Tower Lakes 50th Artwork Full Color

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Guidelines for Prevention and Resources, CLICK HERE.

In light of the pandemic and the vulnerability of persons suffering from and/or recovering from this illness to localized air pollution, open burning within the Village is restricted until December 31, 2020; CLICK HERE for details and exceptions.


Petition forms are available at the Village Hall for the upcoming April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. Three (3) Village Trustee seats for a full term (4 years) and one (1) Village Trustee seat for an unexpired term (2 years) will be up for election. The Village Hall remains closed due to COVID-19 although interested candidates may call in advance to schedule a pick-up time to receive petition forms. Village Hall office hours are Mon., Wed., Thurs. Fri. 8:30am – 12:30pm and Tues. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Petition forms may also be found here: Independent and New Political Party. Nomination papers are filed Monday, December 14 through Monday, December 21, 2020 with the Village Clerk during normal office hours; contact Village Clerk Christine Burgoon at villageclerk@towerlakes-il.gov to arrange an appointment.  Please contact the Village Hall at (847) 526-0488 if you have any questions. For additional candidate information, please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov. This information is not legal advice, but is provided as a public service without responsibility for its content. The Village of Tower Lakes and its Village Clerk make no representations regarding the applicability, accuracy or validity of this information. Be sure to consult with an attorney before taking action based upon this or any other information provided. Anyone who uses such information does so at his/her own risk.


The Village of Tower Lakes, incorporated in 1966, is located in the southwest corner of Lake County, Illinois, USA. We are in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, 39 miles from Chicago’s downtown Loop. The population is just over 1,300. Originally developed in the 1920’s as a recreational summer-home community, the Village is centered around two scenic private lakes totaling over 85 acres.

Although all the homes are now year-round, the lakes and heavily wooded rolling hills continue to attract recreation oriented and nature-loving residents.

The Village occupies approximately 1.1 square miles and presently contains just over 430 single-family homes and no commercial business buildings, schools, churches or post office. The Village is within the award-winning Barrington Community Unit School District 220. Student test scores regularly rank near the top nationally and over 90% of the graduating seniors go on to attend college. Grade school children attend the North Barrington School, less than one mile south of Tower Lakes. Private schools for grades K-8 are also available in Barrington. The Village of Tower Lakes shares the post office and zip code with Barrington (60010). Home prices average a little over $450,000 with a range of approximately $250,000 to over $1,000,000. Residents commute to jobs in nearby suburbs as well as in Chicago. Frequent commuter rail service is available from the Barrington Metra Rail Station, 10 minutes south of the village and Fox River Grove Metra Rail Station, 11 minutes southwest of the village.


The Tower Lakes Police Department now has a link for residents to schedule vacation watches and arrange for overnight parking requests. To access this service, CLICK HERE.

Village of Tower Lakes Annual 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report