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 .
Come one, come all!

The LF-LB Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual Lunch with the Mayors featuring Lake Bluff Village President Kathy O'Hara and Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon, who will provide a State of the Village/City presentation.

An RSVP is required here to receive the Zoom link for Complimentary Event Admission.

For those who will be missing the wonderful food provided by the Deer Path Inn at this annual event, you may order from the carry out menu on the event registration form.
Beware of Contact Tracing Scams
Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message.

At least one Lake County resident has claimed to have given vital information such as their Social Security number during what they thought was a contact tracing call.

Our contact tracers interview people who test positive for COVID-19 over the phone, help them recall where they have been and who they have seen while infectious, and give guidance and support so you can take steps to protect others. 

Conta ct tracers never :

  • Ask for your Social Security number;
  • Ask for money, bank account or credit card numbers, or any other form of payment;
  • Ask for your immigration status; or
  • Threaten consequences of not participating or answering questions.  

If you receive a suspicious call, text message, or email about contact tracing or exp osure to COVID-19, you may call the Health Department’s Communicable Disease program at 847.377.8130. Staff can help verify if you have been contacted by the Health Department.

If you believe you have been a victim of a contact tracing scam, please call the Lake County State's Attorney's Office at 847.377.3000, or your local police department.

Read the full Press Release on Lake County contact tracing scams here . For more information about contact tracing, please visit the Health Department's Contact Tracing webpage . For additional information about COVID-19 scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission website .
Tomorrow: Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Date: Tuesday,
June 23, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. 

Chair Hart will be joined by the following panelists who will provide updates and answer questions from the community.
  • Paul Frank, Chair, Lake County Financial and Administrative Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery
  • Mark Pfister, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department
  • Donny Schmit, President, Lake County Municipal League
  • Dr. Scott Warren, Superintendent, Lincolnshire–Prairie View School District 103 
  • Demetrius Willis, Co-Chair, African American Community Partnership Group, Lake County Health Department
  • Other Lake County staff and partners

This virtual meeting will be hosted through Zoom. Attendees can view and listen to the meeting through their computer, tablet, or phone. Information on how to access the meeting is sent to the email address provided upon registration. 

If you would like to take part in this event, make sure to  register in advance. Lake County will publish a recording of the virtual town hall for those who are unable to attend on June 23. 
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 .
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