In the News

It's time for the lies to stop.

From the campaign

My opponent is willing to lie about my record in an effort to win votes. You deserve the truth.

I hope that I've earned your vote with my hard work and accomplishments on the Lake County Board, including holding the line on property taxes for the first time in at least twenty years, as reported in the News-Sun. I am proud of my record, and I want to clear up a few things:

Essential Voting Information, Budget Hearings, Employment Resources and more

News and updates from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this email finds you well. Early voting is well underway, and the Clerk O'Connor is reporting record turnout. To avoid waiting in long lines, the Clerk's Office is offering a map (see below) that shows the estimated wait time at each site. Remember that you can use any early voting site you choose, now through November 1st.

Town Hall Wednesday 9/30; Early Voting Begins, Vote By Mail Ballots Are Coming, Flu Shots are Important this Season, and more

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. There is, as usual, so much happening in Lake County. Most importantly, September is Suicide Awareness Month. We can all make a difference in saving the life of a loved one, or even an acquaintance, by understanding the warning signs of suicidal ideation.

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.

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.


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.