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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CCAO Office Will Close for In-Person Service Beginning March 18

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Assessor’s Office will be closed for in-person service beginning Wednesday, March 18, and remain closed until at least Monday, April 6.

Customer service will still be offered via email and phone. For t...

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Chief County Assessment News
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. 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, a partir del jueves, 19 de marzo del 2020 y hasta nuevo aviso, se limitará el acceso del público al Edificio Administrativo del Condado de Lake, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Resultados en línea de las elecciones

Después del cierre de las casillas y una vez que se les haya atendido a todos los votantes que se encuentran en línea para votar a las 7 pm, los conteos de las boletas emitidas en los sitios de votación designados para el ...

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Resultados electorales County Clerk - Español
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: March 18, 2020

Our Service Modification in Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Lake County Administration Building, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, is limiting public access beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.

As a result, the Lake County Clerk’s office will provide limited serv...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Online Election Results

After the polls close on Tuesday, March 17, and all voters in line
by 7 PM have been served, Election Day voting site totals are the firstresults to be seen online at the Lake County Clerk’s website.


Immediately following the complet...

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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: March 20, 2020

Lake County Reminds Residents to Stay Healthy - Stay at Home

On 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 the health care system.

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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 17, 2020

Board Extends Declaration of Emergency for 45 days

Board Extends Declaration of Emergency for 45 days

At a special meeting March 16, under guidance from the Lake County Health Department, the Lake County Board voted to approve a Resolution extending the declaration of emergency due to COVID-19 for 45 days....

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County Homepage News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

You Count, Lake County!

On March 12, households will begin receiving invitations to respond to the census. It is critically important that every Lake County resident is counted. For every resident not counted, Lake County loses $1,400 per year in federal funding. That money goes...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Take Steps to Floodproof Your Property

As winter melts into spring, you may see an increase in ground saturation and standing water in some areas over the next few months. Since the ground is expected is stay wet through the spring, and possibly longer, there is a higher risk for flooding.

Check out these tips to floodproof your property. County Homepage News
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: March 9, 2020

Get trained to be a severe weather spotter!

On March 31, Lake County’s Emergency Management Agency is co-sponsoring a free class with the National Weather Service on severe weather at Vernon Hills High School. The public is welcome.

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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: March 1, 2020

Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer is right around the corner and it is time for Lake County’s Summer Youth Employment Program once again. The program is funded by the Lake County Board and provides meaningful work experiences for 215 low-income middle and high school stud...

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County Homepage 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.

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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: February 26, 2020

IDPH News Release: Illinois Taking Preventative Action to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

February 26, 2020---The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local, state, and federal health partners to take all preventative steps available to limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While COVID-19 is not spread...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Legionnaires' disease

The Lake County Health Department continues to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at Brookdale Senior Living in Vernon Hills, located on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills. Since receiving initial reports of Legionnaires’ d...

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Health Department News
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: March 25, 2020

List of essential employers hiring effective 3/25/2020

The Illinois Department of Employment Security released a list of some of the Essential Employers who are hiring right now during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read the Essential Employer List for the week of 3/25/2020

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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: 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:

E...

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

Sheriff’s Squad Struck By Drunk Driver in Beach Park

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On March 14, 2020, at approximately 2:30AM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Sheridan Road south of Beach Road in Beach Park.  The deputy was in a marked squad car and the emergency lights on the s...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Suspending Participation in Nonessential External Community Events

Due to the respiratory illness COVID-19, and the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Illinois Governor’s Office to avoid large gatherings, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is suspending participatio...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Trio Arrested Following Robbery Investigation

On March 6, 2020, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended three men wanted in connection with an unlawful restrai...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 8, 2020

Double Fatal Newport Township Crash

On March 8, 2020, at approximately 6:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to West Russell Road and Delany Road in Newport Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they loca...

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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 Closed - We are still available to help!

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We are closing our office to the public from March 19th through April 6th as a precaution due to the COVID-19 virus, but we are still available to help!  In order to answer your questions remotely, please click here to submit a help tick...

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