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Green energy summit produces electric atmosphere
Many of those who attended a green energy summit Saturday sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-10th, of Deerfield, left ready to take action.
Held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, a panel of six experts joined Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-31st, of Grayslake, telling more than 60 people ways to save on their energy bill while reducing their carbon footprint. The goal, Schneider said, was to get people talking to each other and hopefully spur action.
The NewsSun • 8/25/2014
10th Dems internship
The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats grassroots political organization is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Internship Program. The internship is designed for high school, college and graduate students. General assignments include staffing events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates, working in campaign offices and conducting research. Internships are unpaid, educational positions, but course credit is available from some high schools and colleges. Applicants do not need to reside in the 10th District. They should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. To apply or request information call (847) 266-VOTE (8683).
Daily Herald • 8/21/2014
Congressman to Host Green Energy Summit
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, will host a green energy summit 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug 23 in Grayslake.
The summit will offer constituents an opportunity to learn practical ways to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability, according to a news release from Schneider's office. It will also provide an overview of the policy trends in energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, including an analysis on how these developments contribute to economic growth and job creation.
The summit will feature remarks from Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, as well as presentations from the Citizens Utility Board, National Resource Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Blue Green Alliance and sustainability coordinators from Lake County.
The event will take place at the University Center of Lake County, 12000 University Center Drive, on the campus of the College of Lake County.
Lake County Journals • 8/21/2014
Dennis Anderson to meet with voters in Harvard
Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Anderson is stopping by Harvard next week to hear what is on local voters' minds.
Harvard is the latest stop on his tour of town hall meetings throughout the sprawling collar-county district. The event lasts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug 19 at Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St.
NorthWest Herald • 8/12/2014
Morrison’s first term includes passage of four bills
Julie Morrison, who was elected to a four-year term in 2010 and has no reelection bid until 2014, authored three new bills on water safety and one on ethics reform, which were signed into law by Gov. Patrick Quinn this summer.
The NewsSun • 8/8/2014
Democrats choose Wadsworth's Ryback as candidate for Lake County treasurer's race
Glenn Ryback was appointed to the Wadsworth village board in 1993 and has served two terms as village president. He has been involved in real estate and property management for many years.
"I'm not there (treasurer's office) to clean house, I'm there to improve what's happening, and if there are more efficiencies, I'd move that forward as well," he said Monday.
Daily Herald • 8/4/2014
Police union endorses Lake County Sheriff’s challenger, Jason Patt
“This much-appreciated endorsement by Teamsters Local 700 is yet another indication that change is imminent. The Sheriff’s Office needs an immediate realignment of management and an injection of ethics, accountability and fairness,” Jason Patt said.
The NewsSun • 7/29/2014
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