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Criminal justice to be focus new Lake County citizens council September 17, 2019
The NewsSun
A new Criminal Justice Citizen’s Council has been formed by Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg to address issues like justice reform, and to offer an opportunity for community groups and citizens to get involved. “We derive public trust and our authority through the community we serve. Therefore, it is imperative we include all sectors of our community when looking at any criminal justice reforms,” the sheriff said in a statement.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-citizens-council-st-0918-20190917-km5rzul7y5av3gj5h5p4axy44u-story.html


Town hall meeting on EtO set in Lake County; new 90-day test period approved September 16, 2019
The NewsSun
During a media conference in Waukegan, state Sen. Melinda Bush, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart and Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham announced plans for what Bush described as a “full, two-hour” town hall meeting on the subject of EtO, including the latest available updates and data.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-eto-townhall-announced-st-0917-20190916-j5osvrkbdbd6dh54sq3owh23ca-story.html


Illinois legislators unveil bill to keep ethylene oxide emissions away from ‘densely populated regions’ September 15, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Sponsored by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, the bill proposes that by 2021, no sterilization company can use ethylene oxide within 5 miles of a region with a population density of at least 10 residents per square mile, or within the same distance from a school or day care.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/13/illinois-legislators-unveil-bill-to-keep-ethylene-oxide-emissions-away-from-densely-populated-regions/alm6b17/


How new group hopes to promote 2020 census in Lake County September 14, 2019
Daily Herald
"We are all affected by census totals," said Lake County Board member Jessica Vealitzek, a Hawthorn Woods Democrat who will serve on the new committee. "To receive the best representation, it's important that every person is counted."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190914/how-new-group-hopes-to-promote-2020-census-in-lake-county


Congresswoman helps constituents recover money from federal agencies September 10, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, worked with different federal agencies to secure more than $100,000 to be returned local constituents.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/09/congresswoman-helps-constituents-recover-money-from-federal-agencies/axntkrx/


Yingling bill to target use of ethylene oxide September 9, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Sam Yingling plans to introduce legislation banning the use of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide as a sterilizer and significantly capping its use in manufacturing. The Grayslake Democrat announced on Twitter Saturday afternoon that he was drafting the legislation. Meanwhile, state Rep. Rita Mayfield, a Waukegan Democrat, is set to announce the details of her own bill. Mayfield said she has been working with local organizations, including Stop ETO in Lake County, in drafting her plan.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/yingling-bill-to-target-use-of-ethylene-oxide


U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood calls student loans 'predatory' September 5, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Addressing a room full of college students Tuesday on the Northern Illinois University campus, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, called the current state of student loans “predatory” and said she hopes to make basic higher education affordable for everyone.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/03/u-s-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-student-loans-predatory/as662sv/


U.S. Rep. Sean Casten discusses impeachment at Downers Grove town hall September 5, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“If in your head you’re thinking that an impeachment of the president of the United States or full exoneration of the president of the United States is a cause for celebration, mentally check out for a minute and come back when that thought is out of your head,” Sean Casten said. “This is not a cause for celebration; it’s a moment of truth.”
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/04/u-s-rep-sean-casten-discusses-impeachment-at-downers-grove-town-hall/ah2s8x2/


Sean Casten at Trump impeachment town hall in Downers Grove: Wants ‘a shared set of facts’ September 5, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times
Freshman Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., has hosted about a dozen formal town halls so far, plus more sessions open to the public where he has taken questions.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/5/20851916/sean-casten-trump-impeachment-inquiry-town-hall-wants-shared-set-facts


Rep. Underwood discusses pending legislation in midst of 'gridlock' between House, Senate September 4, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“I hear a lot of frustration from farmers who say they’re being asked to sacrifice more than others,” Lauren Underwood said. She added that health care also has been a common concern among farmers. “I believe that for our local economy to be strong, our rural economy has to be strong, and right now our rural economy is not,” Underwood said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/03/rep-underwood-discusses-pending-legislation-in-midst-of-gridlock-between-house-senate/a7fn7yn/


Fireside chat with Sen. Melinda Bush set for Sept. 18 September 4, 2019
Daily Herald
State Sen. Melinda Bush, a Democrat from Grayslake, is the guest at the next Fireside Chat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, off Hook Drive west of Route 83.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190904/fireside-chat-with-sen-melinda-bush-set-for-sept-18


Congressman Schneider to meet Saturday with constituents in Northbrook September 4, 2019
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will host a "Congress on Your Corner" event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Northbrook Public Library and is open to the public.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190904/congressman-schneider-to-meet-saturday-with-constituents-in-northbrook


’Still reeling’ from shuttered nuclear site, Zion receives enterprise zone status for state redevelopment incentives September 1, 2019
The NewsSun
“It’s been decades since the Zion Nuclear Power Station shut down and the community is still reeling from loss of jobs and tax revenue,” said Melinda Bush, a Grayslake Democrat. “An enterprise zone in Zion is crucial to create jobs, recruit new businesses and boost the local economy.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-zion-enterprise-zone-st-0831-20190901-plrknorb5zgzbfzwbjdrk57gte-story.html


Camp Democrat 2019 in Vernon Hills Sept. 22nd August 30, 2019
Daily Herald
Campers will then head to the Camp Democrat Lodge for Dinner. BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, S'Mores, and traditional Camp favorites will be served.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190829/camp-democrat-2019-in-vernon-hills-sept-22nd


Donuts with Dan event August 29, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Daniel Didech, of Buffalo Grove, will host a "Donuts with Dan" gathering along with special guest, Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor, in Meeting Room B at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190829/donuts-with-dan-event


Casten talks first months in Congress August 28, 2019
Lakeland Newspapers
While progress has been made in the U.S. House of Representatives on topics such as gun control and climate change, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, said there is more that needs to be done.
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/22/casten-talks-first-months-in-congress/aed5ov4/


U.S. Rep. Casten part of panel aiming to address drug prices August 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Sean Casten discussed various bills he has sponsored to prevent pharmaceutical companies from delaying the release of generic drugs to the market, which would be cheaper for consumers. He also talked about a bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies similar to the way Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield do.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/23/u-s-rep-casten-part-of-panel-aiming-to-address-drug-prices/amk2yqv/


Underwood talks health care, Congressional gridlock at town hall in Shorewood August 23, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, has been crisscrossing the 14th district for a series of meetings with constituents throughout the month. Tuesday's meeting focused on issues related to health care, immigration and partisan gridlock in Congress.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/21/underwood-talks-health-care-congressional-gridlock-at-town-hall-in-shorewood/am5rsuj/


Casten talks first months in Congress August 23, 2019
Daily Herald
On climate change, Sean Casten said, there has been a positive shift where no one on either side publicly says they don’t believe man-made climate change is real. “That’s small praise, but it’s big progress from where we were a few years ago,” Casten said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/22/casten-talks-first-months-in-congress/aed5ov4/


North Shore Democrat Brad Schneider joins calls for impeachment inquiry into Trump August 22, 2019
The NewsSun
Mueller “made clear that then candidate Trump, and the Trump campaign, eagerly welcomed foreign interference in our election,” and then attempted on “numerous occasions to block and obstruct” Mueller’s investigation, Brad Schneider said.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-trump-impeachment-inquiry-st-0823-20190822-qwkucl7k3rbnnnqouksgdo4jq4-story.html


Health care is a human right. It's time for a public option. August 22, 2019
Daily Herald
As voters went to the polls last year, health care was their No. 1 issue, edging out the economy for the first time in more than a decade.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190822/health-care-is-a-human-right-its-time-for-a-public-option


Rep. Lauren Underwood backs impeachment investigation in House August 20, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“No person in America is above the law, including the President of the United States,” Lauren Underwood said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/20/rep-lauren-underwood-backs-impeachment-investigation-in-house/asdfjtd/


Rep. Schneider to discuss 2020 Census in Mundelein Aug. 26 August 20, 2019
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will host a community briefing on the 2020 Census from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Washington Elementary School, 122 S. Garfield Ave. in Mundelein. Attendees will learn about best practices for ensuring everyone is counted so that all communities receive fair representation.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190820/rep-schneider-to-discuss-2020-census-in-mundelein-aug-26


‘Mom, I’m scared’: Fears over deportation, violence toward Latinos aired at immigration roundtable in Waukegan August 15, 2019
The NewsSun
“There’s absolutely fear in our communities — fear from children who are scared they’ll be separated from their mom and dad, and even from citizens who are scared they’ll be targeted because of their heritage,” Brad Schneider said. “It’s important to show we’re united against these policies and these tactics.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-waukegan-immigation-roundtable-st-0816-20190815-dahd4blntjf43kseqihgdvyu6m-story.html


U.S. Rep. Underwood to appear in Huntley during town hall series August 10, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, will make an appearance Aug. 22 at the Sun City Community Association offices, 12900 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley, as part of a series of town halls targeting senior communities in the 14th Congressional District. The Huntley town hall, which will be from 10 to 11 a.m., is the third of four events in or around senior living communities aimed at addressing issues affecting local constituents.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/08/u-s-rep-underwood-to-appear-in-huntley-during-town-hall-series/ambcbo5/


Meet state representative at 'Donuts with Dan' events August 5, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Daniel Didech of Buffalo Grove will host two "Donuts with Dan" events this month. The first is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the main meeting room of the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. The event also will include conversation with Lake County Board Member Adam Didech. The second event is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Cook Room of the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190805/meet-state-representative-at-donuts-with-dan-events


Floodproofing seminar Thursday in Round Lake August 5, 2019
Daily Herald
A floodproofing seminar for homeowners and businesses will be presented by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Round Lake High School, 800 High School Drive, Round Lake. The event is hosted by 62nd District state Rep. Sam Yingling of Grayslake and Avon Township Supervisor Terry Wilke.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190805/floodproofing-seminar-thursday-in-round-lake


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