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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Lake County Board Approves Balanced Budget With No Increase in Tax Levy

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board unanimously approved a $573.2 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Under the budget, Lake County's tax levy will be flat, which means that there will be no increase in the dollar amount between t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Regulatory Options for Recreational Cannabis Under Discussion

The recreational use of cannabis in Illinois will become legal effective Jan. 1, 2020. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois may establish regulations on the production and sale of cannabis within their boundaries. To prepare, the Lake County Planning,...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

What Can Be Recycled? Check out SWALCO’s New Neighborhood Guide

Confused about what you can put in your recycling bin? SWALCO is here to help. In partnership with Recycle by City, it has launched a new interactive online guide that lets you search the town you live in, learn what materials are accepted, and helps you ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Lake County is Once Again Recognized for Excellent Budget Practices

Lake County has once again received the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), a national organization dedicated to advancing excellence in government finance. Lake County has...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Resumes in Lake County

A second round of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) began the week of Oct. 21 near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

US Route 45 Millburn Bypass Project Nears Completion

Local officials recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the US Route 45 Millburn Bypass in north-central Lake County. This $31 million project improved Route 45 from IL 132 to IL 173 and created a bypass of the Millburn Historic District, addressing...

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