• Creating a Lake County For Everyone!
    30,000 Protected Acres Creating a Lake County For Everyone!
  • An Open and transparent Government
    Easy Access An Open and transparent Government
  • State of the Art Health Facilities
    A Healthy County State of the Art Health Facilities
  • Centralized Permitting to Streamline the Process
    Encouraging Growth Centralized Permitting to Streamline the Process
  • A perfect marriage of function and escape.
    Embodying the Natural Landscape A perfect marriage of function and escape.
  • Responsible Capital Improvements With low debt
    Prepared for Tomorrow Responsible Capital Improvements With low debt

Report A Concern

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About Dick Barr

About Dick Barr

Dick Barr: Lake County Board Member representing District 3

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Issues

Issues

Read up on the issues that are affecting Lake County residents and businesses most.

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A Way Out Program

A Way Out Program

Information on Lake County’s “Way Out Program that helps addicts who are ready to admit they need help get help without fear of prosecution.

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Our mission and vision

Mission:  Deliver exceptional, financially sustainable services that promote a safe and healthy community while enhancing economic vitality.

Vision: Lake County is a place where people, families and businesses thrive and its government is recognized as an innovative leader and model of excellence so present and future generations enjoy the highest quality of life.

Provide public safety and advance an integrated, data driven justice system

Create safe communities through an integrated, data-driven justice system, including law enforcement that embraces a guardian mindset to build public trust, and other innovated programs that reduce crime, recidivism, family violence, and substance abuse.

Enhance Economic Opportunities

Leverage the assets of the county – the Lake County workforce ecosystem, skilled talent, diverse communities, and effective infrastructure – to drive balanced growth, revitalization, economic opportunities, and jobs.

Improve Transportation

Advance the development of State, Regional, County, and municipal transportation systems that provide for safe, efficient, and flexible movement through an integrated network of road, rail, public transit, and non-motorized modes of travel.

Promote a Sustainable Environment

Preserve the health of our natural resources, air quality, and our drinking water through the widespread use of environmentally sustainable management practices, effective stormwater management, and the enhancement and rehabilitation of lakes and other ecological systems.

Build Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Communities

Improve health for all Lake County residents by assuring the places where they live, work and play have the critical elements required to make communities safe, healthy, inclusive and vibrant.

Property Tax Distribution

While the Lake County Treasurer is responsible for mailing out your tax bills, it is important to recognize that Lake County represents only about 7% of the average Lake County resident’s tax bill.

Lake County is home to over 200 separate taxing bodies. Knowing the property tax distribution will help you identify who to talk to for property tax relief.

This chart shows the average home owner property tax distribution. For District 3 residents, I’ve created images (to the left) to represent your specific distribution based on the school districts you belong to.

The average District 3 resident pays only 5% of their property tax bills to fund County Government.

Public Schools 70%
Cities/Villages 9%
County 7%
Other 4%
Fire Protection Districts 3%
Forest Preserves 3%
Park Districts 3%
Townships 2%

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