Join us for our virtual board meeting Thursday

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining social distancing by holding our June 18 meeting as a virtual meeting on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please use the link below on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Topic: Shields Township April Meeting
Time: June 18, 2020, 6:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 886 4833 4903
Password: Shields

Serving you during COVID-19

Assessor's Office

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the State has enacted legislation to automatically renew exemptions for tax year 2020. The automatic renewals will affect the Senior Assessment Freeze, Disabled Persons, Disabled Veterans Exemptions.

If a taxpayer had any of the exemptions in place for tax year 2019, then the exemption will automatically be granted for tax year 2020. Taxpayers do not need to renew or file for this year. If a taxpayer has already submitted an application or renewal for 2020, no further action is required.

The only instance where an application must be made is for first time applicants or if there has been a change is the Disabled Veterans disability rating.

This legislation was supported by the Lake County Township Assessor’s Association to protect the most venerable population from the spread of Covid-19. Lake County will be mailing notices to those taxpayers who are impacted.

Due to COVID-19, the Shields Township Assessor’s Office is temporarily closed. Our office will be operating remotely and will be available to assist residents via phone and email during normal business hours. When calling, please leave a detailed message and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Should you choose to send an email, our email addresses are provided below.

Phoenix Rising Food Pantry

Currently the food pantry located in the Shields Township building is closed.

Other Food Resources

Here are some additional food resources in Lake County. Call ahead to confirm they are open as situations change often.

Emmanuel Faith Bible Christian Center, 1840 Lincoln St., North Chicago
Thursdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m drive-through. Pre-packaged bags

Community Action Partnership of Lake County
Curbside Monday through Friday. Call 847-249-4330 and an application will be taken. Pre-packaged bags distributed.

Catholic Charities, 671 S. Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To request food call 847-782-4163. Pre-packaged bags distributed.
Also, any Lake County seniors (over 60 years old) who are unable or afraid to pick up food can have food delivered. Call 847-546-5733.

Holy Family Catholic Church, 912 8th Street, Waukegan
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prepacked bags distributed.

Phoenix Rising Food Pantry, 906 Muir Avenue, Lake Bluff
By appointment only, 847-579-9739

CATCH - prepared meals delivered to your door

  • COVID-positive individuals
  • Seniors
  • Immigrants
  • Homeless

Call Susan or Angelina (in Spanish), 224-715-3965 or 480-226-6545

School Districts 65 and 115 in Lake Bluff/Lake Forest
Call your school district for a voucher and pick up at Donati’s Pizza in Lake Bluff

North Chicago City Hall
May 16, 10am; drive-through, pre-packed bags

Paris Banquet Hall, Lewis Ave. and 14th Street, North Chicago
Every Sunday 1pm, pre-packaged bags

Catholic Charities
60 or better - register with Catholic Charities by phone, 847-782-4170
Must call by Friday to reserve meals for following Wednesday (3 meals per person for suggested donation of $8.00)
Starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Pick up time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon
Location: North Chicago City Hall parking lot, 1850 Lewis Ave.

Get Your Passports Here!

This service is currently on hold but will resume once the office reopens.


There's no quicker, easier way to get or renew your passport!

  • No appointment necessary
  • Passport photos taken too - only $12
  • Prompt, friendly service

Get the details here - and get ready for your next big trip!

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