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University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

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

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, the staff and volunteers of Lake and McHenry County (Unit 3) invite you to explore our educational programs. Extension offer practical research-based education you can trust that help people solve problems, develop life skills and build a better future. Our mission is to help local residents put knowledge to work by serving as the local link to the University of Illinois. We invite you to explore how Extension can make a difference in your life, and the lives of your family and community. Please contact us at 847-223-8627 with questions or to learn more about our educational programs and volunteer leadership opportunities.


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University of Illinois Extension Unit 3 has two Extra Help SNAP-Ed funded positions available. One for Lake County and one for McHenry County. The position is funded by SNAP-Ed and is a part-time position estimating working six hours per week, starting in June 2018, for ten weeks. If interested, please contact James Reaves at: 847-223-8627. To view the Job Description, click the link below.

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The number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren continues to rise. This is due to many reasons, some of which include substance abuse, child abuse, neglect, parental illness, death, domestic violence, divorce, teen pregnancy, and incarceration. This issue knows no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

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Some plants like it hot – some plants like it cool. Whatever your garden situation, there are annuals and perennials that can be selected to offer color and interest to even some of the most extreme gardening situations.

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The Lake County Extension Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. The foundation’s mission is to generate resources to enhance research based educational programs of the University of Illinois Extension while serving the interest of all donors. We work together to raise funds to support our community through need-based programs offered by the staff of the Lake County University of Illinois Extension. Click the link below for more information.

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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. What is osteoporosis, or the silent disease? Literally, the word means porous bones. And the risk factors increase as we age, especially after the age of 50 years. One in two women and 1 in four men will fracture a bone due to osteoporosis after they have reached 50 years. Generally, osteoporosis is “silent” because the symptoms are not obvious, and the disease is often painless. First presentation of this disease is often a fracture.

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Extension Meetings

Annual Impact Report Unit 3 2017
Friday January 26, 2018 • 10:30 AM
Monday February 12, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting Minutes, February 27,2018
Tuesday February 27, 2018 • 6:30 PM
Extension Council Agenda, April 24, 2018
Tuesday April 24, 2018 • 6:00 PM

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