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August 14, 2012
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Lake County Edition
Understanding Your 2012 Property Assessment: Help Centers Available
Property owners receive their assessment notices this time of year, and it's important that they carefully review and understand this information. The Chief County Assessment Office will hold two public information meetings and 18 tax assessment help centers this fall to help residents. Full schedule of outreach sessions from August through October.
In this video
, County Board Chairman David Stolman sits down with the Chief County Assessment Officer to answer frequently asked questions about your assessment notice. Watch now
2012 IDOT Pavement Patching
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced its
Mundelein: The Canadian National Railroad will close IL Route 176 (Maple St.) at the crossing in the Village of Mundelein on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. for repairs. The road should reopen on the evening of Friday, Aug. 24. The posted detour route for eastbound traffic on IL Route 176 (Maple St.) is to proceed southbound on US Route 45 and eastbound on Hawley Street back to IL Route 176 (Maple St.). For westbound traffic on IL Route 176 (Maple St.), proceed south-west bound on Hawley Street and northbound on US Route 45 back to IL Route 176 (Maple St.)
Libertyville Township: The Canadian National Railroad will close the railroad crossing on Diamond Lake Road in Libertyville Township on Monday, Aug. 27 at 6 a.m. for new railroad track installation. Diamond Lake Road should reopen to traffic on the evening of Friday, Sept. 7.
Detour route: IL Route 60/83 to IL Route 60 to U.S. Route 45.
The Lake County Division of Transportation is now accepting
applications for the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Enrollment is open through the end of August. This program provides residents and businesses an opportunity to contribute towards a cleaner, greener environment, one mile at a time. Learn more about the Adopt-A-Highway program in this short video.
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Strategic Planning Committee Supports IL Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council's Recommendations
Lake County Board Chairman, David Stolman, attended the August 15 Strategic Planning Committee of Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. At the meeting, tollway staff presented the Committee with a summary of the IL Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council's key recommendations and began discussing next steps for the corridor improvement. The committee supported the Tollway beginning the process of engaging consultants to develop a more detailed design concept for the 53/120 corridor. This would include developing details regarding design, traffic, cost estimates and financing options. The committee also supported working with CMAP, Lake County and the communities along the 53/120 corridor to initiate a corridor land use plan.
Veterans Treatment Assistance Court
Veterans Treatment Assistance Court (VTAC) is a program in Lake County that is specifically designed to help and screen all veterans coming into the criminal justice system. Eligible participants receive extensive treatment and services, as well as mentoring from fellow veterans. Watch now.
Kids 1st Health Fair
More than 1,000 children received free health services at this year's
Kids 1st Health Fair, which marked the 20th anniversary of the Fair. Each year, hundreds of volunteers provide immunizations, physicals, and dental screenings to help children meet requirements for school.
Teach Kids Lessons in the Kitchen
This year's back to school message is about including your children in meal or snack preparation. Food preparation skills can benefit children for the rest of their lives. The Health Department's Registered Dietitian Toby Smithson explains how children can safely perform various tasks at different age levels during food preparation time.
Health Department Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center reports that a 68-year-old male resident of Buffalo Grove (the Lake County side) tested positive for West Nile encephalitis. He was hospitalized and discharged. This is the county's first human West Nile virus case since 2010.
In addition to the human case, 52 pools (batches) of mosquitoes and three birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Lake County this year. The Health Department warns that the risk for West Nile virus transmission has significantly increased. This makes it all the more important to protect yourself against mosquito bites by following the three R's - reduce your exposure to mosquitoes, repel them by wearing insect repellent, and report areas where mosquitoes typically breed.
| |SWALCO Celebrates 10th Anniversary The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) recently held an open house at its facility in Gurnee. In addition to highlighting its 10 years of service, SWALCO used the occasion to introduce a new program to encourage more recycling of solid waste in Lake County in the coming years.
Job Center Open House - August 30
As part of the celebration of Workforce Development Week, the Lake County Job Center will host an Open House on Thursday, August 30 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Waukegan Job Center (1 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL). More information
4th annual "Employment Expo & Workshops" - September 13
The Village of Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Area Chamber and Job Center of Lake County are hosting a complimentary Employment Expo for businesses and job seekers to enhance employment opportunities for everyone. Employers can still sign up for a booth. More information
Veteran Workshop - August 29
There will be a Veteran's Workshop in Grayslake focusing on federal employment on August 29 at CLC. Learn how to effectively apply for federal positions. Call 847.543.7481 for details. More information