Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
Deputy Assessors in the Field
Deputy Assessors are in the field updating exterior photos and taking measurements for recent additions, pools, patios, and home sales for 2018-2021 permits and sales. Remember, improvements automatically receive a 4-year Home Improvement Exemption.

August 16 is the Last Day for Cuba Township Residents to Appeal Assessments

The 2021 blue assessment notices arrived in resident mailboxes on July 15. To verify the most accurate property characteristics, visit IMSLake.org, and follow these easy steps:
  1. Agree to the Site Disclaimer
  2. Enter your 10-digit Property Index Number (PIN) and click “Search”
  3. Review the Land Data, Physical Characteristics, and Living Area for accuracy.
  4. Call the Cuba Township Assessor’s Office at 847-381-1120 if you find discrepancies.

Check the blue assessment notice's Homestead Exemptions field to make sure you are receiving exemptions you are eligible for. See 2021 Exemptions below.

Property owners can speak one-on-one with Assessor Tonigan or her deputies to review assessment notices, learn how to use the new IMSLake.org property search portal and County E-filing system.

The Assessor’s Office is open Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

2021 Exemptions

General Homestead Exemption (GHE) Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption (SCHE)
If you purchased a residence in Cuba Township in 2020 and it is your primary residence, you are eligible for the General Homestead Exemption (GHE). Likewise, If you are 65 years of age or older or turning 65 this year, you are eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE).

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners that are 65 years old or older, with an income of $65,000 or less, are eligible for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze. If you received the Freeze in 2020, remember to file your 2021 Senior Freeze before the end of October.

Disabled Person or Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption
If you received the Disabled Persons or Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption last year, please remember to file your Annual Verification of Eligibility and Physician's Statement for your 2021 exemption.

Filing for your exemptions is quick and easy through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal. If you are unable to file online, please contact our office at info@cubaassessoril.gov or 847-381-1120 to schedule an appointment.

We are here to serve you!

Sincerely,
Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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Mulch
Contact Rebecca at the Road District to make arrangements for mulch delivery. Each load is 6-8 yards. The mulch is a double ground mixture of hard and softwoods from removed Cuba Township trees. Email Rebecca at rebecca@cubaroads.org or call 847-381-7793.

New Driveway Alert for Unincorporated Homeowners
If you are a homeowner in unincorporated Lake County and planning to put in a new driveway over an existing culvert, please contact the Cuba Township Road District to inspect the culvert.

Save the Date

  • The Annual Fall Shred Event is set for Saturday, October 23, 9 AM - 1 PM. or until the truck is full. Please use paper grocery bags. There is a limit of 4 bags per household.

  • Township-wide fall brush pick-up set for the week of October 25. Please have brush piles no larger than 10'x4' with limbs no larger than 8" in diameter. Brush must be placed at the end of your driveway by 7 AM on October 25. It will take the road district all week to pick up brush for the entire township and they DO NO circle back if your pile isn't ready by 7 AM on Monday, October 25.

The Cuba Township Road District operates 24/7 during inclement weather. You can call us if the matter concerns falling trees blocking roads, etc. Please contact your utility company for power outages.

The Road District no longer accepts any items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Mark Your Calendars!
(3) Household Chemical Waste Events
(Appointments required!)

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021

** Safety is crucial during your visit. Please stay in your vehicle.**

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL
1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at their Gurnee Facility. Collections are for residential waste only.

Items you can bring include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX) and varnishes, as well as other chemicals. For a more detailed list visit SWALCO's HCW site at: www.swalco.org
Bacoa is a great local resource for Cuba Township residents.

In September, they are offering a three-part "When I'm 64" series to help participants make informed decisions about Medicare and retirement issues. Sessions will include:

Monday, September 13: The Basics of Medicare. Speaker: Susan Grossinger, senior services coordinator and SHIP counselor at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

Monday, September 20: Medicare Supplements. Speaker: Nancy Eckers, Medicare supplement agent.

Monday, September 27: Prescription drug plans. Speakers: Sue McNamara and Diane Von Hansen, Bacoa social service and SHIP counselors.

All programs are from 7-8:30 PM, via Zoom; participants can register for one or all three free sessions.

To register, call Bacoa at (847) 381-5030 or register online at bacoa.org/calendar/.
Employment Opportunity Resources
Job Center of Lake County offers a host of services including:

  • Resource Library
  • "Who's Hiring" list
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Opportunities
  • Free online webinars

Visit the Job Center's website for more information.
The Barrington Career Center offers resources including:

  • Job search skills training
  • Coaching
  • Career transition services
  • Compassionate support

Visit the Barrington Career Center for more information.
Community Partner Links
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