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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Lake County Public Works Customers – Sign Up for CodeRED!

Don’t miss out on notifications about boil water orders, watermain breaks, service disruptions, upcoming project work and more. Lake County Public Works (LCPW) customers can sign up for CodeRED, the new alert system used by LCPW. Register online...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Census Jobs in Lake County

The 2020 Census is around the corner, and it’s vital that every person in Lake County is counted. You can be part of that effort, and get paid for it! Census workers are needed here in Lake County for a wide variety of full-time and part-time jo...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Update: Recreational Cannabis in Unincorporated Lake County

The recreational use of cannabis in Illinois became legal on Jan. 1. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois within their boundaries can ban recreational cannabis businesses or establish regulations to allow the production and sale of cannabis. This incl...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Volunteer Opportunities

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is Jan. 20, 2020. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Find volunteer opportunities in your community by visiti...

Learn how to find a volunteer opportunity.

County Homepage News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Lake County Jail Data Now Publicly Available

Through a partnership with Loyola University Chicago, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has developed a platform to share demographical information from the Lake County Jail with the community. This will allow the public to see information and tr...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart Responds to Hate Speech Incident in Lake Zurich

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart has issued the following statement in response to an incident of vandalism in Lake Zurich yesterday that included swastikas being spray painted on the wall and playground equipment of Seth Paine Elementary School:I was d...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Recycle Your Holiday Tree and Lights

Recycle your Christmas tree at the Lake County Forest Preserves any time between Dec. 26, 2019 and Feb. 1, 2020. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping. View a list of dropoff locations.

Have broken or unwanted strings of holiday lig...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Recreational Cannabis Q&A

As of Jan. 1, the recreational use of cannabis in Illinois for persons 21 and older will be legal. Under the law, jurisdictions in Illinois can ban recreational cannabis businesses within their boundaries or, alternatively, establish regulations to allow ...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

New Illinois Laws for the New Year

New Illinois Laws for the New Year

More than 250 new state laws will go into effect in Illinois beginning Jan. 1, which will impact nearly all Illinois residents.

  • Marijuana: The recreational use of cannabis for persons 21 and older will be legal, but indivi...
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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Volunteer to Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness

You can join the fight to end homelessness in Lake County. Every January, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH) conducts an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. Volunteers are needed to interview and offer assistance to people experienci...

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County Homepage News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Essay Contest for Lake County High School Students

Attention high school students! The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and other local organizations are inviting Lake County students in grades 9 to 12 to enter an essay contest focused on ending violence against women. Essays should be 500 words or l...

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