Village News

The Village's2021 Water Quality Report (published in 2022) contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home, contact Village Hall by calling (847) 234-0774.

In 2017, the Village Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the Village’s 2023 Strategic Plan. The result of months of effort of community volunteers, the plan aims to unite the policy, resources, and stakeholders of the Village in service of the Village’s health and vitality. 

View a one page summary of our progress so far here. (July 2018)

Or, view the full report:


The Village is one of 11 North Shore communities that has formed a regional working group to examine leaf blower regulations. They will examine best practices; look at impacts on leaf-blowers; and consider alternative methods and new technologies used in landscape maintenance. The working group plans to submit a summary of its findings by the end of the calendar year.

For more information about the working group and its activities, click here.

For more information about the Village's current rules, click here.

Lake Bluff Downtown LogoLake Bluff adopted its Downtown Streetscape Concept Plan on December 13, 2021 as a conceptual vision to be implemented over time. The Plan was the result of a six-month effort by the Village to evaluate existing conditions, listen to community goals and consider conceptual streetscape enhancement plans for Lake Bluff’s Central Business District (CBD). 

Streetscape_FarmersMktTable.pngLake Bluff’s Downtown has long been recognized as the historical and cultural center place of the community. Given Downtown Lake Bluff’s background and a renewed focus on public places, now is the time to focus on Lake Bluff’s Downtown environment. Downtown businesses are vibrant and want more public places. Community members are finding themselves outdoors more often, walking and biking between neighborhoods, parks, the beach, and Downtown. Now is an opportune time to capitalize on Downtown vibrancy and community interests in public places.
 Streetscape ConceptPlan
Downtown Lake Bluff is a welcoming gathering space and the community’s outdoor living room. The streetscape is recognized for its compact walkable scale, charming two and three story buildings, mature trees, and landscaping. In addition, Downtown maintains it’s historic mix of land uses that make for a vibrant community centerplace, including Village Hall, Police and Fire Station, Metra Station, Library and Museum, Village Green, Post Office, and a mix of attractive restaurants and retail shops. The Streetscape Concept Plan is designed to support this vibrant mix, reinforcing pedestrian entrances, clear and open sidewalk spaces, and more opportunities for public seating and gathering.
Highlights of the Plan recommendations include:
  • Incorporating flexible outdoor public seating and specialty lighting.
  • Adding and upgrading bicycle racks, planters, drinking fountains, and other street furniture.
  • Improving connectivity between the Metra Parking Lot and downtown.
  • Accommodate flexible street uses using a partially curbless, one-way street on the north side of the Village Green.
  • Adding casual seating nooks and amenities.
  • Maximizing on-street parking.
  • Decluttering sidewalks.
  • Protecting existing trees and infilling new trees and native entry plantings.
  • Reinforcing green transitions to neighborhoods.


Updated February 28, 2022.

Vaccinations are the best way to keep our families, schools, and businesses safe from COVID-19. Over 99% of COVID-19 deaths in Illinois are unvaccinated people. While "breakthrough infections" are more common as a result of the Omicron variant, these infections tend to be mild and the vaccine still dramatically reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. Over 200 million Americans have been safely vaccinated. Persons as young as five are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Booster shots maximize your protection against the Omicron variant. Each vaccine has different booster timing. In short:

    • Pfizer vaccine: You should get a booster if five months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before
    • Moderna vaccine: You should get a booster if six months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before
    • Johnson and Johnson vaccine: You should get a booster if two months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before

You can obtain vaccination free locally at many nearby locations including pharmacies through Walgreens, CVS (inside Target), and Jewel-Osco. Appointments are typically available on the same day. 

Questions regarding vaccine administration in our area should be directed to the Lake County Health Department or your healthcare provider. The Village of Lake Bluff does not have a direct role in administering the vaccine.