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.

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 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 or 847-381-1120 to schedule an appointment.

We are here to serve you!

Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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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 collect brush for the entire township, and staff cannot circle back if your pile isn't ready by 7 AM on Monday, October 25.

Firewood Fridays Return in November
November dates are Friday, November 5 and November 19. 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 Limbs 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 limbs 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 posts.

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 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. 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!
State Rep Chris Bos Hosting Free Rx Disposal

Saturday, October 16, 2021
9 AM - 11 AM
Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center 94 Midlothian Rd, Hawthorn Woods
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, October 9, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 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:
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