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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Libertyville Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Libertyville Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 29th in the Libertyville Review and Vernon Hills Review.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Newport Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Newport Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 29th in the Lake County News Sun. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Vernon Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Vernon Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 29th in the Buffalo Grove, Countryside, Lincolnshire Review and Vernon Hills Review.

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

2021 Ela Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Ela Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 22nd in the Lake Zurich Courier. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

2021 Waukegan Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Waukegan Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 22nd in the Lake County News Sun. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Antioch Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Antioch Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 15th in the Lake County Journal. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Cuba Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Cuba Township. The assessment value changes in this township will be published July 15th in the Barrington Courier Review. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Moraine Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Moraine Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 15th in the Highland Park News. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Benton Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Benton Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Lake County News-Sun. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Fremont Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Fremont Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Mundelein Review. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Shields Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Shields Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Lake Forester. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Warren Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Warren Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Lake County News Sun. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Wauconda Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Wauconda Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Lake County Journal. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 West Deerfield Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in West Deerfield Township. The assessment value changes will also be published July 8 in the Deerfield Review and the Lake Forester. At the date of publication, values will be available online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Zion Township Assessment Notices

2021 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Zion Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published July 8th in the Lake County News-Sun. At the date of publication, 2021 values will be available online.

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Senior Citizen Assessment 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.  While applications were not required for this program in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...

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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 30, 2021

Face Coverings to Be Required in 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.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Provide Input: Open Burning and Landscape Waste Disposal in Unincorporated Lake County

Lake County is seeking feedback on open burning and landscape waste disposal in unincorporated Lake County.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

New Proposed Countywide Paratransit System to be Introduced at Upcoming Informational Meeting

The Lake County Division of Transportation is introducing a proposed new countywide coordinated paratransit system at an informational public meeting starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. The new service aims to provide borderless countywide paratransit service.

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Lake County Continues Art in Public Places Exhibit Throughout Summer

Lake County Government is pleased to announce the newest Art in Public Places exhibit entitled "Mixed Media Invitational: Healing and Material Processes".

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

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.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Water Quality Reports Available

Lake County Public Works is committed to providing safe water throughout the County. As strong supporters of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Works releases annual water quality Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) for the 11 water systems they own and o...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Lake County Experiencing Substantial COVID-19 Community Transmission

As of July 31, 2021, Lake County is experiencing ”substantial” community transmission per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Lake County Health Department recommends additional precautions including masking in indoor settings.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions as COVID-19 Increases Across Illinois

The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to slow the resurgence of COVID-19. The majority of cases nationwide have been in unvaccinated individuals.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Water Street Vaccination Site Transitions to Walk-In Model

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that the Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street in Waukegan will transition to walk-in service only as of July 11, 2021, and will no longer function as a drive-through site.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Health Department Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine

As of April 23, 2021, the Lake County Health Department has resumed the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinoi...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Over 12,500 Lake County Education Staff and Childcare Workers Vaccinated for COVID-19

The Lake County Health Department is celebrating its partnership with 45 Lake County public school districts to vaccinate over 12,500 private and public education staff and childcare workers in just two months.

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Identified in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) P.1 variant (Brazil) in Lake County. Health Department staff are investigating. The person’s travel history is not known at this time.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7 in Lake County.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

AllVax Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the Lake County AllVax Portal.

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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 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: 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 9, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 9, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD) is notifying more than 700 individuals that their name was included in a document stored in an unencrypted drive in May 2021. 

On May 14, 2021 it was discovered that information ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 2, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is notifying more than 24,000 patients that their name was included in an attached spreadsheet in an unencrypted email sent to an internal employee’s personal email address in July 20...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Lake County Health Department earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation

The Lake County Health Department joins 495 health care providers nationwide earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 16, 2021 in Lake Bluff, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. This mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile virus presence in Lake County in 2021.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Rabies

The Lake County Health Department is assisting the IDPH as it investigates a group of 33 dogs that were imported from Azerbaijan through O’Hare Airport last week.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

As the weather warms up, many of our residents will be returning to Lake County’s lakes and beaches. It’s important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and check to see if conditions are safe for swimming.

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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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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: 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: July 14, 2021

Provide Input: Open Burning and Landscape Waste Disposal in Unincorporated Lake County

Lake County is seeking feedback on open burning and landscape waste disposal in unincorporated Lake County.

Learn more... Planning, Building & Development News

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Water Quality Reports Available

Lake County Public Works is committed to providing safe water throughout the County. As strong supporters of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Works releases annual water quality Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) for the 11 water systems they own and o...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Inks New Deal for Lower Cost Inmate Phone Services

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new partnership with Global Tel*Link (GTL) for inmates to have the ability to communicate with loved ones.  

After months of negotiations, the Lake County Sheriff’s Offi...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

SMC Updated Fee Schedule & PJD/BV Request Form Effective April 1, 2021

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists & Other Interested Parties

Re: SMC Updated Fee Schedule & PJD/BV Request Form Effective April 1, 2021

The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) approved an updated fee schedule on April 1, 202...

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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: July 19, 2021

New Roundabout at Fairfield and Monaville Road

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is preparing to convert the four-way stop intersection at Fairfield and Monaville Road to a single-lane roundabout. LCDOT is currently working with utility companies to relocate gas lines. Construction of...

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Transportation News

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Processing incoming payments

The Treasurer's office collects property taxes for almost 300,000 parcels. Our goal is to make sure each payment is processed in an efficient and timely manner. Due to the volume of payments received without coupons, hand processing at the office is curre...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Fiscally Fit in 2021

Treasurer Kim is hosting "Fiscally Fit in 2021" with local banks in Lake County. These classes teach healthy money habits for our wallets.

Classes, dates and descriptions:

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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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