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E a r l y V o t i n g
Each Early Voting site serves all Lake County voters

Early Voting Sites with Regular Hours (March 2 – March 14)
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Antioch Township Office
1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa

Avon Township
433 E. Washington St, Round Lake Park

Ela Township Office
1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich

Fremont Township Center
22385 W. Route 60, Mundelein

Highland Park Police Station
1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park

Lake Barrington Village Hall
23860 N. Old Barrington Rd., Lake Barrington

Lake County Central Permit Facility
500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville

Lake Forest City Hall
220 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest

Wauconda Township Office
505 Bonner Rd., Wauconda

West Deerfield Township Office
601 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

William E. Peterson Park
16652 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Prairie View

Zion City Hall
2828 Sheridan Rd., Zion
State Mandated Early Voting Sites with Extended Hours
(March 2 – March 16)

Gurnee Village Hall
325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

Lake County Main Courthouse
18 N. County St., Waukegan

Jane Addams Center
Bowen Park
95 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan

North Chicago City Hall
1850 Lewis Ave., North Chicago

The Lake County Health Department will be providing an update on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), COVID-19 preparedness and communication efforts and how Lake County residents can protect themselves.

Presenters include:
Dr. Sana Ahmed, MD, - Medical Epidemiologist
Patti Corn, Emergency Response Coordinator
Lisa Kritz, MSW, MBA, - Director of Prevention
Brian Louie, Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist
Chief Tim Sashko, Lake County Board of Health President

This presentation is for first responders and municipal, township, and county staff and elected officials.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6-8 pm
6-7 pm - Presentation by the Lake County Health Department
7-8 pm - Q&A
Cultural and Civic Center Village of Round Lake Beach
2007 N Civic Center Way

Although this is a free event, we ask that you register to ensure we are adequately prepared. 
Celebrate our community's restaurants
through March 8!
Donati’s Pizza
Graffiti Grill
Lake House
Luke’s of Lake Bluff
The Silo
Tacos El Norte
Authentico Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Foodstuffs Gourmet Foods & Catering
Kuro Bistro
The Lantern
MH Kitchen
Visconti Cheese Market & Deli
Dental Hygiene Clinic
CLC Dental Hygiene Clinic
111 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
For appointments, call (847) 543-2172.

  • Walk-in screening will be accepted when students availability exists
  • Screening Appointments are FREE!
  • All patients start with a screening appointment, where dental health needs are assessed and further dental services are scheduled
Receive these Dental Hygiene Services for just $15.

  • Teeth cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride application
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Examination for other dental needs

Now offering Teeth Whitening for $125.

Every procedure is checked by a licensed dental professional.

Summer Youth Employment Program 2020

It is time, once again, for the Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program!
This popular program, funded by the Lake County Board, will provide meaningful work experiences for approximately 215 youth this summer.

Applications for the summer program will be available Saturday, February 1 and will be accepted until Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.
You can pick up an application at any of these locations:

• Waukegan Job Center, 1 N Genesee Street
• Many local township offices or schools
• You can also print or fill out an application online at
Applications will be accepted at the following locations:
• Waukegan Job Center (in person)
• By mail (Job Center of Lake County, Youth Dept., 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085)
• By fax: 847-249-2214
• You can apply online February 1 through March 31 at
 2020 Census

Census Day is observed nationwide on April 1. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
Order Your Ballot By Mail
Lake County registered voters are now able to submit an application to receive their ballot by mail in the March 2020 Primary Election. Students away at school, traveling snowbirds, and those who will be out of town on Election Day may have their ballot mailed to an alternate temporary address.
Complete the short, required application form and return it to the Lake County Clerk’s office before noon on Thursday, March 12.
Applications are available by:
• Visiting ,
• Calling 847-377-2406, or
• Emailing your name, date of birth and address to .
Pending state certification of the candidates, ballots will be printed and mailed beginning February 6.
What Identification Do I Need For Real ID?
REAL ID goes into effect on October 1, 2020.
For Illinois residents who fly domestically, effective Oct. 1 2020 the federal government will require you to use a valid U.S. passport or obtain a REAL ID from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

To see what documents you need to apply for a REAL ID, visit the  REAL ID Interactive Checklist. Make sure you are prepared and be patient when visiting a Driver Services Facility.
Need a Replacement Social Security Card?
You are able to request a replacement Social Security Card on line if you:

Are a US citizen 18 or older
Have a US mailing address
Are not requesting a name change
Have a vaild driver's license or state-issued identification card
Have a valid email address

By creating this account you can receive personalized estimates of future benefits based on your real earnings, see your latest Statement, and review your earnings history. 
Emergency Contact Information
The Secretary of State allows you to enter emergency contact information as well as disability/special needs information into a voluntary, secure database at no charge. In the event you are involved in a motor vehicle crash or other emergency where you are unable to communicate, law enforcement can access this information and notify your loved ones, as well as provide any helpful information to emergency personnel.  Click here to register.
Phoenix Rising Food Pantry at Shields Township in need of items...
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Hardy Soup
  • Crackers
  • Rice 
  • Cereal

      Thank you supporters!
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Our Community Services
We do Passports!
Come in and apply for your passport at Shields Township.
Passport photos are available for $12. No appointment necessary.
Passport hours: 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Thursday; 9 am – 11:30 am Friday.

Fees go to aid our neighbors in need. 
RTA Reduced Fare
Seniors:   If you are 65 years or older, you are eligible for a reduced fare permit.

Disabled:   All persons with a qualifying disability who are not enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access program are eligible for reduced fare permit. 

Veterans:   If you are a veteran with a disability, a letter from the Veteran's Administration regarding your service connected disability must be submitted with your application.   For more information...
ElderCARE services are catered to the needs of adults over 65 years of age residing in Northern Lake County.
ElderCARE will match you with a caring volunteer who will assist you. They will take you to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and even pay a friendly visit.

For more information call 847-406-4683 or visit their website

General Assistance: The Township’s General Assistance Program provides monthly financial assistance to low-income residents to help in meeting their basic living expenses. The process of applying involves filling out an application, then making an appointment for an interview. For more information, call Devon Nelson, Case Manager, at 847-234-0802 . The application is available for download here .

Emergency Assistance: Assistance may be provided by the Township to alleviate life-threatening circumstances. Residents experiencing financial hardship may apply for this assistance to pay for shelter, food, utilities, medical services, or transportation. An individual may receive Emergency Assistance once in a 12-month period. Call Devon Nelson, Case Manager, at 847-234-0802 for information.
Appointments are now being taken at Shields Township for residents who meet the income guidelines. If you know residents that meet this criteria, please have them call DeVon at 847 234-0802 to schedule an appointment.

Household Size Gross Monthly Income
You can register at the Shields Township office for this curb-to-curb service that takes the elderly or disabled where they need to go. Once you are registered and have made a reservation, you will need $3 for a one way trip and $6 for a round trip.
Property Tax Relief
Illinois law provides homeowners with homestead exemptions that may lower the amount of property tax you owe. Our office can assist you with filing your exemptions. Call us at 847-234-3485 for more information .
Electronic Recycling Opportunities
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Grayslake: Public Works Facility
585 Berry Avenue, Grayslake, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON
​Excluding Holidays
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans,  Food Scraps 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

Highland Park: Recycling Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
​Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
​1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
​​Excluding Holidays
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
​  Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs 
Opportunities to Give Back
Help your neighbors in need by donating to our Food Pantry. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the township office. Contact Heather Kerr at 847-579-9739 or to organize a food drive.
Thank You for Subscribing
Terry Darraugh, Township Supervisor
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Your Shields Township Officials
Supervisor: Terry Darraugh,
Highway Commissioner: Scott Anderson,
Assessor: Scott Helton,
Clerk: Joy Gayter,
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