Lake County Government Reform

Lake County is a Leader in Addressing Government Reform


In January 2018, the Lake County Board created the Lake County Government Reform Implementation Committee that is charged with evaluating the recommendations outlined in the final report from the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability, and submit its findings to the County Board for consideration and action. 

The special bi-partisan Commission was created in 2017 to explore reform measures, including redistricting, the method of electing the chair, and the size of the county board. The Commission concluded that Lake County functions well, and Lake County has the opportunity to be a leader in pursuing independent redistricting. Lake County would be the first County in Illinois to undertake independent redistricting reform, and would join only a handful of other counties in the U.S. that have addressed this.

Commission Report

County Board Resolutions