In the News

January news updates

News from Sandy

The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and it’s vital that all residents of Lake County are counted. Census population data is used to determine the distribution of about $675 billion in federal funding to states and local communities.

Anti-Defamation League warns Lake County Board about ‘new escalation of hate’ in region

News from the media

By Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, January 15, 2020

The Lake County Board adopted a resolution celebrating diversity Tuesday after being addressed by the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who was given extra time as a public speaker to update the board on the rise of hate and racism in the area.

December news updates

News and updates from Sandy

Our board is committed to providing the highest quality of life for Lake County residents, and to being good stewards of the environment.  I’m especially pleased to report that our board recently approved an agreement that will bring solar power to Lake County-owned buildings, as well as facilities owned by local municipalities.  Additionally, as part of our 2020 budget, we approved funding to

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.