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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Lake County Board of Review Seeks Qualified Professionals to Serve as Hearing Officers in 2019

What is the Board of Review?The mission of the Board of Review is to act as an unbiased intermediary between assessors and taxpayers. The Board undertakes an important role in striving for equitable and fair property assessments in Lake County through the...

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Chief County Assessment News
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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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Simultaneous Filer Lottery for April 2019 Election

Se realizo una lotería el 26 de diciembre del 2018, para determinar el orden en el que aparecerán los nombres de los candidatos quienes presentaron sus peticiones de candidatura simultáneamente durante la apertura del peri...

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County Clerk - Español
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Lista de candidatos para abril del 2019

Durante las elecciones de abril, los residentes elegirán a sus oficiales de gobierno local. La lista será actualizada en cuanto más información acerca de los candidatos esté disponible.

Vea la lista de candidatos de abril County Clerk - Español
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Lista de candidatos para las elecciones primarias de febrero del 2019

Por el momento, solamente las áreas 2, 3, 7, y 8 participarán en las elecciones primarias. Estas elecciones no son para la participación de todo el condado. La lista de candidatos será actualizada en cuanto nueva información esté disponible.

Vea la lista de candidatos de febrero... County Clerk - Español

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

February 26, 2019 Consolidated Primary Election

Visit our February election web page to find registration, candidate, voting options, and voting site location information. The primary election is not a county-wide election and is only for City of Waukegan qualified residents in wards 2, 3, 7, and 8.

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

April 2019 Candidate List

In April's election, county residents will elect their local government officials. The list will be updated as new candidate information becomes available.

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Simultaneous Filer Lottery for April 2019 Election

The lottery to determine ballot placement order for candidates who filed simultaneously at the beginning of the filing period was held December 26, 2018.  (There were no simultaneous filers for the end of the filing period)

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Watch All County Board Standing Committee Meetings

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Starting the week of Feb. 26, you can tune in to www.lakecounty.tv to watch all Lake County Board standing committee meetings. The Finance and Administrative (F&A) Committee recently approved filming these meetings to enhance transparency and increase...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Report Your Road Concern

Report a Pothole

Has your time on the roads been a little bumpy lately? Road crews are hoping a break from the snow will allow them to catch up on the recent crop of potholes following the freeze and thaw cycles. If you encounter potholes or any road issue on a county roa...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program

Senior citizens may defer part or all of their property taxes on their personal residence if they qualify for the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral program. All applications must be submitted by March 1.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Applications for the 2019 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program are being accepted through March 31! The program, funded by the Lake County Board, provides meaningful work experiences for participants, who will work at various sites in Lake County.

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

New Illinois Laws for 2019

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More than 250 new laws will go into effect on Jan. 1 in Illinois. This includes a new requirement for children to sit in a rear-facing car seat, background checks for ride operators, and expanded stalking laws to include messages via social media.&nbs...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Flu Activity Continues to Increase in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu surveillance, influenza activity continues to increase in the U.S.  Influenza A (H1N1), H3N2 and Influenza B continue to co-circulate.

In Lake County, there remains only one con...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Health Department Advises Increased Hepatitis A Awareness

The Lake County Health Department is informing the public that there has been a recent increase in reported cases of hepatitis A virus throughout the State of Illinois and in Lake County. Since January 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

State-wide Tobacco 21 Bill Reintroduced

On Tuesday, February 5 Health Department Executive Director and IPHA Legislative Chair, Mark Pfister represented three public health associations at a press conference and provided testimony to the Senate Public Health committee to reintroduce the &ls...

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Health Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Ending the HIV Epidemic in Illinois

On February 1, 2019, Governor Pritzker committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by signing Executive Order 2019-08. The order will:

  • Invest in prevention programs and services, including increased funding for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP),...
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Posted on: February 1, 2019

February is American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 610,000 Americans die of heart disease each year, or 1 in every 4 deaths. In Lake County, 1,248 deaths were caused by heart disease in 2017.

Caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regul...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a web page to address recent concerns regarding ethylene oxide emissions from two facilities in Lake County, Illinois: Medline Industries in Waukegan, and Vantage Specialty Che...

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Health Department News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Have you used the services of the Job Center recently? Help us improve our services by responding to a brief survey about your experience!

Complete our short survey! Job Center News
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: January 14, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 Description

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 will be accepted in February and March.  Applicants will be randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an intake.  Work opportuni...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Application for Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Apply here for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 during the months of February or March.  Only one application, per person, will be accepted. Applicants will be randomly selected by a computer program.  Selected applicants will be...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Christopher Thompson Promoted to Deputy Chief

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Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Christopher Thompson to the rank of Deputy Chief, effective today.

Christopher began his career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.  As a Deputy, Christo...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

K9 Boomer to Receive Body Armor Donation

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce K9 Boomer will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Boomer’s vest is sponsored by...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Upcoming Citizens Police Academy

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Sheriff John Idleburg announces the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizens Police Academy, which will begin on March 14, 2019, and run until May 23rd.  Classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in W...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On February 9, 2019, at approximately 7:50PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of North Delany Road, just south of Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, for a traffic crash with entrapment. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 9, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Ingleside Shooting

On February 9, 2019, at approximately 5:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 34600 block of North Gerberding Avenue, Ingleside, for a report of shots fired.  The 911 caller indicated someone inside ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 9, 2019

K9 Dax Named K9 of the Year

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce K9 Dax was voted the K9s of Valor Foundation ‘K9 of the Year!’

K9 Dax and Deputy John Forlenza were among over 100 nominated for the K9s of Valor Foundation - K9 of the Y...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Update: Body Identified (Warren Twp Death Investigation)

On February 5, 2019, the Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the remains recovered from the burned vehicle.  Lake County Coroner Doctor Howard Cooper said, “Through dental records we positively identified the ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Waukegan Man Arrested After Repeatedly Selling Prescription Pills to Undercover Detective

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On February 4, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded a three-month investigation into an individual illegally selling prescription pills out of his residence.

During the investigation, Homero Cadena, 32, of the 900 block of No...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Sheriff’s Gang Task Force Arrest 14 Men for Solicitation of a Sexual Act

In February, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force went undercover, arresting 14 men in a continued national campaign to suppress the demand for purchased sex.  

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force joined a coalition ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Safety Effort Results

During the Super Bowl weekend traffic safety campaign, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested one person for driving under the influence of alcohol, one person wanted on an arrest warrant, and issued 31 seat belt citations.  Of those 3...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Correctional Officer Dionne Dawson Named ‘Correctional Officer of the Year’

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Sheriff John D. Idleburg is pleased to announce Correctional Officer Dionne Dawson was selected ‘Correctional Officer of the Year” by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

CO Dawson began her career with the Lake County Sheriff&...

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

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists and Other Interested Parties:

To: Enforcement Officers, Certified Wetland Specialists and Other Interested Parties:On August 16, 2018, the federal Clean Water Rule  (CWR, 2015) went back into effect in Illinois following an injunction by the U.S. District Court of So...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

IWEER Wetland Delineation Course July 16-19, 2019

SMC will be hosting the four-day basic wetland delineation course taught by industry experts Dr. Ralph Tiner and Mr. Michael Whited of the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research, Inc. Students will spend approximately two days ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Which Roads Does LCDOT Plow?

LCDOT plows Lake County highways, the ones marked with the five-sided blue and gold route markers such as Butterfield Rd, Washington St, and Buffalo Grove Rd. We do NOT plow state routes like IL 120 or IL 60. State routes are maintained by IDOT.

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