Four referendums on March ballot in Lake County January 18, 2018
Daily Herald
Four referendum questions will appear on Lake County ballots in the March 20 primary election, the fewest since March 2014. Two of the questions concern school funding. One focuses on a plan to increase a municipal sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects. And the fourth aims to increase taxes for a small fire protection district.
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'Is this real?': Grayslake state senator was in Hawaii for false missile alert January 16, 2018
The NewsSun
State Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayslake joined an exclusive club over the weekend of which no one wants to be part ó she had legitimate reason to believe she might die in a nuclear attack. Bush and her husband, Andy, were on the Hawaiian island of Kauai visiting family, and she was standing on a balcony early Saturday morning when the mistaken ballistic missile alert message went out, throwing Hawaii into chaos.
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Lake County Board talks redistricting January 15, 2018
Daily Herald
The Lake County Board will meet Tuesday Jan 16 to discuss a proposal supporting redistricting reform, office consolidation and other changes to how county government operates. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. at the Lake County government center, 18 N. County St., Waukegan. The proposals were recommended by a group created last year called the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability.
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Yingling hosting forums on senior issues, flooding tax credit January 14, 2018
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake will make two stops in Lake County this week to lead discussions with community members on topics concerning senior citizens and last year's flood victims.
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Early voting set in Fremont Township January 12, 2018
Daily Herald
Early voting in Fremont Township will be in Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell's office, 22376 Erhart Road, behind the township building on Route 60 across from St. Mary's Church. Early voting at the county clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan is Feb. 8 to March 2. Early voting at other sites, including Fremont Township, is March 5 to March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Jay Ukena takes over Lake County chief judge gavel January 5, 2018
The NewsSun
After some light research, new Chief Judge Jay Ukena confirmed that he is the first Democrat to hold that title in Lake County Circuit Court. But, taking a break from moving into his new chambers this week, he was quick to note that the best part of that realization is that while there was a time when politics may have played a role in such selections, it really makes no difference these days.
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ingling Hosting Information Session on New State Tax Credit for Flood Victims January 3, 2018
The NewsSun
To help victims of last year's historic summer floods access a new $750 state income tax credit, state Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting a free seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Avon Township office located at 433 E. Washington St., in Round Lake Park.
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Commuter town hall January 2, 2018
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will hold a "Commuter Town Hall" beginning at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday Jan 3 on the Union Pacific North Metra Line across the 10th Congressional District. Schneider will talk with riders on the route from Winthrop Harbor to Winnetka. The route stops at Zion, Waukegan, North Chicago, Great Lakes, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park, and Glencoe. The train leaves the Winthrop Harbor Metra station, 1316 Main St. at 7:59 a.m. and arrives in Winnetka at 8:43 a.m.
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Recorder of deeds at next Round Lake Beach fireside chat December 20, 2017
Daily Herald
The chat is scheduled to take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. The monthly chats feature state, and federal officials. The program begins with a meet and greet followed by a conversation between the elected official, Hill, and guest moderator and ends with a Q&A. Coffee and desserts are provided.
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Yingling serves as principal for a day at Round Lake Village Elementary December 20, 2017
Daily Herald
"I always appreciate the opportunity to visit with the professionals tasked with ensuring our children are receiving a top-notch education that prepares them for high school and beyond," Sam Yingling said.
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How to get a vote by mail application December 18, 2017
Daily Herald
A short application form is required to be returned to the clerk's office by noon Thursday, March 15. Visit the elections tab at http://www.lakecountyil.gov/ or by calling (847) 377-2406
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Democrats vying for 6th Congressional seat discuss health care, tax reform December 13, 2017
Shaw Media
The race features scientist Sean Casten of Downers Grove; Becky Anderson Wilkins, co-owner of Andersonís Bookshops and a member of the Naperville City Council; Carole Cheney of Naperville, former district chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville; College of Lake County trustee Amanda Howland of Lake Zurich, who lost to Roskam in the November 2016 general election; regulatory attorney and Clarendon Hills resident Jennifer Zordani; Palatine resident and data analyst Ryan Huffman; and Barrington Hills plan commissioner Kelly Mazeski.
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Forum to stage all Democrats seeking 6th Congressional nod December 8, 2017
Daily Herald
Candidates will get to make their case as they answer questions posed by NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern.
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