In the News

Lake County Board seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

News from the media

By Yadira Sanchez Olson, Lake County News-Sun, September 11, 2020

More than two dozen residents, including members of environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and STOP EtO in Lake County, voiced strong support for a resolution passed by the Lake County Board that aims to attain net zero greenhouse gas emissions in phases.

On Tuesday, the Climate Action Plan Resolution passed almost unanimously, with only one “present” vote by board member Brent Paxton.

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News from Sandy

Dear Neighbors,

Lake County Government has disbursed millions of federal CARES Act dollars across the county to agencies and non-profits that are directly assisting residents with food, shelter, and utility payments. I am pleased to announce that Lake County has begun distributing CARES Act monies to non-profits and small businesses to assist them in purchasing personal protective equipment and crucial items necessary for them to protect their employees, clients, and customers.

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News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this email finds you and yours safe and healthy! In this uncertain time, I am so proud of the work Lake County Government is doing, and I feel very fortunate to work with outstanding professionals who are so dedicated to helping others.

On the Issues


Tagging turtles in a Lake County forest preserve

Sandy is committed to preserving and improving the natural environment of Lake County, including air quality, water quality, and stormwater management. In addition to her positions as board member for District 13 and County Board Chairwoman, Sandy is a member of the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Roads and Infrastructure

Road construction

Lake County has pressing infrastructure needs, and it is important to work closely with Springfield to secure funding where possible. In June 2019 Sandy met with Governor Pritzker to discuss Lake County’s infrastructure needs, and she joined other Lake County leaders to present these needs before the Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Capital hearing that was held here in Lake County.