The Village is Ready for Boating

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 an emergency?

In 2020, resolve to stay alert and be prepared for any emergency!  Here are a few tips to get started. Visit the website for more information.

  • Discuss emergency plans with your family, including a family evacuation plan and a meet up location if you get separated. 
  • Start and grow an emergency savings account. 
  • Reach out and connect with your neighbors, as being connected helps keep your neighborhood safe. 
  • Learn basic safety skills, including first aid, CPR & how to shut off utilities to keep you and your loved ones safe.




New Year, New Laws

More than 250 new state laws went into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1st.  These new laws will impact nearly all Illinois residents.  Here are some of them. 

  •  Marijuana: The recreational use of cannabis for persons 21 and older will be legal, but individual municipalities may choose to ban its sale within their boundaries. Cannabis will be taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.        
  • Minimum wage: On Jan. 1, the minimum wage in Illinois will increase by $1 to $9.25, and on July 1 will increase by another 75 cents to $10 per hour. Tipped workers can still be paid 60% of the regular minimum wage.
  • Salary history: Employers may no longer ask potential employees to share information about their wage or salary history.
  • Sexual harassment training: All employers will be required to provide annual sexual harassment training to their employees.
  • Cat owners: Pet cats will be required to get rabies inoculations.
  •  Public diaper changing stations: Every public building with a public restroom will be required to have at least one safe, sanitary, convenient and publicly accessible diaper changing station.
  •  Gender-neutral restrooms: Single-occupancy public restrooms can no longer be labeled by gender.
  • Distracted driving: It will be illegal to watch or stream video while behind the wheel.
  • School buses: Passing a stopped school bus can result in a $300 fine for the first offense, and $1,000 for the second offense.

Click here for the complete list

Code RED

Have you signed up for Code RED? The Lake County Public Works Department uses CodeRED to notify its customers by telephone, text message and email about upcoming project work, boil water orders, water main breaks, and other potential service disruptions.  You can also use receive alerts via the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. The app is free and available for both Android and iPhone users. 

Snow Plow Damage

New year and new ways of helping you report damages from snowplows. If your yard receives damage from the crews plowing our streets, please report the damage to the Village via email. Take a picture with your phone and send it to with the address and date you noticed the damage. We will track all the damage throughout the winter and have the damage areas repaired once warm weather returns.

Where’s the Snow Plow?

NEW – Snow Plow Tracker

Snow Plows

LCDOT is excited to introduce to you the new snow plow tracker! Motorists can check the progress of snow and ice removal on all 26 of LCDOT’s plow routes through Lake County PASSAGE. See the direction each snow plow is heading, its current speed, and more. You can even view the latest road conditions through snapshots taken from each plow, which are updated every three minutes. See how it works by watching this video.