September 13, 2019

Water Levels Expected to Rise This Weekend

National Weather Service projects Des Plaines River to be at major flood stage this weekend

Lake County is continuing to monitor flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region over the past week. 

Due to heavy rain in southeast Wisconsin this week, water levels are expected to rise on the Des Plaines River, Fox River, and Chain O'Lakes this weekend as the water makes its way downstream, and as water from flooded roads and yards makes its way back to the rivers. Local officials are continuing to work together to assist our communities in response to flooding.

The Des Plaines River is projected by the National Weather Service to reach major flood stage this weekend. This means those who live along or near the Des Plaines River should prepare for high water over the next several days and pay attention to weather and flooding forecasts. 

The Fox River and Chain O'Lakes are also projected to rise. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has closed the Fox River to boating, and the Chain O'Lakes is at no wake status. The Skokie River has crested, meaning water levels have peaked and the river is beginning to recede. 

The National Weather Service and Lake County will continue to monitor water levels throughout the weekend. Note that projections are subject to change. River gauge data can be found on the National Weather Service website.

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission continues to assess localized flooding. Residents can help Lake County document the extent of flooding by sending a photo and the location of flooding in or around their homes and neighborhood. To do this, residents can complete this form

For updated road conditions, please visit Lake County PASSAGE. Remember that it is dangerous to drive through high water. Motorists should remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown."

Avoid contact with floodwater which can contain organisms that may cause disease. Do not walk through flooded areas, and prevent children and pets from playing in or drinking water left in puddles or flooded areas. If you come in contact with floodwater, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water.

Check for safety hazards before entering a flooded home or basement. Make sure no electrical or other safety hazards, such as leaking gas, exist.

If residents need materials or supplies, such as sandbags, contact your local municipality or township. 

Watch for updates on Lake County's Facebook page and on  Lake County will be posting information as the situation develops. 



September 13, 2019

For unincorporated Libertyville Township residents, sand bags and supplies are available at Lake County Public Works Facility, 650 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville.

For any drainage issues or flooding concerns in the unincorporated areas of Libertyville Township, please contact Highway Commissioner Marty Neal at 847.362.3350. For up to date flood information, please check Lake County’s website at or Libertyville Township’s at


Libertyville Township’s Mosquito Abatement Program

Libertyville Township has engaged Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. to provide six adult mosquito control applications this season. The Road District has placed mosquito dunks, a larvicide, into the storm sewer catch basins in the unincorporated areas.

For unincorporated Township residents who have standing water on their property, mosquito dunks are available for pick-up. The mosquito dunks slowly release a long term, biological mosquito larvicide. The Township’s services are meant to be in addition to preventative measures undertaken by homeowners and businesses. 

To be notified of the nighttime adult mosquito applications, sign up with the following link: You can receive an autodial message, a text or email. In addition, you can report if mosquitoes are particularly bad in your neighborhood and if there is standing water that may need to be treated by calling the Mosquito Hotline (800) 942-2555.


Employment Opportunities 

Libertyville Township is now accepting resumes for the Accounting and Finance Specialist position. Interested applicants should send resume to Libertyville Township, 359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048 Attn: Kathleen O'Connor                                                                                        


Libertyville Area Resources

The following local resources were identified through Find Help Lake County and are located within Libertyville Township. For more resources and a comprehensive list, visit Please click here for the list of resources located within the Libertyville Township.

Funding provided in whole or in part by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center and the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


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