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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
Posted on: December 21, 2017

2017 Natural Disaster Income Tax Credit

The Illinois Department of Revenue has approved an income tax credit for qualified real property that was damaged as a result of the flood event in July 2017. No other events can be considered for this. This credit can be obtained for up to $750, based up...

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Additional Info and Forms... Chief County Assessment News

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Special Application Round for 2018 Funds dedicated to the creation of Permanent Supportive Housing

NOTICE: Special Application Round for $420,058 in 2018 CDBG/HOME Funds dedicated to creation of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

With this notice, the Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission (HCDC) announces a special application round...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Lista de candidatos para las elecciones generales del 6 de noviembre del 2018

Los candidatos independientes y de partidos políticos nuevos quienes buscan aparecer en la boleta de noviembre del 2018 pueden visitar la página web de la Secretaria (LakeCandidatePower.info) para descargar un paquete de petici&o...

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Lista de candidatos para Noviembre del 2018 County Clerk - Español
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Día de conmemoración de los caídos

DÍA DE CONMEMORACIÓN DE LOS CAÍDOS

El día de conmemoración de los caídos, originalmente denominado como “Decoration Day” (día de decoración), es un día para rendir homenaje y conmemorar a nuestros militar...

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County Clerk - Español
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Los vendedores a domicilio en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Lake

Los vendedores a domicilio que trabajan en las áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Lake deben registrarse en la Oficina de la Secretaria y portar credenciales mientras están trabajando.

Todo vendedor debe:

  1. Registrarse personalmente an...
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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Candidate List for November 6, 2018 General Election

Independent and new political party candidates wishing to appear on November's ballot may download courtesy petition packets from the Clerk’s website (LakeCandidatePower.info) or visit the Clerk’s office for paper copies.  

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Candidate List for November 2018 County Clerk News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Memorial Day Office Hours

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to honor and remember our military members who didn’t get to come back home while serving in the U.S. armed forces. We thank them for the ultimate sacrifice. 

Our office will obser...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Door-to-door vendors in unincorporated Lake County

Door-to-door vendors working in unincorporated Lake County must register with the Clerk's office and carry credentials while on the job.

Every solicitor must:

  • Register annually in-person with our office. Registration is free.
  • Work only between the hours of 1...
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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Lake County Government Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Lake County government offices are closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

County Homepage News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Understand Your Property Assessment

What is A Property Assessment?It may help to think of the property tax process like a pie. Taxing bodies, including school districts, villages and the county (and many other taxing districts) determine how much they need to collect in taxes. That determin...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Lake County Begins A Busy Road Construction Season

Spring has sprung, which means drivers across Lake County will be seeing construction projects popping up along their commutes. Hear about some of the projects, such as Cedar Lake Road, Quentin Road and the Millburn Bypass.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Become A Lake County Deputy Sheriff

The Lake County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is accepting applications for Lake County Deputy Sheriff through May 31. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age at the time of orientation.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Taking A High-Tech Approach to Fight Repeat Drunk Driving

To improve public safety and reduce repeat offenses, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has launched a new program to monitor high-risk DUI offenders 24/7 to ensure they aren’t drinking.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Get trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Health Department is offering several Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to the public this spring and summer. The full-day workshops provide adults with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and support adolescents who are at risk or displ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics Offered

Animal Care and Control will hold four low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics on select Saturdays this spring:

All clinics are from 9 a.m. to noon and are open to ALL Lake County residents.

  • Pets are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All anim...
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Health Department News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Harm reduction services now available in Lake County

Harm reduction services are now available in Lake County through the Need2Know Lake County program at the Health Department. Need2Know Lake County is partnering with Live4Lali and the Chicago Recovery Alliance in provision of some of these services.

Servic...

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Health Department News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Guard and Discard your prescription drugs

In Illinois, prescription pain medication overdose deaths doubled between 2013 and 2016. Together with the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Health Department’s Prevention Services reminds you to “Guard and Discard” ...

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Find a Drug Disposal Box... Health Department News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Join us for Rx for Health: Walking in Nature!

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring “...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Customer Satisfaction Survey for the Job Center of Lake County

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Did you use the services of the Job Center of Lake County recently? Help us make the Job Center of Lake County even better! Answer 7 brief questions in our Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Summer Youth Employment Program 2018

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2018 were accepted in February.  Applicants were randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an intake.  Work opportunities for partici...

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Click here to see if your application was selected Job Center News
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: February 1, 2018

Building Inspection Scheduling Now Online

In order to make inspection scheduling more convenient, building inspections can now be scheduled through the Online Inspection Request Form. Inspection requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance with the exception of footing/pre-pour inspection w...

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Planning, Building & Development News

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Important Information for Public Works Customers in Prairie Pointe

Lake County Public Works continues to take measures to reduce the iron in the water that is causing discolored (yellow) water for some customers in Prairie Pointe.

Additional Info... Public Works News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Water Tower Demolition

Lake County Public Works demolished the old Countryside Manor Water Tower. Built in the 1960s, it could hold up to 40,000 gallons of water. A new tower was recently built next to the old one and holds a capacity of 150,000 gallons of water. The water towe...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Attention! Change in Hours for Bill Payment at Lake County Public Works.

Beginning October 9, 2017, the hours of operation for receiving walk-in customer support at the Lake County Public Works bill payment counter will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This change is in conjunction with changes at the other public counters on the Libertyvi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff’s Gang Task Force Arrest Zion Man Receiving Package Delivery with Large Amount of Cannabis

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On May 15, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force received a tip regarding an individual living in Zion, who was receiving large quantities of cannabis via a package delivery service.  Members of the Sheriff’s Gang Ta...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Antioch Township Incident

On May 23, 2018, at approximately 6:30AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to an address in the 400 block of Donin Road, Antioch, for a solicitor complaint.  When Officers arrived, they attempted to stop and speak with a male and a female who we...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Sheriff’s Gang Task Force Arrest Hawthorn Woods Man for Purchasing Large Amounts of Tramadol

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On May 9, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, along with partner agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, concluded an investigation into an individual illegally acquiring Tramadol, a Schedule I...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Sheriff Curran Expands Veteran’s Ambassador Program

Veterans Ambassador Program 2.0

Sheriff Mark Curran is proud to announce the expansion of the Veteran’s Ambassador Program.  The Veteran’s Ambassador Program became fully operational on Veterans Day last year to better address first-response to veteran homel...

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

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

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Keith Kaiser and Sergeant Christopher Covelli from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #433.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Sheriff’s K9 Team Locate Fleeing Burglar in Lake Villa Township

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On May 17, 2018, at approximately 10:05PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 20844 W Siena Drive, Lake Villa Township, for a burglary in progress.  The 911 caller stated he saw a man breaking into his camper...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Sheriff Curran Announces Memorial Day Traffic Safety Patrols

Memorial Day Traffic Safety Campaign

Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is conducting Memorial Day traffic safety patrols beginning Friday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Funding for this traffic safety campaign is made possible through a grant pr...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Lake County Sheriff’s Merit Commission Accepting Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff Applications

We Are LCSO 2018.2

The Lake County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is excited to announce the formation of an entry-level certified eligibility list for the position of deputy sheriff.  Applications for entry-level deputy sheriff are being accepted through May...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Monaville Road-Cedar Lake Road Roundabout to Close for Water Main Installation, June 6

The CLCJAWA Lake Michigan Water Project requires the closing of the Monaville Rd/Cedar Lake Rd Roundabout June 6 - June 26, 2018. The closure is necessary to install 20-inch water mains across both Monaville Road and Cedar Lake Road.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Gilmer Road to Close for Culvert Replacement, June 7

Gilmer Rd will be closed from Midlothian Rd to Diamond Lake Rd, starting Thursday, June 7 at 6 a.m. and will reopen Friday, July 6. Local traffic will have access to Sequoia Rd from the north and access to Darlington Dr from the south.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Northbound Cedar Lake Rd Closed During Construction: Detour Begins May 1

LCDOT will be closing northbound Cedar Lake Rd starting Tues., May 1. Northbound traffic will follow a posted detour route, and southbound traffic will continue to use Cedar Lake Rd. The detour will remain in place through the end of July.

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