Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2021 Exemptions

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), 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 for your exemption(s) 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.

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 to schedule an appointment.

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Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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Firewood Fridays
March 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.

March Mulch
Contact Rebecca at the Road District beginning March 15 to make arrangements for mulch delivery. Each load is 6-8 yards. The mulch is a double ground mixture of hard and soft woods from removed Cuba Township trees.

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.

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, March 13th, 2021
Saturday, March 27th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE** Both March Events are scheduled on Saturdays. The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is canceled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increased presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that is 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
  • Coaching
  • Career transition services
  • Compassionate support

Visit the Barrington Career Center for more information.
Community Partner Links
Cuba Township| Website