Due to the recent rains, the water levels in the lakes are high. There is currently a “NO WAKE ZONE” for Third Lake. This is indicated by a red flag at the Village Boat launch, the dam and the Mariner’s Cove boat launch.
The North American Lake Management Society has a list of activities and resources to help curb boredom, encourage creativity and learning, and have some fun while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities are for students, families, and professionals and include live lake webcams, tours of national parks, activity sheets, STEM resources, webinars and more.
Starting today you can purchase your boat stickers at the Village Hall.
Since the State of Illinois stopped requiring the registration of canoes and kayaks, the Village will no longer require boat stickers for these non-motorized vessels. Stickers will still be required for motorboats, jet skis, battery operated boats and sailboats.
Every motorized boat and sailboat which are operated on Third Lake and Druce Lake are required to have a village sticker. Stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall during office hours or over the phone using a credit card. A current copy of your boat registration must also be provided. The lake ordinance (Ord. 20-02-02) will be enforced this year by the Lake County Sheriffs office.
The cost of the boat launch key at the Village launch has been reduced to $10.
10 horsepower or less — $25 Sailboat ———-— $10
11 – 25 horsepower —–- $35 Electric Motor ——$15
Over 25 horsepower —–- $45
Are you ready for summer? Now’s the best time to take a boater safety course. The Illinois DNR has links to classes on their website.
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.
We have had residents express concerns about hearing gunfire.Waterfowl hunting is allowed in unincorporated areas. Illinois Department of Natural Resources regulates size and power of the shotguns and requires hunters to be at least 100 yards away from an inhabited dwelling. If you would like additional information please click here to access the DNR Hunting and Trapping Regulations.