January 23, 2013

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Lake County PASSAGE

Dear Resident,


My name is Sandra Hart, and I am the County Board representative for District 13, which includes the Village of Lake Bluff and areas within Great Lakes, Waukegan, Libertyville, Gurnee, and unincorporated Grayslake.


Over the last several months, I learned a lot by going door to door and speaking with you and your neighbors at coffees and local events. I know how important it is to keep in touch. As your representative, I will continue to communicate directly with you to keep you informed of upcoming events and issues, and hear your position about the things that affect you. If you have meetings in your neighborhood that you would like me to attend, or if there are concerns in your community that I should know about, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at 224.212.0331 or smhart@lakecountyil.gov


Together we can make sure that Lake County remains a wonderful place to call home.



Sandra Hart
Lake County Board, District 13 


Please note that on Dec. 1, 2012, district boundaries changed due to redistricting. To find out if your district has changed, visit the Lake County website, where you can sign up for an email newsletter from another district.


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Zoning Hearing for Property at Southeast Corner of Route 120 and River Road


There will be a meeting at Waukegan City Hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m regarding a proposed zoning change for the property on the west side of River Road, just south of Route 120. The developer, River Glen Capital Group, is requesting a change from R-1 to R-5 for this property.

Board Acts to Protect Against
Animal-Aggressive Dogs


At its Jan. 15 meeting, the Lake County Board adopted amendments to an ordinance that better protects the public and other animals from animal-aggressive dogs. In cases where a dog seriously injures or kills another owned animal, Lake County Animal Care and Control can immediately impound the dog and conduct an investigation, which could lead to more serious consequences, from requiring it to be muzzled when outside, up to humane euthanasia.

Previously, the ordinance had requirements for dangerous or vicious dogs that attacked people or other animals, but did not contain more stringent requirements for dogs that seriously injured or kill another owned animal.

For more information, visit the Lake County Animal Care and Control website, or call 847.949.9925. 
New Board Chairman Discusses Priorities

In this edition of County Update, newly elected Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor (District 18) highlights his priorities as chairman, and the priorities of the Lake County Board. Some of those key issues include transportation, fiscal responsibility and transparency.


Watch now.

Summer Youth Employment Program


It is time, once again, for the Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program. This popular program, funded by the Lake County Board, will provide meaningful work experiences for approximately 150 youth this summer. Learn more about the program in this three-minute video 


For program requirements and information on how to apply, please visit the website. Applications will be accepted during the month of February.


If you are interested in participating in this program as a work site, learn more by watching this video and reviewing these Frequently Asked Questions.
Stormwater Management Commission Seeking Summer Interns

Up to 3 Positions Available

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is working with a variety of local partners on watershed planning in Lake County. One step in the planning process is to collect and analyze field data that is used to make site-specific recommendations in watershed plans. SMC is seeking up to 3 interns to work in few high priority watersheds this summer. Interns will spend time in the field and office under the guidance of SMC staff. All positions will allow the interns to apply classroom experiences to real world applications by collecting data for later analysis both by the interns and SMC staff. These positions will also expose the interns to many aspects of watershed planning at SMC, a countywide watershed planning and regulatory agency. Representative tasks


For more information, view the full notice on the SMC website or email jlaramy@lakecountyil.gov.

Job Center of Lake County Offers Help with Barriers to Employment


What barriers are getting in the way of you reaching your goals? Everyone needs help from time to time, but chances are, there are resources available to assist you. Job Center of Lake County has compiled a list of common barriers to employment and the programs that can help you rise above them.


Need help with issues including transportation, housing, food and substance abuse? Find it here.  

Registration now open
for 2013 Summer Camps


Sneak some learning into your child's summer adventures. Lake County Forest Preserves' Summer Camps meet the summer wishes of kids and parents alike. 


Registration for the 2013 camp season is now open with early bird discounts available through Feb. 15, 2013. Programs fill quickly so enroll early. 


Choose a topic and age group that suits your child. Camps are offered for ages four through 15. Choose from nature exploration, fun on the farm, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, history, theatre, or arts and crafts. Four new camp topics have been added to the camp calendar, including animal tracking, dinosaurs, restoration and a special camp for families. 


Browse all available camps and register online, or call 847.968.3321 for details and to request a free camp brochure.

Museum Free Admission Days

Art Institute of Chicago Free Winter Weekdays 2013

Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every weekday through Feb. 13. Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. More info. 


Field Museum Discounted Admission

Jan. 28, 30; Feb. 4-8, 1-15, 1-2, 25-28

Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary basic admission during The Field Museum Discount Days. See how science in action in Abbott Hall of Conservation: Restoring Earthjourney through 4 billion years of life on earth in Evolving Planet, fall in love with ants in The Romance of Ants, see SUE the T. rex, climb down an ancient Egyptian tomb in Inside Ancient Egypt, and so much more. Discount dates are subject to change.


Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Illinois residents receive free general admission on the following upcoming dates: Jan. 21-25, 28-31; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. Full schedule for 2013.