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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. 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-Lake County has a part-time, Grant funded position opened for 4-H Tech Wizards. For more information contact Sandra Prez at 847-223-8627. "Click Below" to view the job description.

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Lake County Association for Home Community Education (LCAHCE) will be hosting a lesson called "How Well Do You Know Car?, Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:00 PM, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Grayslake. If you own or drive a car YOU MAY WANT TO ATTEND this lesson. All are welcome, come bring a friend or neighbor. Mr. Louis Sharp will be presenting this most informative and interesting lesson. Please call the Extension Office to register at: 847-223-8627.

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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THE 2014 VOLUNTEER FORUM - 4-H: A Century of Believing..... A Future of Achieving! Saturday, October 18, 2014. DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL. Join Fellow Leaders, Volunteers & Veteran 4-H'ers for Learning & Sharing! Register online by Friday, October 3, 2014. To register "Click Below".

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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....

Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Consumer Economics Family Life Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness

Extension Meetings

Extension Council Meeting Schedule 2014-2015
Tuesday September 23, 2014 • 6:00 PM

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