In the News

Calling for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action at the federal level

News from the media

I am proud to be a signer of this letter.


OVER 1,200 STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS FROM ALL 50 STATES CALL ON CONGRESS TO SEIZE HISTORIC MOMENT TO PASS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN JOBS PLAN

Letter calls for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action to be at the core of federal economic recovery and infrastructure bill

Consolidating small taxing bodies

News from the media

I am very focused on eliminating or consolidating small taxing bodies where another entity could provide the service in a more efficient manner. Each positive change brings us closer to having professional staff oversee areas and removes high overhead costs - and politics - from the equation.

Read more about these efforts in Lake County and statewide in this article from the Chicago Tribune.

On the Issues

Ethylene Oxide (EtO)

smokestacks, pollution

I appreciate Stop EtO's work on this issue and their recognition of Lake County's advocacy and leadership on protecting public health. As a breast cancer previvor and environmentalist, I understand how our polluted and toxic environment impacts our health.

Environment

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.