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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CCAO Customer Service Counter Closed Until May 1

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Assessor’s Office customer service counter will remain closed until May 1.

Customer service will still be offered via email and phone. For the quickest response time, please send an email to a...

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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Information

2020 Senior Freeze Information

Limited Income Seniors Are Encouraged to Apply for the Senior Freeze Exemption, Which Can Help Lower Property Tax Bills

 

Property owners age 65 and older who have total household incomes of $65,000 or less are encoura...

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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Qualified Professionals Needed to Serve as Lake County Board of Review Hearing Officers

The Lake County Board of Review is seeking qualified professionals with a background in real estate to serve as Board of Review Hearing Officers. All applicants must pass a two-hour qualifying exam, which will be administered on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at ...

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Chief County Assessment News
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: March 13, 2020

Public Hearings Notice

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE

LAKE COUNTY HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

CONSOLIDATED PLAN (2020 - 2024) and 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

This notice announces that on April 13, 2020 the public comment period on the draft Lake County 2020 – 2024 Housing and...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Modificaciones a los servicios que ofrece la Secretaría del Condado de Lake debido al Coronavirus

En respuesta al COVID-19, la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake estará cerrada hasta nuevo aviso.

Favor de visitar a nuestro sitio web para recibir información general o llame al 847-377-2400 para solicitar registros. El per...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

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

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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: March 18, 2020

Our Service Modification in Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Lake County Clerk’s office is closed to the public until further notice.

Please visit Lake County Clerk’s website for general information or call 847-377-2400 for requesting records.

Staff will be available t...

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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: April 4, 2020

Payroll Protection Program Funding Available for Lake County Small Businesses

In addition to the communication Lake County previously provided regarding the availability of loans for small businesses (U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Available for Lake County Businesses), the recent passage of the stimulus package (CARES Ac...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Public Comment for Upcoming Lake County Board Special Call Meeting

The Lake County Board Special Call Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Public comments will be accepted by email and phone call only.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Lake County Government Working with Local Organizations on FEMA Public Assistance Program

Lake County Government is working with local municipalities, school districts, hospitals, and private non-profits to make sure organizations have the information they need to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

United Way of Lake County Launches COVID-19 Response Fund

The funds raised will be disbursed to nonprofit organizations serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing urgent resources for Lake County most at-risk neighbors.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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 COVID-19, the U.S. Small Business Administration has been authorized to start making low-interest disaster loans available.

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Posted on: March 17, 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.

The Lake County Administrative Complex at 18 N. C...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Summer Interns Wanted!

Attention college students and soon-to-be graduates! Now is the perfect time to look for internships. Several Lake County departments offer internship opportunities in a variety of fields for current college students and recent graduates.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

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.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Qualified Professionals Needed to Serve as Lake County Board of Review Hearing Officers

The Lake County Board of Review is seeking qualified professionals with a background in real estate to serve as Board of Review Hearing Officers.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

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.

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Health Department Coronavirus Update - April 5

The Lake County Health Department is reporting 67 new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County and no new deaths since yesterday.

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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: 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: March 13, 2020

Health Department Issues New Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

Following the leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Illinois, the Lake County Health Department is issuing new recommendations to slow community spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These recommendations incl...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

The Lake County Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have begun receiving initial results from the second phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in W...

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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: March 23, 2020

Small Business Resources and Disaster Loan Program

The IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity posted a Guide to Emergency Small Business and Loan Assistance

The Small Business Association has opened up disaster relief loans for affected small businesses in Lake County, up to $2,000,000 per bu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Central Permit Facility building access limited beginning March 18

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Central Permit Facility located at 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, will limit in-person interactions between staff and the public while maintaining the full range of customer services that are currently provided. I...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Public Works building access limited to employees beginning March 18

The Lake County Public Works Building, located at 650 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, will be closed to the public starting March 18 in response to COVID-19. Although the building will be closed, the Public Works Department will maintain the full range ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Coronavirus and Drinking Water

There is no higher priority for Lake County Public Works than protecting the quality of the water that is delivered to you. We are providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water to provide clarity to our customers. Acc...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Save the Pipes - Don't Flush Wipes!

With many stores selling out of toilet paper quickly, and residents turning to alternatives like wipes and paper towels, the Lake County Public Works Department is asking customers to please refrain from disposing of certain products down your toilet.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Spring Hydrant Flushing Cancelled

Lake County Public Works 2020 spring hydrant flushing is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Works News
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Public Works to Provide Sanitary Sewer Service for Lakes Region Sanitary District Customers

The Lakes Region Sanitary District and Lake County entered into an intergovernmental agreement earlier this year that consolidated sanitary sewer services. All sewer system operations, maintenance and customer service will now be provided by Lake County P...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Man Wanted in Indiana Shooting & Stabbing Apprehended by Sheriff’s Office

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On April 1, 2020, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF), concluded an investigation which resulted in the appreh...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

SEDOL Paraprofessional Charged in Battery of Student

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On February 27, 2020, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an incident where a paraprofessional from the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) used excessive force while interacting with a seven-year-old student. &nbs...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Safety Initiative Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued 26 seatbelt citations during the St. Patrick’s Day traffic safety campaign.  A total of 57 other citations were issue...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Unincorporated Antioch Man

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Barry Boches, 65, of the 41600 block of North Pedersen Drive South, Unincorporated Antioch, was reported missing by a relati...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group and ATF Arrest Convicted Felon, Gang Member

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 The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Chicago Field Division concluded an undercover operation resulting in the arrest of a conv...

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

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Servicios adicionales no esenciales suspendidos

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Lake continúa reduciendo temporalmente las responsabilidades no esenciales, que no afectarán la seguridad pública.

En vigencia inmediata, los siguientes servicios adicionales se suspend...

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

UPDATE: Additional Nonessential Services Suspended

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues to temporarily scale back nonessential responsibilities, which will not impact public safety.  

Effective immediately the following additional services are being suspended until further notice:

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Stormwater Management Commission Operations Update

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Central Permit Facility located at 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, will limit in-person interactions between staff and the public while maintaining the full range of customer services that are currently provided. &...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Central Permit Facility building access limited beginning March 18

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Central Permit Facility located at 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, will limit in-person interactions between staff and the public while maintaining the full range of customer services that are currently provided. I...

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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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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Four-Day Wetland Delineation Class Sept. 22-25, 2020

This four-day course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the field applying the methods and getting critiqued by the instructor and their peers. Taught by regional experts in plant identification, hydric soil recognition, and wetla...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

RTA Modifies Weekday Schedules

In response to COVID-19, the Governor approved service modifications for transit – Metra and Pace. CTA and all paratransit service continues. Metra has a new alternate weekday schedule to adjust for the reduced number of riders.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

DOT building access limited to employees beginning March 18

In response to COVID-19, the Lake County Division of Transportation is limiting public access to all buildings on the DOT campus at 600 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville, beginning March 18, 2020, until further notice. If you have questions or require further...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Treasurer's Office Closure Extended - We are still available to help!

Were Here to Help

Due to the update from Federal and State government, We will be extending our closure to the public until April 30th to slow the spread of COVID19. However, we’re still available to answer your questions. Our customer support staff are available...

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