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Posted on: March 20, 2019

NEW Smartfile E-Filing Portal

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new Smartfile E-Filing Portal! Residents can now apply for any homestead exemption ONLINE, this currently includes:

  • General Homestead Exemption
  • Senior Homestead Exemption
  • Disabled Veterans Exemption (ren...
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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

2019 Senior Freeze Form and Outreach Sessions

Anyone who needs assistance completing their forms can attend one of our Outreach Sessions, visit their local Township Assessor's Office, or the Chief County Assessment Office. NEW this year is the option to file electronically using our Smartfile E-Filin...

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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Lake County Board of Review Seeks Qualified Professionals to Serve as Hearing Officers in 2019

What is the Board of Review?The mission of the Board of Review is to act as an unbiased intermediary between assessors and taxpayers. The Board undertakes an important role in striving for equitable and fair property assessments in Lake County through the...

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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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Chief County Assessment News

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Notice of Four Public Hearings on the Development of the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan

NOTICE OF FOUR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAKE COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATED FUNDING PLAN (2020 - 2024)

The Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission is seeking input from representatives o...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Los votantes registrados pueden votar por correo para las elecciones consolidadas del 2 de abril

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La votación por correo es una opción ideal para todos los votantes registrados, ya que las agendas ocupadas o el mal tiempo podrían impedir que usted acuda al sitio de votación. A medida que su boleta puede ser enviada por correo a cualquier dirección, es...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Lotería para las presentaciones simultaneas de las elecciones de abril del 2019

Se realizo una lotería el 26 de diciembre del 2018, para determinar el orden en el que aparecerán los nombres de los candidatos quienes presentaron sus peticiones de candidatura simultáneamente durante la apertura del periodo designado para presentar dich...

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County Clerk - Español
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Lista de candidatos para abril del 2019

Durante las elecciones de abril, los residentes elegirán a sus oficiales de gobierno local. La lista será actualizada en cuanto más información acerca de los candidatos esté disponible.

Vea la lista de candidatos de abril County Clerk - Español

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

All Registered Voters Can Vote by Mail in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

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Voting by Mail is an ideal choice for all registered voters as busy schedules or bad weather could stop you from getting to the voting site. Since your ballot can be mailed to any address, this option is especially helpful for snowbirds, students away at ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

April 2019 Candidate List

In April's election, county residents will elect their local government officials. The list will be updated as new candidate information becomes available.

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Simultaneous Filer Lottery for April 2019 Election

The lottery to determine ballot placement order for candidates who filed simultaneously at the beginning of the filing period was held December 26, 2018.  (There were no simultaneous filers for the end of the filing period)

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Your April 2 Election Guide

Visit the April 2 Consolidated Election website to find all the voting information you need, including registration options, how to vote by mail, early voting locations, and finding your Election Day polling place. You can also preview your ballot!

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze Outreach Sessions

Seniors are invited to attend an outreach session to receive assistance filling out the 2019 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application for taxes payable in 2020 as well as assistance on other homestead exemptions available. The Senior Freeze provides s...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

Find out where to get the latest updates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Lake County Health Department regarding ethylene oxide emissions.

County Homepage News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Applications for the 2019 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program are being accepted through March 31! The program, funded by the Lake County Board, provides meaningful work experiences for participants, who will work at various sites in Lake County.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Spring Hydrant Flushing Beginning April 1

Lake County Public Works will conduct its semi-annual water hydrant flushing program beginning April 1. The expected completion date is April 26. The process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., until all water ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 2, 2018, the Lake County Health Department learned of concerns surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee. 

The Health Department immediately initiated communicati...

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Learn more Health Department News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Flu Activity Continues to Increase in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu surveillance, influenza activity continues to increase in the U.S.  Influenza A (H1N1), H3N2 and Influenza B continue to co-circulate.

In Lake County, there remains only one con...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Health Department Advises Increased Hepatitis A Awareness

The Lake County Health Department is informing the public that there has been a recent increase in reported cases of hepatitis A virus throughout the State of Illinois and in Lake County. Since January 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

State-wide Tobacco 21 Bill Reintroduced

On Tuesday, February 5 Health Department Executive Director and IPHA Legislative Chair, Mark Pfister represented three public health associations at a press conference and provided testimony to the Senate Public Health committee to reintroduce the &ls...

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Health Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Ending the HIV Epidemic in Illinois

On February 1, 2019, Governor Pritzker committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by signing Executive Order 2019-08. The order will:

  • Invest in prevention programs and services, including increased funding for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP),...
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Customer Satisfaction Survey for the Job Center of Lake County

Did you visit the Job Center recently? Tell us about your visit! We are conducting a customer satisfaction survey this month. We appreciate your feedback!

Take the survey Job Center News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Attention community service agencies!

Use the Job Center Referral Form to effectively connect your customers with Job Center resources!

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Upload a copy of the form Job Center News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 Description

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 will be accepted in February and March.  Applicants will be randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an intake.  Work opportuni...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Application for Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Apply here for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 during the months of February or March.  Only one application, per person, will be accepted. Applicants will be randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spring 2019 Hydrant Flushing

Lake County Public Works will conduct its semi-annual water hydrant flushing program beginning April 2, 2018, depending on weather conditions.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Missing Juvenile Located, Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Her

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On March 20, 2019, at approximately 6:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 34000 block of North Jenna Lane, Warren Township, for a report of a missing juvenile.  First-Responding Sheriff’s...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Sexual Offender and Drug Induced Homicide Offender Apprehended by Sheriff’s Warrants Team

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On March 19, 2019, 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 two wanted fugitives.  

Andrew C. Wikoff, 38, of the 200 block of...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Sheriff’s K9 Team Track & Locate Hypothermic Female

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On March 15, 2019, at approximately 11:20PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s K9 Team was requested to respond to an address in the 200 block of North Route 12, Volo, to search for a missing endangered adult.  

Further information revealed approx...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

St. Patrick’s Weekend Traffic Safety Campaign Results

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During the St. Patrick’s weekend traffic safety campaign, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested seven people for driving with revoked or suspended driver’s licenses, issued 30 citations for speeding, and issued 52 seat belt...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Sheriff Idleburg & Fremont School Dist. 79 Announce New Innovative School Safety System

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Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce groundbreaking advancements to school safety in Lake County, in a new pilot program.  

Fremont School District 79 is teaming up with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office as the first test-school d...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Missing Endangered Unincorporated Grayslake Man

Thomas Turnbull

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing endangered man.  Thomas G. Turnbull, 84, of the 34100 block of Wright Avenue, Unincorporated Grayslake, was last seen this morning at ap...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Convicted Felon Arrested After Falsifying FOID Application, Possessing Over a Dozen Firearms

Grayson Ludovicus

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force received information that a convicted felon falsified documents to obtain an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card.  Gang Task Force Detectives, in conjunction with membe...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Father Arrested for Intentionally Biting 10-Month-Old

Daniel Martin

On March 11, 2019, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) sent a notice to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office regarding possible child abuse occurring at a residence in the 38800 block of North Cedar Crest Drive, Lake Villa...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Jail Inmate Charged with Aggravated Battery

Timothy Adams

On March 9, 2019, a Lake County Jail Inmate was found by a Corrections Officer to be suffering what initially appeared to be a medical emergency.  The inmate, a 59-year-old man of Deerfield, was found on the floor of his cell, having labored brea...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Sheriff Idleburg Appoints Jail Program Manager and Re-Entry Specialist

Angelica Barbosa-Gomez (Left) Mary Turley (Right)

Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Lake County Jail Program Manager and Re-Entry Specialist.  

Mary Turley was selected to lead the Lake County Jail’s Programming Section. As Program Manager, Mary will ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Critical Warren Township Crash - Update: Driver Charged

Following a thorough investigation by Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators, the driver of the 2011 Kia Soul, a 17-year-old of Round Lake Beach, was found to be at-fault for the traffic crash.  Crash investigators reviewed t...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Ingleside Shooting Update: One in Custody

Jerome Freeman - Cook County Booking Photo

Following a thorough investigation, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task identified Jerome D. Freeman, 28, of the 36600 block of North Fairfield Road, Lake Villa Township, as one of the shooters involved in this incident.  

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Update: Serious Lake Villa Twp Traffic Crash

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Following a thorough investigation by Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators, it was determined the driver of the vehicle, Alden R. Eggleston, (now 44 years-of-age), of the 100 block of Vassallo Lane, Union Grove, WI, was driving unde...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Safety Campaign

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will conduct additional traffic safety patrols on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 15th through March 17th, to arrest impaired drivers and to encourage use of seat belts.  

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

UPDATE: Sexual Offender in Custody

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On March 2, 2019, a tipster contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and provided information indicating Deacon was at his former residence in the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue, Ingleside.  Lake County Sheriff’s Depu...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

LCSMC Presents Upper Des Plaines River Watershed Impact Analysis Findings

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 8, 2019

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

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists and Other Interested Parties:On August 16, 2018, the federal Clean Water Rule  (CWR, 2015) went back into effect in Illinois following an injunction by the U.S. District Court of So...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

IWEER Wetland Delineation Course July 16-19, 2019

SMC will be hosting the four-day basic wetland delineation course taught by industry experts Dr. Ralph Tiner and Mr. Michael Whited of the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research, Inc. Students will spend approximately two days ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Apply for the 'Road to Reinstatement' Pilot Program

Nationwide, individuals are unable to restore or renew their driving privileges based on inability to pay outstanding fees and fines. Unable to drive, this often prevents individuals from obtaining or maintaining employment so they can support themselves ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

2019 Snow and Ice Control Leadership Summit to be held April 17

Please join us for this upcoming workshop! While winter maintenance is still fresh in our minds, let's gather to discuss best practices and share experiences so we can learn from each other. This leadership summit is for decision makers and leaders from b...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Report Your Road Concern

Has your time on the roads been a little bumpy lately? Road crews are hoping a break from the snow will allow them to catch up on the recent crop of potholes following the freeze and thaw cycles. If you encounter potholes or any road issue on a county roa...

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Transportation News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Metra Pilots Expanded Rush Hour Commuter Service

Metra Pilots Expanded Rush Hour Commuter Service

Metra has partnered with business and civic groups in Lake County to pilot a two-year project for expanded rush hour commuter service on the Milwaukee District North Line. 

Beginning March 4, the mor...

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Transportation News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

State Highway Consensus Plan for Lake County

This plan was developed in 2006 with input from local elected officials and residents. Together, we reached consensus and supported a list of priority transportation projects to bring about meaningful congestion relief to the transportation system in Lake C...

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