News and Announcements
Free Youth Fishing Derby - September 25
During this fun day, prizes will be awarded to youth by age group while everyone enjoys the free food prepared by C&J Gourmet Sandwiches. Fishing poles will be made available to those in need, and ALL youth participants will have an opportunity to win raffle prizes and other giveaways. Attendees can also view a variety of animal hides and pelts at the Illinois Conservation Police's Wildlife Education Trailer.
Additionally, the Lake County Health Department will be on-site with free Covid-19 vaccines for those ages12+ years, and thanks to 7-Eleven Franchise Owner Saeed Rahman, free rapid Covid-19 rapid tests, hand sanitizers and masks will be available as well!
Registration is required as space is limited. If you have any questions, call IDNR Director of Community Outreach Ted Penesis at 847-608-3108.
Illinois Announces $250 million Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program
The first in a series of economic recovery programs by the administration, B2B will offer the hardest hit industries grants of $5K - $150K to help offset losses and bring back workers to rebuild fallout from the pandemic. Applications formally open on August 18, 2021.
Click this link to learn more on this grant program: Back to Business Grant Program
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics 2021
On a limited basis and by appointment only, Lake County residents can receive low-cost rabies and distemper vaccinations for their pets at Lake County Animal Care and Control.
All pets brought to the clinic should be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers.
Visit lakecountyil.gov/AnimalCare for more information or call (847) 377-4700.
Village Resumes In-Person Attendance for Public Meetings
The Village of Beach Park will be conducting public meetings in person in accordance with the guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois. Please note that if you choose to attend a meeting and are not vaccinated, we recommend that you wear a mask.