Old McHenry Road public meeting, Senior citizen assessment freeze outreach sessions, and More

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Craig Taylor, District 19

March 19, 2018

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March 20 Primary Election News

Find Your Election Day Polling Location
Those voting on Election Day, March 20 must go to their assigned polling location. Voters can find their polling location by using this Polling Place Locator. Grace voter registration also will be available in all precinct voting sites on Election Day and at the County Clerk’s Office in Waukegan.

View March 20 Primary Election Results
View the unofficial results from the March 20 Primary Election, which will be available after the polls close at 7 p.m. These results will include Election Day, early voting, grace period registration and mailed ballots. Results for the valid write-in candidates will be posted on the clerk’s website within seven days after the election. 

Old McHenry Road Improvement Public Meeting April 4

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting concerning the upcoming reconstruction of Old McHenry Road in downtown Long Grove. The project will include an intersection improvement at Robert Parker Coffin Road from a four-way stop to a controlled traffic signal, pavement reconstruction and resurfacing, drainage improvements, pedestrian accommodations (sidewalk and bike path), street lighting, and other associated improvements. LCDOT is working closely with the Village of Long Grove to coordinate construction to minimize impacts on community festivals.


The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the upcoming construction activities, traffic management and detours on Old McHenry Road. Exhibits showing the proposed conditions will be on display and project representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions. View the project website to learn more, and sign up for project specific emails

When: 5 to 7 p.m. (open house format) April 4
WhereKildeer Countryside Elementary, 3100 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

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Video Takes Closer Look at Recent County Board Actions

Fast-track permitting, regional 911 consolidation, and bond refinancing are examples of recent Lake County Board actions that demonstrate the Board's continued commitment to delivering exceptional, financially sustainable services.  Learn more in this five-minute County Board Wrap-Up video.

County Board Wrap-Up 2018

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application Outreach Sessions

Attention seniors! Receive assistance filling out the 2018 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Application at an upcoming outreach session. View Upcoming Outreach Sessions and Qualifications.

The Senior Freeze provides eligible seniors (based on income levels) protection against real estate tax increases due to rising property values as this exemption “freezes” your home’s equalized assessed value at a base year value. The base year is generally the year before you first qualify and apply for the exemption. For example, if you first qualify and apply in 2018, your property’s equalized assessed value will be “frozen” at the 2017 equalized assessed value. Please note that this exemption is not a tax freeze or a tax reduction and does not protect against increased taxes due to tax rate increases.

Lake County Public Works Water Main Repairs

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Lake County Public Works is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of 12 separate water systems in Lake County. What happens when we detect a water main leak or break? Watch this video and learn how our crews work around the clock and in any kind of weather to restore service as quickly as possible for our customers. 

2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award

Snow and Ice Control Award

Lake County recently received the 2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is proud to accept this award of national recognition for bringing an innovative, safe, and environmentally friendly snow and ice control program to the residents of Lake County. More information.

In addition to the work LCDOT is doing, the Stormwater Management Commission and the Lake County Health Department support the snow and ice control program through training, river monitoring, researching best practices and providing educational opportunities to our regional partners. Learn more about LCDOT Snow Operations.

Get Your Pet Vaccinated. Spring Clinics Start Soon


Make sure your pets are up to date with shots and rabies tags! The Lake County Health Department will offer spring pet vaccination clinics starting March 31 at locations across the county. View the spring clinic schedule.

Lake County Recognizes Company for Donation of Naloxone

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The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recently hosted a press conference to recognize kaléo, a Virginia-based pharmaceutical company, for its substantial contribution of Naloxone auto-injector kits to help save lives in Lake County. Naloxone is an opioid overdose antidote that counteracts the effects of heroin and other opioids in the brain and essentially “brings back” an individual from an overdose. Watch this video to learn more.

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Forest Preserve News

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Join a health professional and an educator on April 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hastings Lake for a walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health. We begin gathering at 3:45 p.m. for a prompt departure. Out of respect for all program participants, please leave pets at home. Service animals are permitted. We will walk approximately two miles. This event is free. No registration is required. Adult supervision is required. Meet at the playground parking lot. Additional Rx for Health walks

Rx for Health 2018 walks

Join Grand Opening of Dunn Museum on March 24
Arrive curious and leave inspired when you visit the new Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville. Come to the free grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 to meet our Dryptosaurus dinosaur and paleoartist Tyler Keillor who created her. Explore exhibitions on your own or take a guided tour, enjoy drop-in activities, and stroll through the gift shop. The Dunn Museum is located in Libertyville on Winchester Road between Route 45 and Butterfield Road. Learn more

Celebrate the new Dunn Museum with a week of special events, free with general admission. Event details

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Community News

Egg Hunt
Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to hunt for eggs hidden by the Bunny from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Paulus Park. The event will be held rain or shine.

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