Important COVID-19 Community Updates
Please note that the City will not be issuing a COVID E-Newsletter on Friday, June 19.

The earliest that Lake Forest may be able to move into Phase 4 of the Governor's "Restore Illinois" plan is on Friday, June 26.

Phase 4, titled "Revitalization", 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 social distancing will still be required. Read the details here .

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.

The City's general phone line, 847.234.2600, has been restored for all other City services.

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to .

Photo courtesy of Rommy Lopat

The friendly beach staff has been working hard to welcome residents and visitors to beautiful Forest Park Beach! Swimming is now open and lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. through August 16. Please practice social distancing and wear a face covering when you need to visit concessions or restrooms.

For information on water quality, please call the Forest Park Beach Hotline at 847.234.6702 and press 8 or visit  for the most up to date information.
Community News

  • Please note that the City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, July 6, has been cancelled. The date of the next meeting is following the Finance Committee meeting on Monday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Bridge Analysis Work will take place tomorrow and Friday. Roads will remain open to one-way traffic, but you may experience some minor delays in the following locations:
  • Thursday, June 18 - Deerpath bridge over the Skokie Creek and Westleigh Road (east of Rte. 41) bridge over the Skokie Creek
  • Friday, June 19 - Westleigh Road (west of Rte. 41) bridge over the Skokie Creek and the Sheridan Road bridge at Deerpath over the ravine
Lake County Hosts Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Lake County is holding its second live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall. 

Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the current COVID-19 situation, funding and relief efforts for residents and businesses, and a look ahead at what to expect in the coming weeks. 

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. 
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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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