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Open burning restrictions to go into effect next month in unincorporated areas of Lake County

New open burning restrictions for unincorporated Lake County and new consolidated waste services in certain areas will go into effect starting June 1, county officials said. The Lake County Board approved new burning restrictions in January. The restrictions aim to reduce the health impacts of smoke exposure from open burning, county officials said. The permanent […]

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County board approves gun violence, domestic violence prevention programs in Lake County

The county board on Tuesday approved new programs led by the state’s attorney’s office targeting the prevention of gun violence and domestic violence in Lake County. A Domestic Violence Prevention Partnership with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) was established in part with a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The Domestic […]

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County board approves open burning restrictions in unincorporated areas of Lake County

The Lake County Board voted this past week to implement restrictions on opening burning within unincorporated areas of Lake County, including a ban on burning certain yard waste. The Lake County Board voted on Tuesday to enact the burning restrictions. Franchise waste hauler agreements to provide consolidated waste hauling services in unincorporated areas within certain […]

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Lake County board member says his car was burglarized twice on Christmas Eve while he was delivering presents

A Lake County board member called out the Lake County state’s attorney, saying he is “very concerned” with crime after his car was burglarized twice on Christmas Eve while he was out delivering presents. Lake County Board Member Dick Barr posted security camera videos early Christmas Day on social media showing his car being burglarized […]

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Lake County Board approves funding to bolster state’s attorney’s Violent Crimes Unit

The Lake County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved additional funding to expand the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office’s newly-created Violent Crimes Unit. The board’s action authorizes Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart to devote two additional prosecutors and a victim-witness counselor to the unit. “This Violent Crimes Unit will allow our most experienced prosecutors to […]

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Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County files lawsuit against Lake County Board

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, which is a county-funded agency, has filed a lawsuit against the Lake County Board for refusing to pay the agency’s legal bills. Andrew Tangen, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County (VACLC), said the lawsuit was filed in late May and a pre-trial conference is scheduled […]

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Lake County Board passes highly opposed ordinance that will add four-cent-per-gallon gas tax

The Lake County Board approved an ordinance that will add a four-cent-per-gallon gas tax to address a $1.7 billion transportation project backlog in the county. The new ordinance will provide an estimated $10 million dollars each year in new transportation infrastructure investments. Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart said the investment will allow the county […]