Important COVID-19 Community Updates
We appreciate the chance to bring you up to speed on what we are learning from local and regional sources now every Monday, Wednesday and Friday or as necessary.

Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only and call 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies.

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to . During this time, residents should stay at home, and when outside of the house, continue to practice physical distancing, and wear face coverings when maintaining physical distancing is not possible.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
This Evening's Virtual City Council Meeting
 The next City Council meeting will be held via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It will be live-streamed on the City's website and on cable television (Comcast channel 17 and A, T & TU-Verse Channel 99 - scroll to "Lake Forest".) Alternately, you may follow this Zoom link .

View the meeting agenda here . Please note that you may provide public comment by calling 847.810.3643 during the meeting.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25
Although the traditional Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Market Square has been cancelled due to the Governor's Order, American Legion McKinlock Post 264 will be posting American flags around town.

Please display your American flag proudly at your home to help Lake Forest celebrate Memorial Day!
Please click here to view the Memorial Day sanitation schedule.
The health and safety of our employees has been at the forefront of Human Resources’ efforts. HR has been busy navigating the various State and Federal guidelines involving the coronavirus, putting appropriate policies and guidelines in place. In addition, the internal website was modified to be a COVID-19 communication portal, providing information, Q&A, videos and other updates for employees. Virtual work group meetings have been held with all employees, keeping them up to date as this ever-changing environment progresses. Virtual Lunch 'N Learns have also been held to assist employees and spouses who are dealing with the fears and stressors that are caused by the shelter-at-home environment. The HR employees have been cheerleaders, creatively thinking of ways to help employees and their families cope and providing resources to assist in this regard. They will be working on guidelines for reopening when that is allowed.
Property Tax Information
 The Lake County Board passed an ordinance for deferred payment of property taxes without penalties as a result of hardship due to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. All residents of Lake County may apply. The ordinance includes the following:

  • By June 8: 50% of first installment normally due in full on June 8
  • By August 7: 50% (remainder) of first installment normally due on June 8
  • By September 8: 50% of second installment normally due in full on September 8
  • By November 9: 50% (remainder) of second installment normally due on September 8.

The Treasurer’s Office will be issuing guidelines for payments under the new ordinance shortly. For those interested in receiving more information, please visit .

The Lake County video below shows you "Touchless Ways to Pay Your Property Tax Bill".

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Lake Forest's current response rate is over 70% - thank you!

The Census paper questionnaire was mailed on April 8 to anyone who has not yet responded. Please complete the questionnaire and return it or 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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