Carol Calabresa (District 15)

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Lake County Board Member

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-362-3993
Cell phone: 847-502-3993
Board member Calabresa represents Libertyville and portions of Mundelein. She has been on the board since 1986. She currently serves as vice-chair of the County Board and chair of the Rules Committee. Her main priorities are fiscal responsibility, transportation, and balanced growth.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board, Vice-Chairman (2012-present) and Member (1986-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserves (1986-present, past President)

Present & Past Political Experience

  • Lake County Domestic Violence Council (1994-present)
  • Winchester House Advisory Board (2008)
  • Lake County Board of Health
  • Lake County Community Development Commission (1998-present)
  • Indian Creek Advisory Board
  • Stevenson House Advisory Board
  • Greenbelt Advisory Board
  • Safeplace Advisory Board
  • Stormwater Management Commission, Alternate
  • Lake County Board Rules Committee
  • Forest Preserves Land Preservation and Acquisition Committee
  • Forest Preserves Education, Cultural Resources and Public Information Committee
  • Libertyville Township Open Space District (1984-1986)
  • Past Chairman of U.S. Congressman Kirk's Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Former Conserve Lake County Board Member
  • Elawa ​Farm Board
  • Past Board of Director for Republicans for Environmental Protection


  • Bachelor degree in Political Science, University of Wisconsin

Personal & Other Information

  • Married 47 years, three children, four grandchildren
  • Libertyville resident for 37 years

Lake County Committees


  • Law and Judicial, Vice-Chair
  • Health and Community Services
  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Rules
  • Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee


  • Financial and Administrative
  • Law and Judicial, Vice-Chair

Forest Preserve District Committees

  • Ethics
  • Planning
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Voting member

Memberships & Other Public Service

  • Safe Place Advisory Board (1997-present)
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman (1990-present)
  • Junior Women's Club, Libertyville (1979-present)
  • Civic Center Foundation Member (1983-1984)
  • Friends of the Lake County Museum
  • Libertyville Civic Center Board
  • Rockland Family Association, Co-President
  • Libertyville High School Impact Fee Committee
  • Lake County Opioid Initiative (2013-Present)