Feed the economy – and yourself – during Lake County Restaurant Rally from February 26 through March 7! Sponsored by Visit Lake County, the County’s convention, and visitor’s bureau, the online-based campaign was created to support local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lincolnshire’s restaurants look forward to welcoming you for dine-in, carry-out, and deliveries. Follow Visit Lake County and Lincolnshire social media accounts during the campaign, and share photos of you supporting Lincolnshire restaurants by using #LetsGoLakeCounty, #LCRestaurantRally, or #FindYourSpaceToDine.
The annual Lake County Restaurant Week is tentatively scheduled for May 14 through May 23. Stay tuned for details.
The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Lincolnshire with a 2020 Tree City USA award. Lincolnshire has been the recipient of this forestry distinction for 32 consecutive years and joins more than 3,400 communities across the county that share this distinction. Tree City USA is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management. If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information, please contact Tim Baynon at 847-913-2382.
Residents are encouraged to vote in the April 6 consolidated election. Residents will have the opportunity to vote to fill three Village Board of Trustee positions. Jill Raizin, current trustee, and Robert Mitchell, 29-year Lincolnshire resident, are officially listed on the ballot. There are also two write-in candidates: Gustavo (Gus) Cavalcanti and Sandra Wright. Residents can see a list of all Lincolnshire candidates by searching “Lake County April Candidate List” on the internet.
In addition to voting to fill local elected offices, the Village Board took action to place an advisory referendum regarding the sale of adult-use recreational cannabis on the consolidated election ballot. The referendum question reads as follows: "Shall the Village of Lincolnshire allow the retail sale of adult-use recreational cannabis products at dispensary businesses licensed by the State of Illinois, subject to statutorily permissible restrictions?” Residents will be given the option of “yes” or “no” on the ballot. Advisory referenda are non-binding and do not require the Board of Trustees to take action on the results.
After the April 6 consolidated election, the Village Board is expected to review the results and make a decision on whether to permit recreational cannabis sales in the Village. Board members consistently expressed any recreational cannabis sales, if allowed, should be located in Lincolnshire’s business or office/industrial district and not be near schools.
Residents who voted in Lake County for the November 3, 2020, election are still registered to vote in the April 6 consolidated election. Residents who were not previously registered to vote in Lake County, changed their name since the last election, or moved to Lincolnshire between November 2020 and April 2021 can register online.
As snow melts, residents and business owners alike need to prepare irrigation systems and backflow devices for spring. Next week, the Village of Lincolnshire will send follow-up notices to residents who are currently in violation of the Village’s backflow preventer testing requirements. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires annual testing of backflow prevention devices, and the Village is seeking compliance to better protect our public water supply. A backflow device is a piece of equipment typically connected to a private irrigation system, swimming pool, or fire suppression system to prevent contamination between potable and non-potable water supplies. If you receive a notice, please contact a certified plumber as soon as possible to test your backflow device, or contact Aquabackflow at 847-742-2296 to get any questions answered about why you are receiving a notice.
This is your chance to help those in need. Lift your spirit by purchasing Walker Bros. famous apple pancakes. Click HERE to add as many pancakes as you want to your cart. All proceeds to go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Use your receipt to pick up your pancakes at any Walker Bros. location ... enjoy!!!
Those who live or work in Lake County and want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should sign up for the Lake County Health Department AllVax Portal. After signing up, check your spam/junk email folder for a confirmation email from “AllVax.” AllVax will also send weekly emails on updates and when you are eligible to make an appointment.
People who are registered in AllVax will be notified by email when it is their turn to schedule an appointment. Registrants who do not have email accounts will be notified via phone. Please do not call the Health Department to schedule an appointment.
The AllVax system does not email everyone who is eligible at the same time. It will notify you when all three of these things occur:
You are eligible in the current phase of vaccinations
the Health Department has received a shipment of vaccine; AND
Vaccination appointments are currently available.
A new option was recently added to AllVax allowing residents to opt-in and consent to allow the Health Department to securely share their registration information with local vaccination partners. This option gives registrants more access to partnering community vaccination sites that open as vaccine supply increases.
The State of Illinois Vaccine Locator website provides a directory of locations offering COVID-19 vaccines, including dozens of pharmacies in Lake County.