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For the latest Lake County government news, please read our latest News Releases.

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Exemption Updates

As of tax year 2023 (payable in 2024) the below exemptions will be updated as follows:

  • General Homestead Exemption will increase from $6000 to $8000. 
  • Senior Homestead Exemption will increase from $5000 to $8000. 
  • Standard Homestead Exempti...
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Chief County Assessment Office 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: January 27, 2023

If You See a Snowplow Think of These Things

Have you ever thought about how snow plows drive over train tracks? Hear from an LCDOT plow driver with some tips on how to stay safe around snow plows.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

New Public Works App to Report Service Issues

Lake County Public Works has a new app, CitizenVUE, available for residents to engage and report public works issues on your mobile device. If you spot a concern simply submit a service request for water or sewer problems right from your phone.

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

PUBLIC MEETING: Lewis Avenue Corridor Modernization Project

The public is invited to a public meeting on the Lewis Avenue Corridor Modernization Project. The meeting is on Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at John R. Lewis Middle School. Attend to learn about the project and provide feedback to the project team.

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Help the County Choose the Name of the New Water Tower Near Gages Lake Road

Lake County Public Works will be constructing a new water tower at 18534 W. Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake. We are looking for your help in choosing the name of the new water tower before construction begins in 2023.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

President Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating Nearly $5 Million to County Infrastructure Projects

Lake County is slated to receive nearly $5 million in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill. In December, President Biden signed into law the omnibus bill that included federal funding for infrastructure projects in Lake County.

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Gov. Pritzker Issues Updated Executive Order with New Mask Guidelines

With COVID-19 positivity rates continuing to decline and the majority of eligible Illinoisans vaccinated, today Governor Pritzker released an updated executive order lifting the mask requirement in most indoor settings.

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

World AIDS Day Event on December 1st

Each year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This important awareness day remains a time to reflect on our worldwide response to HIV/AIDS while honoring the lives of those lost to AIDS-related illnesses.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Lake County Health Department Joins Network of Milk Depots throughout Illinois

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center celebrates its partnership with Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL).

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Lake County Health Department Announces First Probable Case of Monkeypox

The Lake County Health Department is investigating a single case of a probable monkeypox infection in a resident of Lake County. Initial testing was completed on June 27, 2022 at an Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratory.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 23, 2022 in Highland Park, 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 2022.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Lake County Health Department Reports Increase in Opioid Overdose Events

Over the weekend of June 4, 2022, an increase in opioid-related overdoses occurred among Lake County residents. The increase has been reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Whether swimming at your local pool or enjoying family time on your favorite beach, it is important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and practice safe swimming.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

The Lake County Health Department joins 496 healthcare providers nationwide earning the designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month: Take Steps to Prevent Tick-borne Diseases

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center urges residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry several diseases, including Lyme disease.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Health Department Seeks Applicants for New Mobile Response Program

The Health Department is excited to announce that the State of Illinois has awarded a grant of more than $1.9 million to fund a Mobile Response Program, increasing access to immediate support for those experiencing mental health or substance use crises.

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

The Job Center will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2023.

The Job Center will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2023. The Job Center will reopen on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Job Center News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Customer Satisfaction Survey for the Job Center of Lake County/ Encuesta de satisfacción del cliente

Answer 7 brief questions about your recent involvement with the Job Center of Lake County.
Complete the survey.

Job Center News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Summer Youth Program 2023: applications will be accepted beginning March 1st

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be accepted from Tuesday, March 1 to Saturday, April 15.  Funded by the Lake County Board, this program will offer young people a meaningful work opportunity for 6 weeks beginning on June ...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Success newsletter now available

The latest edition of the Success newsletter shares the stories of individuals and employers who benefited from their workforce connection. Using the resources of Lake County Workforce Development and the Job Center of Lake County, participants landed dir...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Interested in a scholarship for training or paid work experience?

Are you unemployed or underemployed? You may qualify for free training or a paid work experience under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  Log into the Virtual Information Session, watch a short video clip, and apply for funding...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

New Public Works App to Report Service Issues

Lake County Public Works has a new app, CitizenVUE, available for residents to engage and report public works issues on your mobile device. If you spot a concern simply submit a service request for water or sewer problems right from your phone.

Additional Info... Public Works News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Winter is Here - Prevent Frozen Pipes!

Exposed pipes, no matter the material, face the risk of freezing and bursting causing significant damage to homeowners. Protect your home this winter by taking the proper precautions.

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Posted on: February 4, 2023

Fatal Unincorporated Lake Villa Traffic Crash

On February 3, 2023, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 59 south of Route 132, Unincorporated Lake Villa, for a head-on traffic crash.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Another Successful Year for Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, continue to set records year after year.  In 2022, the team opened 112 criminal cases, arresting 67, ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Drunk Driver Slams into Parked Squad Car

On January 29, 2023, at approximately 8:20 p.m. a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting a traffic stop in the area of Lewis Avenue and Wadsworth Road, Beach Park.  The emergency lights on the deputy’s marked squad car we...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

UPDATE: Driver Charged with Aggravated DUI

Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit, investigators found the driver of the Cadillac Eldorado, Jeffrey Sprewell, 68, of 3500 block of West Hadley Street, Milwaukee, WI, was dr...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Multi-Agency COaST Program Records Incredibly Successful First Year

Sheriff John D. Idleburg and our six partner agencies are proud to share the success of the multi-agency Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) collaborative initiative in responding to mental health related calls for service.  

The team became ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Three Ohio Children Rescued from Beach Park Man

On January 21, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the parent of a missing juvenile from Middleton, Ohio.  The parent said their two children a 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, a...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Sheriff Idleburg Elected Vice Chair of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff John D. Idleburg has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).  ILETSB’s Executive Committee nominated ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Long Grove Woman Arrested, Charged with Stealing Mail from Neighbors

On January 18, 2023, at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Schaeffer Road and Manassas Lane, Long Grove.  The caller reported the person in the vehicle was lin...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Grayslake Man Charged with Solicitation to Meet a Child, Grooming

On January 17, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division in collaboration with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded an investigation which resulted in the arrest of a man for the offense of inde...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign from December 16, 2022 throu...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Public Notice for a Proposed Activity within Sylvan Lake Dam

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Lake County, Illinois in conjunction with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, has been awarded funding through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Congressionally Directed Spending program to ...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Initial Public Notice for a Proposed Activity within Floodplain or Wetland

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, in conjunction with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, has applied for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Dady Slough Flood Storage an...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Designated Erosion Control Inspector Program (DECI) Workshop, 2/21

Designated Erosion Control Inspector Program (DECI) Workshop

Click to register online here for this Zoom meeting.

Date: Tuesday, February 21Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Agenda: February 21 2023 DECI Workshop Agenda.pdf

Once you've registered and Zo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Community Re-Certification Underway

Per the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO), which establishes minimum countywide standards for stormwater management, every five years the Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) reviews the communities’ ordinance enforcement recor...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

LCDOT Plow Routes

LCDOT is responsible for plowing more than 840 lane miles of roadway in Lake County. LCDOT plows Lake County roads, the ones marked with the 5-sided blue and gold route markers such as Butterfield Road or Buffalo Grove Road.

View LCDOT's plow routes... Transportation News

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Mailing Name and Address Change Requests now online

Requests for a change of mailing name or address for your property tax bill are now online!

To find the form, click "Mailing Name and Address Change Form" on the main page of the Treasurer's website. 

If you have any questions, o...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

2022 Art Contest Winners

2022 Art Contest collage

Congratulations to our winners!

  • First Place: Cynthia Cabrera, Wauconda Middle School
  • Second Place: Esther Vega, Edith Smith Middle School 
  • Third Place: Emily Stoj, Antioch Upper Grade School 

Art will be on display in the lobby of the Treasu...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: September 8, 2022

2022 State of Illinois Tax Rebates

Under the Illinois Family Relief Plan passed by the Illinois House and Senate, one-time individual income and property tax rebates will be issued to taxpayers who meet certain requirements. Click below to see if you qualify and how to file:

2022 State of I...

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