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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Property Tax Relief

There are homestead exemptions for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled Persons, and a General Homestead Exemption that most owner occupied residences can receive. For eligibility requirements and forms please visit our Tax Relief page. 

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Elija votar por correo para las elecciones primarias de marzo

Vote por correo hasta el 1º de noviembre

Es fácil votar por correo. Simplemente llene el formulario de solicitud y devuélvalo a la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake antes del mediodía del jueves, 12 de marzo.

La solicitud puede ser adquirida:

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  • Llamando al 8...

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Solicitud de boleta County Clerk - Español
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Lista de candidatos para marzo

La lista de candidatos actualmente esta disponible y será actualizada según sea necesario.

County Clerk - Español

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Choose to vote by mail in the March General Primary Election

Vote by mail

Lake County residents correctly registered with their current name and address can now complete the required application to request a ballot by mail for the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election. This is an ideal voting option for snowbirds, students aw...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

March Candidate List available

The List of Candidates is available and will be updated daily at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm until December 2nd and then as needed.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Lake County Public Works Customers – Sign Up for CodeRED!

Don’t miss out on notifications about boil water orders, watermain breaks, service disruptions, upcoming project work and more. Lake County Public Works (LCPW) customers can sign up for CodeRED, the new alert system used by LCPW. Register online...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Census Jobs in Lake County

The 2020 Census is around the corner, and it’s vital that every person in Lake County is counted. You can be part of that effort, and get paid for it! Census workers are needed here in Lake County for a wide variety of full-time and part-time jo...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Update: Recreational Cannabis in Unincorporated Lake County

The recreational use of cannabis in Illinois became legal on Jan. 1. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois within their boundaries can ban recreational cannabis businesses or establish regulations to allow the production and sale of cannabis. This incl...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Volunteer Opportunities

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is Jan. 20, 2020. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Find volunteer opportunities in your community by visiti...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Lake County Jail Data Now Publicly Available

Through a partnership with Loyola University Chicago, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has developed a platform to share demographical information from the Lake County Jail with the community. This will allow the public to see information and tr...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart Responds to Hate Speech Incident in Lake Zurich

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart has issued the following statement in response to an incident of vandalism in Lake Zurich yesterday that included swastikas being spray painted on the wall and playground equipment of Seth Paine Elementary School:I was d...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Recycle Your Holiday Tree and Lights

Recycle your Christmas tree at the Lake County Forest Preserves any time between Dec. 26, 2019 and Feb. 1, 2020. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping. View a list of dropoff locations.

Have broken or unwanted strings of holiday lig...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Recreational Cannabis Q&A

As of Jan. 1, the recreational use of cannabis in Illinois for persons 21 and older will be legal. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois can ban recreational cannabis businesses within their boundaries or, alternatively, establish regulations to allow ...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

New Illinois Laws for the New Year

New Illinois Laws for the New Year

More than 250 new state laws will go into effect in Illinois beginning Jan. 1, which will impact nearly all Illinois residents.

  • Marijuana: The recreational use of cannabis for persons 21 and older will be legal, but indivi...
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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Volunteer to Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness

You can join the fight to end homelessness in Lake County. Every January, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH) conducts an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. Volunteers are needed to interview and offer assistance to people experienci...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Essay Contest for Lake County High School Students

Attention high school students! The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and other local organizations are inviting Lake County students in grades 9 to 12 to enter an essay contest focused on ending violence against women. Essays should be 500 words or l...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

EPA Grants Will Help Improve Water Quality in Lake County

When rainfall and snowmelt travels over and through the ground, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater. Lake County’s Stormwater Management Commission has rec...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Lake County Launches igrow Home Visiting Program for Parents

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is pleased to announce the launch of igrow Lake County, a home visiting service for expectant mothers and families with children up to age 5 who reside in Lake County. Through the volu...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity and can cause cervical cancer. More than 79 million Americans are living with HPV. Every year, approximately 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers...

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Health Department News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

Radon gas builds up in homes over time and can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled — making it easy for radon problems to go unnoticed. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the rado...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Recreational use of marijuana is legal in Illinois as of January 1, 2020.

Recreational use of cannabis (commonly known as marijuana) became legal in Illinois on January 1, 2020. Recreational use and possession of cannabis is only legal for adults ages 21 and older. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marij...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Results Received

The Lake County Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received initial results from the second phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

A second round of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) began the week of October 21, 2019 near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan. In partnership with the Lake County Health Department and Illinois Environm...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Recreational Cannabis Businesses in Unincorporated Lake County

The recreational use of cannabis in Illinois became legal effective Jan. 1, Under the law, Lake County can ban recreational cannabis businesses or establish regulations to allow the production and sale of cannabis in unincorporated Lake County.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Monitor Water Usage

Visit our Water Meter Customer Portal, which allows you to monitor how much water you are using.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Cleaning in Libertyville Area

In the coming weeks, our contractor will perform routine cleaning in approximately 3.5 miles of major sanitary sewer pipe in remote stretches along the Des Plaines River from near IL 137 and N. Oak Grove Ave. to near MacArthur Woods Forest Preserve.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Public Works to Provide Sanitary Sewer Service for Lakes Region Sanitary District Customers

The Lakes Region Sanitary District and Lake County entered into an intergovernmental agreement earlier this year that consolidated sanitary sewer services. All sewer system operations, maintenance and customer service will now be provided by Lake County P...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Wanted New York Man in Possession of Firearm Apprehended by Sheriff’s Warrants Team in Waukegan

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended a man wanted on a New York felony arrest warrant for criminal possession ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Wadsworth Woman Arrested for DUI, Scott’s Law Violation After Crashing into Squad Car

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Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Wadsworth woman for DUI and a Scott’s Law Violation after she drove drunk into a squad car.

On January 15, 2020, at approximately 10:35PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a tr...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Illinois Sheriffs’ Assoc College Scholarship Program

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are to be appli...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Lake County Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducts alcohol compliance checks at Lake County liquor selling establishments.  The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Grayslake Area Teen Arrested in ‘Swatting’ Incident

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 16-year-old male of unincorporated Grayslake after calling 911 to report a fake crime in progress, known as “swatting.”

On January 8, 2020, at approximately 2:20PM, Lake County Sheriff...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Lake Barrington Burglar Arrested, Evidence Recovered from Burgs in Lake, McHenry & Cook Counties

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On January 8, 2020, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives arrested a Lake Barrington man in connection with numerous burglaries.  

Members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team served an arrest warrant on Hunter Grabowski, 24,...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 4, 2020

Three Apprehended After Burglarizing Mettawa Costco

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Canine Team from Gurnee Police Department located and apprehended three individuals who forced entry into the Costco in Mettawa and committed a burglary.

On January 4, 2020, at approximately 2:20AM, Lake Count...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Fatal Unincorporated Wauconda Traffic Crash

On January 3, 2020, at approximately 11:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on West Neville Road just west of Darrell Road, Unincorporated Wauconda.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and l...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the 2019 holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign. From December 16 th...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Sheriff’s Warrants Team Apprehend Florida Fugitive in Vernon Hills

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended a man wanted on Florida felony charges at a hotel in Vernon Hills. &n...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Unincorporated Barrington Man Breaks Handcuffs, Attempts Escape After Arrest

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On January 1, 2020, at approximately 5:40PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shane B. Zillman, 27, of the 28500 block of Chamberlain Drive, Unincorporated Barrington, for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while his licen...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Creates Public Platform to Share Jail Population Data

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Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce a new initiative in which demographical information from the Lake County Jail will be shared with the community.  

Through a partnership with Loyola University Chicago, the Lake County Sheriff&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Summer 2020 Wetland Internship

Summer is right around the corner, and we’re now accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Wetland Internship. College students and recent graduates with a background in wetland science, ecology, biology or related natural resource field are en...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Upper Des Plaines River Engineering Impact Analysis

In June 2018, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) entered into a contract with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. to study the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed (DPRW) within Wisconsin and the potential impacts in Wisconsin and Illi...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Know Before You Go - Lake County PASSAGE

LCDOT has built several tools in-house through Lake County PASSAGE for you to get real-time, local traffic information throughout the winter season. Download the Lake County PASSAGE app, or go to the website. You can also sign up for email traffic alerts,...

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Transportation News

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

The Treasurer's Office will be closed

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, January 20th.

Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

2020 Vision for Your Business

2020 Vision for your Business (002)

Join Holly Kim, Lake County Treasuer, and a panel of experts for a free economic development workshop discussing how to start or grow your business.  Join us on February 11th at 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for English and 10:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for E...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

WE'RE HIRING!!

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to...

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