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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Permit Fees Waived for Flood Damage Repairs

News from Lake County: Do you need to make repairs to your property due to flood damage from the heavy rains in September? The Lake County Planning, Building and Development…


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
House Republicans Seeking to Repeal “trade-in” Tax

In a little-publicized move, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation in spring 2019 to cap the “trade-in credit” that has, up until now, partially relieved the burden of sales taxes…


Monday, October 7, 2019
COGFA September 2019 Revenue Report

The Illinois revenue report for September 2019 was compiled by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA), the General Assembly’s nonpartisan budget-monitoring office.  Income tax receipts continued their healthy…


Wednesday, October 2, 2019
FAFSA Financial Aid Filing for Next School Year Now Available

October 1, 2019 marked the first day students may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 school year. Click Here. While students may use the FAFSA form…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites Announced

One way that Illinois households can help the environment is by making sure that hazardous waste items from their personal property are turned in for safe disposal.  Tests of groundwater…


Thursday, September 26, 2019
Statewide Unemployment Rate Drops to 4%

The four percent level is one traditional benchmark of what constitutes “full employment.”  It should be noted that there are some Illinoisans, classified as “discouraged workers,” whose potential employment status…


Thursday, September 12, 2019
September is National Child Passenger Safety Month

The first full back-to-school month has been designated as National Child Passenger Safety Month for drivers and families. Each year, agencies and organizations around the country take this opportunity to…


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Remembering 9.11.01

As we pause today to remember those that were lost on September 11, 2001, and the hero’s that would be lost in the years to come, let’s thank those who…


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Property Tax Relief Task Force Holds First Hearing

The bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force, which first convened and organized itself on August 12, held its first hearing on August 29. The Task Force heard from the Department of…


Monday, September 9, 2019
Adopt A Highway This Fall

The Lake County Division of Transportation is looking for volunteers to take part in its Adopt A Highway program this fall. Through this community service program, volunteers will help pick…