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New congressional task force formed to pressure U.S. EPA to adopt new ethylene oxide rules: 'Something that should have been done a long time ago’ November 20, 2019
The NewsSun
The more members of congress who join, the more impact the task force’s efforts will have, Brad Schneider said. “This is an issue we intend to address — I intend to address — in very much a collaborative way that doesn’t deal with partisan politics but works on how can we protect the air our communities breathe,” Schneider said.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-ethylene-oxide-task-force-st-1121-20191120-2iv2wdosbrfmlmq4wq52sar764-story.html


Underwood honors Vietnam-era veterans in McHenry November 10, 2019
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood hosted a pinning ceremony Sunday in McHenry to honor veterans from the 14th Congressional District who served during the Vietnam era.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191110/underwood-honors-vietnam-era-veterans-in-mchenry


Lake County’s 2020 election season gets off to early, chilly start November 6, 2019
The NewsSun
While Republicans are scuffling, county Democrats seem ready to defend continued inroads the party made last year. They are holding a “Notary Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at headquarters of the Lake County Federation of Teachers in Gurnee. At “Notary Night,” candidates can have their nominating petitions, which they have been circulating since Sept. 3, notarized and checked by attorneys representing the Tenth Dems, Sixth Dems, Fourteenth Dems and Lake County Democrats organizations.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-selle-county-election-season-st-1107-20191106-foxyucbkwnc7bckzifnrputwhe-story.html


Schneider again calls for Trump impeachment; 'He literally subordinated our foreign policy priorities' November 6, 2019
Daily Herald
"It is clear on the face of things that there has been a quid pro quo," Brad Schneider said. "And if there's an abuse of trust, I think that's something that should be an impeachable offense."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191106/schneider-again-calls-for-trump-impeachment-he-literally-subordinated-our-foreign-policy-priorities


Democratic groups offer help to candidates at upcoming Gurnee event November 4, 2019
Daily Herald
Suburban Democratic organizations are hosting an event called "Notary Night, Legal Look-over, and Petition Collection" on Monday, Nov. 18, for candidates in next year's election. Set from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Lake County Federation of Teachers Hall, 248 Ambrogio Drive in Gurnee, the event will be an opportunity for Democratic activists, candidates, and precinct committeemen to bring in petitions to be notarized, checked and/or turned in.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191104/democratic-groups-offer-help-to-candidates-at-upcoming-gurnee-event


Students from Libertyville and Deerfield who see gun violence as their generational issue are organizing a summit in Chicago to mobilize others November 1, 2019
Pioneer Press
The group also is looking to add members and the students are hoping the summit could inspire other kids to get involved.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/libertyville/ct-lbr-chi-town-gun-violence-tl-1107-20191101-626tbns5xfd3vpi64afomwu6qa-story.html


Chat with state Rep. Edly-Allen Tuesday in Mundelein November 1, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen will chat with interested constituents Tuesday morning Nov 5 at Tina G's restaurant, 10 E. Park St. in Mundelein. Edly-Allen, a Libertyville Democrat who represents the 51st District, will be available from 10 to 11 a.m.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191101/chat-with-state-rep-edly-allen-tuesday-in-mundelein


Underwood bill aims to combat infant mortality October 29, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“The care we provide for infants is a direct reflection of who we are as a country,” Lauren Underwood said in the release. “The bipartisan Healthy Start Reauthorization Act ... a statement of our values: Every baby in this country is worth our protection, investment and care.”
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/10/25/underwood-bill-aims-to-combat-infant-mortality/ak0o23m/


Underwood announces spring internship spots October 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“I first came to Washington as an intern, and that summer changed my life and gave me my first hands-on experience with policymaking and serving the people of Illinois,” Lauren Underwood said in the release. “Internships provide an invaluable opportunity to serve our community while gaining practical career experience, and I encourage anyone interested to apply.”
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/24/underwood-announces-spring-internship-spots/ayybd8r/


Underwood opens applications for Vietnam veterans pinning ceremony October 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, will host a pinning ceremony to honor veterans from Illinois' 14th Congressional District who served during the Vietnam War period.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/25/underwood-opens-applications-for-vietnam-veterans-pinning-ceremony/apm5np3/


U.S. Rep. Sean Casten addresses healthcare system during St. Charles forum October 22, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“Everybody in this country has access to an education until they reach 12th grade,” Sean Casten said. “You got public schools; you got private schools; you got parochial schools; you got homeschools; you can move; you can choose, but we all have access. A universal health care system would provide that same structure.”
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/10/21/u-s-rep-sean-casten-addresses-healthcare-system-during-st-charles-forum/az2mss1/


Underwood proposes five-point plant to lower prescription drug costs October 19, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, unveiled a five-point plan Friday to reduce the overbearing costs of prescription medication in the country. Underwood said the proposal is not only aimed at uninsured individuals or those whose coverage has lapsed, but also at middle-class families with good health insurance plans. “We all know the impact these prices have,” Underwood said. “They can break the bank of families of all income levels.”
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/18/underwood-proposes-five-point-plant-to-lower-prescription-drug-costs/advavad/


U.S. Reps. Underwood, Casten address Illinois election security concerns October 18, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, and Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, are among the suburban Illinois lawmakers who raised questions about election security during an Oct. 15 field hearing in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/17/u-s-reps-underwood-casten-address-illinois-election-security-concerns/abnylkg/


Congressional panel: 'Harder for adversaries to meddle’ in Illinois elections after upgrades following 2016 hacks October 15, 2019
The NewsSun
Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, who serves parts of northeastern and central Lake County, attended as vice chairwoman of the committee, and Rep. Sean Thomas Casten, D-Downers Grove, who serves many of Chicago’s western suburbs including Barrington, also sat on the panel.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-election-security-congressional-hearing-st-1016-20191015-hcfqmtrrvna6ljul23pe7frpue-story.html


Long Grove seeking to fill vacant village board trustee seat October 13, 2019
Daily Herald
Those interested in serving should provide a letter of interest and a resume, along with a completed volunteer application that can be downloaded from the Long Grove website at longgroveil.gov/volunteer/. The forms can also be picked up at Long Grove village hall, 3110 Old McHenry Road.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191013/long-grove-seeking-to-fill-vacant-village-board-trustee-seat


Waukegan approves deal with EPA to clean south lakefront brownfield for residential development October 10, 2019
The NewsSun
Under the agreement, Waukegan will receive $400,000 in EPA funding, announced previously by U.S. Rep Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, and the city will provide initial engineering services for the cleanup project. “That’s huge. That’s major for us,” Mayor Sam Cunningham said Tuesday of the funding agreement. “We’re very excited.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-fansteel-brownfields-cleanup-st-1010-20191010-xoignz2zsjbtbmvooymwl2twse-story.html


Deputy governor says Pritzker would sign new ethylene oxide regulations October 10, 2019
Daily Herald
Rep. Rita Mayfield, a Waukegan Democrat, is pushing House Bill 3888, which provides that by 2021 no sterilization company could use ethylene oxide within five 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.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/deputy-governor-says-pritzker-would-sign-new-ethylene-oxide-regulations


Lake County Board formally bans harassment, bullying by its members October 10, 2019
Daily Herald
"One of the main reasons I ran for office was to improve ethics and transparency in county government," Jessica Vealitzek, a Hawthorn Woods Democrat, said in a Facebook post. "I said I would push for an overhaul, and that is what I have done."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/lake-county-board-formally-bans-harassment-bullying-by-its-members


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