In the News
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.
Led by the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, Lake County Government and the Lovell Federal Healthcare Center, Lake County is now among a small group of communities throughout the nation that has been recognized for ending veteran homelessness.
By Frank Abderholden, Daily Herald, July 12, 2019
Citing a lack of support from Lake County officials and financial constraints, Illinois Tollway officials announced Friday that they are ending their current multimillion-dollar efforts toward a Route 53 extension north of Lake Cook Road.
By Doug T. Graham, Daily Herald, July 8, 2019
While there are likely military veterans grappling with homelessness somewhere in Lake County, two national agencies have assessed the county and said it is among a select group of communities certified to have "officially ended homelessness" for veterans.
On the Issues
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.