In the News

Support for veterans, Justice data dashboard, Fall fun, and More

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

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.

New 911 Technology, CDC Mask Guidelines, Forest Preserve News and more

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor, 

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

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.