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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Voting Information

Beginning Sept. 24, Vote by Mail ballots will be sent to Lake County voters who have already requested one, and ballots should start arriving in homes the following week. Included with your ballot will be information for returning your voted ballot, inclu...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Hearings for Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals to Resume

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will resume hearing cases in September. The ZBA began postponing hearings in March due to the shift to limited operations in response to COVID-19. The Board will reconvene on September 17, 2020 for a review me...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Join us Sept. 30 for a Virtual Town Hall

Lake County's next Virtual Town Hall will be held on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the most current information about COVID-19, relief efforts, and voting in the November General Election.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Lake County Board Approves Resolution for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a resolution committing Lake County government operations to the goal of attaining net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Health Department Seeking Contact Tracing Applicants

The Health Department is moving forward with hiring approximately 150 COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers through a $4.9 million dollar grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as positions from Workforce Development and th...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Open Burning Allowed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County through Oct 14

The Lake County Board recently enacted a modified emergency ordinance that temporarily allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance is effective through October 14, 2020.

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

New Program Provides Financial Help for Rent and Utility Bills to Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Lake County renters and homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19 are invited to apply for a new program that offers financial assistance to help pay for rent, gas and electric bills.

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

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 ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Lake County Property Assessment Notices Are Being Mailed Now Through September

From now through early September, the Lake County Chief County Assessment Office is publishing and mailing property assessment notices to all Lake County property owners.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Lake and McHenry Counties United Against Resurgence of COVID-19

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.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and Investigation Continues in Lake Zurich

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.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Younger Lake County Residents

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.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health Department and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

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.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

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.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Automatic Renewals for Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemptions

Residents who in 2019 applied for and received the Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemption, Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, and Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans With Disabilities will not be required to re-apply in 2020.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

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.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Lake County Enters Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan

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 ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative

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...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Lake County Board and Committee Meetings to be Held Remotely

All Lake County Board and Committee Meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom. Please visit our calendar section for details and agenda information. 

Many regularly scheduled meetings have been canceled, and meetings that are held will b...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order to May 30

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.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Lake County Launches Coronavirus Data Hub

Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data. The hub includes the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, an interacti...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Lake County Announces First Coronavirus Deaths

 Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said, “On March 24, 2020, at approxim...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Health Department Develops Guidance for Essential Staff Working During COVID-19

The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health: 

  • Staff who have a fever or respiratory symptoms of cough, sore throat,...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and th...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Health Department Updates Recommendations

The Lake County Health Department updated its recommendations in accordance with State of Illinois guidance. This includes:

Social Distancing

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If gatherings are necessary, limit the number of people to 10.
  • Call to check on family...
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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Restaurants, Bars, and More to Suspend Services for On-Site Consumption

Beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, all businesses in Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption - including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls - must suspend service for and may not permit on-p...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department Issues New Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

The Lake County Health Department issued new recommendations to slow community spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These recommendations include community interventions such as canceling large events and social distancing, which are measures to redu...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lake County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is joining with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to announce that a Lake County resident has tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The reside...

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