Lake Surveys

Solitude Lake Management will be conducting the annual weed survey of both Third and Druce Lakes this week. They will not be spraying any chemicals into the water. The boat does have a motor and will be on Druce Lake. Please contact the village hall if you have any questions.

Mariner’s Cove Retention Pond

The work on the retention ponds in Mariner’s Cove will begin before August 1st. The Village is finishing some final paperwork so the exact start date is not known at this time. Aldridge should start mobilizing equipment within the next week and the project should take approximately one month to complete. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Hall.

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Lake County Bike Path Study

LCDOT is studying the potential non-motorized improvement for a new 1.4-mile multi-use path along Washington Street between Mainsail Drive and Almond Road in the Villages of Gurnee and Third Lake, and Unincorporated Lake County. This is an opportunity to fill an identified bike path gap between Mainsail Drive and Almond Road. The project will also include a new sidewalk between Sextant Drive and Mainsail Drive on the north side of Washington Street, filling in an identified sidewalk gap.

The aim is to install a bike path on either the north side or the south side of Washington Street from Mainsail Drive to Almond Road. At this public forum will show the alignment alternatives on both the north and south sides of the road for comment. Lake County is targeting 2024 construction for this project, which is currently in Phase I (Preliminary Engineering). 

Provide Input at:

Reason for the Study

A bike path gap currently exists between Mainsail Drive and Almond Road on Washington St. A sidewalk gap also exists between Sextant Drive and Mainsail Drive on Washington St. 

The completion of this 1.4-mile gap will provide nearly seven miles of continuous bike network along Washington St. spanning from the Village of Round Lake to the Village of Gurnee. Users will be connected to many key destinations like businesses, schools, parks, forest preserves, Metra and Pace stops, and the College of Lake County as well as other bike trails like the Millennium Trail and the Des Plaines River Trail.

LCDOT works with municipal agencies and other partners to look for opportunities to connect the dots and fill the gaps in the non-motorized network. A path along this corridor was listed in Lake County’s 2040 Non-Motorized Plan that identifies opportunities to improve the viability of travel in Lake County without the need for an automobile. 

Providing Input

LCDOT created a virtual forum for you to share your ideas and questions through June 17, 2022.  Use the interactive comment map to provide an exact location of your input. All input submitted through the website goes directly to the project study team. 

Provide your input and learn more at:

Others ways to provide input on the project include: 

  • Email
  • Mailing
    Lake County Division of Transportation
    600 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
  • Calling

Project Timeline

This project will span a few years of planning, coordination, and design before construction will begin. Currently, construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 dependent upon project readiness and funding availability. Ensure you stay up to date by signing up for project updates

Harold Hoppe

Our condolences to the Hoppe family. Harold Hoppe was a trustee for the Village of Third Lake for many years. We appreciate his dedication and service to the Village.

Harold F. Hoppe, age 79, originally from Northlake, but a long time resident of Gurnee, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Harold was born May 25, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Harold and Ellen Hoppe. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, Cubs and Bears fan. Working for 37 years he retired from Lucent Technology, and was the trustee of the Village of Third Lake for 13 years.

Harold is survived by his wife Margaret Hoppe; daughters Ellyn (Glenn) Hausl and Kimberly Hoppe; sons David, Daniel (Lori), and Joseph Hoppe; eight grandchildren Tom Hausl, Sara Hausl, Tim Hausl, Allison Hausl, Samantha Hausl, Jacob, Dylan and Lindsey Hoppe; great grandchild Laila Hoppe; loving brother to Mary Lou Larsen and the late Donald Hoppe.

A visitation for Harold will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 1:30PM to 4:30PM.

In lieu of flowers please make any donations in memory of Harold to The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd SW, Liburn GA 30047-3110 memo: Research.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hoppe family.

Bookworm Jamboree Celebrity Reader

Mayor Buckley kicks off the Bookworm Jamboree at Goddard School. The school is conducting a book drive in partnership with Bernie’s Book Bank. The 20+ Chicago-land Goddard Schools have a goal of collecting 25,000 books by February 14, 2020. Over the last 6 years, The Goddard Schools have collected and distributed over 200,000 books to children-at-risk in Illinois, birth through 12 years. Read the full article here!

Canadian Geese

Have you noticed the large amount of Canadian geese on the lakes this year? They are enjoyable to watch, however they can be very loud (especially at 2 a.m.) and geese that are no longer migrating can cause problems with the quality of the lake. There are a few things that you can do to help both the geese and the lake. The most important is do not feed the geese. Read the linked article for more information.

Canada Gees and Your Lake