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* Coronavirus / COVID-19: Info & data

Managing information overload

"Right now there are a lot of people feeling overwhelmed with information about coronavirus. We’re in a whirlwind of rumors, hoaxes, and speculation, spreading like the virus itself." First Draft, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to protecting people around the world from misinformation, offers tips on how to separate the helpful from the harmful: Read Too Much Information, a Public Guide.

COVID-19 statistics & information

Lake County data hub - local counts, updated daily

Illinois Department of Health: Lake County - metrics

Statistics - statewide counts, updated daily

Illinois Region 9 - metrics for Lake & McHenry counties

Hospital resource utilization - for the state and each region

Situation summary - U.S. counts, updated daily



Additional reliable resources


Restore Illinois

The state's leaders and health authorities developed a comprehensive five-phase plan for reopening Illinois. The state is currently in Phase 4.


Lake County property taxes


Lake County property owners must pay the full amount of property taxes due in 2020 but may follow a 4-payment schedule without penalty: 

  • By June 8: all property owners were to have paid 50% of first installment normally due in full June 8
  • By August 7: pay 50% (remainder) of first installment normally due June 8
  • By September 8: pay 50% of second installment normally due in full September 8
  • By November 9: pay 50% (remainder) of second installment normally due September 8

Get answers to frequently asked questions on the Lake County Treasurer's website.


If you live in Lake County and you received the Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemption, the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, or the Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities in 2019, you do not need to re-apply for those exemptions in 2020. Learn more about tax relief on the Lake County website