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The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) invites the public to provide input as it considers proposed zoning amendments that would permit adult-use cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County subject to certain restrictions.
At the April 13 County Board meeting, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart appointed Lake Zurich resident Catherine Sbarra to fill the District 19 County Board seat left vacant by the resignation of former board member Craig Taylor in March.
The Lake County Health Department is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and as required by the Illinois Department of P...
The Lake County Health Department and partners Baxter and Curative are pleased to announce the opening of a new COVID-19 vaccination site on April 20, 2021, in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.
Hosted by Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about the COVID-19 vaccine, Lake County's new Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program and other topical issues, and answer questions from the community.
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools left vacant by the resignation of Roycealee Wood, who recently stepped down due to health reasons.
The Lake County Health Department is announcing that free Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing is coming to Mundelein and Highland Park. A mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be stationed in the county.
Beginning today, Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills.
Lake County Public Works will conduct its semi-annual water hydrant flushing program beginning April 5, weather permitting.
The process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., per the hydrant flushing schedule and will co...
The Health Department has expanded availability of appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds to those eligible in Phase 1b Plus, including essential workers and people age 16-64 with comorbidities, underlying health conditions, and disabilities.
The Lake County Health Department is celebrating its partnership with 45 Lake County public school districts to vaccinate over 12,500 private and public education staff and childcare workers in just two months.
The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) P.1 variant (Brazil) in Lake County. Health Department staff are investigating. The person’s travel history is not known at this time.
The Illinois Tollway has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) that a full closure of the Stearns School Road Bridge is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 15 as part of a project to replace the 70‐year‐old bridge over the Tri‐State ...
The Lake County Board voted on March 9 to reinstate a temporary emergency ordinance that is effective through June 9, 2021, which allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordi...
The Lake County Health Department is announcing that beginning the week of February 15, 2021, COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds will begin being offered to seniors ages 65 and older who are registered in the AllVax system.
The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7 in Lake County.
Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the Lake County AllVax Portal.
Effective February 3, North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, has met the criteria set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to move from Tier 1 mitigations to Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan.
Effective January 26, North Suburban Region 9 has met the criteria set by the IDPH to move from Tier 2 to Tier 1 mitigations under the State’s Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.
The Lake County Health Department is announcing that it will continue providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1a healthcare personnel at its Lake County Fairgrounds site. Starting January 25, some area providers may begin vaccinating Phase 1b.
The Lake County Health Department announced that starting the week of January 18, they will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment through AllVax at the Lake County Fairgrounds located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake.
NIPHC, whose local public health agencies serve over nine million residents, or more than two-thirds of the State of Illinois’ population, acknowledge and support the effort by Governor Pritzker to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart hosted a virtual town hall meeting with LCHD Executive Director Mark Pfister and Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the timeline, vaccine safety and more.
There has been incredible interest expressed in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from those who live and work in Lake County. The Lake County AllVax Portal has now exceeded 175,000 registrants, or the equivalence of 25% of Lake County’s population.
The Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them.
The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to avoid social gatherings and stay home as much as possible to slow the rapid resurgence of COVID-19.
When a COVID-19 case is reported to the Health Department, staff attempt to reach the infected person within 24 hours to gather information, provide guidance, and offer support while the person isolates and recovers.
Health Department staff help ...
Today, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in the North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
The Lake County Health Department is reporting 'substantial' community transmission of COVID-19. To protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department is recommending that K-12 schools in Lake County transition to virtual learning.
The North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, is nearing thresholds set by the State of Illinois that could trigger new mitigation measures in the region as early as next week.
The Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in September have tested positive for COVID-19.
Cases among teens and young adults, business-related complaints rising
Public health officials in Lake and McHenry Counties are urging the public to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. As ...
Lake and McHenry County officials are working together to slow the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The two counties make up the North Suburban Region identified under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois.
The Health Department continues to work closely with Lake Zurich School District 95 in response to multiple cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) identified last week among participants of high school athletic camps and recent social gatherings.
The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks.
The Lake County Health Department continues to work alongside community partners to address higher rates of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections occurring in Lake County's African American and Latino communities.
Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message.
The Lake County Health Department is now facilitating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing for residents and staff of long-term care facilities throughout the county.
As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he is signing a new executive order to reflect these changes while extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. The ...
On May 18, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department was among two local health departments in the state chosen t...
On Thursday, April 23, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications taking effect on May 1.