Friday, February 22, 2013
Forbes Magazine declares Lake County one of America's most miserable places to live. Do you agree?
Hmmm. Lake County isn't a city, yet it still placed No. 9 on Forbes Magazine's 2013 list of America's Most Miserable Cities, according to Forbes. The No. 1 spot belongs to Detroit, followed by Flint, Mich.; Rockford, Ill.; and Chicago. See the complete list here. Of Lake County, Forbes wrote, "The Chicago suburb is one of the richest counties in the U.S., as measured by per capita income. But home prices are down 29% over the past 5 years. Other drawbacks: long commutes and lousy weather." Forbes said it examined nine factors for the 200 largest metro areas in the United States including violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times and weather. Tell us what you think. Is Lake County a miserable place to live?
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Is the state holding any of your money or unclaimed property? Find out at the I-Cash event hosted by State Treasurer Dan Rutherford at the Lake County building in Waukegan Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Tuesday, February 19
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging Lake County residents to attend his I-Cash event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Lake County building at 18 N. County St., in Waukegan. Come and find out if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them. A reported 319,063 owners in Lake County have $87,270,495 in unclaimed property, according to the January list of unclaimed property holders. I-Cash staff will be on-hand from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to help reisdents find out if they have unclaimed property. Treasurer Rutherford will provide remarks at 2:30 p.m. "People are thrilled to find out they have money just waiting for them through I-Cash," said Rutherford. "I encourage area residents to…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Lake County has a cool new interactive mapping tool that allows you to easily look up and view maps of a community's boundaries, attractions, election precincts, park districts and much more.
Lake County has transformed its Online Mapping Application increasing transparency and providing users with easy access to maps, tax and property information, and other interactive features. Grayslake residents can easily view township boundaries, conservation features, school boundaries, library districts, special service areas, congressional districts and more. Anyone seeking to conduct business, or buy property in Lake County can analyze environmental features, assessment characteristics, transportation availability, or proximity to other services. Users can search and customize maps to include administrative boundaries, cities, water features, parks, landmarks, highways, buildings and more. Some of this information was available in …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Letter to the editor
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Judge Daniel B. Shanes — the real deal. Every once in a while you meet the real deal. A Judge earning the honor of receiving the highest recommendations of his peers at the bar associations. A father committed to being actively engaged in the lives of his children — baseball coach as well as midnight madness master of homework assistance. A dedicated husband of over 20 years. A supportive and friendly neighbor, who is interested in building a sense of community. His commitment to justice and the community does not end on the bench. Over the past several years, Judge Shanes developed programs encouraging students to make healthy choices. As a Judge he knows that sharing his experiences with our students helps them understand every …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Check out all the cool things to do in October on the Visit Lake County calendar.
Visit Lake County's calendar offers a variety of choices for the fall season.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Lake Forest-based company hosted an emergency preparedness exercise Saturday in the event of a nuclear detonation.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Council to send final report to Tollway Board of Directors.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council completed nine months of discussion and deliberation with the approval of a final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June. Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board Chair, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, the Advisory Council’s work has focused on answering three primary questions: Council members adopted a resolution at the final …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The following data is from Lake County's latest survey of sixth-graders, eighth-graders, sophomores and seniors. A follow-up survey is being conducted this spring.
Of the 20,000 students surveyed in 2010: Complete survey results are attached at right. The survey is conducted every other year. This year's survey results will be released in the fall. Find out how Lake County officials are addressing concerns about youth behavior at Lake County Task Force Targets Underage Drinking.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Join in, comment and pass on questions we can ask the candidates.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Send us your questions if you can't make it; or join our live blog during the forum.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch will join the League of Women Voters - Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area in offering a candidate forum featuring several from the two communities starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 19) at Lake Bluff Elementary School, 350 W. Washington. The list of candidates includes: The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions. Many of the candidates have roots in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, including Sumption (Lake Bluff), Neerhof (Lake Forest), Turelli (Lake Forest), Hart (Lake Bluff), Barkhausen (Lake Bluff) and Lesser (Lake Bluff). Morrison is from Deerfield. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch will be blogging live during the debate, allowing readers to participate remotely from their computers by asking questions that we …