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Craig Taylor, District 19

November 5, 2018

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Find Your Election Day Voting Site

Those choosing to vote on Election Day (Nov. 6) must go to their assigned polling location. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your assigned voting site.

Raise Your Voter IQ
To help raise your voter IQ, the Lake County Clerk’s office put together some factoids based on the most common questions asked by Lake County voters. Make sure to check these out: View Factoids.

View Live Election Results
The County Clerk's homepage will feature a link with election results beginning right after the polls close at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Make sure to check out this web page throughout the night as results are sent in.

November 6 election

Don't Throw Away Your Pumpkins! Compost Them Instead


Don't throw away your Halloween pumpkins! Pumpkins are full of nutrients that are good for the soil which makes them excellent to compost. Drop your pumpkins off at one of two year-round food scrap public drop-off sites.

Lake County Supports Our Veterans


As Lake County joins the nation in celebrating Veteran’s Day, we appreciate the dedication and commitment of the men and women who have served in the United States Military. To honor their service, we offer resources to help veterans and their families. To learn more, visit the Veterans Assistance Commission website, and sign up for their monthly newsletter.

Recorder of Deed's Office Offers Information to Our Veterans
The Lake County Recorder of Deed's Office offers various services to our veterans and their families. This includes being the official keeper of veteran’s military records, or DD214. The Recorder’s Office is happy to provide veterans a free copy of this form upon the completion of a request for discharge record.

Multiple Ways Veterans Can Save Money on Their Property Taxes
Multiple exemptions are available through the Chief County Assessment Office that can help eligible veterans save money on their property taxes. Learn more about the exemptions available to veterans.


Helping Veterans Find Jobs

Lake County Workforce Development offers a variety of job search services and training opportunities to help job seekers gain the necessary skills to be competitive in today’s job market. Veterans receive priority service, which includes specialty workshops. Visit the Job Center of Lake County’s website to learn more.

Doing the Right Repair at the Right Time on the Right Road

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Maintaining and preserving the current Lake County transportation system takes top priority when putting together the Lake County Division of Transportation’s annual improvement plan. Maintaining pavements is a large part of this effort. Watch this video to learn more about the pavement management program, which allows LCDOT to evaluate when and where repairs are needed. Also, visit our pavements website to learn more, including answers to frequently asked questions such as how the county chooses what roads to repair.

College of Lake County Open House

Speak with faculty and staff about transfer and career programs, take a campus tour, speak with current students and more as the College of Lake County hosts an open house. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the college’s Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake campuses. Register today to attend!

Lake County Attendance Awards 2018

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The Lake County Regional Office of Education’s Attendance & Truancy Division invited all Lake County schools to participate in the Annual Fall Attendance Competition in Lake County. The Attendance Competition promotes improved school attendance at the beginning of the school year and emphasizes the need to attend regularly to receive full educational benefits. Watch this video to learn more.

Avoid Bats, Prevent Rabies

Never touch bats or attempt to remove them from your home! They are known carriers of rabies, which can be a fatal disease. If you encounter a bat, contact Animal Care and Control at (847) 377-4700. Check out this video to learn what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and pets from bats and rabies. Watch Video.

Grant to Help Utilizers of Jail with Behavioral Health Challenges Find Supportive Housing

Pay for Success

Lake County has been chosen to receive a national grant to help reduce the number of people with behavioral health issues who are detained in the Sheriff’s Adult Corrections Facility when they could be better served in supportive housing. Working in partnership with the health department, sheriff’s office, the county’s law enforcement and criminal justice system as well as local agencies, Lake County Community Development is one of three providers across the country to receive the Pay for Success grant.

Find out more: Watch Video | Read News Release

Lake County Advances Local Justice System Reform

Safety and Justice Challenge

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a $700,0000 grant to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to continue building on efforts to reform the local criminal justice system and safely reduce the Lake County Jail's population. The grant is part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a $148 million national initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read the news release

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Forest Preserve News

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#OptOutside This Black Friday
Skip the stores and #optoutside in your forest preserves on Friday, Nov. 23. Share your photos with us using hashtags #LCFPD and #optoutside. Learn more »

Fall family fest

Fall Family Fest
Celebrate the season at the Dunn Museum in Libertyville, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Create fall-inspired crafts, experiment to see if a pumpkin sinks or floats, and learn how the Potawatomi lived hundreds of years ago. Learn more »

Thanksgiving for Nature

Thanksgiving for Nature Scavenger Hunt 
Discover what we should be thankful for in nature on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth. Find clues along the trail in this self-paced activity. Learn more»

LCFPD Annual Fund 2018

Annual Fund Breaks Records
Thank you to all who contributed to the Preservation Foundation's Annual Fund before June 30 and helped us exceed our $100,000 goal for the fiscal year! With your help, we raised more money than ever before for this fund, which provides a flexible source of funding for all areas of the Lake County Forest Preserves mission. In the past year, Annual Fund grants supported education loan boxes to put learning tools in the hands of Lake County teachers, helped staff assess the health of our Blanding’s turtle population, and supported habitat restoration and volunteer engagement at Greenbelt Forest Preserve in North Chicago. Support the Annual Fund today »

Community News

Save the Date!
Visit Lake County will host a special holiday event showcasing the Lake County Libation Trail participants from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Learn more

Miracle on Main Street
Join the Miracle on Main Street from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Meet Santa Claus, enjoy children's activities, entertainment and much more. Learn more

Lake Zurich Job Opening
The Village of Lake Zurich has an immediate need for qualified candidates for the position of telecommunicator. Telecommunicators serve as the central coordination point between emergency services and the public. Learn more

Lake Zurich Receives Recognition for Being Beautiful
The Village of Lake Zurich received special recognition from America in Bloom (AIB) for its beautiful landscaped areas. Judges ranked Lake Zurich highly in commercial shopping districts, the industrial park and service clubs. Learn more

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