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Lake County Courthouse Project Launch Ceremony

Lake County officials, stakeholders, and representatives of the justice system gathered on November 21 to celebrate the launch of the Courthouse Expansion Project. The project includes a new 8-story, approximately 200,000 sq. ft. court tower with 18 new courtrooms, jury assembly space, and the construction of a tunnel connecting the jail and current courthouse. The project will increase the efficiency of the justice system and support growth of the justice agencies for many years to come. Lake County partnered with a Waukegan artist to create a symbolic piece of temporary art that exemplifies Justice. Local leaders were asked to share what Justice means to them, and their words were incorporated into the piece of art that was unveiled at the ceremony

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Informational Meeting Dec. 9

Please join Lake County and Clark Construction for an informational meeting on the construction of the Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project. Representatives from the County and Clark will discuss and review the construction schedule, construction plans, and the impact of this project on the downtown area.

Date & Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Location: Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Training Room
25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Waukegan
Please RSVP by sending an email to
info@lakecountycourthouseexpansion.com.


Ceremony to Launch Lake County Courthouse Expansion

Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and the Lake County Board, along with the Honorable John T. Phillips and the 19th Judicial Circuit invite you to join them in launching construction of the Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project.

Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.
Join us at the construction site located at the corner of Washington Street and County Street in downtown Waukegan.

The expansion project includes a new 8-story, approximately 200,000 sq. ft. court tower with 18 new courtrooms, jury assembly space, and the construction of a tunnel connecting the jail and current courthouse. The project will increase the efficiency of the justice system and support growth of the justice agencies for many years to come.


Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project Advances

The county board recently approved and agreement with the City of Waukegan that advances the courthouse expansion project in downtown Waukegan.  The $100 million project includes a nine story courthouse and a new tunnel connecting the jail and existing courthouse.  Construction is expectd to being later this year.  This agreement calls for streetscape and pedestrian improvements around the complex, resurfacing of Washington and County Streets, as well as  exterior improvements to the existing sky bridge pedestrian walkway.