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Rep. Lauren Underwood talks first 100 days at town hall event April 22, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“In the United States, we should not have tens of millions of people that are without health care coverage,” Lauren Underwood said. “None of those things involve taking away health care coverage for people.”
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/04/19/rep-lauren-underwood-talks-first-100-days-at-town-hall-event/a58ljnj/


Lake County leaders host town halls on environment April 22, 2019
Daily Herald
Several Lake County Board members and state representatives will host environmental town halls on Saturday, April 27 and May 4. On April 27, State Representatives Mary Edly-Allen and Daniel Didech will be joined by County Board Member Jessica Vealitzek. The second town hall, on May 4, will feature Representative Sam Yingling and Board Member John Wasik. Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart will speak at both events. The events are sponsored by Sierra Club and Livable Lake County. Updates will be provided and public input sought on transportation solutions for Lake County, clean energy initiatives, and protection for woods, wetlands, biodiversity and open space. The April 27 event is at 2 p.m. at Hawthorn Woods Village Hall, 2 Lagoon Drive. The May 4 town hall is at noon at Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190422/lake-county-leaders-host-town-halls-on-environment


Waukegan joins other Great Lakes cities to share ideas and solutions for lakefront April 18, 2019
The NewsSun
Brad Schneider said President Donald Trump planned to cut all funding to the program when taking office, but Schneider was surprised that Congress never backed down on funding, and it was not slashed. “I’m excited Waukegan has joined this effort,” Schneider said of the initiative.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-port-district-announcement-waukegan-harbor-st-0419-story.html


Suburban representatives say Mueller report 'deeply disturbing,' raises 'serious concerns' April 18, 2019
The NewsSun
U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, who represents the 6th Congressional District, said the report contains “deeply disturbing” information. “It seems to be a hallmark of the Trump Administration to try to sell the American people an illusion,” the Downers Grove Democrat said in a prepared statement. “They do not want us to believe what we can see and hear for ourselves.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-suburban-congress-mueller-react-st-0419-story.html


How some county board members are already collecting public pensions April 17, 2019
Daily Herald
"By its very definition these are retirement benefits, which means you should get them when you've stopped working, not while you're still getting paid for that job," said Democratic state Sen. Terry Link of Indian Creek.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190417/how-some-county-board-members-are-already-collecting-public-pensions


Underwood gets to work on prescription drug cost relief April 16, 2019
Daily Herald
"It's important we negotiate directly and incent the drug manufacturers and those intermediaries that work with the drug companies to negotiate the rebates to get the best deal for the consumer," Lauren Underwood said in an interview.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190416/underwood-gets-to-work-on-prescription-drug-cost-relief


County Dems work to ensure blue wave doesn’t ebb April 15, 2019
The NewsSun
It’s been a little over five months since Lake County Republicans were drowned by the blue wave that swept many of them out of office. From Lake County Board members to state representatives, the GOP had its clock cleaned by a fired up Democrat Party. Democrats control the County Board and are in all but two of the countywide offices. The county’s congressional delegates are all Democrats, and most of the Springfield delegation is blue.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-democrats-st-0416-story.html


What surprised Underwood, Casten and Garcia in their first 100 days in Congress April 11, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times
Lauren Underwood sponsored a measure to protect pre-existing conditions in health insurance coverage. At a hearing, she grilled departing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about “horrendous” treatment of children at the border. Sean Casten was named to a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and is the New Dem Climate Change task force co-chair.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/underwood-casten-garcia-first-100-days-congress/


Food pantry donations sought April 11, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Daniel Didech and the Vernon Township Food Pantry are collecting canned and nonperishable food donations, including kosher food for Passover, during the Passover and Easter holiday season. Didech is collecting donations until Friday, April 26, at his constituent service office at 3050 N. Main St. in Buffalo Grove during regular business hours.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190411/food-pantry-donations-sought


Underwood reacts to Nielsen ousting as Homeland Security secretary April 9, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“When I questioned Secretary Nielsen in the Homeland Security Committee just last month, it was clear she either did not know the extent of the consequences of the department’s policies, including what family separation is doing to children’s mental and physical health, or knew and continued anyway,” Lauren Underwood said in a statement.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/04/08/underwood-reacts-to-nielsen-ousting-as-homeland-security-secretary/ajcm9v8/


'We know it’s toxic': Gurnee crowd protests emissions as county announces plans for tests at local plants April 8, 2019
The NewsSun
“I live right down the street — you can walk there from here,” Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee told the rally crowd at Hunt Club and Grand Avenue. “This is about all of our families, our parents, our children, our grandparents. It’s too important to be ignored."
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-eto-gas-update-gurnee-waukegan-st-0409-story.html


Underwood provisions pass in Violence Against Women Act reauthorization April 7, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, successfully got two provisions passed in the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2019, which passed the House last week.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/04/05/underwood-provisions-pass-in-violence-against-women-act-reauthorization/atz6620/


Underwood, Casten bill aims to provide tax relief for Illinois families April 2, 2019
Lakeland Newspapers
U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten introduced a bill last week to provide tax relief to Illinois families they say were “unfairly harmed” by the Republican-backed tax cut bill in 2017.
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/03/29/underwood-casten-bill-aims-to-provide-tax-relief-for-illinois-families/ax9js43/


Election Day 2019 in Lake County: What you need to know April 1, 2019
The NewsSun
Lake County voters will weigh in on 90 competitive municipal, park district, school district and other races on Tuesday’s Election Day along with seven referendum questions
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-election-preview-st-0402-story.html


Tuesday's election: Key races in Lake County April 1, 2019
Daily Herald
Anyone doubting the saying that all politics is local need only browse the Lake County ballot for Tuesday's consolidated election, where 652 candidates are running for municipal, school, park district, library and other government boards. Several races have more than twice the number of candidates than available seats, and some in particular have generated heated campaigns and stirred voter interest.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190401/tuesdays-election-key-races-in-lake-county


Underwood speaks out on possible Affordable Care Act repeal March 27, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, responded to the Justice Department backing a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Prior to being elected, she became a registered nurse and served as a senior advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services, helping implement the ACA.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/03/27/underwood-speaks-out-on-possible-affordable-care-act-repeal/a7kctyo/


U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood invites students to participate in art competition March 27, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood has invited students from the 14th District to apply to the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/03/25/u-s-rep-lauren-underwood-invites-students-to-participate-in-art-competition/acjvi24/


Environmental citizens advisory March 27, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Daniel Didech will host an environmental citizens advisory council event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Vernon Township building, 3050 N. Main St. Buffalo Grove. Information regarding current state environmental legislation, local priorities for future green jobs, sustainability and conservation, as well as efforts regarding ethylene oxide emissions will be presented.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190327/environmental-citizens-advisory


Lake County Democrats among those calling for Mueller's full report to be released March 25, 2019
The NewsSun
“We deserve more information and transparency than we have received,” U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, said in a statement Sunday. “The entirety of Special Counsel Mueller’s report should be released immediately.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-mueller-lake-county-reaction-st-0326-story.html


Waukegan aldermanic candidates share views at Sunday forum March 24, 2019
The NewsSun
Candidates running in the Waukegan aldermanic race for the April 2 election took the opportunity to share with the community their views on issues and offer ideas for improving the city at a forum Sunday at the Waukegan Public Library.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-waukegan-candidates-forum-st-0325-story.html


Can tax deadline be extended? Casten seeks May 20 date March 23, 2019
Daily Herald
As tax deadlines loom, Sean Casten is co-sponsoring legislation with Naperville Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood to push back the deadline from April 15 to May 20. The 35-day postponement reflects the length of the government shutdown early in 2019.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190323/can-tax-deadline-be-extended-casten-seeks-may-20-date


Bills addressing sexual harassment in private sector advance March 20, 2019
Daily Herald
A package of bills to increase private-sector protections for sexual harassment victims has advanced out of the state Senate Judiciary Committee. The four bills, sponsored by Grayslake Democratic Sen. Melinda Bush, add to lawmakers' work last session to address sexual harassment and ethics issues in the legislature.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190320/bills-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-private-sector-advance


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