In Lake County, the Lake County Health Department has an Environmental Services agency which tracks the health of the major Lake County lakes. They are also available to assist with any outbreak of toxic blue-green algae on any waterbody. The Environmental Services agency assesses the major lakes every five to seven years, which is a significant help to lake owners and Watershed Partnerships.
In Cook County, stormwater responsibility lies with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
For an introduction to Lake County’s work with Lakes, and an overview of Lake County Lakes, check out Alana Bartolai’s Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership presentation from March 24, at this LINK.