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Rep. Brad Schneider to meet constituents Saturday in Waukegan May 17, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield will publicly meet with constituents and answer questions Saturday May 20 at Waukegan city hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Schneider, a Democrat who represents Illinois' 10th District, will be there from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Schneider has held several such meetings since taking office earlier this year.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170517/rep-brad-schneider-to-meet-constituents-saturday-in-waukegan


Brown: To succeed in politics, consider the Botterman way May 9, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Politics is an often rough and dirty business that somehow manages to still attract idealistic young people wanting to change the world. Pat Botterman knew a lot about that. Before his untimely death in 2008 at age 44, Botterman was something of a local legend as an independent political organizer — both for his willingness to wage hand-to-hand combat with Cook County’s regular Democrats and for his ability to mentor talented up-and-comers in the business of grass-roots campaigns.
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http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-to-succeed-in-politics-consider-the-botterman-way/


Applications sought for Nixon's vacant Lake County Board seat May 8, 2017
The NewsSun
"North Chicago and District 14 communities have both stark challenges and incredible promise," Terry Link added. "We can't just appoint a board member to lead on county issues. We need to identify a person who can bridge the divides and deliver the solutions that District 14 families need and the bright future they deserve."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-audrey-nixon-vacant-seat-st-0509-20170508-story.html


Lake County Board begins process of filling Nixon seat May 8, 2017
Daily Herald
The recent death of longtime Lake County Board member Audrey Nixon of North Chicago has left a vacancy on the panel, and officials are seeking applications from potential replacements. Nixon represented the 14th District, which includes parts of North Chicago, Waukegan, Park City and Gurnee. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, registered voters, and residents of the 14th District. They must also be Democrats, like Nixon.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170508/lake-county-board-begins-process-of-filling-nixon-seat


Hundreds pay respects to Audrey Nixon over two days May 7, 2017
The NewsSun
Audrey Nixon served longer than any other commissioner on the Lake County Board, but first she made history as the first African American woman to hold that position when she was sworn in on Dec. 2, 1982.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-nixon-burial-st-0508-20170507-story.html


Waukegan's first black mayor takes oath of office May 2, 2017
The NewsSun
"Much has been made about my candidacy being historic because I am Waukegan's first African American mayor," Sam Cunningham told the crowd Monday evening. "I understand, respect and appreciate the history, but I prefer to see myself as a resident of Waukegan, Illinois."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-cunningham-sworn-in-st-0502-20170502-story.html


Funeral for Audrey Nixon set for Saturday May 1, 2017
Daily Herald
Veteran Lake County Board member Audrey Nixon will lie in state for mourners Friday before a funeral Saturday. Nixon, 81, a North Chicago Democrat who was the longest-serving county commissioner, died last week. She will lie in state from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170501/funeral-for-audrey-nixon-set-for-saturday


Lake County flags lowered to honor Audrey Nixon April 28, 2017
Daily Herald
Lake County flags at all county government facilities have been lowered to half-staff to honor longtime county board member Audrey Nixon, who died this week.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170428/lake-county-flags-lowered-to-honor-audrey-nixon


Veteran Lake County Board member Audrey Nixon dies April 27, 2017
Daily Herald
Audrey Nixon, who some considered the matriarch of the Lake County Board because of her decades of dedicated public service, has died. Nixon, 81, was found dead in her North Chicago house Thursday morning, according to a news release from the county.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170427/veteran-lake-county-board-member-audrey-nixon-dies


Yingling hosting town hall meetings April 21, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Sam Yingling will host town hall meetings Wednesday, May 3 in Wauconda and Saturday, May 6 in Grayslake.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170421/yingling-hosting-town-hall-meetings


Schneider: What Trump doesn't understand about the environment April 20, 2017
The NewsSun
I always look forward to Earth Day as a moment to celebrate the responsible progress we've made over the past 47 years to improve the quality of our air, water, and environmental stewardship.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-earth-day-schneider-st--0421-20170420-story.html


Schneider, Skilling to lead Earth Day discussion in Lake County April 18, 2017
Daily Herald
10th District Congressman Brad Schneider and WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling will be among the featured panelists at a public discussion on climate change Saturday at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Schneider, a Democrat from Deerfield, will guide a discussion of the science of global climate change, its effect on the planet, and efforts to address it.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170418/schneider-skilling-to-lead-earth-day-discussion-in-lake-county


Dems see surge at polls part of rising tide April 12, 2017
The NewsSun
"The energy seen leading up to November and especially after the presidential election is real," said Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park, who founded the Tenth Dems, a grassroots political organization that works to elect Democrats to all levels of government within the 10th Congressional District, which straddles Lake and Cook counties.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-democrats-st-0413-20170412-story.html


Duckworth hears about infrastructure issues from Lake County mayors April 11, 2017
The NewsSun
Mayors from across Lake County on Tuesday afternoon gathered in North Chicago to tell U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., about the lack of adequate east-west commuting options in the county, the specter of dirty Lake Michigan water and the cost of checking drinking water in the area for lead, among other infrastructure issues.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-duckworth-meets-mayors-st-0412-20170411-story.html


State lawmaker gets education funding feedback at Round Lake preschool April 11, 2017
Daily Herald
Democratic state Rep. Sam Yingling got to see some of the young faces attached to the issue of education funding Tuesday at a Round Lake school.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170411/news/170419736/


Chat with Rep. Schneider in Round Lake Beach April 10, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will be the guest at a Fireside Chat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, off Hook Drive west of Route 83.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170410/news/170419953/


Democrats see Trump's action boosting their membership April 9, 2017
The NewsSun
"Our best recruiting tool has been Donald Trump," said Hal Sloan, 59, of Grayslake, chairman of the Avon Township Democrats. "And I've heard other people say that he's the reason they keep going. We used to have six to 12 people at a meeting, and now we have 20 to 25," he said, with just over 20 people meeting in the activity room of the library on a sunny Saturday morning.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-democrats-feel-trump-boince-st-0410-20170409-story.html


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