25 Years ago, people with disabilities across the country celebrated the dawning of equal access through the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. That same year people across Lake County welcomed a disability rights organization ready to fight for equal access. Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) was born and our community would never be the same!

On April 25th, LCCIL hosted the 25th Anniversary Gala celebrating these milestones. This is the stepping stone we use to further the opportunities for our people to access transportation, housing, healthcare and employment in order to fully participate in their communities!


Coming soon, LCCIL will celebrate ADA 25 Chicago at a ribbon cutting for a new integrated housing complex that will be affordable and accessible. LCCIL worked in partnership with Verigreen Development, Lake County Residential Development Corp. and Lake County United to convert a 1.5 story brick building into a 40 unit multifamily complex in downtown Mundelein. It’s near the Metra, a grocery store, and just two blocks from LCCIL. A number of units will be reserved for people with disabilities.

We are pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the ADA. It represents the spirit of the law, equal access, free from discrimination and segregation.