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Posted on: March 20, 2019

NEW Smartfile E-Filing Portal

Smartfile E-Filing Portal

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new Smartfile E-Filing Portal! Residents can now apply for any homestead exemption ONLINE, this currently includes:

  • General Homestead Exemption
  • Senior Homestead Exemption
  • Disabled Veterans Exemption (ren...
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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

2019 Senior Freeze Form and Outreach Sessions

Anyone who needs assistance completing their forms can attend one of our Outreach Sessions, visit their local Township Assessor's Office, or the Chief County Assessment Office. NEW this year is the option to file electronically using our Smartfile E-Filin...

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Chief County Assessment News
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: March 18, 2019

Notice of Four Public Hearings on the Development of the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan

NOTICE OF FOUR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAKE COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATED FUNDING PLAN (2020 - 2024)

The Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission is seeking input from representatives o...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

La primavera esta aquí y los vendedores de puerta en puerta, también.

Registro y credenciales de vendedor ambulante

Los vendedores de puerta en puerta que trabajan en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Lake deben registrarse con la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake y portar un certificado de solicitante durante su jornada laboral.

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Posted on: March 30, 2019

Los resultados electorales del Condado de Lake en línea

Los resultados electorales del Condado de Lake en línea

La ley electoral de Illinois dispone que los resultados electorales no son conclusivos hasta 14 días después del día de las elecciones. Esto permite contar los votos de las boletas provisionales verificadas y de las boleta...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Spring is here. So are door-to-door salespeople.

Solicitor Registration and Credentials

Door-to-door sales people working in unincorporated Lake County must register with the Lake County Clerk's office and carry a solicitor’s certificate while on the job.

If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the certificate before conducting any busi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2019

Lake County's April Election Results are Official

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election Results

Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor signed the Canvassing of Votes for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

This Canvass is the certification of the final election results for all early, vote by mail, provisional, and Election Day ballots cast in...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Choose To Recycle First. Recycle Right

It’s Earth Month, a great time to educate ourselves on ways to protect our environment. One way is by recycling! View Lake County’s Recycling Guidelines to make sure you keep the right things in and the wrong things out of your recycling bin.

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Public Meeting May 1: Bike Path Wayfinding and Signage Study

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is seeking public input as it conducts a wayfinding and signage study to make it easier for users to find their location on the trails and help them travel to connecting destinations.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Plans Defined

The Village of Gurnee, City of Waukegan, and Lake County Health Department officials have completed preliminary plans for outdoor air quality monitoring for ethylene oxide near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze Outreach Sessions

Seniors are invited to attend an outreach session to receive assistance filling out the 2019 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application for taxes payable in 2020 as well as assistance on other homestead exemptions available. The Senior Freeze provides s...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Spring Hydrant Flushing Underway

Lake County Public Works' semi-annual water hydrant flushing program is underway. The expected completion date is April 26. The process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., until all water mains have been flushe...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Recognition is Indicator of County’s Strong Financial Reporting

Lake County recently was recognized with a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). For many years, Lake County has earned this recognition which reflects the Count...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Road Construction Season Has Begun

Lake County has begun working on a few of the 29 projects identified for its 2019 Road Construction Program. The Lake County Division of Transportation will have nearly $134 million in road projects under construction, some are carried over from last year...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

The sixth annual Rx for Health: Walking in Nature season kicks off soon! The first two walks are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, April 13 at the Hastings Lake Forest Preserve (21155 W. Gelden Rd., Lake Villa)
  • Saturday, April 27 at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserv...
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Health Department News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Low-Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics

Animal Care and Control will host low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics on specific Saturdays this spring and summer. The next three clinics are scheduled for:

  • April 20 at the Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 East Peterson Rd., Grayslake)
  • April 27 at ...
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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Guard and Discard your Prescription Drugs

The National Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Visit takebackday.dea.gov to learn more and find your nearest take back location.

Lake County has 32 prescription drug disposal boxes located at Police ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Measles Case in North Suburban Cook County

On March 27, the Cook County Department of Public Health reported a confirmed case of measles. The north suburban Cook County resident visited multiple locations along the Lake-Cook County border and may have exposed Lake County residents to measles. The ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Tobacco 21 Update

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed Tobacco 21 into law. Effective July 1, the legal sales age for tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in Illinois will be raised from 18 to 21.

The Lake County Board and Board of Health c...

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Health Department News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Plans Defined

Lake County, Ill. — Village of Gurnee, City of Waukegan, and Lake County Health Department officials have completed preliminary plans for outdoor air quality monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medl...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 2, 2018, the Lake County Health Department learned of concerns surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee. 

The Health Department immediately initiated communicati...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 were accepted in February and March.  We use a lottery system to select candidates to move forward in the employment process. We will contact selected youth in April and May to complete th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

New website promotes career pathways for Lake County

Visit the new Lake County Careers website to discover careers pathways, industry information, and career-focused programming.  The website is designed both for youth and adults who are researching career options.  Lake County Careers is ...

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Access the website now Job Center News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Attention community service agencies!

Use the Job Center Referral Form to effectively connect your customers with Job Center resources!

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spring 2019 Hydrant Flushing Has Begun

Lake County Public Works' semi-annual water hydrant flushing program is underway. The expected completion date is April 26. The process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., until all water mains have been flushe...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Unincorporated Mundelein Shooting Investigation

On April 22, 2019, at approximately 2:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 26200 block of North Hickory Avenue, Unincorporated Mundelein, for a report of a man shot.  

Sheriff’s Deputies ar...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Seven Locations for Upcoming Drug Takeback Day

Drug Takeback

Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce this year’s Prescription Drug Takeback Day has increased the number of drop-off locations from three to seven.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Admini...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Body Recovered From Lake Michigan

On, April 11, 2019 at approximately 8:30 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a harbor in the 0-100 block of East Madison Street, Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department reported a human body had been located near a pier in the harbor.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Message from Sheriff John Idleburg Supporting HB 96

“I support legislation to fix loopholes in the current Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) Act.  

HB 96 ‘Fix the FOID ACT,’ introduced today, is legislation focusing on proactive measures to keep Illinoisans saf...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Man Jumps Out of Moving Vehicle, Jumps Off Overpass

On April 8, 2019, at approximately 6:10PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 137 just east of I-94, Unincorporated Lake Bluff, for a report of a person who jumped off the Route 137 overpass onto the below railro...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Safety Initiative

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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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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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Fox River and Chain O'Lakes Watershed Clean Up.

The Fox Waterway Agency is hosting a clean up on May 4. Click here for more information.

Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Lake Michigan Watershed Plan Kick-off Meeting April 24

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) cordially invites you to attend the Lake Michigan Watershed Plan kick-off meeting on April 24.

Wednesday, April 24, 20192-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. (the same information will be presented at both meetings)

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists and Other Interested Parties:

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists and Other Interested Parties:On August 16, 2018, the federal Clean Water Rule  (CWR, 2015) went back into effect in Illinois following an injunction by the U.S. District Court of So...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

IWEER Wetland Delineation Course July 16-19, 2019

SMC will be hosting the four-day basic wetland delineation course taught by industry experts Dr. Ralph Tiner and Mr. Michael Whited of the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research, Inc. Students will spend approximately two days ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Proposed Ordinance Revisions and Public Meeting May 7

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has been working to revise its current ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement. The goals of the ordinance revision project were to make changes to the permitting process to make it eas...

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Transportation News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Lake County's 2019 Construction Program

Spring has officially sprung and that means it's time to start road construction here in Lake County! The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has already begun working on a few of the 29 projects identified for this road construction season.Rea...

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Interactive Construction Map Transportation News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

State Highway Consensus Plan for Lake County

This plan was developed in 2006 with input from local elected officials and residents. Together, we reached consensus and supported a list of priority transportation projects to bring about meaningful congestion relief to the transportation system in Lake C...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Lake County Treasurer's 6-8th Grade Art Competition

Calling all middle schoolers!  Lake County Treasurer, Holly Kim, invites you to participate in the very first Lake County Treasurer's 6-8th Great Art Competition!  Showcase your talent and enter for a chance to win!  The theme i...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

ACH Postcards are in the mail

The green ACH postcards have gone out in the mail for residents who pay by ACH.  Contact our office if:

-  Your banking information has changed-  You've sold your house-  If you want to enroll in the FREE ACH Withdrawal ...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Treasurer Kim Shaves her head for St. Baldrick's

Holly Baldricks

Treasurer Holly Kim participated in the St. Baldrick's Foundation Hair for Hope at Green Town Tavern in Downtown Waukegan. This event is organized every year by Jim McArdle, Pat Vukovich and tons of volunteers. Treasurer Kim was able to raise $2883.00 whi...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

HB 925 Passes the House!

HB 925

On March 21st, HB 925 successfully passed the House! An initiative of Treasurer Holly Kim after receiving a constituent complaint regarding an unfair tax bill, the bill reforms the mobile home tax penalty on delinquency fines.

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