News and Announcements
Illinois Announces $250 million Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program
The first in a series of economic recovery programs by the administration, B2B will offer the hardest hit industries grants of $5K - $150K to help offset losses and bring back workers to rebuild fallout from the pandemic. Applications formally open on August 18, 2021.
Click this link to learn more on this grant program: Back to Business Grant Program
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics 2022
On a limited basis and by appointment only, Lake County residents can receive low-cost rabies and distemper vaccinations for their pets at Lake County Animal Care and Control.
All pets brought to the clinic should be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers.
Visit lakecountyil.gov/AnimalCare for more information or call (847) 377-4700.
Village Resumes In-Person Attendance for Public Meetings
The Village of Beach Park will be conducting public meetings in person in accordance with the guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois. Please note that if you choose to attend a meeting and are not vaccinated, we recommend that you wear a mask.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Releases Smartphone App
Sheriff John D. Idleburg is proud to announce the release of a new mobile application for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The app is available as a free download from the iPhone and Android app stores.
The app’s timely release will mean the availability of alerts, news, and resources of importance to the Lake County community in the palm of one’s hand.
Users of the app who live in a village where the sheriff’s office provides contractual policing (Volo, Long Grove, Deer Park, Beach Park, North Barrington, and Lake Barrington) will have the ability to opt-in for alerts in their specific community. Additionally, all Lake County residents will have the ability to opt-in to countywide alerts and news from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
While 911 should always be the primary method of reporting an emergency situation, the ‘Submit a Tip’ feature enables members of the community to submit a crime tip directly to the sheriff’s office. The tip can be sent anonymously or with contact information, along with photos.
To make it easier for the community to obtain documents, app users will have the ability to easily file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request directly via the app.
Under ‘Jail Information,’ users can utilizes the ‘Inmate Search’ function. There is additional information on the Lake County Jail, visitation, how to put funds in an inmate’s account, bonding information and more.
Search for sexual offenders (provided by Offender Watch) on an easy to access map or by list.
Other important features include obtaining accident/police reports, careers, and press releases. Read and share social media posts from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook & Twitter news links.
Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “Before taking office and upon taking office, I heard it loud and clear - our community desires full transparency and easy access to the sheriff’s office. This app is another major step forward in providing easy two-way communication with the community we serve. Whether it is breaking news, a road closure, or a planned event – you can receive this information in an instant, in the palm of your hand.”
Search Lake County Sheriff’s Office IL to download the mobile app onto your smartphone or tablet. It is available free of charge from the iOS and Google Play (Android) app stores.
For more information, contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office: 847-377-4000
Lake County IL Sheriff’s Office mobile app link: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a49760085