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​County Board Approves Balanced Budget that Focuses on the Future
The Lake County Board recently adopted a balanced $502 million budget for next year. The budget reflects the county board’s long-standing practice of fiscal responsibility and making long-term, data-driven decisions. To learn more, visit our newly enhanced budget portal, watch our animated budget video, and this interview.
Water Service Boil Order - Forest Lake and Hawthorn Woods-Glennshire Water Systems
​As a result of a loss of system pressure at the AQUA Illinois well site, Lake County Public Works has issued a precautionary Boil Order for the Forest Lake and Hawthorn Woods-Glennshire water systems. Customers are urged to boil their water for 3 to 5 minutes and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. All affected customers have been advised of the Boil Order, and they will be notified as soon as testing shows that they no longer need to boil their water.​ For questions, please contact Lake County Public Works at 847.377.7500.
​​​32 Police Departments Get Tools to Reverse Opioid Overdoses and Save Lives
The Lake County State's Attorney, Sheriff, other law enforcement leaders, and the Health Department recently announced that many law enforcement personnel will be able to carry the antidote Naloxone in their squad cards to reverse opioid overdoses. The life-saving drug is being provided through the Lake County Opioid Initiative - a collaborative partnership. Learn more.
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​The next enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace begins Nov. 15 and goes through Feb. 15, and the Enroll Lake County! staff at the Lake County Health Department is ready to help residents understand the program, and apply under the Affordable Care Act. Watch this episode of Healthy Lake County and learn more about marketplace insurance; as well as the precautions that should be taken when cooking food to prevent food borne illness.
Flu Season is Here!
There are a number of things you can do to keep your family healthy this season. To help prevent the spread of influenza, get a flu shot, cover your cough, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick. More information.

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Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor

Aaron Lawlor
Board Chairman

Message from the Chairman

It is important to me that Lake County government constantly strives to be accountable, accessible and transparent. Our website is our primary tool for connecting you with county government services and other programs. 

With two years under my belt as Lake County Board Chairman, I want to share some highlights regarding some of our key priorities. 

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Lake County's new Buy Local. Build Local. Work Local. program aims to connect Lake County businesses--including women-owned and minority businesses--with governmental procurement opportunities.

The Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project is offering bid opportunities to local businesses. Visit the website to view bid documents and register.



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