March 20 Primary Election news, Lake County Restaurant Week, and More

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February 28, 2018

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Ballots Ready for March 20 Primary Election

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Ballots for the March 20 Primary Election are ready for those choosing to vote early at the Clerk’s office or by mail. View the voter information guide to see a complete list of candidates, public questions, early voting sites, and more.

Voter Registration
Online voter registration is available through the Illinois State Board of Elections until March 4. A valid Illinois driver’s license or state identification card is required. Register now.

Vote by Mail
Have you ever wondered all the fun things you could be doing instead of waiting in line on Election Day? We thought of seven ideas that can be much more fun! Vote from the comfort of your own home. Apply to vote by mail by March 15.

Early Voting
In-person early voting at the Clerk’s office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until March 2.

Beginning March 5, early voting will be available at all 15 sites throughout the county. For early voting, Lake County residents may use any location regardless of where they live. Grace registration will be available at all early voting sites, and residents must vote at the same time as registering.

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Yum! Lake County Restaurant Week Returns

Get ready for 10 days to savor as Lake County Restaurant Week returns March 2 to 11. Featuring nearly 60 restaurants, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the delicious flavors of Lake County. Enjoy prix fixe menus and special offers at participating restaurants.

2018 Restaurant Week revised

Lake County Offers Summer Internships


State’s Attorney’s Office

Resumes are now being accepted for its 2018 summer internship program.  The program is available to first- and second-year law students and to college students who have completed their first year. Today is the final day to apply!  Find Out More

Stormwater Management Commission
Applications are now being taken for a GIS Intern for Summer 2018. If you have an emphasis in GIS, geography or a related field, this might be the perfect position for you. Apply today!

Division of Transportation
LCDOT has two exciting summer internship opportunities in the fields of GIS and Engineering. The GIS intern will perform beginning technical GIS work such as inventory gathering along county bikeways and highways, maintaining spatial data, and map creation. The engineering intern will gain experience in beginning level engineering work such as surveying, performing basic construction inspections, conducting field and laboratory tests on construction materials, and collecting traffic data for traffic studies. Find Out More.

Crisis Care and Mental Health in Lake County

The mental health crisis facing our nation and our communities affects everyone - individuals, families, employers, schools, hospitals, the criminal justice system, and more. Lake County is working with health and public safety partners and community members to better understand the problem, strengthen and connect services, and build a continuum of care. Learn more by viewing this interactive story map!

Crisis care interactive story map

Paratransit Market Study for the Lake County Region

2018 paratransit market study

A Paratransit Market Study is underway in Lake County to evaluate transportation options for seniors, people with disabilities, and the general public. The public was recently invited to learn more about the study at the second round of community meetings held in January 2018. Meeting attendees had the opportunity to provide input on the analysis of existing conditions and draft recommendations for service implementation. If you weren’t able to attend one of the meetings, please provide your feedback by taking the online survey.

Learn More: Watch VIDEO, Visit Project WEBSITE, Take SURVEY

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. After stealing client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, criminals use the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. Thieves are then using various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers. Find out more

Meet Bones


Meet Bones, the newest member of the Lake County Coroner's Office! Bones, a Belgian Malinois, is in training to become a cadaver dog and to search for missing persons. Bones also will provide grief support for family members who lost a loved one.

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Forest Preserve News

Book Your Event at a Forest Preserve Picnic Shelter
Reservations for 2018 picnic permits are now available. Choose from 31 picnic shelters located in scenic forest preserves throughout the county. Picnic shelter permits ensure exclusive use of a shelter for your family reunion, company picnic or other group gathering. Plan early to help ensure your first choice of shelter and date. Learn more

2018 lcfpd picnic shelter

Stormwater Management Awards

SMC awards 2018

Earlier this month, the 2017 Stormwater Award winners were honored for their outstanding achievements. These individuals, communities, groups and organizations exemplify SMC’s core mission of flood damage reduction, water quality improvement, and natural resource protection and enhancement. Lake County is very fortunate to have this level of collaborative dedication and investment to stormwater management.


Watch the 12th Annual Stormwater Management Commission Awards video to see highlights from the event. 

What's Happening in District 14

I recently had the opportunity to help clear the driveway for area senior citizens as part of Shields Township's senior snow shoveling program. Let's all help make Lake County a great place and take some time to volunteer! View volunteer opportunities.

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Lake County also is a wonderful place to meet an unexpected celebrity. Some local residents and I had the opportunity to meet WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz when he attended the opening of a new local business.

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