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Prairie State Legal Services

You Can Help Stop Housing Descrimination -- Become a Volunteer Tester!!

Prairie State Legal Services, Fair Housing Project is conducting a training session for individuals who want to learn to be a housing discrimination volunteer tester on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at their Waukegan office.

To read more about the training click here. If you are interested in becoming a tester or have any questions, contact Kara Grubb, Fair Hoursing Testing and Outreach Coordinator at or call 224-321-5607.

Post date: March 16, 2014

Public Membership at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

The NBME is seeking individuals to represent patients and the public on the organization’s internal committees. Candidates will have the opportunity to bring their perspectives and insights to the organization. Protection of the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME. One of the NBME's examination programs is the United States Medical Licensing Examination, results of which are reported to state medical boards for their use in licensing doctors for the practice of medicine.

Individuals interested in public membership at the NBME will:

  • Represent and express the public’s perspective in discussions regarding NBME’s assessments and policies
  • Work collaboratively with committee members and staff liaisons

Public member qualifications and time commitment include:

  • Demonstrated interest in the healthcare system
  • Ability to clearly communicate the public’s perspective
  • Personal experience with healthcare delivery
  • No employment by health care professions and/or industry

  • Attendance at one to two meetings per year
  • Attendance at Public Member Orientation on site or via the Webinar
  • Participation in ad hoc workgroups on an as needed basis

If you are interested in applying to be a NBME Public Member email contact information to Please contact Nicole Taylor Linehan, Program Officer for the Office of Public Engagement, National Board of Medical Examiners,, 215-590-9643, with any questions.

Post date: March 16, 2014


Do Need Information About Passports?

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office has passport applications and information on obtaining or renewing a passport. Passport applications are processed at the Clerk of the Cicuit Court's office Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

The office is located at the Lake County Building, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL 60085 and the telephone number is 847.377.3380. Click here for more infomation in Spanish and English.

Post date: March 6, 2014

The YWCA Lake County Offers Affordable Care Act Enrollment

The YWCA Lake County is enrolling resident in the Affordable Care Act at two (2) locations:

Location Address Days Times
YWCA Lake County Offices   1425 Tri-State Parkway, Gurnee   Mon., Tue., Wed.
9am - 5:30pm
4pm - 8pm
North Chicago Library 2100 Argonne Drive, North Chicago Tues. 1pm - 4:30pm

Workshops on the Affordable Care Act are held at the YWCA Lake County in English and Spanish twice each week.

Walk-ins are welcome!

For more information on attending a workshop or enrolling in the Affordable Care Act and the documents you need to bring to complete the process, CLICK HERE.

Post date: January 27, 2014

Lake County Seal

Lake County Circuit Clerk Public Access System is Now Live!

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, criminal and juvenile cases filed and heard in Lake County. These records are now available online to the general public. The Circuit Clerk's office collects and disburses traffic and criminal fines, civil fees, child support and processes passport applications. Office staff is also responsible for recording filed documents and attending court for the purposes of maintaining a record of all proceedings.

Click the following link to review these records and documents:

Post date: December 21, 2013

Reflejos Excellence Award

Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County 2013 Reflejos Excellence Award Winner!

At a dinner and awards ceremony on November 7, 2013 held at Harper College, Reflejos, the bilingual newspaper, honored service, civic, educational and business groups for their efforts and dedication in serving the Latino community by promoting entertainment, wellness and Latino culture. The Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County was among the 2013 Reflejos Excellence Award winners.

Post date: November 13, 2013

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Affordable Health Insurance Now Available through the Affordable Care Act

Illinois residents are now able to choose affordable health insurance plans through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

Please visit the links below to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how to compare, select and enroll in the new healthcare coverage options at (federal government web site) and (Illinois web site)

Post date: October 1, 2013

United Way of Lake County Find Help

Connecting our Neighbors to Help -- United Way of Lake County Help Link

Every day here at United Way individuals call for help. Individuals all over our community are still struggling. How can our community come together to help our neighbors in need? As you probably know, Lake County, Illinois offers high-quality community resources for a broad spectrum of concerns. However, the very people who could most benefit from these resources often do not know they even exist or how to find them.

In order to address this community need, United Way of Lake County publishes a print guide of health and human services called Find Help Lake County. United Way also manages an online searchable database which enables residents to easily identify available local resources, empowering them to meet their needs as well as the needs of their family.

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Waukegan Township Park Place News and Events

Visit the Waukegan Township website and its Facebook page, to be up to date with all it events, trips, and more!

For a listing of events, activities and services at Park Place click: Waukegan Township Park Place News and Events

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BENNU Legal Services Available in Round Lake

Confidential Legal Consultations in Round Lake - Immigration

Dates: Every other Thursday
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM ( by appointment )
Location: Avon Township, 427 E. Washington St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073

Please call BENNU Legal Services at 847-478-8200 to schedule your 30-minute individual consultation with an experienced member of our legal staff at a low cost ($30)

Click here to view more information...

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