Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
Dear friends,

It has been a pleasure serving you for the past 31 years, first as Clerk and now as Assessor. I worked hard to effect many changes in how Lake County deals with property tax assessments, ensuring the assessment process is fair and equitable to all residents.

Would you please join me in welcoming Nicole Knapik as your new Cuba Township Assessor? She has been working very hard to learn the property tax system.

Thank you,

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.

Remember Your 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 qualify for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE).

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

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 cannot file online, please contact our office at or 847-381-1120 to schedule an appointment.

We are here to serve you!
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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"Lighten Up" Cuba Township

Days are getting shorter, and we want our residents safe when walking, running, and cycling. We recommend reflective gear and bike/running lights, so you will “lighten up” while enjoying the outdoors!

Firewood Fridays Return!
November 5 and 19
December 3 and 17

Pick-up begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM or sooner if supply runs out. Firewood pick-up is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Instruction for Trees or Stems Touching Utility Lines
If you have issues with trees or limbs touching utility lines, you must contact the utility company directly. The Township is unable to trim trees or stems within 10 feet of utility lines.

Mailbox Check
Be sure to check your mailbox post before the snow begins. Most mailboxes knocked over during a snow event are commonly due to weak bases.

Mulch Season Ends November 10
The last day to book a mulch delivery is November 10. The last delivery of mulch is Friday, November 12. Email Rebecca at or call 847-381-7793.

Road District Employees Participated at Northeast Illinois Deicing Event
Road District employees participated in Lake County DOT's Northeast Illinois Deicing Event for winter maintenance providers. The deicing workshops focus training on best management practices for winter maintenance that safely reduces road salt use.

Cuba Township’s Road District prioritizes using salt wisely while maintaining the highest level of service.

The Cuba Township Road District operates 24/7 during inclement weather. You can call us if the matter concerns falling trees blocking roads. Please get in touch with 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.
Community Partners
Barrington Area Volunteer Connection

Lots of volunteer opportunities - including the Cuba Township Food Pantry! Make a difference - volunteer!

FREE Drop-In Counseling for Middle and High School Students

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
No Appointment Needed

Barrington Youth & Family Services is sponsoring FREE drop-in counseling for any high school or middle school student struggling during these uncertain times. No appointment is required.
(3) Household Chemical Waste Events
(Appointments required!)

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 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:
Did you know?

Home Depot in Lake Zurich helps divert waste from landfills by accepting CFLs, lead acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, and plastic plant pots for recycling.

They are located at:
670 S Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL

Recycling box for batteries is located by the return desk, next to the garden center.
Cuba Township is a drop-off location for the 2021 Barrington Giving Day.

Collection Dates: November 1 thru December 8

Collection items include new or gently used:
  • Coats
  • Boots
  • Snow pants
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Unopened packages of diapers and wipes

Mail check donations to:
Barrington Giving Day
c/o John Paul Hills
Barrington Bank & Trust
201 S Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Bacoa is a great local resource for Cuba Township residents.

Meals on Wheels
Bacoa’s Meals with Wheels program provides hot, nutritious meals to older adults who are unable to prepare meals for themselves either because of poor health or low income. Participants can also receive meals on a short-term basis after a hospitalization or rehab stay. For more information about receiving Meals with Wheels, please call Bacoa at (847) 381-5030.

Easy Riders
Bacoa is proud to offer the Easy Riders transportation program. Thanks to local volunteers we are able to offer rides to medical appointments, errands, and Bacoa events. Call (847) 381-5030 at least five days before your appointment to reserve a ride.

To register, call Bacoa at (847) 381-5030 or register online at
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