News Flash module icon

For additional information, please read our latest News Releases.
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Property Tax Relief

There are multiple homestead exemptions available to homeowners which include Seniors, Veterans and Disabled Persons. Find out more information on our Tax Relief page!

Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Assessment Appeals

Lake County Board of Review hearings are complete. The final decisions are being mailed Friday, February 17.


Posted on: January 3, 2017

Primarias consolidadas del 28 de febrero del 2017

Estas elecciones primarias son para nominar al alcalde y secretario/a de la Ciudad de Waukegan y el comisionado de carreteras del Municipio de Waukegan. Solo los residentes de la Cd. de Waukegan y del Mpio. de Waukegan podrán votar en estás elecciones.

Más información acerca de las primarias de febrero

Posted on: January 3, 2017

February 28, 2017 Consolidated Primary

This is a primary election for the nomination of City of Waukegan mayor and clerk and Waukegan Township highway commissioner. Only residents in the City of Waukegan and Waukegan Township are eligible to vote.

More on February Primary...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Share Your Ideas for a Better Lake County!

As the County Board gets ready to update its strategic plan, we want to know what is important to you. Provide your feedback and help make our county even better through our "Community Voice" forum.

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program

Applications are available at the Lake County Treasurer’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, and must be notarized and submitted to the Treasurer’s Office by March 1. To learn more about the program, please contact the Treasurer&r...

Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Chairman Lawlor Proposes Sweeping Reforms to County Government

Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor is proposing a package of groundbreaking reforms to county government that would give voters the opportunity to decide on the leadership structure and management of their county government.

Find out more...
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Apply Now for Summer Youth Employment Program

Applications are now available for the Lake County Board’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which offers youth, age 14 to 18 (or ages 14 to 22 with an Individualized Education Plan) the opportunity for a paid, part-time work experience over the ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Provide Feedback About Travel Needs in Lake County

Are you able to get to and from medical appointments, places of employment and other daily activities? We want to hear about your experiences, identify gaps in service, understand your needs, and hear your recommendations for improvements. Take the online...

Read on...

Posted on: December 27, 2016

New 2017 Illinois Laws

Sick time flexibility: Employers are required to extend sick leave policies to the immediate family of employees. Workers will be allowed to use half of their allotted sick days to care for family members.

Bike laws: Bikers will have the same rights as dri...

Read on...

See the complete list of new laws

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Deerfield Raises Minimum Age of Purchasing Tobacco Products to 21

Last December, the Deerfield Board of Trustees approved an ordinance to raise the minimum legal purchase, sale, and possession age for tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 years of age. The ordinance went into effect on January...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Together Summit Sets Road Map for Making Lake County Among the Healthiest Places

togethersummit.jpg

What will it take for Lake County,Illinois to become one of the healthiest places in the country in which tolive, work and play?  This is a question that the Lake County HealthDepartment/Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC) and a number of Lake Cou...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Keeping Pets Safe in Wintry Weather

dog on snow.jpg

Not only can winter be a time of illness and injury if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions, but harsh winter weather conditions can be tough on pets as well.  Following are some tips from the Lake County Health Departmen...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Radon Gas Testing Kits Are Available through the Health Department

town houses

January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency. In connection with this observance, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is encouraging residents to check the radon levels of their homes...

Read on...

Additional Info...
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...

Additional Info...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program information

Attention young people! Apply for the Summer Youth Employment program during the month of February. You may qualify for a 6-week paid job starting June 19, 2017.

Read additional details and information . . .
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program application

-Only one application per person will be accepted. Multiple applications could disqualify your participation.-To qualify for employment, youth must live in Lake County, meet low income guidelines, and be   between the ages of 14 & 18 and in s...

Read on...

Apply here after reading all information:
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Attention youth age 18 to 24

You may be eligible for a paid internship in a manufacturing career.  Learn more by attending an information session on Monday, Feb. 27 at 1pm at the Job Center of lake County 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085

For more information call 224-538-1039 ...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Customer satisfaction survey

Have you visited the Job Center recently? We want to hear about your experience!

answer 5 survey questions about your recent visit
Posted on: January 29, 2016

Success Newsletter now available!

Learn how job seekers, trainees and businesses made the employment connection with the help of Lake County Workforce Development and Job Center partners!

Success v.6 ed. 2 (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.

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Information about unemployment insurance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security handles unemployment claims electronically. Visit the IDES website at www.ides.illinois.gov or call 800-244-5631 with unemployment questions. Job seekers can access employment and training services at the Lak...

Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: February 19, 2017

Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On February 18, 2017, at approximately 8:04 PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Route 41 north of R...

Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Man Apprehended on Kidnapping Warrant, Found with Cocaine

Xavier J Thomas.jpg

On February 16, 2017,  members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information on the whereabouts of wanted fugitive Xavier J. Thomas, 25, of the ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Wanted Gang Member Apprehended after Selling Gun, Drugs to Undercover Detective

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force and Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team worked together to apprehend a wanted street gang member.

On August 24, 2016, Keonte D. Wilson, 27, of the 2800 block of Darrow Lane, Waukegan, sold crack cocaine...

Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Life Using Naloxone and CPR

On February 11, 2017 at approximately 4:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 38500 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, regarding a 34 year-old woman not breathing.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived they learned th...

Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2017

Nine Arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force in ‘National Johns Suppression’ Operation

 On January 13th and February 9th, 2017 the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force went undercover, arresting nine men in a continued campaign to suppress the demand for purchased sex.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force joined a ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force Announce Successful Long-Term Operation

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force recently concluded a long-term investigation, in ongoing efforts to identify and arrest heroin dealers in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force worked with several federal part...

Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Safety Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office today announced results for its 2017 Super Bowl weekend Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement activity, which ran from February 3 – 5, 2017. Sheriff’s deputies logg...

Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Accepts Award from Illinois Special Olympics

On February 3, 2017, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office proudly received the ‘Gold Medal’ from the Special Olympics - Illinois Chapter. Corrections officers, sheriff’s deputies, reserve deputies, and other members of ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Missing Endangered Mother and Child – Unincorporated Antioch

Missing Endangered.jpg

Chantal M. Miller (Cavalea), 33, and her 5-month old son, John T. Miller, are missing and considered endangered. They were last seen in the 23300 block of West Lake Shore Drive in unincorporated Antioch, on February 5, 2017, in the evening.

Chantal is desc...

Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

LAKE COUNTY JOINS THE SAFETY AND JUSTICE CHALLENGE

Lake County is one of 20 Counties and Cities to Receive Grants to Design, Test Innovative Criminal Justice Reforms

[Lake County, IL] February 1, 2017 – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Lake County is one of 20 ad...

Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2017

Sheriff Curran Encourages Residents to Participate in Citizen Police Academy

Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran, Jr. is encouraging residents to participate in the Citizen Police Academy course beginning March 9, 2017.  Participants will have the opportunity to see first-hand how the Sheriff’s Office maintains l...

Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2017

Lake County Sheriff Announces Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship

Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding a $500 college scholarship to a local student seeking to pursue higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, bo...

Read on...


Posted on: February 16, 2017

Four-Day Wetland Delineation Class July 24-27, 2017

SMC is hosting the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research's (IWEER) four-day course on wetland delineation July 24-27, 2017. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the field applying th...

Read on...

Click here to learn more.
Posted on: February 15, 2017

SMC has two more exciting internship opportunities!

If you are interested in watershed planning and workshop coordination, our Planning internship might be for you. Your day will consist of research, report writing, stakeholder and community outreach, data compilation, and other tasks essential to the wate...

Read on...

Lake County career page
Posted on: January 17, 2017

DECI Relisting Open until March 13, 2017

The form for DECI relisting is available now through Monday, March 13, 2017.  Please feel free to contact Kelcey Traynoff (847-377-7700) with any questions or comments regarding the relisting process.

DECI Relisting Form
Posted on: January 10, 2017

2017 Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) Workshop

DECI Workshop

The 2017 Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) Workshop was held January 5, 2017 on the College of Lake County campus. View the presentations and learn more about a DECI's responsibilities, and how you can become a DECI, by visiting the DEC...

Read on...

DECI Webpage

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Public Information Meeting for Darrell Road Project, Feb. 23

LCDOT is currently conducting an engineering study for Darrell Rd, from Case Rd to Fisher Rd, through the Village of Island Lake and Wauconda Township. Learn more about the project alternatives and provide feedback at the next meeting.

Meeting Information
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Lake County PASSAGE

PASSAGE puts local traffic information at your fingertips. View a map of current road conditions, get real time congestion information, and view camera images at major intersections. Viewing camera images is a great resource when it snows!

PASSAGE website
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Interactive Snow Removal Story

LCDOT has a new interactive mapping tool to give residents a behind the scenes look at what goes in to our snow removal operations. Find which snow plow routes you encounter on your route, and connect with resources that will help you know before you go!

Explore Our Snow Story