After speaking with folks in Round Lake for months, we knew the families of Lake County had each other’s backs when times were tough. We knew these communities were strong. But the events of this week have revealed the true strength of those ties.

The families of Lake County are now working tirelessly to rebuild their communities in the wake of massive flooding. And they need our help.

We’ve decided to release this special edition of our “Forgotten Illinois” series in order to raise money for flood relief efforts in northern Illinois.

You can make a secure donation here. Every dollar will go toward Lake County residents in need.

The people of Round Lake and Lake County at large are an inspiration to us all. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.