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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: December 3, 2019

Lotería para las elecciones primarias generales de marzo del 2020

Se realizará una lotería para determinar el orden en el que aparecerán los nombres de los candidatos quienes presentaron sus peticiones de candidatura simultáneamente para las elecciones primarias generales del 17 de marzo del 2020. La lotería se llevará ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Lista de candidatos para marzo

La lista de candidatos actualmente esta disponible y será actualizada según sea necesario.

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Lottery for March 2020 General Primary Election

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3 PM, a lottery will be held to decide the order of names on the March 2020 General Primary Election ballot for the candidates who filed simultaneously. The lottery will be held in the lobby of Lake County's Main Courthous...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

March Candidate List available

The List of Candidates is available and will be updated daily at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm until December 2nd and then as needed.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Board Authorizes Agreement to Bring Solar Power to Government Buildings

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board authorized a Solar Power Purchase Agreement that will advance a project to install solar panels at ten Lake County-owned facilities and to set the final electrical rate for solar power at these sites. This agr...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Help Support Lake County's 211 Service

United Way of Lake County’s 211 helpline was launched earlier this year, with funding help from Lake County Government. So far, the 211 service has responded to more than 2,000 needs requests from Lake County residents and connected them to vita...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Volunteer to Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness

You can join the fight to end homelessness in Lake County. Every January, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH) conducts an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. Volunteers are needed to interview and offer assistance to people experienci...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Essay Contest for Lake County High School Students

Attention high school students! The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and other local organizations are inviting Lake County students in grades 9 to 12 to enter an essay contest focused on ending violence against women. Essays shou...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Lake County Board Approves Balanced Budget With No Increase in Tax Levy

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Lake County Board unanimously approved a $573.2 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Under the budget, Lake County's tax levy will be flat, which means that there will be no increase in the dollar amount between t...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Regulatory Options for Recreational Cannabis Under Discussion

The recreational use of cannabis in Illinois will become legal effective Jan. 1, 2020. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois may establish regulations on the production and sale of cannabis within their boundaries. To prepare, the Lake County Planning,...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

What Can Be Recycled? Check out SWALCO’s New Neighborhood Guide

Confused about what you can put in your recycling bin? SWALCO is here to help. In partnership with Recycle by City, it has launched a new interactive online guide that lets you search the town you live in, learn what materials are accepted, and helps you ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Prevent Flu and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center urges residents to take action now to prevent the spread of influenza, also known as the flu. The flu is a highly contagious virus that can have serious complications. As the holidays approach,...

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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: 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: December 2, 2019

New Rates for Lake County Public Works Customers

Lake County recently completed a system-wide analysis which indicated that there is a need to adjust water and sewer rates. As a result, water and sewer rates will be adjusted in the Lake County Public Works service areas beginning December 1, 2019.

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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: December 5, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Results

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people for impaired driving and issued 46 seatbelt/child safety seat citations during the recent Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign.  A total of 135 citations were issued.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Sheriff Idleburg Announces Eviction Moratorium

Sheriff John Idleburg issued a moratorium on all evictions effective Friday, December 20, 2018 through Sunday, January 5, 2019.

Sheriff Idleburg said, “The moratorium is only temporary and will allow families to remain together in their homes dur...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Lake County Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducts alcohol compliance checks at Lake County liquor selling establishments.  The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 30, 2019

Retail Theft Suspects Flee from Sheriff’s Deputies

Alert Sheriff’s Deputies arrest three after recognizing them as suspects in prior retail theft incidents, then being led on chase.

On November 29, 2019, at approximately 5:40PM, two alert sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in a retail sh...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Deputies Save the Life of Man Attempting Suicide in Beach Park

Three Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies saved the life of a 42-year-old man attempting suicide, while serving an order of protection.  

On November 22, 2019, at approximately 11:45AM, sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve the 42-y...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Hainesville Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing into Round Lake Park Squad Car

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A Hainesville man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, violation of Scott’s Law, and child endangerment on November 20, 2019, after he crashed into a Round Lake Park Police Squad Car.

On November 20, at approximat...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Crisis Outreach and Support Team Record Successful First Year

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a successful year for the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) in Lake County’s ongoing efforts to help those with mental illness.  

Since beginning this initiative, s...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Ingleside Man Arrested after Burglarizing Several Vehicles

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Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on November 19, 2019, for committing several burglaries to vehicles in Ingleside.  

On November 19th at approximately 10:00PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded t...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Emergency Firearms Restraining Order Results in Seizure of Three Illegally Possessed Firearms

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On November 18, 2019, members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team and Patrol Division executed an Emergency Firearms Restraining Order/Search Warrant at a residence in the 26300 block of North Diamond Lake Road, Unincorporated Mundelein.  De...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

News Release: Stormwater Management Commission Receives Increased Funding to Address Flooding Issues

Lake County residents may soon see some relief from their stormwater issues as the Lake County Board approved additional funding for the Stormwater Management Commission. The funds will support multiple projects countywide and help alleviate the impact of...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Present at the 2020 DECI Workshop

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is looking for presenters for the 2020 DECI Workshop.

Each year, we strive to provide our attendees with helpful, practical and real world DECI related information. If you or someone you know would be ...

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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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Posted on: December 5, 2019

WE'RE HIRING!!

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

The Treasurer's Toy Drive

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'Tis the season to help those less fortunate! Donate new unwrapped toys to the Treasurer's Toy Drive through Sunday, December 15th.  They will be donated to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and distributed to various agencies throughout the Count...

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