Read the stories of individuals who landed employment during the pandemic through the assistance of Lake County Workforce Development, the Job Center of Lake County, and community partners.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

WIOA training

Lake County Workforce Development qualifies jobseekers for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training funds available through the U.S. Department of Labor. The goal is to help unemployed and underemployed individuals gain skills necessary to...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Update: Recreational Cannabis in Unincorporated Lake County

At its Committee of the Whole meeting, the Lake County Board directed staff to prepare a resolution that would begin the public hearing process to get input on potential regulations to allow recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Hearings for Lake County Nuisance Ordinance Violations

Please read the following guidelines.

  1. Face coverings must be worn when entering the Lake County Central Permit Facility at 500 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville. Social distancing of six feet is required.
  2. Check-in with the hearing cashier at Counter 7. During ...
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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Lake County Board of Appeal Hearings

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) resumed hearing cases. Hearings will be held remotely until further notice. The public is invited to participate in hearings virtually and may submit public comments.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Planning, Building & Development Department Front Counter Reopening to the Public

On July 13, 2020, the Lake County Planning, Building & Development Department reopened the front counter to the public. Because PB&D is committed to providing a safe and healthy office for our employees and customers, several new protocols have be...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Midland Force Main Project Update

Construction and initial restoration on the Midland Force Main project is now complete! Review of restoration areas will take place in the spring of 2021. For more information, please visit the project website.

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Shutoff Moratorium Extended to March 2021

Since March 17, 2020, LCPW has suspended shutoffs for customers who are behind on their payments and have waived late payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recently announced that the moratorium will continue through March 2021. These actions are ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Sheriff’s Deputies Save a Life in Fremont Township

Deputies Nirva and Eagar

On January 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 28400 block of North Fremont Center Road, Fremont Township, for a report of a person shot.  Sheriff’s deputies ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Update: Arrest Made in Double Homicide

Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, an arrest was made in the December double homicide which occurred in Beach Park.  On January 12, 2021, sheriff’s detectiv...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fatal Wauconda Township Traffic Crash

On January 13, 2021, at approximately 8:05AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 60 and Wilson Road, Wauconda Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found three vehicles wer...

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Posted on: January 10, 2021

Fatal Antioch Township Traffic Crash

On January 9, 2021, at approximately 5:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 45 and Route 173, Antioch Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a rollover traffic c...

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Posted on: January 9, 2021

Sheriff Idleburg Awards ‘Purple Heart Award’

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On January 9, 2021, Sheriff John D. Idleburg presented Auxiliary Deputy Thomas Brasuell with the Lake County Sheriff’s Purple Heart Award.  Sheriff Idleburg surprised Auxiliary Deputy Brasuell with the award at his residence with member...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Winter Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Results

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 10 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the winter holiday traffic enforcement campaign.

Additionally, 13 driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license, 38 speedin...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Volo Shooting

During this investigation, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has been in close communication with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Based on the progress in the case thus far, the Lake County State&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Volo Shooting

On January 3, 2021, at approximately 2:50AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 12 and Route 120, Volo, for a possible fight in progress.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived quickly and located three i...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Releases Smartphone App

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Sheriff John D. Idleburg is proud to announce the release of a new mobile application for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The app is available as a free download from the iPhone and Android app stores.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Upper Des Plaines River Engineering Impact Analysis

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 Illi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2021

McClory Bike Path to Close on January 20.

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LCDOT will close the Robert McClory Bike Path in Waukegan on the morning of Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The closure is necessary due to building demolition taking place along the bike path. To ensure the safety of bike path users, LCDOT will close the bi...
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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Volunteer: Adopt A Highway Today!

Lake County is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Lake County Adopt A Highway program. Volunteers adopt a section of a county highway, and commit to cleaning the roadside twice a year. Currently, there are 35 roads available for adoption.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

$0 eCheck online

Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim announced a new free online payment option for property taxes. Starting on January 4, 2021, Lake County property owners can use the electronic check payment option without paying a fee by accessing the electronic payment po...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

How to pull up a tax bill/proof of payment

Need a receipt showing how much you paid in property taxes? Need extra copies of your tax bill, or want to know how much you still owe? Here's a handy video tutorial on how to pull a current bill from the website.

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

When Is the last day to pay?

To some, that means the last day to pay online. To others it means, before it’s published in the newspaper (pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/Property Tax Code). It could also mean the last possible date to pay before the taxes are sold. 

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