Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2nd Installment of 2020 Tax Bills Due Next Week

The Lake County Treasurer’s Office is mailing tax bills this weekend.
  • 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

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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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.

New Driveway Alert for Unincorporated Homeowners
If you are a homeowner in unincorporated Lake County and planning to put in a new driveway over an existing culvert, please contact the Cuba Township Road District to inspect the culvert.

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.

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 pick up brush for the entire township and they DO NO circle back if your pile isn't ready by 7 AM on Monday, October 25.

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 any items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Mark Your Calendars!
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.
September 11: Kids' Health and Safety Fair

Join Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie and State Representative Chris Bos for their first annual Kids' Health and Safety Fair in partnership with the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich. The free fair will feature live demos and a touch-a-truck exhibit, among several other family-friendly activities, as well as opening with an Honor Guard memorial ceremony performed by the Lake Zurich Fire Department in memory of the 20th anniversary September 11.

Free admission, refreshments, and giveaways. Click for more information.
(3) Household Chemical Waste Events
(Appointments required!)

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 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.

In September, they are offering a three-part "When I'm 64" series to help participants make informed decisions about Medicare and retirement issues. Sessions will include:

Monday, September 13: The Basics of Medicare. Speaker: Susan Grossinger, senior services coordinator and SHIP counselor at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

Monday, September 20: Medicare Supplements. Speaker: Nancy Eckers, Medicare supplement agent.

Monday, September 27: Prescription drug plans. Speakers: Sue McNamara and Diane Von Hansen, Bacoa social service and SHIP counselors.

All programs are from 7-8:30 PM, via Zoom; participants can register for one or all three free sessions.

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
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