2019 road projects, Low-cost pet vaccination clinics, and More

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Terry Wilke, District 16

March 29, 2019

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Lake County Announces $134 Million in Road Projects for 2019

2019 Road Construction

Spring is here, so get ready for a busy road construction season in Lake County! The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has already started to work on a few of the 29 projects, investing nearly $134 million in road projects this year. This includes 22 new projects, including the reconstruction and widening of Weiland Road and intersection improvements at Hunt Club Road at IL 132 and Old McHenry Road at U.S. 12. Learn more.

Be in the Know! Connect with LCDOT
View our Interactive Construction Map to find the project you’re interested in and connect to important updates.

Use technology to get where you want to go! Check out Lake County PASSAGE to find real-time local traffic information and sign up to receive traffic alerts in your inbox.

Your April 2 Election Guide


Voter Registration
Grace Registration is available through April 2 at any early voting site when open and at the voter’s assigned Election Day site. Applicants must meet all voter registration requirements, provide valid identification, and vote at the time of registration.

Vote Early
Early voting is available through April 1 at sites throughout Lake County. Find an early voting site near you by using this locator. Hours vary at the different sites, and some locations even offer weekend and evening hours.

Vote on Election Day
Those choosing to vote on Election Day, April 2 must go to their assigned polling location. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your assigned voting site.

March County Board Wrap-Up

March County Board Wrap-Up

Learn about the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed (DPRW) Impact Analysis, which outlined concerns of increased flooding and negative impacts to the DPRW in both Wisconsin and Illinois due to development in the region. Also, the Lake County Board created a new Ad-Hoc Committee that will look for opportunities to consolidate local drainage districts to enhance government efficiency and provide cost savings, and introduced new budget policies that will make the County’s budget more transparent and easier to understand. Watch Video.

Person with Measles Visited Locations Near Lake County Border

A person infected with measles visited locations near the Lake and Cook counties border. Individuals who visited the following locations on the following days and times may have been exposed to measles. If you are experiencing symptoms of measles, please call your healthcare provider. Learn more

2018 Stormwater Awards

2019 SMC award

Congratulations to the 2018 Lake County Stormwater Award winners! These individuals, communities, groups and organizations exemplify SMC’s core mission of flood damage reduction, water quality improvement, natural resource protection, and enhancement. Meet this year’s winners.

Get Your Pet Vaccinated! Low-Cost Clinics Begin March 30

pet vaccination clinics

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. The Lake County Health Department will begin its spring pet vaccination clinics on March 30.  Only cash will be accepted on site. Find a pet vaccination clinic near you.

University Center Open House April 11

University Center open house

Learn about 130 bachelor’s, graduate, and professional development programs available at the University Center of Lake County Spring Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11.  Meet program representatives to ask questions about curriculum and admission, discuss career paths, and find the right programs. Register today!

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Forest Preserve News

LCFPD volunteers

Volunteers Lend Hands and Hearts to Help Forest Preserves Grow and Thrive
Helping with fishing camps, planting native gardens, monitoring wildlife and assisting at the Dunn Museum are just a few of the volunteer efforts performed by single individuals or groups. A total of 1,921 volunteers spent 25,910 hours in forest preserves throughout Lake County in 2018. Playing key roles in operations and public safety, habitat restoration, education and cultural preservation, the hours had a value of $674,000. Learn more »

LCFPD beach passes

Independence Grove Beach Passes Available
Season passes to the swimming beach at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase on or before May 1 and receive a 10 percent discount. The pass allows holders unlimited use of the 400-foot sand beach that runs along the South Bay of Independence Grove's 115-acre lake. Learn more »

Celebrate Spring at Lake County Festivals


Spring festivals in Lake County feature the most delectable eats, eclectic live music, radiant works of art and more. Check out Visit Lake County’s Spring Festivals Guide.

Pilot Program Tests Innovative School Safety System

School safety system pilot program

Fremont School District 79 is teaming up with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in a new pilot program that will enhance school safety efforts when seconds matter. The program will focus on information sharing between County schools and the Sheriff’s Office. Through the partnership, the Sheriff’s Office will maintain an internal website which will provide live-video feeds of cameras within the school (for schools with installed cameras), aerial views of the school and surrounding area, floor plans of each school building, and other updates to first-responders in a critical incident.  Find out more.

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