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

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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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Chief County Assessment News

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Qualified Candidates Sought for Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals

Qualified candidates are sought to serve on the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals, which focuses on zoning in the unincorporated areas of Lake County. Lake County residents who are interested in serving are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2022.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Storm Sewer Improvements Underway in Lake Forest

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission and City of Lake Forest marked the inauguration of the Burr Oak Area Storm Sewer Improvement Project. Once completed, the project will benefit more than 340 residential properties and businesses in the area.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Lake County Welcomes $30 Million in Grant Funding from State for Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Lake County welcomed Illinois Governor Pritzker to Waukegan to announce and share our gratitude for the initial $30 million to support regional stormwater and related infrastructure projects to reduce flooding for hard hit communities across the county.

Additional Info... County Homepage News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Introducing Ride Lake County!

Today, Lake County joined community partners to celebrate the launch of Ride Lake County, a borderless, countywide paratransit service that provides transportation to anywhere in Lake County for seniors ages 60+ and people with disabilities.

Additional Info... County Homepage News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Waste Hauling Update for Unincorporated Lake County

Lake County established waste hauler agreements with Groot and Lakeshore Recycling Systems that begin on June 1, 2022. The consolidated waste hauler agreements will go into effect in certain unincorporated areas.

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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: December 17, 2021

Lake County Keeps More Kids in the Classroom with Test to Stay and Masking

A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today confirms that the Test to Stay (TTS) strategy can help keep kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in the classroom.

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Lake County Vaccine Providers Administer Over 1 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to share that Lake County vaccine providers have administered over 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Lake County residents.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Has Expanded to Children 5-11 Years Old

The Health Department encourages parents to get their eligible children vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.

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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.

Additional Info... Health Department News
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.

Additional Info... Health Department News
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.

Additional Info... Health Department News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

The Lake County Health Department is Hiring!

Passionate mission. Passionate team. We live out our mission of promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County each day. Apply now at www.LCHDCareers.com!

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter season, when indoor radon levels are highest.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

IDPH Publishes Cancer Incidence Study for Lake County, Illinois

On November 19, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) published a cancer incidence study for Lake County, Illinois. The study was completed in response to the public’s concern of two facilities, Medline Industries, Inc. in Waukeg...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

The IDPH is Reporting the First Human Case of Rabies in Illinois Since 1954

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first human case of rabies in Illinois since 1954. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the diagnosis after testing at its lab.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

First 2021 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in Lake County for 2021. A Deerfield resident in his 70s became ill in late-July.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 9, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD) is notifying more than 700 individuals that their name was included in a document stored in an unencrypted drive in May 2021. 

On May 14, 2021 it was discovered that information ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 2, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is notifying more than 24,000 patients that their name was included in an attached spreadsheet in an unencrypted email sent to an internal employee’s personal email address in July 20...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

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

The Lake County Health Department joins 495 health care providers nationwide earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation.

Additional Info... Health Department News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 16, 2021 in Lake Bluff, 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 2021.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Rabies

The Lake County Health Department is assisting the IDPH as it investigates a group of 33 dogs that were imported from Azerbaijan through O’Hare Airport last week.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

As the weather warms up, many of our residents will be returning to Lake County’s lakes and beaches. It’s important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and check to see if conditions are safe for swimming.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

We'd like to hear from you!

Have you used any Job Center resources lately?  We'd like to hear from you! Complete a short customer satisfaction survey.  Your answers help us to improve our services!  Take the survey now

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Job Center News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Attention Summer Youth Employment Program Applicants 2022

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 were accepted through April 15, 2022. Currently, applicants are being randomly selected by a computer program. Selected applicants will be contacted for an intake within 30 days. If you have additi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Read the latest Success newsletter!

Regardless of your work history, educational background or career goals, Lake County Workforce Development can connect you with training and work opportunities to help you advance your career.  Read the stories of three customers who participated...

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Job Center News
Posted on: February 6, 2022

Interested in WIOA training?

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 WIOA fu...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Resume Assistance available by appointment

Need help with your resume?  Use our computers to create a new resume or bring an electronic copy of your resume to edit.  Available by appointment at the Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan.  Call 847-377-3442 ...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

211 Lake County

211 Lake County can connect you to social services including resources for finding food, healthcare, paying your utility bills, mental health services, etc. Visit the website or call 211 from your phone.  You can also text your zip code to 898211...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Qualified Candidates Sought for Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals

Qualified candidates are sought to serve on the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals, which focuses on zoning in the unincorporated areas of Lake County. Lake County residents who are interested in serving are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2022.

Additional Info... Planning, Building & Development News

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Lake Michigan Water Could Be Coming to the Pekara and Horatio Gardens Neighborhoods

A recent resolution approved by the Lake County Board authorized the purchase and sale of Lake Michigan Water from the Village of Buffalo Grove to be used in the Pekara and Horatio Gardens neighborhoods.

Additional Info... Public Works News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Oak Terrace Water System Replacement

Construction is expected this summer on a project that will upgrade the existing well water system managed by Lake County Public Works for the Oak Terrace subdivision and West Oak Middle School In unincorporated Mundelein.

Additional Info... Public Works News

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

LCSO Joins FWA, Conservation Police to Conduct a Boating Safety Check

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will join personnel from the Fox Waterway Agency and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police to conduct a Boating Safety Check on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 P...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

One Killed, Three Injured in Unincorporated Waukegan Crash

On May 12, 2022, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Green Bay Road and Johns Manville Avenue, Unincorporated Waukegan, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputi...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Teen Killed in Unincorporated Wauconda Crash

On May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a serious traffic crash in the 29300 block of North Callahan Road, Unincorporated Wauconda.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 20...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Memorial Day Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Memorial Day Traffic Safety Campaign from May 13 through May 31, 2022.  During this time, additional sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling our roadways, reminding driver...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Traffic Safety Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office concluded April’s distracted driving awareness month traffic safety campaign. 

Sheriff’s deputies issued 96 traffic citations to individuals texting, emailing, or using their cellular ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Newest Sheriff’s Canines Named by Lake County Students

Sheriff John D. Idleburg and the Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Unit are excited to announce the names of the two newest sheriff’s canines.  

Between March 4 and March 25, 2022, Lake County’s Youth submitted their sugge...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Lake County Welcomes $30 Million in Grant Funding from State for Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Lake County welcomed Illinois Governor Pritzker to Waukegan to announce and share our gratitude for the initial $30 million to support regional stormwater and related infrastructure projects to reduce flooding for hard hit communities across the county.

Additional Info... Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

SMC Permitting Guidance regarding the New Federal Nationwide Permits

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

On April 1, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Chicago District’s (Corps) Regional Permit Program (RPP) expired and the new federal N...

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Stormwater Management Commission News

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Input Wanted! Washington Street Bike Path Study

LCDOT has initiated a study for non-motorized improvements on Washington St., and public input is wanted! The new study focuses on the construction of a 1.4-mile multi-use path along Washington St.

Provide input now... Transportation News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Hart Road Closure for Bridge Construction

Hart Road will be closed to through traffic from US Route 14 (Northwest Highway) to Main St/County Line Road (Lake Cook Road) beginning Thursday, June 2 for 155 calendar days.

Additional Info... Transportation News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Grass Lake Road Closure at Railroad Tracks

The Canadian National Railroad has notified the Lake County Division of Transportation it will be closing the railroad crossing on Grass Lake Road, immediately east of IL Route 83 for crossing repairs starting on May 16.

Additional Info... Transportation News

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Be Fly, Save Time, and Pay Online!

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Paying your property taxes is quick, easy, and FREE when you pay online with an eCheck from your checking/savings account. Click here to make a payment online. 

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Automatic Withdrawal Application, Change, or Cancellation

The last day to submit an ACH withdrawal application for the 1st installment is Friday, May 20th. In addition, the last day to cancel ACH withdrawal for the 1st installment is Tuesday, May 31st. 

As a reminder, the 1st installmen...

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

Property tax bills for 2021 (payable in 2022) are now in the mail and available online

Property tax bills for 2021 (payable in 2022) are now in the mail and available online, and we are accepting payments. As a reminder, we go by the postmark on the envelope (which can differ from the date you dropped it off). Paying online will help you av...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Fiscally Fit online financial literacy classes in 2022

Treasurer Kim is hosting "Fiscally Fit in 2022" with local banks in Lake County. These classes teach healthy money habits for our wallets.

Classes, dates and descriptions:

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

Treasurer's Office closed for Memorial Day holiday

Memorial-Date

In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed Monday, May 30th. We will resume with normal business hours (8:30am-5pm) on Tuesday, May 31st. 

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Illinois lawmakers pass Tax Relief Package

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On April 9th, Illinois lawmakers approved a Tax Relief Package that includes:
  • A six-month suspension of the state's scheduled 2-3 cent Motor Fuel Tax increase (July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022). NOTE: Local tax collections will not be negatively impa...
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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

UPDATE: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim Puts Russian Investments on Ice

Waukegan, IL – As a result of the unlawful invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent economic sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries on Russia, Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim will conduct a review to ensure that taxpayer funds ...

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