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.

March 20 LCML Membership Meeting

The March 20 LCML Membership Meeting will give you an opportunity to learn how to communicate with your constituents more often and more effectively, using the latest in technology and social media. Stay ahead of the newest technology and social trends, and focus on how to incorporate those new features into a municipality or official’s existing communication strategy.

Get Connected to Your Residents

Featured speaker Emily McMahon
Constituent Consultants

Thursday, March 20

Doubletree Hotel in Mundelein, 510 Route 83
6:30 pm hors d’ouevres
7:00 pm program
Cost is $30 for LCML members;
$35 for non-LCML members.

Please RSVP to Chris Gentes at
(847) 270-3126 or by March 17

Click here for a registration form.

Bid tabs for crack sealing, pavement marking and street sweeping for the 2014 LCML Cooperative Purchasing Program are available. Go to the Bid Document tab for details. Preconstruction meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 9:00 am in the Round Lake Beach Village Hall lower level conference room.

The 2014 LCML Cooperative Purchasing Program bid documents are available for crack sealing, pavement patching and street sweeping. If there is enough interest, pavement patching and tree maintenance will be offered as well. Click on the Bid Document tabs on the home page for the links.

If you know any vendors that might be interested, please let them know about the bid documents. They can access the documents at

Sealed bid packets are due Wednesday, February 26, by 5:00 pm at the LCML office in the Round Lake Beach Village Hall, 1937 Municipal Way. They will be opened publicly on Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 am in the LCML office.

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.

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.

Location Change for Annual Banquet

Due to unforeseen circumstance the LCML Annual Banquet (still on Thursday, November 14) will be held at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive North, Hawthorn Woods. Cash bar at 6:00 pm dinner at 7:00 pm. Entree choices will stay the same. Sorry for any inconvenience.

2013 The Cutting Edge Program

Did your community implement a program, policy or procedure that successfully meets the needs or challenges of the community in a cost-effective way? Tell us about it in The Cutting Edge application. The program need not be initiated in 2013 to qualify. For more information and an application, click the links.

The Cutting Edge winner will be announced at the November 14 LCML Annual Banquet.

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.

The Blue Ribbon Advisory Council (BRAC) met on Tuesday, September 17, to discuss future plans for the Route 53/ Route 120 project. Tollway Director Kristi Lafleur said, “Our next step is to establish a more detailed understanding of how to fund, build, operate and maintain the type of roadway the Council has recommended.”

Two committees have been formed: Finance and Land Use. The Finance Committee will consider detailed project information from the feasibility analysis to develop a financing strategy for the project. Ultimately, the Finance Committee will seek to answer the questions

  • Is the project feasible?
  • Should the Tollway build the project?

Its work will be the basis to develop a recommendation to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors as to whether the Tollway should continue to move forward with the project. Communities in the direct path of the corridor will have a representative on the Finance Committee.

The Land Use Committee will develop a corridor-wide land use plan that feeds into the Tollway’s analysis and
establishes an integrated strategy for land use, transportation and economic development in the corridor.

Committees will meet quarterly and the BRAC will meet again in late spring/ early summer 2014, with the final reports to be presented to the Tollway by the end of 2014. For more information go to click here.