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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Board Extends Proclamation for COVID-19 Response

The Lake County Board voted today to extend its coronavirus disaster proclamation through June 28. This proactive measure allows Lake County to continue to access additional state and federal funding and resources for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

The original disaster proclamation was signed by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart on March 13, 2020 and was extended by the Lake County Board for the first time on May 1.

The proclamation will be in place through June 28 unless the Governor terminates the State’s declaration of disaster.


Financial and Administrative Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery Update


The Lake County Financial and Administrative (F&A) Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery met today to further review and discuss program concepts that would assist residents and businesses with the impacts of COVID-19 with a focus on rental and utility assistance, small business assistance and local food pantry support. 

Currently, the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery has recommended the following dollar amounts be directed towards the following programs: 

  • $4 million Rental Assistance 
  • $1 million Utility Assistance
  • $2 million Food Insecurity 
  • $10 million Small Business Assistance 
  • $2 million Lake County COVID-19 Expenses

These programs will be discussed with the entire F&A Committee on Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. If approved, these recommendations will move to a final vote at the June 9 Lake County Board Meeting. 

The next F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery meeting will be held virtually on Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

A video recording of today’s meeting can be found online at www.lakecountyil.gov/forward

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