In the News
On July 10 I attended a remembrance ceremony for US Army Ranger Specialist Joey Dimock, who lost his life on July 10, 2010 in Afghanistan. It was very moving to hear from his family and to speak with the friends and neighbors who knew him so well. It was clear that Joey lived his life to the fullest! I was honored to have been there to remember him. I also want to thank Wildwood Boy Scout troop 672, who tend to his memorial stone so well.
I hope this email finds you safe and healthy and ready for Illinois to move into Phase 4! There are many questions regarding the pandemic and what the recent changes mean; I hope you'll consider joining me at the Virtual Town Hall tomorrow night (details below), where we'll hear from several experts on COVID-19 and next steps.
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.