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 unless it is absolutely necessary to leave the house, continue to practice physical distancing and wash their hands as often as possible.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
A New Message from the Mayor
Beach Status
 In addition to the photos shown in the Mayor's video, here is current work taking place at Lake Forest Beach. Crews continue to repair damage from past storms and the high water level of Lake Michigan. The City hopes restoration work goes smoothly and quickly so the beach can be open as soon as possible.
Be Careful Out There!
 With so many families outside and the weather warming up, please remember to be courteous to others and exercise caution to remain safe and avoid accidents. The City continues to encourage all residents to be mindful of other walkers, runners and bikers on our roads, sidewalks and paths, especially when using earbuds or headphones.
Waukegan Coronavirus Testing Site
A state-operated Community Based Testing Site opened at 2161 Northwestern Waukegan on May 3, and is conducting 750 tests per day. 

All individuals with symptoms may be tested here for free, and it is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Other individuals will be allowed to be tested if they are individuals exposed to people who have confirmed cases, people with compromised immune systems, healthcare workers, first responders, and others. 

Full details on the testing site are available at .
"Restore Illinois" Plan
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. 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".

Don't Forget...
It's Easy

Lake Forest's current response rate is 71.7% - 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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