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Recorder of Deeds Administrative & Technical Support Staff

Listed below you will find the administrative and technical support staff of the Recorder's Office. These individuals have phone lines equipped with voice mail boxes, so please feel free to leave a message. Also, for your convenience and to save time, if you wish to email a question and/or a concern to a supervisor in the Recorder's Office, please direct it to

Mary Ellen Vanderventer - Lake County Recorder of Deeds

Elected in 1996, Mary Ellen Vanderventer has worked diligently to process recorded documents by using the latest technology and offering the best customer service possible.  We look forward to working with you as we continue "Doing Good Deeds for You."

Cynthia Pruim Haran - Chief Deputy Recorder

As Chief Deputy Recorder, Cynthia Pruim Haran oversees the day to day operations in the Recorder's Office. She is available to research statutory requirements and assist with procedures for proper recording and retrieval of documents. Cynthia and the Recorder work closely with staff and customers to modify business procedures to meet the needs of our customers. Special requests or questions regarding unique circumstances should be directed to Cynthia at 847.377.2062.

Sharon Anton - Copy/Microfilm Supervisor

Sharon is responsible for managing all aspects of retrieving information from the Recorder's Office. She coordinates the distribution of any and all copies that the public, your businesses, municipalities and county agencies might need on a daily basis. Copies can be ordered by phone, fax, email or in person. Please contact Sharon at 847.377.2036.

Mary Stickels - Online Access Coordinator

Mary is responsible for coordinating the Online Access subscription service offered by the Recorder's Office. She processes subscription requests and handles all related account issues. Please contact Mary at 847.377.2069.

Jacob Andrews - Technical Support

Jacob oversees the daily management of the Recorder's Office computer systems. He provides technical assistance to the staff and general public and is available to answer questions related to the recording and retrieval of all documents in our vast library. Please contact Jacob at 847.377.2060.

Latasha Dunlap-Solomon & Cristy Weber - Billing Department

Latasha and Cristy are responsible for managing all of the collection and billing functions in the Recorder's Office. They will assist you in establishing a charge account and will help answer any questions you may have regarding billing procedures. Please call 847.377.2035 for assistance with any billing issues.

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Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Lake County Recorder of Deeds
18 N County St - 6th Floor
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847.377.2575
Fax: 847.984.5860

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm