Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2021 Exemptions

If you purchased a residence in Cuba Township in 2020, and the residence is your primary residence, you are eligible for the General Homestead Exemption (GHE), effective January 1, 2021. Likewise, If you are 65 years-of-age or older, you are also eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE), effective January 1, 2021.

You may confirm your exemptions by visiting our property search portal at You will need to enter your 10-digit PIN. When you scroll to the bottom of the screen, there are four County links. Click on the Exemption link and the County's site will display your current exemptions.

General Homestead Exemption (GHE)
If your General Homestead Exemption (GHE) does not appear, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • You have not applied for the exemption.
  • You purchased your home in 2020 and the Seller did not have a GHE.
  • You recently placed your property in a trust and the exemptions were removed due to the transfer of property to your trust.

Contact our office to make an appointment or you can file through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners that are 65 years old 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 July 31, 2021 deadline. Contact our office to make an appointment or you can file through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal. Here are instructions to file.

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 or 847-381-1120.

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Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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Lighten Up Cuba Township!
If you enjoy being outdoors, remember to wear reflective gear and bike/running lights, so motorists can see you.

Firewood Fridays
February 5 and 19 from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM (or sooner if wood runs out). Two bundles of wood are loaded into the back of cars. Firewood #'s are limited to two bundles per event. If you miss one event, we cannot provide four bundles at the next event. Firewood pickup is subject to cancellation and will be communicated via our Facebook and website. Call 847-381-7793 to sign up or if a replacement tag is needed.

Snow Plow Safety
  • Don't crowd the plow
  • Stay at least 4 car lengths back from a snowplow, and never pass a plow
  • Drive slower, brake sooner
  • Stay off electronic devices
  • Limit driving during snowstorms
  • Don't park cars in the street during a snowstorm
  • It is the homeowner's responsibility to clear the snow around mailboxes

Snow Removal
When removing snow from driveways, DO NOT PUSH it into the street. Also, landscaping should not be within 5 feet of the street - this includes "hardscaping" such as boulders and flagstone. Although these features are attractive, they create a hazard potentially leading to property and equipment damage.

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.

Weather Forecast: view the latest weather conditions from the National Weather Service. This page explains actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service, and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extremely cold weather.

The Road District no longer accepts items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Mark Your Calendars!

Cuba Township Paper Shred Event
Saturday, March 20, 2021
8 AM-Noon
Cuba Township Road District
(Blue farmhouse)

  • Limit 4 paper bags per vehicle.

  • Please note: The event is limited to Cuba Township residents. When the Shred-It truck is full, the shred event will end. Try to arrive early!

(2) Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need appointments for these two!)
 Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Saturday, February 27th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE** Both February Events are scheduled on Saturdays. The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is cancelled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increase presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that are required for those events.
 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle and Wear Masks**
at our facility located at: 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at our Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.

Visit SWALCO's HCW Website for a detailed list of accepted items:
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
Career transition services
Compassionate support

Visit the Barrington Career Center for more information.
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