In the News

‘We’re getting more rain’: Stormwater officials say data shows storms getting heavier, more frequent in Lake County

News from the media

By Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, September 17, 2019

Residents crowded in to see a presentation Tuesday on reported increases in rain strength and frequency in Lake County and the region, as well as a projected long-term continuation of that pattern and what it might mean for the future.

August 2019 County Update

News from Sandy

I am extremely fortunate that my work as County Chair lets me explore every part of our wonderful community. Lake County’s great diversity is a strength and source of great pride to me. In the times we live in, it is important that we come together in our communities to make sure all our residents feel welcome and that we all set a positive example with our actions and our words.

On the Issues

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.