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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Exemption Reminders

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Reminder letters are in the mail for the Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons, and Disabled Veterans homestead exemptions. Anyone who had an approved application last year, but we have yet to receive one for this year, will receive one. To find out more about ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Assessment Appeals

Lake County Board of Review assessment appeal hearings are currently taking place.

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Are You Receiving All of the Property Tax Relief You Are Entitled To?

There are many homestead exemptions available to help homeowners save money on their property tax bills.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Lake County's Election Results are Final

County Clerk Wyckoff signs documentation declaring that Lake County’s November election results are now final. Illinois law requires election officials to wait two weeks after Election Day to allow for late-arriving ballots by mail and the processing of p...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Facts About Your Real Estate Tax Bill

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Property values in Lake County dropped a total of 6.1% in 2013. The declines range from a drop of 3.8% in Ela Township to 15.4% in Waukegan Township. These numbers reflect a drop in property value after applying the state multiplier.

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How is Your Tax Rate Calculated?

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Lake County's Dirty Jobs - Recycling Process

Curbside recycling helps keep so much waste out of our landfills, but did you know there are items that you should not put in your recycling bin such as plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and electronics?

Watch Lake County’s Dirty Jobs to learn more
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Get an Inside Look of LCDOT's Winter Weather Operations

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has a new interactive mapping tool to give you a behind the scenes look at what goes in to our snow and ice removal operations. Find which snow plow routes you encounter on your way to work and more!

LDOT Snow Season Interactive Mapping Tool
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Find Lost Pets on Health Department’s Website

Residents can share information about lost cats, dogs or other pets on the Health Department's Animal Care and Control web page. Every year, more than 1,000 dogs and cats get lost in Lake County.

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Get a Flu Shot During Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 4-10

The Lake County Health Department / Community Health Center is handing out vouchers for free flu shots for qualifying, uninsured adults while supplies last at its immunizations clinic, 2303 Dodge Ave., Waukegan.

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Get A Flu Shot During Vaccinate Illinois Week, December 4-10

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To reduce the risk of illness, public health departments and healthcare organizations across the state, including the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, are encouraging residents to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Decemb...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Crisis Phone Counseling

Crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone. The number is: (847) 377-8088. You do not need to give your name when you call. We can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope wi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Health Department Receives Two Grants to Improve Health Services for Mental Health Patients

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The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC) recently received two grants to better serve people with mental illness in Lake County. It received a four-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Health Department Encourages Residents to Get the Flu Shot this Fall

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The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is encouraging residents to get a flu vaccine this fall. For the 2015-2016 flu season, two deaths and 31 intensive care unit admissions were associated with complications brought on by influenza in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Did you visit the Job Center in Waukegan or our satellite site in Grayslake? Please answer 5 questions about your visit!

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Read our latest Success newsletter!

Learn how job seekers, trainees and businesses made the employment connection!

Success 2016 v.1 (PDF)
Posted on: January 29, 2016

High Priority Occupation List

Individual training grants issued to qualified job seekers through the Lake County Workforce Development Dept. must be a program that leads to a high priority occupation.

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Information about unemployment insurance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security handles unemployment claims electronically. Call 800-244-5631 with unemployment questions. Call 800-244-5631 with unemployment questions or visit the IDES website. Job seekers can access employment and trai...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

The Lake County Code of Ordinances is Now Available to the Public

Lake County has worked with each department and elected office to compile and codify all County Codes and Ordinances. Please contact the Planning, Building, and Development Department at 847.377.2600 with any questions.

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Complete Lake County Code

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Lead and Your Water Supply

Lead in drinking water has been an increasingly important topic especially with the recent situation in Flint, Michigan.

Lead Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on: February 25, 2016

What's My Water Quality?

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has people thinking more about what comes out of their tap. Lake County Public Works provides water to customers across Lake County. To learn more about what we are doing to protect your local drinking water quality and...Read on...

Lake County Water Treatment Program

Posted on: December 2, 2016

Sylvan Lake Death Investigation

On December 2, 2016, at approximately 8:07AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 26000 block of North Highland Avenue, Unincorporated Mundelein, for a report of an unresponsive person in Sylvan Lake.

A person jogging just prior to ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team Locate Wanted Fugitive in Wisconsin

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On November 29, 2016, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team apprehended Miguel J. Gonzalez, 26, of the 1000 block of North Village Drive, Round Lake Beach, who was wanted on a Lake County arrest warrant ($100,000.00 bond) for...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Safety Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducted increased traffic safety patrols from November 14- 27. During this time, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office reminded motorists to buckle up and drive sober, both day and night. The Lake County S...

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Posted on: November 27, 2016

Fleeing Man Taken into Custody by Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Team

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On November 26, 2016, at approximately 11:05PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle crash in the area of Milwaukee Avenue and West Casey Road in Unincorporated Libertyville. The 911 caller indicated the vehicle crashed in...

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Posted on: November 27, 2016

Gunshots Fired in Beach Park

On November 27, 2016, at approximately 3:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 12200 block of West 29th Street, Beach Park, for a report of gunshots fired. When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they l...

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Posted on: November 27, 2016

Unincorporated Lake Villa Gas Station Armed Robbery

On November 27, 2016 at approximately 12:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the BP Gas Station located at 36044 North Route 45, in unincorporated Lake Villa, for an armed robbery.

The suspect, described as a dark-skinned male, approxim...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Works with Stakeholders to Help Man in Mental Crisis

On November 21, 2016, a 24 year-old Lake County resident was present in Lake County Court for a mental health hearing. The Lake County resident suffers from several mental health issues. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office previously responded to o...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Tobacco Compliance Checks

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducts tobacco compliance checks at establishments selling tobacco products throughout Lake County. The compliance checks are intended to ensure establishments vending tobacco are not selling to anyone under th...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team Locates and Apprehends Man Wanted for Armed Violence

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On November 18, 2016, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team along with the U.S. Marshals Service - Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force responded to the 26800 block of West Cooney Island Drive, Ingleside, to assist Fox La...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Skokie Valley Bike Path Extension

LCDOT is studying a potential extension of the Skokie Valley Bike Path in Lake County over Lake Cook Road into Cook County. A Public Hearing was held on Nov. 29, 2016. Visit the project website to view the materials from the meeting.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Deerfield Road Corridor

LCDOT hosted a Public Information Meeting for the Deerfield Road from Milwaukee Avenue to Saunders/Riverwoods Road Study on Nov. 30, 2016. Visit the project website to view the materials from the meeting.

Project Website