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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Health Department Coronavirus Update - March 31

The Lake County Health Department is reporting 64 new cases and 2 new deaths from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County since yesterday.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Public Comment for Upcoming Lake County Financial & Administrative Committee Meeting

The Lake County Financial & Administrative Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Public comments will be accepted by email and phone call only.

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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 21, 2020

United Way of Lake County Launches COVID-19 Response Fund

The funds raised will be disbursed to nonprofit organizations serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing urgent resources for Lake County most at-risk neighbors.

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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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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Lake County Reminds Residents to Stay Healthy - Stay at Home

On 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 the health care system.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Available for Lake County Businesses

If you own a small business, run a private non-profit, or are self-employed in Lake County facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, the U.S. Small Business Administration has been authorized to start making low-interest disaster loans available.

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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 17, 2020

Board Extends Declaration of Emergency for 45 days

Board Extends Declaration of Emergency for 45 days

At a special meeting March 16, under guidance from the Lake County Health Department, the Lake County Board voted to approve a Resolution extending the declaration of emergency due to COVID-19 for 45 days....

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County Homepage News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Lake County Government Operations Update March 19

To protect the public and Lake County staff while maintaining required government operations, Lake County Government offices will be transitioning to provide only essential functions over the next few days.

The Lake County Administrative Complex at 18 N. C...

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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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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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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Get trained to be a severe weather spotter!

On March 31, Lake County’s Emergency Management Agency is co-sponsoring a free class with the National Weather Service on severe weather at Vernon Hills High School. The public is welcome.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Summer Interns Wanted!

Attention college students and soon-to-be graduates! Now is the perfect time to look for internships. Several Lake County departments offer internship opportunities in a variety of fields for current college students and recent graduates.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Take Steps to Floodproof Your Property

As winter melts into spring, you may see an increase in ground saturation and standing water in some areas over the next few months. Since the ground is expected is stay wet through the spring, and possibly longer, there is a higher risk for flooding.

Check out these tips to floodproof your property. County Homepage News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

You Count, Lake County!

On March 12, households will begin receiving invitations to respond to the census. It is critically important that every Lake County resident is counted. For every resident not counted, Lake County loses $1,400 per year in federal funding. That money goes...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Information

Property owners age 65 and older who have total household incomes of $65,000 or less are encouraged to apply for the Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Qualified Professionals Needed to Serve as Lake County Board of Review Hearing Officers

The Lake County Board of Review is seeking qualified professionals with a background in real estate to serve as Board of Review Hearing Officers.

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