Village News

The below is verbatim from the Lake County Emergency Management Agency.

All questions should be directed to the Agency directly at (847) 377-7100.

Lake County has received a State disaster proclamation due to the widespread flooding in our region. This can open the door for federal assistance. Disaster recovery is a multi-step process starting with an initial damage assessment, which is now underway. Lake County is working with local municipalities and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to conduct the assessment. The US Civil Air Patrol is currently capturing aerial photography of the flooded areas.

We need a complete and accurate damage assessment report that includes damages incurred in both incorporated and unincorporated Lake County. The detail within this report will help determine eligibility for federal assistance.

What should residents do?

  • Fill out this form to report your damage.
  • If your home or personal property was damaged by the flooding, contact your insurance company to determine coverage and start the claim process. 
  • Clean-up: Complete emergency clean-up activities that may include removing water damaged property (carpeting, cabinets).
  • Repairs: Consider waiting to conduct repair work, such as replacing dry wall or carpeting. This is important because officials may need to inspect impacted facilities as a part of the damage assessment process. While we don't know if federal assistance will become available, doing non-emergency repair work before the damage assessment process is complete may cause the repairs to be ineligible for future FEMA financial assistance
  • Document your flood damage with pictures, and keep all receipts related to the clean-up and repair of your property.
  • Contact your village/city or Lake County Planning Building and Development (for unincorporated residents) for assistance with the disaster assessment process.

We have started receiving reports of scams targeting flood damage victims. We encourage everyone to be aware of who they are talking to and avoid giving any personal information over the phone.

Please review this resource from IEMA: FAQ’s for Residents Affected by Flooding.

Lake Bluff has options for seniors on the move!  These transport services are provided by the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation:

  • Senior Car: Drivers are available weekdays from 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for your weekday appointments, errands, or visits.  Please call as soon as you know your schedule. Rides are $3 each way. A handy coupon for 10 rides can be purchased from the drivers or in Dickinson Hall. Tips are not accepted.
  • Taxi Vouchers: Subsidized taxi service is offered for residents age 65 and over who do not drive.  Trips must begin and end within the Lake Forest High School district. Riders present coupons worth $3 of fare, and pay the remainder.  Sixteen coupons per 30-day period can be mailed to your home or purchased at Dickinson Hall.  Tips are not accepted.
  • Senior Bus: Weekly trips to local shopping centers and grocery stores are scheduled. The bus service is wheelchair accessible.

To schedule a service or for more information, please contact Tara Purtell, Transportation Coordinator at (847) 810-4677.  

The Lake Bluff Police Department wants to remind all residents to keep their car windows rolled up, doors locked, and valuables out of sight when your car is parked unattended. 

When riding bikes, be sure to lock them in bike racks, and keep them in a closed and locked garage overnight.

Lastly, if you see anyone suspicious, call the Police!  Together we can help keep Lake Bluff the safe community we all enjoy!

The start of the 2017 Farmers’ Market Season was a success!  The Market Manager reports a larger than usual turnout for opening day.  The Farmers’ Market (located on the Village Green) is once again sponsored by Knauz Autopark and will run every Friday from June 9 to October 13, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Additional information is available by visiting or

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The Village reminds its residents that the 2017-18 vehicle stickers must be displayed on all of your vehicles.  Be sure to purchase your vehicle stickers before June 1st to avoid a $50 citation and a late fee in the amount of 50% of the cost of the sticker.  Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.