The state of Lake County is strong! The Lake County Board continues to deliver on its mission of providing exceptional, financially sustainable services that promote a safe, healthy and economically strong Lake County.
In this State of the County video, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor provides a look back at the progress we are making to advance our strategic goals, and looks ahead at the priorities for this year.
Don't miss the free grand opening of the new Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville tomorrow! Attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the Dryptosaurus dinosaur and paleoartist Tyler Keillor who created her. Explore exhibitions on your own or take a guided tour and enjoy drop-in activities. The Dunn Museum is located in Libertyville on Winchester Road between Route 45 and Butterfield Road.
View the grand opening schedule 👇
A major tie replacement project between Libertyville and Fox Lake will impact midday and weekend service on the northernmost part of Metra's Milwaukee District North Line during the month of April, including a shutdown of the line north of Lake Forest for three consecutive weekends.
In addition to the shutdown of service north of Lake Forest on three weekends, the project will also impact midday service on weekdays north of the Grayslake Station. Work will begin Thursday, April 5 and continue through Friday, April 27.
Find out more: http://ow.ly/343430j69qs
Make sure your pets are up to date on shots and rabies tags! The Lake County Health Department is offering spring pet vaccination clinics starting March 31 at locations across the county. View the spring clinic schedule: https://go.usa.gov/xQxxz
View the unofficial results from the March 20 Primary Election. Election results are unofficial until Provisional and late-arriving Vote By Mail ballots are counted 14 days after the election and the results are certified. 👇👇
Grace Registration is available for Lake County residents who still need to register or update a current record at the voter’s assigned Election Day voting site. Applicants are required to meet all age, citizenship, and residency requirements; present valid identification; and vote at the time of registration.
Are you unsure if you are registered to vote? Visit the Lake County Clerk's Voter Power page to verify your registration status.
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. http://ow.ly/ZQOW30j1Ii3
Grace voter registration also will be available in all precinct voting sites on Election Day and at the County Clerk’s Office in Waukegan.
#FunFactFriday - For each election, Lake County prints about 500,000 ballots for testing, early voting, nursing home voting, vote by mail, and Election Day! Rather than engaging outside vendors, the Lake County Clerk's office programs and creates all of its election ballots.
The Lake County IL Sheriff's Office is conducting special traffic patrols with State and local law enforcement this St. Patrick's Day weekend to focus on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Stay safe on the road by following these safety tips. ⬇
It's time to go on a Maple Syrup Hike! Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping.
The Lake County Forest Preserves is offering hikes starting every half-hour from noon to 2 p.m. March 24 and 25.
Sign up for a hike: http://ow.ly/Fo7A30iXI0u
#Recycle your unwanted cell phones, CDs, ink cartridges, gym shoes, styrofoam blocks, and bikes, and learn about earth-healthy daily routines at the Green Living Fair this weekend!
Where: Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17
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. Find out more 👇👇
Yum! Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Demetrius Willis and Michael Abromaitis shared great tasting healthy recipes and cooking tips, and how you can #BreakUpWithSalt!
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Demetrius Willis and Michael Abromaitis share healthy recipes and cooking tips, and how you can #BreakUpWithSalt.
In advance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we are bringing attention to the Blue Kids Lake County campaign, which aims to educate the community about signs of child abuse and how to help prevent it by posting “Blue Kids signs” across the county to help raise awareness.
Pictured: Aaron Lawlor - Lake County Board Chairman and Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena at the Lake County Board meeting today with the National Child Abuse Prevention Month resolution.
Earlier tonight, dozens of Lake County residents attended Severe Storm and Tornado Spotter Training! Even as new technology allows the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue warnings with more lead time, spotters are essential to help keep our community safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS.