than 200 Lake County leaders recently came together to take a stand for
inclusion and unity and pledged to make Lake County an inclusive and welcoming
community. Following increased
reports of divisiveness, intolerance, and disrespectful actions across the
country, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and State’s Attorney Mike
Nerheim, along with The Partnership for a Safer Lake County hosted the Summit
of Leaders to engage local leaders to have a meaningful discussion around
inclusion and building respect in all aspects of community life. Watch this video to learn more about
The Lake County Recorder’s office has received calls from residents
about official letters they have received regarding the deed to their home. The
Recorder's office is urging you to be cautious, especially if you recently
purchased or refinanced your home. Find out more
There are exciting paid internship opportunities
at Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) for summer 2017! If you
are interested in watershed planning and workshop coordination, if you have
experience using ArcGIS software, or if you have a strong background in wetland
sciences and plant identification, there are positions available that could be
for you. Visit
the Lake County career page to learn more and apply.
Learn more about job openings
within the Lake County Sheriff’s Office as they host a job fair from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, March 11 at the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus in
Sheriff’s Association offers $500 scholarship
The Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding a $500 college
scholarship to a local student seeking to pursue higher education during the
2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, books and
fees only. Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents and be enrolled full
time during the 2017-18 school year.
Applications are available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and
Office website. Complete the application, including a 350-word essay, and return
all documentation to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 25 S Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Waukegan by March 15.
Several Lake County departments are reviewing
and updating their ordinances, and we want to hear from you! Please join us for
an open house to review the changes, provide feedback, and ask questions. We
are bringing departments, including the Lake County Division of Transportation,
Health Department, Planning, Building and Development, Public Works and
Stormwater Management Commission together in one spot, so our customers and
stakeholders can get all of the information they need in one stop. If you would
like to preview the materials in advance of the meetings or submit comments
electronically, please visit the project website.
Two Sessions Available:
When: 7 to 9 a.m. or *4 to 6 p.m. March 15
Where: Lake County Division of Transportation, 600 Winchester Road,
*The Health Department will be conducting a
formal Public Hearing at 4 p.m. as part of this open house. See Public Hearing
As we approach the April 4 Consolidated Election, Lake County registered
voters are encouraged to log onto LakeVoterPower.info
to confirm their registration records reflect their current name and address.
Online voter registration is available now until March 19 through the the Illinois State
Board of Elections at ova.elections.il.gov. An Illinois driver’s license or state ID card is required
for online registration.
Beginning March 8 through 17, grace voter registration will take place at the Lake County Clerk's Office in Waukegan. For this election only, registrants who come to the Clerk's Office will receive a ballot by mail application as
ballots will not printed until March 20. Voted ballots must be returned with postmark of midnight on Election Day April 4.
Continue to check my upcoming e-newsletters for more information regarding the April 4 Consolidated Election, including how to preview your personalized ballot, find early voting sites, and where to vote on Election Day.
The Lake County Board of Review is seeking additional members to
assist in reviewing property tax assessment appeal cases starting in July
through November 2017.
In order to be eligible for such an appointment, one must be
qualified by experience and training in property appraisal and property tax
administration. Persons who meet the real estate experience condition for
eligibility must also successfully pass the state examination, which will be
administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue at 9 a.m. April 12 at the
Kane County Government Center in Geneva.
Seating for the examination is limited. To register for the
examination or for questions on the location, contact Sandra Orlando at
630-208-3818. For questions related to Board of Review service in Lake
County, contact Martin Paulson at 847-377-2191 or send an email to email@example.com.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office is hosting an essay
contest in conjunction with its National Crime Victims' Rights Week
program. Any student who has been a victim of a crime is invited to nominate
someone who served as a "hero," helping them regain strength,
resilience, and/or justice during this time. The selected essay will be
featured during the Victims' Rights Week program on April 4. The deadline
to submit the essay is March 22. Learn
more about the essay contest.
favorites, and sample local cuisine as Lake County Restaurant Week returns for
its second year. Now through Sunday, March 12, visit 50 participating restaurants,
which are offering prix fixe menus or special offers. Learn more about Lake County
Nearly 25 percent of Lake County commuters are finding ways to beat the
traffic with alternative transportation such as carpooling and commuter rail
service. Lake County now leads suburban Chicago counties in non-traditional
more about this transportation snapshot.
From reducing CO2 emissions on the roads to providing more ways
you can recycle, let us show you what Lake County departments are doing to make
this county a vibrant, healthy place to live and work and how you can help too!
Check our Sustainable
Lake County website!
Also, check out these details about an upcoming event in
Join the Green Living Fair in Libertyville
Drop-off bikes, Styrofoam, printer cartridges, gym shoes and more for
recycling, and learn about earth-healthy daily routines from over 40 exhibitors
at the 2017 Green Living Fair. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 18 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Learn
Severe weather can happen anytime,
such as hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging
winds, tornadoes, large hail, and flooding, and winter storms associated with
sleet, snow and strong winds. As Illinois observes Severe Weather Preparedness
Week, make sure you are prepared before severe weather occurs. Go to Ready.gov to learn your risks as well as how to create an
Lake County also has resources to
keep you informed. Watch this video to
learn ways to receive emergency alerts. One way is have alerts sent to your
mobile device or email through Alert Lake County. You
can also stay alert by visiting Lake County government Facebook and Twitter pages.
Forest Preserve News
spring, our restoration ecologists conduct controlled burns across
hundreds of acres of forest preserve land. Fire is
the most effective and economical tool
available for managing natural communities and improving habitat. Learn
more and view an interactive map that shows where we
are burning each day.
with the Forest Preserves
Volunteers help the Forest Preserve District from public safety
and habitat restoration to historic preservation
and nature education. In 2016, volunteers contributed more than
36,000 hours. The value of this work exceeds $1 million and is
the equivalent of nearly 20 full time staff members. At a recent volunteer recognition brunch, we
introduced the Gilman Award to
recognize an individual who proves dedication through service. Congratulations
to the 2017 Gilman Award winner, Paul Klonowski! Paul,
who began volunteering 15 years ago, helps with our paddle sports program
and grew the Water TrailKeepers program from scratch. Learn how you can get involved.
Don't miss Lake Zurich Chamber Showcase this weekend
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Showcase will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Lake Zurich High School fieldhouse. Meet with over 80 local businesses and organizations, and enjoy face painting and kids activities, food, giveaways and more.
Find native plants for your home at annual sale
Find native trees, shrubs and plants as Citizens for Conservation holds its 21st annual sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 and 7 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Native plants provide many
advantages for both gardeners and the environment, and buyers can choose from a
huge selection of robust, hardy native plants, including perennials, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees. For information, call 847-382-7283.
Ela Township offers scholarships to Lake Zurich High School seniors
Ela Township may offer multiple scholarships with a one-time maximum benefit of $1,500 to eligible Lake Zurich High School seniors to assist with post-secondary education expenses. The deadline to apply is May 12. For information and to obtain an application packet, contact the Ela Township office at 847-438-7823.