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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Property Tax Relief

There are multiple homestead exemptions available to homeowners which include Seniors, Veterans and Disabled Persons. Find out more information on our Tax Relief page!

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Assessment Appeals

Lake County Board of Review assessment appeal hearings are currently taking place.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Primarias consolidadas del 28 de febrero del 2017

Estas elecciones primarias son para nominar al alcalde y secretario/a de la Ciudad de Waukegan y el comisionado de carreteras del Municipio de Waukegan. Solo los residentes de la Cd. de Waukegan y del Mpio. de Waukegan podrán votar en estás elecciones.

Más información acerca de las primarias de febrero
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Lista de candidatos para las elecciones consolidadas - Abril 4, 2017

Esta lista actualmente solo incluye los candidatos postulados para los puestos de miembros de las Juntas de Educación.

A fines de enero, los candidatos a cargos municipales, cargos de los distritos de bibliotecas y de  distritos de parques ...

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Lista de candidatos para abril

Posted on: January 3, 2017

February 28, 2017 Consolidated Primary

This is a primary election for the nomination of City of Waukegan mayor and clerk and Waukegan Township highway commissioner. Only residents in the City of Waukegan and Waukegan Township are eligible to vote.

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election Candidate List

This list currently only includes candidates for Members of the Boards of Education. At the end of January, municipal, township, library district, and park district candidates will be added as they are certified by the local unit of government.

April Candidate List

Posted on: January 16, 2017

Find an Opportunity to Serve Your Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” There are opportunities in Lake County to serve your community every day!

Find volunteer opportunities with Lake County
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Chairman Outlines Lake County's Top Priorities for 2017

Road projects, mental health services, government consolidation, and shared services with municipalities are just a few of the key priorities Lake County will focus on this year. Watch Video

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Radon Gas Testing Kits Available through the Health Department

Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that naturally occurs in rock and soil. It can seep into homes from the soil through cracks in the basement floors and foundations, crawl spaces, poorly sealed sump pumps, porous cinder block walls and other foundati...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Lake County Police Officers Receive Crisis Intervention Training

The Lake County Sheriff's Office recently hosted Crisis Intervention Training for local law enforcement, which will help them evaluate various mental health crisis incidents. Learn more about the training.

Posted on: December 27, 2016

New 2017 Illinois Laws

Sick time flexibility: Employers are required to extend sick leave policies to the immediate family of employees. Workers will be allowed to use half of their allotted sick days to care for family members.

Bike laws: Bikers will have the same rights as dri...

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See the complete list of new laws

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Keeping Pets Safe in Wintry Weather

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Not only can winter be a time of illness and injury if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions, but harsh winter weather conditions can be tough on pets as well.  Following are some tips from the Lake County Health Departmen...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Radon Gas Testing Kits Are Available through the Health Department

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January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency. In connection with this observance, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is encouraging residents to check the radon levels of their homes...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Food Code Training

New IL Food Code (based on 2013 FDA Model Food Code) Information Coming Soon!Click here to review a summary of some of the major changes/additions or call  (847) 377-8040 to register to attend a training session in 2017.New IL Food Code Training - TE...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Crisis Phone Counseling

Crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone. The number is: (847) 377-8088. You do not need to give your name when you call. We can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope wi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Success Newsletter now available!

Learn how job seekers, trainees and businesses made the employment connection with the help of Lake County Workforce Development and Job Center partners!

Success v.6 ed. 2 (PDF)
Posted on: January 29, 2016

High Priority Occupation List

Individual training grants issued to qualified job seekers through the Lake County Workforce Development Dept. must be a program that leads to a high priority occupation.

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Information about unemployment insurance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security handles unemployment claims electronically. Visit the IDES website at www.ides.illinois.gov or call 800-244-5631 with unemployment questions. Job seekers can access employment and training services at the Lak...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Two Fall Through Ice on Channel Lake

On January 22, 2017 at approximately 3:29PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Channel Lake, Unincorporated Antioch, for a report of two people who fell through the ice.

Preliminary investigation shows two adult males were ice fishing...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Sheriff’s Sergeant Receives Award from Juvenile Association

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sergeant Kevin Eckenstahler being awarded the Law Enforcement Award by the Lake County Juvenile Officers Association. Sergeant Eckenstahler accepted the award at the annual awards...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Sheriff’s Warrants Team Arrest Two Fugitives

On January 20, 2017 members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information on the whereabouts of Dewayne L. Smith-Williams, 22, of...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Graduates School of Police Staff and Command

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Brian Keller from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #407. Lieutenant Keller was selected by his classma...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Fleeing Driver in Crash Also Involved in Residential Burglary

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On January 18, 2017 at approximately 1:06AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover traffic crash in the area of North Route 59 and Miller Road, North Barrington. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and foun...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Sheriff Curran Encourages Residents to Participate in Citizen Police Academy

Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran, Jr. is encouraging residents to participate in the Citizen Police Academy course beginning March 9, 2017.  Participants will have the opportunity to see first-hand how the Sheriff’s Office maintains l...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Lake County Sheriff Announces Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship

Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding a $500 college scholarship to a local student seeking to pursue higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, bo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2017

Sheriff’s Canine Team Locate Fleeing Domestic Battery Offender

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On January 15, 2017 at approximately 12:40AM the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a witness reporting a domestic battery occurring in a vehicle. The caller reported the incident was occurring in a vehicle, on the side of the...

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Posted on: January 14, 2017

Four Opioid Overdoses in 10 Days

On January 13, 2017 at approximately 11:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 31200 block of North Route 45, unincorporated Libertyville, for an overdose. This is the fourth opioid overdose sheriff’s deputies responded ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team Apprehend Wanted Sex Offender

On January 10, 2017 members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information of the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive. Sean M. Dowd, ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Sheriff’s Office CIT Members Bring Successful Outcome to Man in Mental Crisis Armed with Gun

On January 10, 2017, at approximately 5:07AM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual in mental crisis. The man in mental crisis informed telecommunicators he was armed with a firearm and made suicidal statements....

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash

On January 9, 2017 at approximately 8:43PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Sheridan Road north of West Yorkhouse Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation show...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Join the team!

Becoming a Wetland Intern with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission would allow you to be involved with collecting data to determine the efficacy of wetland protection. Your day will consist of identifying and collecting wetland plants and mon...

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Click here to learn more and apply!
Posted on: January 17, 2017

DECI Relisting Open until March 13, 2017

The form for DECI relisting is available now through Monday, March 13, 2017.  Please feel free to contact Kelcey Traynoff (847-377-7700) with any questions or comments regarding the relisting process.

DECI Relisting Form
Posted on: January 10, 2017

2017 Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) Workshop

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The 2017 Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) Workshop was held January 5, 2017 on the College of Lake County campus. View the presentations and learn more about a DECI's responsibilities, and how you can become a DECI, by visiting the DEC...

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DECI Webpage

Posted on: January 20, 2017

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Adopt-A-Highway Program Needs Your Help

LCDOT is currently looking for volunteers to help pick up litter and debris along Lake County highways and bike paths. We provide the equipment (safety vests and bags), we just need you to provide the manpower (or kidpower)!

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fairfield Road and Monaville Road Public Information Meeting, Jan. 31

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is studying an intersection improvement at Fairfield Road and Monaville Road. This is the second public information meeting for this project. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the two alternativ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Lake County PASSAGE

PASSAGE puts local traffic information at your fingertips. View a map of current road conditions, get real time congestion information, and view camera images at major intersections. Viewing camera images is a great resource when it snows!

PASSAGE website
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Interactive Snow Removal Story

LCDOT has a new interactive mapping tool to give residents a behind the scenes look at what goes in to our snow removal operations. Find which snow plow routes you encounter on your route, and connect with resources that will help you know before you go!

Explore Our Snow Story