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Posted on: September 2, 2020

2020 Waukegan Township Assessment Notices

2020 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Waukegan Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published September 3rd in the Lake County News-Sun. At the date of publication, values will be available online.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

2020 Warren Township Assessment Notices

2020 assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Warren Township. The assessment value changes in this township will also be published September 3rd in the Lake County News-Sun. At the date of publication, values will be available online.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

2020 Vernon Township Assessment Notices

Assessment notices are in the mail for property owners in Vernon Township. Assessment value changes will be published Sep. 3 in the Buffalo Grove Countryside, Lincolnshire Review, and Vernon Hills Review. At the date of publication, values will be online.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

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.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Automatic Renewals for Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemptions

Residents who in 2019 applied for and received the Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemption, Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, and Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans With Disabilities will not be required to re-apply in 2020.

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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: September 2, 2020

Buzones/cajas para devolver su boleta de votación por correo, sin franqueo – disponibles a partir de

Si recibió una boleta por correo y no desea devolverla mediante el Servicio Postal de los EE. UU., aproveche uno de los numerosos buzones/cajas que no requieren franqueo, disponibles en todo el condado.

Lista completa con horarios, fechas y ubicaciones. County Clerk - Español
Posted on: July 10, 2020

La votación por correo para las elecciones de noviembre del 2020

Debido al COVID-19, estamos alentando a todos los votantes que voten por correo y así eviten las líneas de espera durante la votación temprana y en el día de las elecciones. Siéntase seguro en la comodidad de su hogar y vote desde allí.

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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: April 9, 2019

La primavera esta aquí y los vendedores de puerta en puerta también

Registro y credenciales de vendedor ambulante

Los vendedores de puerta en puerta que trabajan en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Lake deben registrarse con la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake y portar un certificado de solicitante durante su jornada laboral.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Did you get a letter from Jesse White about your vote by mail application?

Secretary of State’s office sent a recent reminder letter to many Lake County voters who have already submitted their application to vote by mail.  You can track the status and receipt of both your vote by mail application and voted bal...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Clerk O'Connor interviewed by ABC 7 Chicago

Watch the video as Clerk O'Connor explains some of the security measures in place for the November election.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Postage-Free Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Boxes Open Sept. 24

If you received a ballot by mail and do not want to return it through the U.S. Postal Service, take advantage of the many postage-free drop boxes around the County. On November 3, all drop boxes will be locked at 7 PM.

Complete list of locations, dates, and hours County Clerk News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Request your vote by mail ballot for November 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are encouraging all voters to vote by mail avoiding lines during early voting or on Election Day. Feel safe voting from the comfort of your own home.

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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

  • Customer Service lines – Families/partners may ...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Warm weather is here. So are door-to-door salespeople.

Solicitor Registration and Credentials

Door-to-door sales people working in unincorporated Lake County must register with the Lake County Clerk’s office and carry a solicitor’s certificate while on the job.

If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the certificate before...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Voting Information

Beginning Sept. 24, Vote by Mail ballots will be sent to Lake County voters who have already requested one, and ballots should start arriving in homes the following week. Included with your ballot will be information for returning your voted ballot, inclu...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Join us Sept. 30 for a Virtual Town Hall

Lake County's next Virtual Town Hall will be held on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about COVID-19, relief efforts, and voting in the November General Election.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

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.

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Open Burning Allowed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County through Oct 14

The Lake County Board recently enacted a modified emergency ordinance that temporarily allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance is effective through October 14, 2020.

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

New Program Provides Financial Help for Rent and Utility Bills to 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.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

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.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Automatic Renewals for Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemptions

Residents who in 2019 applied for and received the Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemption, Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, and Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans With Disabilities will not be required to re-apply in 2020.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Lake County Board and Committee Meetings to be Held Remotely

All Lake County Board and Committee Meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom. Please visit our calendar section for details and agenda information. 

Many regularly scheduled meetings have been canceled, and meetings that are held will b...

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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 13, 2020

Health Department Seeking Contact Tracing Applicants

The Health Department is moving forward with hiring approximately 150 COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers through a $4.9 million dollar grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as positions from Workforce Development and th...

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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: September 10, 2020

Suicide is Preventable and Help is Available

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center encourages all people to share a message of hope: Suicide is preventable, and help is available in Lake County.

Additional Info... Health Department News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Mental Health First Aid Offers Virtual Classes

The Health Department’s Mental Health First Aid initiative has resumed operations and is now offering classes virtually. This includes a 2-hour self-paced course, followed by 4 hours of instructor-led training delivered virtually. The virtual co...

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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: June 12, 2020

Virtual Information Session

You can apply for training funds and job search assistance available through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) by attending a virtual information session.

  • Watch the slideshow to learn about job search services offered by the Job Center ...
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Job Center News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA  Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Each covered employer must post a...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Attention community organizations!

Refer your customers to the Job Center of Lake County using this simple form.

Job Center referral form Job Center News

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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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Planning, Building & Development News

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Midland Force Main Project Update

The contractor of the Midland Force Main project has started bringing equipment and materials to the site, which is near Round Lake High School. Construction is anticipated to start this week. Residents in the area may see minor traffic impacts. Roadway a...

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Public Works News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Learn about Local Lake County Public Works Projects

Lake County Public Works delivers high quality water and wastewater services to thousands of Lake County residents and businesses. In order to maintain a high level a service, Public Works must preserve, modernize and sometimes expand pipes, sewers, reser...

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Public Works News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Hawthorn Parkway Water Tower Rehabilitation

Hawthorn Tower

Lake County Public Works has begun a project to rehabilitate the Hawthorn Water Tower located on Hawthorn Parkway east of Butterfield Road in Vernon Hills. The project consists of repairing and repainting the 500,000-gallon water tower. During the project...

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Public Works News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

See Sanitary Sewer Cleaning in Action

One way Lake County Public Works ensures continues service and eliminates environmental impacts is by keeping our sanitary sewer pipes clean. No chemicals are used, and instead, high-velocity water is sprayed against the internal pipe walls, removing accu...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Fatal Green Oaks Traffic Crash

On September 25, 2020, at approximately 4:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 137 and I-94, Green Oaks, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and determined two cars and one m...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Latest Scam

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several deceptive practice/impersonating a peace officer cases, where an offender is calling Lake County residents pretending to be a sergeant with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Impaired Driver Crashes into Squad Car

On September 20, 2020, at approximately 2:20AM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area of Lewis Avenue and Laurel Avenue in Waukegan.  The deputy observed a Chevrolet Cruze traveling northbound on Lewis Avenue at a high rate of ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Quick Actions of Two Correctional Officers Save Inmate’s Life

Lake County Corrections Officers Elvis Fejzic and Mathew Outinen are being praised for saving the life of an inmate who attempted to take his own life.

On September 13, 2020, at approximately 3:00PM, Corrections Officers Fejzic and Outinen were conducting ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Man Arrested with Stolen Firearm After Shooting into Unincorporated Antioch Neighborhood

On August 27 and August 31, 2020, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Channel Lake Subdivision in Unincorporated Antioch for a report of shots being fired.  When they arrived both times to investigate, sheriff’s de...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

GRAYSLAKE MAN CHARGED AFTER RECKLESSLY DISCHARGING A FIREARM

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 18400 block of Old Gages Lake Road in Gages Lake for a report of shots fired.

LCSO Deputies arrived and were told by witnesses that a man had displayed a firearm whi...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

GREEN OAKS TRAFFIC CRASH WITH INJURIES

On September 11, 2020, at approximately 1:07 PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries in the area of Buckley Road (Rt 137) and Saint Mary’s Road in Green Oaks.

Sheriff’s Deputies arri...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Labor Day Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people for driving while impaired during the recent Labor Day traffic safety campaign.  A total of 129 citations were issued during the campaign including 46 seatbelt citations - 32 of dur...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Update: COVID-19 Mitigation Proving Successful

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Health Department are reporting that results from COVID-19 testing at the Lake County Jail have been received. Approximately 600 inmates, correctional employees, facilities staff, and contractors ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

New WOTUS Rule Effective June 22, 2020

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

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defines waters of the United States (WOTUS), becomes effective on June 22, 2020The ...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
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: September 29, 2020

See the Lake County Transportation Improvements Programmed for Next 5 Years

Lake County’s 2020-2025 Proposed Transportation Improvement Program is now available.

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Input Wanted: Tell us about your commute to work or school before COVID-19

Take part in our MY Commute Lake County study, and tell us how you normally commute to work, school or other frequent destinations.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Limited reopening of the Treasurer's Office

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Observing the state of Illinois Stage 4 of re-opening, the Treasurer’s office will enter a phased re-opening with limitations on July 13th.  In order to limit the quantity of bodies to the courthouse to fewer than 50% with prop...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Where's My Payment?

Mail

Every year, the Treasurer’s office receives thousands of tax payments to our office instead of the automated PO Box.  Our staff is processing these payments by hand, so please be patient as it will take additional processing before paym...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Lake County Board Authorizes Deferred Payments For Hardship Due to COVID-19

Lake County, IL- The Lake County Board passed an ordinance for deferred payment of property taxes as a result of hardship due to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We all want to help families and residents who are facing economic ...

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