Important COVID-19 Community Updates
The Northeast Region including Lake Forest is expected to move into Phase 4 of the Governor's "Restore Illinois" Plan this Friday, June 26, and we will provide any additional information as it released.

Click here to see the Phase 4 "Revitalization" Guidelines which were made available this morning.

This phase allows for gatherings of 50 people or fewer, restaurants and bars to re-open, travel to resume and child care and schools to re-open under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Face coverings and 6-foot physical distancing will still be required.

The Municipal Services Building and City Hall are open with limited staffing and safety protocols in place. Other City staff will continue to work remotely. Until further notice, the City encourages residents to continue using online City services as often as possible.

This E-Newsletter will continue to be issued every Monday, Wednesday and Friday or as necessary. Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only, and 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies. For all other City services, please call the City's general phone line, 847.234.2600. Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to .
A New Message from the Mayor
Summer Programs & Camps Begin Monday, July 6!
The Rec Center's NEW Program Guide for July and August is available online and features Athletics, Sailing, Dance, Art, Kids' Camps...and more!

Although capacity will be limited, the staff is excited to welcome you back, with safety and social distancing limitations in mind. Registration is online only at this time.

What's Open in Lake Forest?
City Buildings 
  • Cemetery & Gatehouse
  • City Hall
  • Compost/Recycling Center
  • East Train Station - Barber Shop only
  • Municipal Services Building
  • Public Safety Building
  • Water Plant
  • Telegraph Road Train Station 
*For a complete list of the status of City buildings visit  
Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Deerpath Golf Course
  • Forest Park Beach (including concessions and restrooms)
  • Park Grounds & Trails
  • Tennis Courts

Open beginning Monday, July 6:
  • Fitness Center (with limitations)
  • Stirling Hall  
  • Wildlife Discovery Center (outdoor exhibits and trails open, indoor exhibits & restrooms are closed)
  • Recreation Center (will open to registered program participants only on Monday, July 6)
  • Park & Beach Pavilions 
  • Park & Beach Playgrounds 
  • Park Facility Restrooms 
  • Kinderhaven 
*For a complete list of the status of recreation facilities visit  Lake Forest Parks & Recreation
Real Estate Transfer Tax Updates
To see modifications to the procedures, click here .
Don't Forget...
It's as Easy as
It's Important

Please respond online at or by phone at 844.330.2020.

In the coming months, when it is safe to do so, Census takers will follow up with in-person visits to addresses for which responses have not been received.

Completing the Census questionnaire is easy, secure and important. Thank you for helping Lake Forest and Illinois achieve a Complete Count!
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department's interactive map shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. According to the LCHD website, it is best viewed on a computer. You can view the map   here .
Local Resources
State/Federal Resources
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