In the News
I hope this email finds you well. Next Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:30pm, I am hosting a virtual town hall regarding a regional stormwater project in the North Chicago/Lake Bluff area. Please see more information about this virtual event below.
I hope you are enjoying these beautiful fall days and staying healthy! I am so pleased that after several years of study and collaboration, Lake County will soon have a countywide paratransit system, providing a seamless, low-cost option for seniors and disabled residents to get to medical appointments, work, shopping, and other important destinations.
I hope you've been having a great summer! It has been so nice being able to see so many people in person, and I certainly hope that Lake County residents stay safe and that we can go into fall with continued low positivity rates.
While we are so fortunate to have so many people vaccinated in Lake County and across the country, over 1,000 Lake County residents have died as a result of COVID-19. Worldwide, 3.48 million deaths have been reported from the disease, including over 588,000 people in the United States. As we enter a new season of recovery in Lake County, we will never forget the great cost to our families and communities throughout the pandemic. Please read below information on how and where to get vaccinated.
On the Issues
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.
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.
Sandy has a long-standing focus on helping those living with serious mental illness, particularly those in the criminal justice system.
All government officials must be accountable to the public. Sandy has introduced several new initiatives and policies to tighten controls and oversight.
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.