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University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

Main Office (Lake County)
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-8627
FAX: 847-223-9288
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (McHenry County)
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-3737
FAX: 815-338-4755
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Thank you for visiting our website! University of Illinois Extension in Lake and McHenry counties offers practical, research-based information to improve lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities.

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Please Help Extension Celebrate 100 Years of Service by Purchasing an Ad in Our 100th Year Extension Souvenir Magazine which will be published September 2014. The Extension Souvenir Magazine is designed to capture memories and to be a keepsake of Extension reaching its 100th year milestone. The magazine ads program is planned for individuals, families, clubs, businesses, government, and agencies that Extension has impacted their lives somehow. It will feature people that were here to witness it's 100th year birthday and document their businesses and stories. Ad deadline is August 31st. Thank you in advance for your support. "Click Below" to view Lake County's 100 Years of Service Letter.

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University of Illinois Extension, Unit 3, McHenry County, has a full time position opened for a Community Worker for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). To inquire please call the Extension Office at 815-338-3737. To view the job description and qualifications "Click Below".

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“Cooking with Margaret” Italian Feast will be given at 7 p.m. on September 4th at the Lake County Extension Auditorium, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. Please register by calling the office at 847-223-8627. We will be collecting a good will offering that night and the monies collected will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank to help feed the hungry children here in Lake County. All HCE members and guests are welcome to attend.

BUY SPRING-FLOWERING BULBS NOW! The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners do some amazing work in Lake County and to keep doing that work, we hope to raise $5,000. Can you help? There are two ways to order - either directly from one of our Lake County Master Gardeners (payment by check only) OR at our unique web address (credit card only) All orders ship directly to you, the purchaser! Place your order NOW!

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Growing watermelons in your home garden and wondering when they are ready to be picked? Watch this...

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Looking for plants that can survive this hot summer? We have ideas for you here...

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SAVE THE DATE: October 18, 2014 - Extension 100 Years Gala, Milan Banquet Hall, 651 Lakehurst Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085. Extension is celebrating 100 years of service to the community. We will be celebrating all program accomplishments October 18, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm. More details to come....

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