1. 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. Read on...
  2. Attend Lake County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Day

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have many applications, including improving public health, transportation, the environment and more. Whether you are an expert, an occasional user, or are interested in learning more about GIS, come to GIS Day. Read on...
  3. 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. Read on...
  4. 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. Read on...
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Lake County to Receive Significant State Funding for Road Improvements

The State of Illinois will invest $540 million in Lake County to improve roads, repair bridges and ease traffic congestion, including $325 million for new projects, as part of the $23.5 billion Rebuild Illinois state infrastructure plan, according to a report released by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). 

The long list of projects outlined in the proposed Highway Improvement Program (HIP) will be funded over a five-year period, from state fiscal years 2020 through 2025. 

Lake County has worked closely with IDOT and its state elected officials to advance projects outlined in the State Highway Consensus Plan for Lake County, which includes a number of regionally beneficial transportation projects, road maintenance, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, and many other improvements to relieve traffic congestion in Lake County. 

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