Park commissioner wanted in Lake Barrington August 16, 2017
Daily Herald
Lake Barrington officials say they are helping another government agency to find someone to fill an open board position. Citing a close working relationship, the village said the Lake Barrington Countryside Park District is seeking a resident to be appointed to serve on the board as a commissioner. For more information, contact Lake Barrington Village Clerk Lisa C. Pena-Tlapa by calling her at (847) 381-6010
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Vernon Township Democrats hosting BBQ Wednesday August 14, 2017
Daily Herald
The Vernon Township Democrats are hosting a BBQ from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 46 Copperwood Drive, Buffalo Grove. Newly elected Democrats in Vernon Township will be joined by Congressman Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Deerfield, and other elected officials. The event is free and the public is welcome.
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Island Lake officials to talk board vacancy August 4, 2017
Daily Herald
An Island Lake village committee will meet Monday Aug 7 to review candidates for an open trustee seat on the village board. The public meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at village hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.
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Tenth Dems event in Fox Lake July 31, 2017
Daily Herald
Tenth Congressional District Democrats hosts another in its ongoing series of current events discussions, Tenth Dems University's Let's Talk Politics, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Dockers, 33 W. Grand Ave., Fox Lake. The event is co-sponsored by the Grant Township Democrats. Admission is free.
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Special session tab could have been higher without suburban lawmaker's bill July 27, 2017
Daily Herald
Melinda Bush's bill, which goes into effect immediately, caps all 177 General Assembly members' per diem rates at $111 per session day; lawmakers who travel more than 50 miles to the capitol would continue to be reimbursed 39 cents per mile. It would also eliminate a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment to their annual salary, which has a base pay of $67,636 before stipends for leadership and committee roles. Without the legislation, per diems were set to rise to $142 per day, and mileage to 53 cents per mile, based on federal rates.
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Commentary: Bruce Rauner doesn't care July 18, 2017
Chicago Tribune
When we need real leadership, Bruce Rauner displays callous disregard for people across Illinois, including those in my district. Rauner should leave the job of governing this state to someone else if he's unable to focus on the needs of Illinois' communities.
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, represents the 62nd District of Illinois.
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Buffalo Grove seeking trustee applicants July 13, 2017
Daily Herald
Candidates possessing skills and experience in community affairs, business administration, organizational leadership and/or community development are encouraged to apply. In accordance with state law, candidates must have resided in the village for at least one year prior to appointment.
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Yingling guest at next Round Lake Beach fireside chat July 10, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Sam Yingling will join Round Lake Beach Mayor Rich Hill for a "Fireside Chat" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jul 13, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way in Round Lake Beach.
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Schneider says Congress should be focused on Affordable Care Act fixes, not repeal July 7, 2017
The NewsSun
Brad Schneider said he wants to build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, instead of scrapping the program and starting from the ground up.
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Senator Bush to host annual Round Lake Job Fair on Tuesday, July 11 July 6, 2017
The NewsSun
tate Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) will be hosting her annual Round Lake Job Fair on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Magee Middle School, 500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake.
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