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Posted on: March 20, 2019

NEW Smartfile E-Filing Portal

Smartfile E-Filing Portal

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new Smartfile E-Filing Portal! Residents can now apply for any homestead exemption ONLINE, this currently includes:

  • General Homestead Exemption
  • Senior Homestead Exemption
  • Disabled Veterans Exemption (ren...
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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: March 18, 2019

Notice of Four Public Hearings on the Development of the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan

NOTICE OF FOUR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAKE COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATED FUNDING PLAN (2020 - 2024)

The Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission is seeking input from representatives o...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Nuevo sitio web ofrece información accesible y transparente relativa a impuestos prediales

El Condado de Lake ha creado un nuevo sitio web gratuito y fácil de usar, tax.lakecountyil.gov. Este sitio ofrece una base de datos centralizada, en línea, de registros de propiedades del condado. El sitio web fue un plan de varios a...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

La primavera esta aquí y los vendedores de puerta en puerta también.

Registro y credenciales de vendedor ambulante

Los vendedores de puerta en puerta que trabajan en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Lake deben registrarse con la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake y portar un certificado de solicitante durante su jornada laboral.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

New, Free Website Makes Property Tax Information More Accessible and Transparent

Lake County has launched a new website, tax.lakecountyil.gov, that is a free and easy-to-use searchable property records database centralizing all county property information into one online resource. The website was a multi-year plan and the result of th...

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Visit the tax website County Clerk News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Spring is here. So are door-to-door salespeople.

Solicitor Registration and Credentials

Door-to-door sales people working in unincorporated Lake County must register with the Lake County Clerk's office and carry a solicitor’s certificate while on the job.

If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the certificate before conducting any busi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Lake County Offices Closed May 27

Lake County government offices are closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend as we remember the fallen heroes of our nation.

County Homepage News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Update

The Village of Gurnee, City of Waukegan, and Lake County have signed an intergovernmental agreement to conduct ethylene oxide (EtO) ambient air sampling near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Lake County Sets New Flood Stage Record in 2018

The county has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events. In 2018, Lake County went above flood stage during six separate events, which is triple the average number of flood events that went above flood stage over the last 10 years.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Crisis Care and Mental Health Services

We are committed to helping residents maintain their health and well-being. View the variety of support services available to those experiencing problems related to emotional and mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

It’s the time of year to take precautions against ticks, which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. In 2018, over 35 percent of deer ticks submitted for testing by the Health Department carried the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Protect Your Home with Property Check

Property Check is a free, easy-to-use, 24/7 online service that alerts subscribers, via email and/or text message, whenever a document is recorded against their name and/or property. The sign-up process only takes a few minutes.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Beach Park Chemical Spill Health Investigations Continue

At approximately 4:25 a.m. on April 25, 2019, a large release of anhydrous ammonia occurred on Green Bay Road and Clarendon St. in Beach Park. The release affected residents of Beach Park, Wadsworth, and Zion, as well as people traveling through the area....

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Plans Defined

Lake County, Ill. — Village of Gurnee, City of Waukegan, and Lake County Health Department officials have completed preliminary plans for outdoor air quality monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medl...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 2, 2018, the Lake County Health Department learned of concerns surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee. 

The Health Department immediately initiated communicati...

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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: April 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program 2019

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program 2019 were accepted in February and March.  We use a lottery system to select candidates to move forward in the employment process. We will contact selected youth in April and May to complete th...

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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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Access the website now 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: May 24, 2019

Missing Endangered Round Lake-Area Man

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing endangered man.  

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Wu, 26, was last seen on May 22, 2019, at approximately 7:30PM, leaving his home in...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

K9 Dax Named Finalist for Hero Dog National Title

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Sheriff John Idleburg is happy to announce, due to the large number of votes in Lake County, K9 Dax made it to the final round of voting for the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Award!

K9 Dax began his successful career with the Lake County Sheriff’...

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

Unincorporated Spring Grove Vehicle Versus Home Traffic Crash with Injuries

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On May 19, 2019, at approximately 1:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus house traffic crash with injuries in the 28900 block of South Avenue, Unincorporated Spring Grove.

When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, t...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Volo Chemical Spill

On May 18, 2019, at approximately 10:10AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of North Cornerstone Drive and Remington Drive, Volo, for a reported chemical spill.  

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Child Seriously Injured in Hit & Run Traffic Crash

On May 18, 2019, at approximately 5:00AM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Inverness Police Officers regarding an injured 13-year-old boy who had been transported from the 1100 block of Glencrest Drive, Inverness, to St. Alexius...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Sheriff’s Sergeant Graduates Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command

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Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant David Tomasello from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #459.

The ten-week School of Police Staff and Command began March 11, 20...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Update: Round Lake Beach Man Charged

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Following a thorough investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives obtained criminal charges on Kennett J. Andrews, 45, of the 300 block of Meadow Green Lane, Round Lake Beach, for one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony).  ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Home Shot in Beach Park

On May 16, 2019, at approximately 10:35AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive, Beach Park.  The 911 caller advised someone fired shots into his home.  Sheriff&...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Upcoming Latino Citizens Police Academy

Latino Academy

Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce the first-ever Lake County Sheriff’s Office Latino Citizens Police Academy, which will begin on June 5, 2019, and run for six-weeks.  Classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Su...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Waukegan Exchange Club Honors Two Sheriff’s Employees

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a sheriff’s deputy and a sheriff’s sergeant were honored by the Waukegan Exchange Club.  

Sergeant Gianni Giamberduca was selected as ‘Command Officer ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Man Charged with Arson After Setting His Car on Fire in Beach Park

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On May 11, 2019, at approximately 10:00PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of North Kenosha Road & Green Bay Road, Beach Park, for a report of a vehicle fire.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on the s...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Critical Beach Park Traffic Crash

On May 13, 2019, at approximately 2:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of North Sheridan Road and North Ganster Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and locat...

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

Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash

On May 12, 2019, at approximately 2:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Green Bay Road and Kenosha Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries.  When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they fou...

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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: 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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Stormwater Management Commission News
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: April 18, 2019

Proposed Ordinance Revisions and Public Meeting May 7

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has been working to revise its current ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement. The goals of the ordinance revision project were to make changes to the permitting process to make it eas...

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Transportation News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Lake County's 2019 Construction Program

Spring has officially sprung and that means it's time to start road construction here in Lake County! The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has already begun working on a few of the 29 projects identified for this road construction season.Rea...

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Interactive Construction Map Transportation News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

State Highway Consensus Plan for Lake County

This plan was developed in 2006 with input from local elected officials and residents. Together, we reached consensus and supported a list of priority transportation projects to bring about meaningful congestion relief to the transportation system in Lake C...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

How to Print Your Tax Bill Online

Do you need help printing your tax bill from our website?  Watch as Treasurer Kim demonstrates step-by-step how to print your tax bill.  Simply complete all the steps until your bill is visible, and press Ctrl + P to print!  &am...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

The 2018 Tax Bills Have Been Mailed

Keep your eye out, the 2018 tax bills have been mailed.  The due dates for this year are June 6th and September 6th.  To learn about the various payment options, click here.  Click on each payment option for more details! &n...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Treasurer Kim Shaves her head for St. Baldrick's

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Treasurer Holly Kim participated in the St. Baldrick's Foundation Hair for Hope at Green Town Tavern in Downtown Waukegan. This event is organized every year by Jim McArdle, Pat Vukovich and tons of volunteers. Treasurer Kim was able to raise $2883.00 whi...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

HB 925 Passes the House!

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On March 21st, HB 925 successfully passed the House! An initiative of Treasurer Holly Kim after receiving a constituent complaint regarding an unfair tax bill, the bill reforms the mobile home tax penalty on delinquency fines.

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