Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Beginning January 1, 2020 recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over will become legal in the State of Illinois.  Private and personal consumption of cannabis cannot be restricted by local governments, however, the act does prohibit the use of cannabis in public places, schools and child care facilities, among other locations.  Municipalities may…

Call 211 to Connect to Social Services

As of Sept. 24, anyone in Lake County who needs help finding health and human services can call 211 and get quickly connected to available resources. The 211 service, provided by United Way of Lake County, is a free, confidential information and referral helpline that will enable Lake County residents to get the help they need…

Route 173 Improvements Scheduled

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be making improvements to several of their roadways beginning early October.  A portion of their plans includes Route 173 from Grimm Road, east to Route 45.  The proposal includes patching (intermittent resurfacing) of the affected areas.  Work is expected to begin shortly, and appropriate signage will be placed…