IN THIS ISSUE: Memorial Day remembrances / Holiday trash collection / Holiday closures

 


Remember someone who served

            You can remember those who served by sharing the stories of those who fought and died for our freedom.

            Lake County is giving people the chance to submit an Honor Post, consisting of a photo, written tribute and the hometown location of a fallen hero at this website.

All Lake County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Trash, recycling collection delayed

Garbage and recycling collection will be on a holiday schedule this week due to Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Residents' refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day later than usual through Saturday. Click here for more.

Village Hall closed

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, June 1 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lake County Sheriff’s office warns of scam

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several deceptive practice/impersonating a peace officer cases, where an offender is calling Lake County residents pretending to be a police officer. This is similar to a previous scam where the offender was pretending to be a sergeant with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

At that time, the offender identified himself as ‘Sergeant Bennett’ and informed the caller they had an active warrant for their arrest. The scammer provided the victim with the victim’s name and address, making the victim feel that the caller is a police officer.

These new cases are similar, where the caller is claiming to be Sergeant Michael Cope. The caller is ‘spoofing’ their caller identification number to make it appear they are actually calling from inside the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The scammer orders the victim to purchase gift cards and provide the gift card numbers/pins to the scammer in order to satisfy the warrant. The scammer has also asked victims for their social security numbers, banking information, and other sensitive information.

These types of scams are becoming more and more common, where scammers impersonate members of a local law-enforcement or government agency to prey on their victims.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reminds the community that the government will never call and order you to pay money in the form of gift cards. If you receive an unsolicited call from anyone requesting money, you should be suspicious. If a person claims to be a government agency, call that government agency first to determine the validity of the call, before discussing anything.

Victims of scams should contact their local law-enforcement agency.

The tax man cometh

The first installment of Lake County property tax bills is due June 7. There are many ways to pay your bill, including online and pay by phone. Click here to learn about payment options.

To view your property tax bill and payment history, and for helpful information about understanding your tax bill, visit the Treasurer’s Office Property Tax web page.

There’s one for you; 19 for him. It’s a generational thing.

Village cited for financial reporting

The Village has received a Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This recognition is the highest honor for government accounting and financial reporting, and was awarded for the Village's Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

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