The Lake County Board adopts an annual budget that funds core services, such as courts and public safety, transportation, and health services. Also, access monthly expense reports, audit reports, tax rate information and more.
The Courthouse Expansion Project, which includes an eight story justice tower in downtown Waukegan, will increase efficiency, support increased growth of the justice system, and better manage the jail population.
The purpose of the county’s legislative program is to pursue new laws and authorities, oppose laws that are believed to have a negative impact on county government and Lake County residents, and pursue funding from the State of Illinois and the federal government.
Lake County’s Strategic Plan, which serves as our road map over the next several years, identifies five strategic goals related to transportation, sustainability, healthy communities, economic opportunities and public safety. We report our progress on the plan bi-annually.