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Illinois announces additional $17 million in grant money for municipalities who help with migrant arrivals

Governor JB Pritzker has announced $17 million in additional funding for Illinois municipalities to help them support migrants living in their communities. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced the latest round of funding on Tuesday. The grant money being made available is in response to the more than 38,000 new arrivals […]

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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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Lake County to receive more than $14 million from federal government for infrastructure projects

Lake County is slated to receive more than $14 million in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill signed into law by President Joe Biden. Biden signed the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act on Tuesday, according to The White House. A list of projects submitted by Lake County’s U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Lauren […]

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Face masks to be required in all Lake County government buildings regardless of vaccination status

County officials have announced that face coverings will be required again in all Lake County government buildings starting on Monday as COVID-19 cases rise in the state. The requirement will be for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to Alex Carr, Interim Chief Communications Officer for Lake County. Carr said the mandate comes after the […]

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Driver hospitalized after Lake County municipal truck crashes into business in Libertyville

A Lake County Facilities Operations employee was injured after crashing his work truck all the way into a car repair business in Libertyville Wednesday afternoon. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 12:17 p.m. Wednesday to the AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care, 1406 North Milwaukee Avenue. Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt […]