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Policies and Procedures for Lake County Public Buildings and Grounds

Information for the Public

The purpose of these policies and procedures is to ensure consistency with the rules and regulations stated in the ordinance governing Lake County Public Buildings and Grounds.

Activities, Events and Occasional Uses in Public Spaces

Covers properties under the jurisdiction of the County Board, including:

  • Main lobby of the Lake County administration complex and tower (includes space north of half wall that displays board members’ pictures located southeast of information desk)
  • County Café
  • Lincoln Plaza- This is the designated public area for cultural, educational, and civic activities.
  • Division of Transportation (lobby and large meeting/conference rooms)
  • Central Permit Facility (lobby and large meeting/conference rooms)
  • County Board Room and other conference rooms on the 10th floor of the Lake County tower (excludes: Winchester House; Health Department; 19th Judicial; Inside the offices of departments and elected officials).

Acknowledged Users:

  • Lake County government agencies/department, and elected officials
  • Lake County partner agencies that Lake County allocates funds, or where a legitimate partnership or logical nexus to Lake County government exists.
  • Cultural, educational, and civic groups (limited to designated locations, as described  below). 

Acceptable Uses: 

  • County department sponsored meetings/activities that promote county services/programs, and charitable activities where there is legitimate partnership, natural affinity, or logical nexus to Lake County government and the charitable organization or activity.
  • Meetings, assemblies, rallies of community and/or civic groups to be conducted in Lincoln Plaza.
  • Cultural, educational, and civic activities in designated locations. 
Lincoln Plaza
Per the ordinance, the building manager shall designate locations within the county buildings as designated public areas where cultural, educational, and civic activities may be permitted. Lincoln Plaza is the designated public area for these uses.
 
A permit must be granted by the building manager, prior to use. Permit request forms are available in the Lake County Facilities department, located in the basement of the County Building. Lake County will review the request to ensure consistency with the ordinance, and ensure the activity does not obstruct the flow of traffic; does not disrupt official county business, including noise and other disruptions; or, disrupt public access to the county's agencies, departments, and services.  
 
Any applicant failing to comply with the policy or the ordinance, including but not limited to disrupting government or court business can be subject to immediate cancelation of its permit by the building manager, as provided in the ordinance. 

Requests for Activities, Events and Occasional Uses in Buildings and Grounds

  • Bulletin boards in main lobby, and on each floor of administrative tower
Acknowledged Users:
  • Lake County government agencies/department, and elected officials
  • Lake County partner agencies that Lake County allocates funds, or where a legitimate partnership or logical nexus to Lake County government exists.
  • For bulletin boards only - Not-for-profit charitable, civic, community, fraternal, religious, and veterans groups that submit proof of its tax-exempt status.
Acceptable Uses:
Bulletin boards and materials/signs on easels, tables in main lobby and cafeteria
  • Promotion of fundraising activities, cultural, civic, educational or special events by acknowledged users.
  • Commercial solicitations are prohibited. 
Large Display in main lobby
  • Promotion of Lake County services and programs only
Request and Review Materials
Materials not approved by Communications will be promptly removed.
 
Management reserves the right to determine length of time for posting of materials, size of materials, and appropriate content.
 
Submit requests for posting/distribution of materials to the Communications Division, 9th floor administrative tower, communications@lakecountyil.gov, or 847.377.2500.
Contact Information

Communications Division
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351

Ph 847.377.2550
Fx 847.360.6732

Email:
Communications@lakecountyil.gov