Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2020 Tax Bills Arrive Next Week

The Lake County Treasurer’s Office is mailing tax bills this weekend.
  • The first installment is due June 7, and the second installment is due September 7.
  • This year, property owners can pay by electronic check with no online fee.

The following banks are also accepting payments:

  • Fifth Third Bank, 459 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich – (847) 847-0544
  • Fifth Third Bank, 486 W. Liberty St., Wauconda – (847) 526-6604
  • First American Bank, 33 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich – (847) 726-8800

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 if you are turning 65 this year, you are also eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE).

Contact our office to make an appointment or file from the comfort of your home via Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners that are 65 years old or older, and 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 via 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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Spring 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 soft woods from removed Cuba Township trees. Email Rebecca at or call 847-381-7793.

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 items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Mark Your Calendars!
Public input is wanted. Open burning and landscape waste disposal options in unincorporated areas
Over the past two years, the Lake County Board Energy and Environment Committee has discussed alternatives to the open burning of landscape waste in the unincorporated areas to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents. Currently, Lake County is the only county in the region that does not place restrictions on the burning of landscape waste in its unincorporated areas.  
To better inform policy decisions, Lake County seeks to learn more about how residents are currently disposing of their landscape waste, what types of open burning restrictions they may like to see, and to gauge community interest in consolidated waste hauling services.   
Feedback on this important issue is welcomed from everyone in the community. Learn more and provide your input at Lake County's interactive website. 
Four Household Chemical Waste Events Set
SWALCO is hosting four household chemical waste events over the next 45 days, at their facility located at 1311 N. Estes Street in Gurnee.

Appointments are required for any one of the following four household chemical waste events:

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021

Items you can bring to a collection include CFL bulbs, unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pets), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX), and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals.

For a more detailed list visit
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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