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Construction Division

The Construction Division performs complex work related to the management and execution of the Capital Improvement Program for Lake County, including direct oversight of all new facility construction and major remodeling projects. Staff is responsible for administering project management for new construction and large projects, coordinating minor remodeling or infrastructure repairs, consultant solicitation and selection, bidding, procurement of construction, furnishings, equipment, land acquisition, relocation services and all other ancillary items involved in construction.

Ongoing Projects

 Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project, Downtown Waukegan​​​ Depke Juvenile Justice Center Phase 1 Expansion, Vernon Hills​

​The Lake County Board approved a $110 million Courthouse Expansion Project​ designed to
increase the efficiency of the justice system and support growth of the justice agencies out to the ye​ar
2030 and beyond. The County planned and saved for this project, and is paying for it with 20% cash
and bonding the balance.

The project involves construction of a new three story building addition on the north portion of the campus. The n​ew facility includes a first floor level with main entrance, security screening, lobby, offices for various justice agencies, child-​​care area and mechanical spaces, a second floor that includes hearing rooms with related support spaces and additional offices for various justice agencies, and a third floor which includes shelled expansion space. A minor connecting link will also be required to tie the new addition to the existing justice complex and to allow for staff and in-custody circulation between the two buildings. 

Completed Projects


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