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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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Lake County Association for Home Community Education (LCAHCE)will be sponsoring a program titled " Focused on Tea Tasting", at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL 60030, on November 1, 2018, at 10:00 AM. This presentation will be given by Theresa Griffin, from the Napoleana Tea Co. This will be a special program so bring someone with you. To register call the Extension Office at: 847-223-8627. Public is welcome!

I Didn’t Know That! October is National Pumpkin Month.90-95% of the processed pumpkins in the United States are grown in Illinois. Pumpkins are 90% water. Pumpkins are fruit. 1 cup of pumpkin has close to 200% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A. Substitute pumpkin for oil at a 1:1 ratio or 1/4 cup pumpkin for each egg.

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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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Tips for Managing Halloween Treats! Eat a nutrient rich meal before trick or treating to reduce the temptation to munch while out. Remember moderation. Try combining a candy bar or caramel with a healthy option such as an apple, strawberries, or grapes. Limit sweets by storing them in a high cupboard and keeping healthier options easily accessible. Do not eat treats until inspected at home. Throw away any open treats, or things that look like they’ve been tampered with. Information provided by Lisa Peterson –Nutrition & Wellness Extension Educator

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

Extension Meetings

Annual Impact Report Unit 3 2017
Friday January 26, 2018 • 10:30 AM
Extension Council Meeting Agenda, September 25, 2018
Monday September 10, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Extension Council Meeting Minutes, September 25, 2018
Tuesday September 25, 2018 • 6:30 PM

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