Whether you are new to the area or you are a lifelong resident, we hope you like living in Warren Township as much as we do. We work everyday to make your Township Center one of the things you like best about the area. The eighty-acre campus is filled with recreation, education, exercise, and support services for you and your family.

This Resident Information Guide provides specifics about the activities and services offered by each township department, including the Supervisor’s Office, Assessor’s Office Highway Department, Parks and Recreation, Senior Services, Youth and Family Services (including two teen centers), and Warren Special Recreation Association.

We look forward to seeing you here soon and welcome your ideas and suggestions.

TEEN CRISIS HELPLINE: Text-A-Tip — Text LAKECO and a brief message to 274637. Professional counselors are available 24/7. It confidential and immediate.



Disaster Recovery and Clean-Up, Information for Residents

July 17, 2017 Contact Information: Lake County Emergency Management Agency, 847-377-7100

Damage Assessment Lake County has received a State disaster proclamation due to the widespread flooding in our region. This can open the door for federal assistance. Disaster recovery is a multi-step process starting with an initial damage assessment, which is now underway. Lake County is working with local municipalities and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to conduct the assessment. The US Civil Air Patrol is currently capturing aerial photography of the flooded areas.

We need a complete and accurate damage assessment report that includes damages incurred in both incorporated and unincorporated Lake County. The detail within this report will help determine eligibility for federal assistance.

What should residents do?

• Fill out this form to report your damage.

• If your home or personal property was damaged by the flooding, contact your insurance company to determine coverage and start the claim process.

Clean-up: Complete emergency clean-up activities that may include removing water damaged property (carpeting, cabinets).

Repairs: Consider waiting to conduct repair work, such as replacing dry wall or carpeting. This is important because officials may need to inspect impacted facilities as a part of the damage assessment process. While we don’t know if federal assistance will become available, doing non-emergency repair work before the damage assessment process is complete may cause the repairs to be ineligible for future FEMA financial assistance

• Document your flood damage with pictures, and keep all receipts related to the clean-up and repair of your property.

• Contact your village/city or Lake County Planning Building and Development (for unincorporated residents) for assistance with the disaster assessment process.

We have started receiving reports of scams targeting flood damage victims. We encourage everyone to be aware of who they are talking to and avoid giving any personal information over the phone.

Please review this resource from IEMA: FAQ’s for Residents Affected by Flooding.

Local Resources May Be Available:

Several local agencies are beginning to transition into flood recovery. Please contact your local municipality or township to see if assistance is available in the following areas:

• Some areas have already set up special garbage collections for disposal of flood-contaminated debris, including used sandbags and flood-soaked personal property.

• Clean-up kits provided by the American Red Cross are being distributed to communities upon request.

• Some local agencies are offering permit fee waivers and/or fast-tracking permits for flood related repairs. If you live in a municipality, contact your village. Residents in unincorporated Lake County can contact the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department at 847-377-2600.

Septic systems During heavy rains and floods, the ground is often saturated, preventing proper operation of septic systems. Waste water from malfunctioning septic tanks seeping into the ground can contaminate surface water and ground water. For additional information, including signs that a septic system is not working properly, and precautions you can take, please visit our website.

Water Wells Flood waters may contaminate wells. Drinking and/or washing with water from a private well that has been flooded is not advised as the well water may be contaminated with bacteria and other contaminants. Residents on private wells need to have their water tested after floodwaters have receded. The Health Department is offering free water testing to residents whose wells are affected by flooding. For additional information on well water testing, contact Environmental Health Services at (847) 377-8020.

Lake County Recorder Provides Deeds for Flood Victims

Owners of flood-damaged properties who are seeking financial assistance from Lake County banks and lending institutions will need to show proof of ownership in order to secure loans. The Lake County Recorder’s Office will be working closely with government officials and impacted property owners to provide any necessary recorded documents at no cost to flood victims. To obtain a free certified copy of the deed, contact the Recorder of Deeds Office at 847-377-2575. Lake County military veterans in flood-damage areas may also qualify for additional programs. Veterans may contact the Recorder of Deeds Office to obtain a free certified copy of their Military Discharge Papers, commonly known as DD214s, for proof of military service.

Reception Centers

The Red Cross has two reception centers open to assist residents displaced by flooding. The following locations will be open tonight, and Red Cross will assess the need for reception centers on a day-by-day basis.

• Magee Middle School, 500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake

• Jefferson Middle School, 600 South Lewis Avenue, Waukegan



Disaster/Flood Resource Center to Open in Round Lake Beach 

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Northeast Illinois Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) will join other disaster service organizations as part of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC). Residents impacted by the floods can come to this one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives. Also, the MARC will offer free in-kind donations. There will be translators available. 

965 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, (The old Garden Fresh location)

Thursday, July 20,  11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, Snacks will be provided to clients.

Drop-Off Donation Site
To help ensure victims/clients receive the items they need, the Salvation Army has created a toll-free Donation Hotline (888-369-1349) for donors to call and get information on the specific items needed.  Callers will be asked to identify what items they have to donate and if they are not useable items specifically for this flood, the Salvation Army will decline receiving the donation. If they are non-perishable items that can be used in this disaster (or future ones), they will be given an Authorization Code and times the MARC is open to accept their donation. With the Authorization Code, they may drive to the MARC at their convenience any of the three days and drop off their items with designated Donation Management personnel. Callers can leave a message and get a call back should they call after hours or during times of heavy call volume.

MARC Location

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