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 day.
 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 . As Mayor Pandaleon continues to stress, residents should stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave the house.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
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A Note from the Fire Chief
Firefighters use a special sprayer to clean equipment with an air pack to power the sprayer. 

"I wanted to take a moment to thank the many residents and friends that have been so thoughtful recently. We have had numerous people reach out to provide meals for our firefighters. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and the fact that you are also supporting local restaurants is great.

We have also received donations of various PPE supplies, that will all be put to good use. To say that I am proud of my LFFD staff is an understatement. The situation is changing daily, and to their credit, they have all adapted to new protocols, new PPE standards, and simply continue to respond whenever called upon. Lake Forest is very fortunate to have such highly skilled and dedicated team of first responders.

The uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus has changed all of our lives, and we appreciate everyone that is helping to contain the spread of this virus by complying with the necessary restrictions. I know I speak for the entire department when I say we are proud to serve the residents and visitors of Lake Forest.

I also realize that there are many less fortunate than us, and some people are having to make hard choices between feeding their families, and paying bills. With so many people out of work and just trying to get by, I am hoping the spirit of generosity will help those in need. The generosity of others has inspired me to pay it forward, and make a donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

I hope everyone stays safe and stays healthy.

Thank you,
Chief Pete Siebert
Online City Services
Visit this page  on the City's website for up-to-date information on Real Estate Transfer Tax, vehicle stickers, yard waste, sanitation and recycling collection, obtaining building permits, inspections, utility billing info and more.

In addition, check the "How-To" quick videos below for obtaining birth or death certificates and how to submit a Freedom of Information request.

Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities

  •  Visit parks that are close to your home
  •  Prepare before you visit
  •  Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19
  •  Play it safe around and in swimming pools. Keep space between yourself and others
Do Not:
  • Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
  • Visit crowded parks
  • Use playgrounds
  • Use hot tubs, spas, water playgrounds, or water parks
  • Participate in organized activities or sports.

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. Thank you for helping Lake Forest and Illinois achieve a Complete Count!
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department released an interactive map which 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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