Illinois Extension office suspends regular office hours in Lake and McHenry Counties


As the University of Illinois Extension in Lake and McHenry Counties continues to address the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our staff and communities remain our top priorities. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, U of I Extension leadership has implemented social-distancing protocols that include most faculty and staff working remotely, effective March 17, 2020.


What does this mean in our community?


  • University of Illinois Extension has suspended normal office hours at our offices located at 1102 McConnell Road in Woodstock and 100 South Highway 45 in Grayslake. While our staff will still be working, they will largely be doing so remotely, in most cases from their homes.
  • ALL face-to-face events organized by Illinois Extension have been cancelled, suspended, or transitioned to online delivery. This will apply to all events previously scheduled through May 31, 2020.
  • Please check our event calendar at to learn more about the status of any of our events.


We will do our best to address your needs in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we manage through these challenging times.

If this is an urgent situation, please contact James Reaves at 901-834-7844.