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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: 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: June 27, 2019

Nuestra reclutadora canina, Liberty, ¡Está ofreciendo una recompensa!

Liberty has a reward

Ella le pagará para asistir a los votantes en los sitios de votación durante las elecciones del 2020.

  • El pago que recibirá depende de la posición que se le asignará para el día de las elecciones.
  • Existen oportunidades para servir dentro y fuera de los sitio...
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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Nuevo sitio web ofrece información accesible y transparente relativa a impuestos prediales

El Condado de Lake ha creado un nuevo sitio web gratuito y fácil de usar, tax.lakecountyil.gov. Este sitio ofrece una base de datos centralizada, en línea, de registros de propiedades del condado. El sitio web fue un plan de varios a...

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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: June 20, 2019

Liberty, our canine recruiter, is offering a reward!

Liberty has a reward

She will pay you to serve voters in the 2020 Election Day voting sites.

  • Pay is based on Election Day assignment.
  • Jobs available in and outside the voting sites.
  • Only Lake County registered voters may apply.
  • English/Spanish speaking applicants encouraged.
  • Requi...
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Posted on: May 1, 2019

New, Free Website Makes Property Tax Information More Accessible and Transparent

Lake County has launched a new website, tax.lakecountyil.gov, that is a free and easy-to-use searchable property records database centralizing all county property information into one online resource. The website was a multi-year plan and the result of th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Warm weather 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: August 15, 2019

Final Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Results Received

The Lake County Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received the final results from their joint 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 14, 2019

Veterans Are Invited to Join Next Veterans History Project

Veterans who served in any capacity from WWII to the present, as well as people who worked as civilian defense workers supporting war efforts, are invited to register to be interviewed on Nov. 11 as part of the next Veterans History Project.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

As the upcoming school year approaches, make sure your children are up to date on their required vaccinations. Vaccines give you the power to protect your family against measles, whooping cough, pneumonia, and other serious diseases.

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Beware of Computer-Based Scams

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced an increase in reports of Lake County residents becoming victims of computer-based scams. Beware of scammers who are impersonating computer repair company employees claiming they “accidentally...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Importance of Water Conservation

Thanks to public works professionals, clean water is available to us 24/7 in our homes and businesses. All you have to do is turn on your faucet. But water is a valuable resource that should not be wasted. Conserving water saves energy, benefits the envir...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito pool (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 13 in Highland Park, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile presence in Lake County in 2019.

In 2018, there were eight human ca...

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Health Department News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Healthy Kids Saturdays at Zion Health Center

The Health Department is offering summer back-to-school health clinics for children 19 and under at the Zion Health Center, 1911 27th Street, Zion. The clinics will be held on select Saturdays – June 22, July 13, August 10, and August 24. Medica...

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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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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: July 16, 2019

Cross Connection Control Survey Coming this Fall

This fall, Lake County Public Works will be sending a survey asking homeowners and businesses to review items that they may have that are connected to the public drinking water supply (i.e., irrigation system, private well, fire sprinkler system, swimming...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Sheriff’s Telecommunicator Trainer Achieves Leadership Certification

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of Telecommunicator Brendhan Sears from the prestigious Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Registered Public-Safety Leader certification course.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Update: Driver Charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Following a thorough investigation by Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators, it was determined the driver of the 2013 Toyota Highlander, Gregory P. Miller, of the 3700 block of West Lee Street, McHenry, was driving under the influenc...

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

Labor Day Traffic Safety Campaign

As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers. 

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

Unincorporated Gurnee Man Charged with Hate Crime, Aggravated Assault

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On August 14, 2019, at approximately 11:35AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call from a victim who was assaulted with an ice pick during a traffic altercation.  

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and learned the vi...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Sheriff’s Office and A Safe Place Form Partnership to Reduce Domestic Violence

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and A Safe Place–Lake County are excited to announce a new partnership in an effort to reduce domestic violence.  

Beginning this week a crisis responder from A Safe Place will spend one day a w...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Shooting

This morning at approximately 1:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 17600 block of West Edwards Road, Old Mill Creek, for a report of an attempt vehicle theft.  The 911 caller informed Sheriff&...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Sheriff’s K9 Dax Places Top-Dog at Regional Competition, Then Finds Missing Suicidal Man

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This past week Deputy John Forlenza and K9 Dax traveled to Sterling Heights, Michigan, to participate in the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region #19 Patrol Dog Trial.  The duo brought home several regional titles following the ...

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

Fatal Unincorporated Gurnee Traffic Crash

On August 9, 2019, at approximately 1:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 41 north of Kilbourne Road, Unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Increase in Scammers Targeting Lake County Residents

In an effort to keep the public aware of recent crime trends, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public on an emerging financial scam.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in reports of...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Contract Opportunity- Program Coordinator to Lake County MS4 Program, DRWW and NBWW Workgroups

The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is advertising a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to serve as Program Coordinator to the Lake County MS4 Program, Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup (DRWW)  & North Branch Chicago River Watershed ...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
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: 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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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Lake County's 2019-2024 Highway Improvement Program

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Lake County’s 2019-2024 Proposed Highway Improvement Program is now available. We invite you to review the plan to learn more about how the program is created, and to see which projects are currently funded in the next five years.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

14th Street at Dugdale Street to Close for Roundabout Construction

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing 14th Street at Dugdale Street beginning Monday, August 5 at 5 a.m. The closure will last approximately 90 days while the existing four-way stop intersection is converted to a roundabout. &...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Automatic Withdrawal Deadline is August 23rd

Would you like for us to take care of your tax payment for you?  Sign up for our Automatic Withdrawal program and we will withdrawal the funds for your tax payment from your designated account on the due date at NO COST TO YOU!  Click&am...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

How to Print Your Tax Bill Online

Do you need help printing your tax bill from our website?  Watch as Treasurer Kim demonstrates step-by-step how to print your tax bill.  Simply complete all the steps until your bill is visible, and press Ctrl + P to print!  &am...

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