Important COVID-19 Community Updates
We appreciate the chance to bring you up to speed on what we are learning from local and regional sources every weekday or as necessary.
 Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only and call 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies.

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to . During this time, residents should stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave the house, continue to practice physical distancing and wash their hands as often as possible.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
A New Message from the Mayor

Last week, City crews collected over 28 tons of materials intended for the Recycling Center and over 3,400 bags of yard waste in addition to regular sanitation pickups. We are happy to accommodate residents’ requests to help keep family “operations” moving while we stay at home.
Spring Ward Meetings Reminder
All four Ward Meetings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. The City will inform residents via the Dialogue, E-Newsletter, website and social media when those dates are confirmed.
Shining Stars and Classic Cars
You may have seen some recent antique automobile activity going on in the Central Business District - another example of community members coming together to help each other in time of crisis. Members of "Fuelfed", a classic and vintage automobile club, recently held a "drive" for a local food pantry. If you did happen to witness these beautiful cars, you will be happy to know that Fuelfed is still planning to host a vintage car show in Market Square this August. 
Reminder: Effective in LF on Friday, May 1
Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that, throughout Illinois, he will extend the Stay at Home Order until Saturday, May 30 with some modifications that will take effect on May 1.

  • The Order includes a requirement for anyone over the age of 2 to wear a face covering when in a public indoor space where a 6-foot distance from others can't be practiced. For more information on proper face coverings or how to make your own, please visit the CDC website page.
  • Golf courses may re-open, and Deerpath Golf Course is ready! Please check the website to book a tee time and for up-to-date information.  
  • Retail stores will be allowed to open to limited phone service, manage internet orders and offer curbside pickup or delivery.
  • Added to "essential businesses": greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries and pet grooming services.
  • All stores should try to space customers to the greatest extent possible - i.e. markings on the floors, limit customers, one-way lanes, etc.
Don't Forget...
It's Easy!

Do it for Lake Forest!

The Census paper questionnaire was mailed on April 8 to anyone who has not yet responded. Please complete the questionnaire and return it or respond online at or by phone at 844.330.2020.

In the coming months, when it is safe to do so, Census takers will follow up with in-person visits to addresses for which responses have not been received.

Completing the Census questionnaire is easy, secure and important. Thank you for helping Lake Forest and Illinois achieve a Complete Count!
Vehicle Sticker, Animal Licenses and Annual Parking Permit Updates

Please check for all the details listed here .

The City will mail all renewals on Monday, May 4, and the due date for vehicle stickers and animal license renewals will be extended to June 15 but late payment penalties will be waived until Tuesday, September 1.

The enforcement of all of the above will be suspended until at least Wednesday, July 1. Should you have any questions, please contact Jamese Scott . Thank you!
Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale - now May 9 and 10
The Annual Plant and Tree Sale, cosponsored by The City of Lake Forest and Lake Forest Open Lands has shifted to a new reality! Native Perennial Garden Kits will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Forest Open Lands, 350 North Waukegan Road.

To place your orders and for more information, visit the Open Lands website .
Temporary Sanitation Services Reminders
 Any additional refuse items, yard waste bags and recycling carts need to be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.

Regular refuse in trash cans needs to be out by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.

Yard Waste

  • Yard Waste Bags – Curbside collection of 8 bags maximum per collection day, no stickers, twice per week.
  • Brush – Curbside collection 8, 4-foot tied bundle, maximum per collection day, no stickers, twice per week.

Additional Refuse Items
Collection of bulk items or non-typical household garbage will be collected at the curb twice per week. There will be no charge for these additional items placed at the curb. A maximum of 2 cubic yards will be collected (equal to one refuse scooter full or the pick-up bed of a pick-up truck). Not accepted: bricks, railroad ties, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or hazardous materials.

Any changes will be communicated via the City’s website, E-Newsletter and on Facebook. Thank you for your support! If you have questions, please contact Becky Pocasangre at 847.810.3543.
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department's interactive map shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. According to the LCHD website, it is best viewed on a computer. You can view the map here .
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