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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Remaining Board of Review Decisions to be Mailed First Week in January

The Lake County Board of Review has mailed decision letters for eight townships. The remaining townships will be mailed the first week of January. To find out which townships have been sent check out this page.

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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: November 18, 2018

Board of Review Decision Results Available Online

Decisions are available for eight townships. The remaining townships will be available the first week in January. To find out more visit the Final Board Decisions page.

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Chief County Assessment News
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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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Presentación de documentos de candidatura para las elecciones consolidadas del 2 de abril del 2019

Los candidatos quienes deseen aparecer en la boleta de abril del 2019 deben presentar sus documentos de candidatura del 10 al 17 de diciembre del 2018.

La mayoría de los candidatos deben presentar sus documentos de candidatura a la unidad local ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Robin M. O'Connor jura su cargo como Secretaria del Condado de Lake

Robin M. O’Connor juró su cargo como Secretaria del Condado de Lake, ante el juez principal Ukena, rodeada por amigos y familiares en una ceremonia pública que se llevó a cabo en el Edificio Tribunal del Condado ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Candidate Filing for April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

Candidates wishing to appear on the April 2019 ballot file their nomination papers from December 10 to 17, 2018.

Most candidates file with the local unit of government where they are seeking office. However, those candidates seeking office as Lake County R...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Welcome Lake County Clerk O'Connor

Surrounded by family and many friends at a Lake County Courthouse public ceremony on December 3, 2018, Robin M. O'Connor was sworn in as Lake County Clerk by Chief Judge Ukena. Immediately following the ceremony, Clerk O'Connor swore in the staff of both ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Lake County Board Committee Recommends New Rules

Discontinuing Lake County Board members’ use of Purchasing Cards (P-Cards) is one of many recommendations made by the County Board’s Rules Committee that will go to the full County Board for consideration. Rules Committee Chair Paul Frank explains more.

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

County Clerk, Sheriff and Treasurer Sworn Into Office

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County Homepage News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness

Volunteer for the Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count on Jan. 30, 2019. Each year, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless holds the PIT Count where volunteers search to interview and offer assistance to unsheltered people experiencing homelessness.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Zoning Changes

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has scheduled a public hearing at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 to consider proposed amendments relating to rural business, local food, parking, landscaping, and other miscellaneous amendments.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a web page to address recent concerns regarding ethylene oxide emissions from two facilities in Lake County, Illinois: Medline Industries in Waukegan, and Vantage Specialty Che...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Protect Yourself and Fight Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of influenza and its complications last flu season — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Opt in to receive text messages regarding employment events, paid internships, and more!

Lake County Workforce Development is piloting a text-messaging service. You can opt in to receive occasional text messages by filling out a brief form.

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Attention community service agencies!

Print and fill out a referral form with your customer.  Identify event at workshop times by visiting our calendar at www.lakecountyjobcenter.com.  A Job Center staff member will sign the form when the designated service has been complete...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Public Hearing for Amendments to Development Code

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has scheduled a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Chapter 151 of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances. The proposed amendments relate to rural business, local food, parking, landscaping...

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Posted on: December 8, 2018

Two Sheriff’s Sergeants Graduate Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Karen Serzynski and Sergeant Phillip Zinkowich from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #448.  

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Update: Possible Vehicle Description - Fatal Hit-and-Run

*Update: Possible Vehicle Description*

Based on evidence collected at the scene, Sheriff’s Crash Investigators believe the vehicle involved in this hit-and-run could be one of the following:

2001-2005 Buick Century

2001-2004 Buick Regal

2001-2006 Ch...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

*UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Arrested* Sheilds Twp Armed Robbery

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Following the robbery, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives continued their thorough investigation.  Detectives coordinated with other local police departments and Lake County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers, in an attempt to dete...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Temporary Water Shut-Off at Lake County Jail

As Lake County Facilities continues to modernize equipment at the Lake County Jail, there will be a preplanned shut-off of the water.  The water will be shut-off in the morning on Saturday, December 8th.  Contractors plan to turn the wat...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Shields Township Armed Robbery

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On December 5, 2018, at approximately 4:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a gas station in the 28700 block of North Waukegan Road, Shields Township, for a delayed armed robbery report.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived an...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beach Park Attempt Armed Robbery

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On December 4, 2018, at approximately 3:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in the 38400 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, for a report of an attempt armed robbery.  

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Sheriff’s Canine Team Locate Missing, Endangered Woman

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On December 2, 2018, at approximately 2:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 21600 block of West Grass Lake Road, Antioch Township, for a 32-year-old woman in mental distress.  While Sheriff&rsq...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Fatal Waukegan Township Hit-And-Run Traffic Crash

On December 1, 2018, at approximately 6:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue, Waukegan Township, for a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash.  Waukegan Police Department ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

John Idleburg Sworn-In as Lake County Sheriff

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This morning, John Idleburg was sworn-in as Sheriff of Lake County.  Chief Judge Ukena swore-in Sheriff Idleburg at a private ceremony held at the Lake County Courthouse.  

Sheriff Idleburg is a service-driven individual.  He pre...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Information Requested Reference Gages Lake Armed Robbery Suspect

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On Sunday, 11/25/18 at approximately 2:55 AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Thornton’s Gas Station (34225 N. Rte. 45 – Third Lake) for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arri...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Jail Visitor Entrance Relocated

Due to the ongoing renovations at the Lake County Jail, the public entrance is being moved to the lobby of the Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC), 15 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Waukegan.  The previous entrance at 20 South County Str...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Which Roads Does LCDOT Plow?

LCDOT plows Lake County highways, the ones marked with the five-sided blue and gold route markers such as Butterfield Rd, Washington St, and Buffalo Grove Rd. We do NOT plow state routes like IL 120 or IL 60. State routes are maintained by IDOT.

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

View Camera Images from Major Intersections

Did you know that you can look in on the road conditions from your computer or mobile device before you hit the roads? You have access to the PASSAGE cameras which means you can look at real-time snapshots from major intersections. Go to LakeCountyPASSAGE...

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