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May 15 LCML Membership Meeting

Trends & Opportunities in Economic Development

The economy is trending upward and developers are choosing carefully where to invest. What are the driving factors to spur development and how can municipalities capitalize their existing assets to see development through while meeting the objectives of their community? Join the Urban Land Institute panel of real estate experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges for Lake County.


Lance Ramella, SVP, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Todd Burlinghoff, Partner, Hamilton Partners

Bridget Lane, Director, Business Districts, Incorporated

Michael Blue, Principal, TeskaAssociates

May 15, 2014

6:30PM Hors d’Oeuvres
7:00PM Program

Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center
6161 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL

$30 LCML members
$35 non-LCML members

Call (847) 270-3126 for more information or download the reservation form.

2014 Hot Topics in Municipal Finance

Please join Lake County Partners and the Lake County Municipal League for a complimentary presentation on “Hot Topics in Municipal Finance for 2014.” A leading panel of attorneys and financial experts will discuss important financing issues confronting municipalities in this competitive environment.

Wednesday, February 19
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast/Network, 8:00-9:30 am Program with Q&A
University Center Conference Ctr., 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Changing Roles for Counsel and Advisors
  • The SEC and Municipal Official’s Liability
  • Tax Law Continuing Compliance Issues
  • Options for funding sources
  • Managing public perception
  • Market update and critical factors: economic, credit availability, legislative and fiscal policy

Presenters include:

Scott Bremer, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP; Michael Zimmermann, Partner, Tressler LLP; and Todd Krzyskowski, Managing Director, Public Finance Department, Mesirow Financial, Inc.

Please RSVP to by Monday, February 17.

2014 Legislative Breakfast February 1

Join Lake County Municipal League and Barrington Area Council of Governments for their annual Legislative Breakfast on Saturday, February 1, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:45 am, with the program to follow.

To register, use this handy registration form. Click here for the form.

2013 LCML Annual Banquet

Join the Lake County Municipal League for its 2013 Annual Banquet at The Forge of Vernon Hills on Thursday, November 14. Elected officials, spouses, staff and associate members are invited to attend.

  • The Forge of Vernon Hills
    634 S. Milwaukee
  • Thursday, November 14
  • 6:00 pm cash bar
    7:00 pm dinner
  • $50 per person

Choice of three entrees: Prime Rib au Jus, Scottish Salmon Broiled with Fresh Dill Sauce, Vegetarian-Cheese-filled Ravioli with Light Tomator Cream Sauce. Please choose one when making your reservation.

Reservations must be made and paid for by November 11. Click here for a registration form.

Medical Marijuana, Guns and More

Is your municipality ready for Medical Marijuana and Concealed Carry? Do your elected officials know what they can or cannot do with regard to these pieces of legislation? What about an assault weapon ban? Attend the Lake County Municipal League July 18 meeting. Encourage your planning staff and your police chief to attend this meeting.
Thursday, July 18
Gurnee Convention Center, Holiday Inn
6161 W. Grand Ave.
6:30 pm hot buffet, 7:00 pm program
$25 LCML members, $30 non-members

Featured speakers include special guest Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim and Michael Zimmerman and William Raysa from Tressler LLP (LCML’s newest Associate Member). Both specialize in municipal law. They will help you understand how to navigate the legal maze concerning planning, zoning and siting in the case of medical marijuana and how to plan for concealed carry. Don’t miss this important meeting.

Reservations must be made by July 12. Click here for a credit card reservation form. No-shows will be billed without a 24-hour cancellation. To reserve call Chris Gentes at (847) 270-3126 or email

Newly-Elected Officials Workshop, June 1

The Lake County Municipal League’s Newly-Elected Officials Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 8:30-11:30 am. It will be held at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake St. (enter building from Seymour Ave.)

The workshop will provide newly-elected officials with valuable information as they begin their new terms. It is also open to those currently elected who want a refresher.

Cost is $25 for LCML members; $30 for non-LCML members. Please RSVP to Chris Gentes at (847) 270-3126 or by May 30.

June 1
8:30 am
9:00 am Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act
10:15 am Mayor and Manager Discuss Board/Staff Relations
10:45 am Lake County Transportation Alliance
11:00 am
Social Hosting and Drug Free Communities
11:15 am
LCML Benefits and Legislative Session Recap
Please join Lake County Municipal League for the Newly-Elected Officials Workshop for an informative introduction to your new role as an elected official.

Grant Opportunities at LCML Membership Meeting, May 16

Join LCML on May 16 for a discussion on developing a tree management plan and caring for trees. Also included will be a discussion on grant opportunities for communities. Speakers include Todd Degner, Davey Resource Group; Scott Schirmer, Illinois Department Agriculture; and Arborists Emily Kramer and Jon Walters, ComEd.

The meeting will be held at Trax, 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. Hot buffet at 6:30 pm, program to begin at 7:00 pm.
LCML members cost is $25, non-members $30. Please RSVP to or use your credit card. No-shows will be billed without a 24-hour cancellation.

Tree Management Plan topic for May 16 LCML meeting

How to Develop a Tree Management Plan and Care for the Urban Forest. Speakers will include Todd Degner, Davey Resource Group; and Emily Kramer and Josh Walters arborists in vegetation management for Com Ed.

The meeting will be held at Trax, 833 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield. Buffet at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm. Cost is $25 for LCML members.

Please call Chris Gentes (847) 270-3126 or to reserve. No-shows will be billed without 24-hour cancellation.

March 21 LCML Membership Meeting

SWALCO has launched a new education campaign, “Recycle First. Trash Last.” to encourage residents to recycle items from all rooms in their house. It places the priority on recycling first, defining what’s left as trash, encouraging residents to view recyclable materials as valuable resources, and making the act of reclaiming them a proactive daily habit. Walter Willis, director of SWALCO will discuss the County’s 60 percent recycling plan, implementation success so far and the RecycleFirstTrashLast PR campaign.

  • Thursday, March 21
  • Heather Ridge Clubhouse
    5900 HeatherRidge Dr., Gurnee
  • 6:30 pm: Hot Buffet
    7:00 pm: Program
  • Cost: $25 for LCML members
    $30 nonmembers

To reserve: Call LCML at (847) 270-3126, email or click here for a credit card form. Reservations must be made by March 18. No-shows will be billed if a cancellation is not made.

Legislators and officials exchange ideas

The 2013 LCML/BACOG Legislative Breakfast was well attended by legislators and municipal officials. Special thanks to Susan Link and AT&T for hosting the event. Among the legislators present were U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10), State Senators Terry Link and Melinda Bush, and State Representatives Scott Drury, Keith Farnham, Elaine Nekritz,  Carol Sente, Barbara Wheeler and Sam Yingling.

Go to the Photo Gallery to see photos.