Serving Lake & McHenry Counties

Celebrating 29 Years of Service

Lake County Center for Independent Living's Mission

...LCCIL empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.

Who We Are . . .

Lake County Center for Independent Living, serving Lake and McHenry counties, is a not-for-profit, disability rights organization. We exist to ensure that all people with disabilities have the tools they need to live independently. Governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities, we are a consumer-controlled organization, which means the services we provide are those chosen by our consumers. To learn more, click our ABOUT US page.

Open Positions at LCCIL

For a list of positions, check out the Employment Opportunities page.


Help Us Get Out the Disability Vote!

The 2018 general election is Tuesday, November 6th.

Why Should You Vote?

Voting lets you speak your mind and your voice be heard!
Your vote is your voice. By voting, you tell elected officials how you feel about education, public safety, social security, health care, and much more. When you vote, you are looking out for our community and your future.


Community Advocacy Program (CAP)

Are you a person with a disability who is interested in learning more about how different levels of government work and how to advocate for yourself or others on issues affecting the disability community? Join the Lake County Center for Independent Living’s (LCCIL) Community Advocacy program (CAP) beginning the first week of March, where we provide you with the tools to build your skills in leadership, self-advocacy, and community involvement.

This 13-week program will provide the opportunity to travel to our state capital and experience government in action. Meet, greet, and engage with legislators and local government officials to advocate for change within your own communities. We will only be accepting 10 participants, so be sure to lock in a spot before the program is full.

Please click on the link below to download your application today. If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about CAP, please call LCCIL at (847) 949-4440 or email Sean at or Ahmad at

CAP Application (PDF)


Trivia Night a Success

We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who helped make our sold out Trivia Night a success! Our sponsors, our donors and volunteers! And finally a big thanks to the participants who played on a team! Thank you for your donations in the purchase of your tickets and silent auction items! Through your participation, sponsorships and donations, LCCIL will be able to provide much needed services for more individuals with disabilities!

Trivia Night sponsors graphic

One voice, one vote really does count!
In 1960, had one person from each polling place voted differently, Richard Nixon, not John F. Kennedy, would have been elected president. More recently, in the last election, the mayor of Mundelein won by only three votes!

Voting changes communities!
Do you ever wonder why one neighborhood gets passed over for things it needs, while another seems to get it all? Vote for the person who will represent you. This is how change is made.

Vote for change!
It took many votes to elect officials who championed civil rights. Voting is our chance to make a difference in our lives and throughout the world.

Voting gives you credibility!
We often voice our concerns, but if we aren't voting, our concerns won't matter. Voting gives you the credibility to make your issues a priority to legislators.

Research the Candidates and Issues!

You can learn about candidates on the internet. Check out:

Local newspapers are a great source of information as the election approaches. Take a look at the editorial sections that feature candidates from different races and discuss issues that will be on the ballot.

Another way you can learn about a candidate is by contacting their campaign office. Ask any questions you have to know where the candidate stands on issues you care about.