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Rep. Underwood announces additional $286 million in emergency funding for Illinois May 27, 2020
NorthWest Herald
“The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act will provide critical public health investments that will help our community fight this virus and safely reopen our economy,” Lauren Underwood said in the news release.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/26/rep-underwood-announces-additional-286-million-in-emergency-funding-for-illinois/ax9fs0i/


Lake County in line for about $100 million in flood mitigation funds May 26, 2020
Daily Herald
Sam Yingling said the projects will likely include replacing and extending stormwater infrastructure as well as buying and knocking down buildings in flood-prone areas. "It's a huge win for the residents of Lake County," Yingling said.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/lake-county-in-line-for-about-100-million-in-flood-mitigation-funds


State coronavirus testing site in Waukegan to no longer ask about citizenship, congressman says May 22, 2020
The NewsSun
“No one should have been asked about their immigration status before getting a test,” Schneider said in a statement. “Doing so was immoral and put the health of the entire community at risk by deterring targeted individuals from getting tested.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-coronavirus-test-drivethru-st-0523-20200522-s3qaevttyfdhre2xjgd6ojoehm-story.html


Link: Dental offices can resume providing routine care May 21, 2020
Lakeland Newspapers
State Sen. Terry Link, D-Indian Creek, is highlighting new guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health allowing dental providers to resume routine care and encouraging residents to donate personal protective equipment to local dental offices. “It’s critical that dental care remains available in the safest possible conditions,” Link said.
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https://www.lakecountyjournal.com/2020/05/19/link-dental-offices-can-resume-providing-routine-care/aj6o8mo/


Casten, Underwood, Foster highlight structural inequalities in communities of color affected by COVID-19 May 19, 2020
Lakeland Newspapers
"We know that expensive treatment, the threat of a surprise medical bill, or lack of insurance are some things that prevent people who suspect that they are sick from seeking care," Lauren Underwood said.
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/19/casten-underwood-foster-highlight-structural-inequalities-in-communities-of-color-affected-by-covid-19/aqtjnk6/


Measure aims to help seniors stay connected amid COVID-19 isolation May 10, 2020
Daily Herald
An effort to help seniors and people with disabilities living in nursing homes stay connected with loved ones and doctors amid the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining support from suburban legislators. U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, a public health expert and nurse from Naperville, says she has heard from constituents concerned about the mental and physical well-being of family members confined to nursing homes.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200509/measure-aims-to-help-seniors-stay-connected-amid-covid-19-isolation


Measure aims to help seniors stay connected amid COVID-19 isolation May 9, 2020
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, a public health expert and nurse from Naperville, says she has heard from constituents concerned about the mental and physical well-being of family members confined to nursing homes.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200509/measure-aims-to-help-seniors-stay-connected-amid-covid-19-isolation#comments


Drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility opens in Waukegan May 7, 2020
Lake County Journals
“It remains critical that we continue to test as many individuals as possible to help us better understand the presence of this virus in Lake County and help limit its spread,” Terry Link said.
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https://www.lakecountyjournal.com/2020/05/05/drive-thru-covid-19-testing-facility-opens-in-waukegan/a6iveyy/


Schneider to host town hall on coronavirus Thursday May 4, 2020
Daily Herald
Congressman Brad Schneider will host a bilingual telephone town hall to discuss questions and answers related to the coronavirus from 4:50 to 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 7, for 10th Congressional District residents.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200504/schneider-to-host-town-hall-on-coronavirus-thursday


College of Lake County fills two vacancies on its governing board with retired executive, attorne April 28, 2020
The NewsSun
“Affordable education is a right of every citizen in this country," Vaseem Iftekhar said in a news release. "Community colleges play a key role in providing meaningful education and training to enhance the opportunities for everyone and support our economy.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-college-lake-county-vacancies-st-0429-20200428-eg6pei2kqbgdrhlif2eayl2rjy-story.html


Democratic House lawmakers say state, towns need bailout in next stimulus bill April 23, 2020
Daily Herald
Brad Schneider is working on legislation to allow payroll tax credits for municipal governments similar to what businesses are granted.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200422/democratic-house-lawmakers-say-state-towns-need-bailout-in-next-stimulus-bill


Underwood, Foster call for more relief to small municipalities during pandemic April 15, 2020
Lakeland Newspapers
U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood and Bill Foster called for more direct funding to small localities and cities in future coronavirus relief packages.
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/14/underwood-foster-call-for-more-relief-to-small-municipalities-during-pandemic/am87x7c/


Call with Casten, doctor tells seniors of scarcity in testing, masks April 14, 2020
Daily Herald
Sean Casten said the nation will need to conduct five or six times this volume of testing to have a "statistically broad sample of the population" and to determine there will not be a high number of asymptomatic people spreading the virus unknowingly.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200414/call-with-casten-doctor-tells-seniors-of-scarcity-in-testing-masks


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