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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Property Tax Relief

There are homestead exemptions for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled Persons, and a General Homestead Exemption that most owner occupied residences can receive. For eligibility requirements and forms please visit our Tax Relief page. 

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Chief County Assessment News

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Notice of Funding Availability

Lake County and the Cities of Waukegan and North Chicago hereby announce the anticipated availability of funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs of the U.S...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Presentación de documentos de candidatura para las elecciones de marzo del 2020

Candidate Filing

Los candidatos de partidos politicos establecidos que deseen aparecer en la boleta de marzo del 2020 pueden presentar sus documentos de nominación ante la secretaria del Condado de Lake,  en persona, mediante un representate o por correo, comenza...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Los paquetes de petición para candidatura del 2020 están disponibles

Los candidatos pertenecientes a los partidos políticos establecidos que deseen aparecer en la boleta del Condado de Lake para las elecciones primarias generales del 17 de marzo del 2020 actualmente pueden descargar los paquetes de peticiones.

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Nuestra reclutadora canina, Liberty, ¡Está ofreciendo una recompensa!

Liberty has a reward

Ella le pagará para asistir a los votantes en los sitios de votación durante las elecciones del 2020.

  • El pago que recibirá depende de la posición que se le asignará para el día de las elecciones.
  • Existen oportunidades para servir dentro y fuera de los sitio...
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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Candidate Filing for March 2020 Election

Candidate Filing

Established political party candidates wishing to appear on the March 2020 ballot may file their nomination papers in-person, by a candidate representative, or by mail starting Monday, November 25, 2019 with the Lake County Clerk during normal office hour...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

2020 Candidate Petition Packets Available

Established political party candidates who wish to appear on Lake County's March 17, 2020 General Primary ballot may now download petition packets.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Liberty, our canine recruiter, is offering a reward!

Liberty has a reward

She will pay you to serve voters in the 2020 Election Day voting sites.

  • Pay is based on Election Day assignment.
  • Jobs available in and outside the voting sites.
  • Only Lake County registered voters may apply.
  • English/Spanish speaking applicants encouraged.
  • Requi...
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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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County Homepage News
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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Posted on: November 11, 2019

E-Cigarettes and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act Survey

The Health Department is asking residents to participate in the E-Cigarettes and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act Survey regarding e-cigarettes (or vapes) and their use in public places. The survey includes questions about perception of harm, flavored e-cigare...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

World AIDS Day Event on December 1

The Health Department is planning a World AIDS Day event on Sunday, December 1 from noon-2:00 p.m. at the Family Piano Company, 118 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan. The theme of the event is “Rock the Ribbon – Communities Make the Difference.” The event is fr...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Avoid Bats to Protect Yourself from Rabies

So far in 2019, the Health Department has submitted 39 bats to the Illinois Department of Public Health for testing, of which three tested positive for rabies (two in Antioch, one in Highland Park). Bats are commonly encountered during the fall because of...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Severe Respiratory Illness Vaping Investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), public health and clinical partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

A second round of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) began the week of October 21, 2019 near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan. In partnership with the Lake County Health Department and Illinois Environm...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Attention community service agencies!

Use the Job Center Referral Form to effectively connect your customers with Job Center resources!

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

New website promotes career pathways for Lake County

Visit the new Lake County Careers website to discover careers pathways, industry information, and career-focused programming.  The website is designed both for youth and adults who are researching career options.  Lake County Careers is ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Public Works to Provide Sanitary Sewer Service for Lakes Region Sanitary District Customers

The Lakes Region Sanitary District and Lake County entered into an intergovernmental agreement earlier this year that consolidated sanitary sewer services. All sewer system operations, maintenance and customer service will now be provided by Lake County P...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

North Libertyville Estates Levee Update

In 1997, the U.S. Army Corps Engineers designed and constructed a one-mile-long levee, which is maintained by the Lake County Department of Public Works, to protect against flooding that plagued the North Libertyville Estates subdivision for years.

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Continues Search for Missing Unincorporated Antioch Teen

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Emma Roberts, 16, of the 26100 block of West Spring Grove Road, Unincorporated Antioch.  Emma was last seen on November 13th, leaving her school (Central High School District of W...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Scammers Targeting Lake County Residents Pretending to Be Local Government Officials

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit have become aware of a new scam targeting Lake County residents.  

This scam involves con artists calling Lake County residents, introducing themselves as a member of the Lake Co...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

UPDATE: Body Recovered During Search

This morning at approximately 10:45AM, a body was discovered submerged in water, in a swampy area, just southwest of Slocum Lake.  The body has been identified as missing teenager Abe Gonzalez.

Since assuming investigative duties in the search for...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Searches for Missing Island Lake Teen

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has assumed investigative duties for missing Island Lake teenager Abe Gonzalez, 17, of the 3200 block of Poplar Dr, Island Lake.  Gonzalez was initially reported missing by a family member on Saturday, N...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Halloween Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested two impaired drivers and issued 43 seatbelt and child safety restraint violation citations during the recent Halloween traffic safety campaign.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Joins Neighbors App by Ring

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ring to help protect the Lake County Community.  This month, Sheriff John Idleburg authorized an agreement with Ring, which will assist sheriff’s d...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Submit Nominations for the 2019 Stormwater Awards

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Stormwater Awards. The program recognizes organizations, communities, groups and individuals for their projects and other proactive and innovative efforts to improv...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Grandwood Park Community and Partners Celebrate Grandwood Park Lake Dam Grand Reopening

The Grandwood Park Lake Dam was experiencing constant flooding and was in danger of collapse. Through the collaboration between Grandwood Park, the Grandwood Park Park District, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission and other partners, the dam was ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Upper Des Plaines River Engineering Impact Analysis

In June 2018, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) entered into a contract with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. to study the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed (DPRW) within Wisconsin and the potential impacts in Wisconsin and Illi...

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Stormwater Management Commission News

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Rebuild Illinois to Provide Significant Investment in Lake County Road Improvements

State of Illinois to Provide Significant Investment in Lake County Road Improvements Under Rebuild Illinois Program

The State of Illinois will invest $540 million in Lake County to improve roads, repair bridges and ease traffic congestion, including $325 m...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Explore the New Wetlands at Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve by Drone!

The Lake County Forest Preserve District is currently expanding and improving the Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve. As part of the work, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) constructed a wetland mitigation bank by returning former farm fields ...

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