1. Illinois Tollway Will Not Complete Environmental Impact Statement for the Tri-County Access Project

    The Illinois Tollway announced that it will not complete the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Tri-County Access (TCA) Project, formerly known as the IL Route 53/120 Project. Read on...
  2. Public Hearing: Solar Power Ordinance for Unincorporated Lake County

    As the cost of solar power decreases, community interest in solar energy is surging. To accommodate this, Lake County is updating its zoning codes for unincorporated Lake County to reflect recent trends and improvements in solar technology. Read on...
  3. Lake County Board Appoints William T. Panos as New County Administrator

    Following a nationwide search, the Lake County Board at its July 9 meeting approved the hiring of William T. Panos as the new County Administrator. Read on...
  4. Lake County Drives Veteran Homelessness to Zero

    Led by the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, Lake County Government and the Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (Lovell FHCC), Lake County is now among an elite group of communities throughout the nation that has officially ended veteran homelessness. Additional Info...
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Increased Rainfall

Lake County is Experiencing More Rainfall

Rainfall and flooding affect all Lake County residents regardless of whether or not you live in a floodplain. Over the last few years, Lake County has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events, and as a result, the precipitation has broken records, caused millions of dollars in damage to properties, and obstructed the lives of Lake County residents and visitors.

The July 2017 flood led to flash flooding that impacted roads, homes, parks, and businesses. In 2018, the county hit a new record when it went above flood stage during six separate storm events. With current rainfall trends, Lake County could be on track to break 2018's flood stage exceedance in 2019. Read more.

Public Information Meetings

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission invites individuals interested in hearing more about how increased rainfall is impacting Lake County to attend one of the public information meetings on July 16 and 24. SMC will present increased rainfall data along with a timeline of the regulatory process, provide resources and tools for best practices, discuss stormwater-related issues, and address concerns from the audience. Find out more.

July 16: 2 to 4 p.m. 

City of Highland Park Council Chambers, 1707 St. Johns Ave. 

July 24: 10 a.m.  

Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St.

August 8: 6 to 8 p.m.

Round Lake High School, 800 High School Dr.