Lake County News-Sun, January 7, 2021
Lake County is no longer on the state’s warning list because of its COVID-19 statistics, but public health officials and local leaders continue to urge caution as the statewide restrictions on public gatherings issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in October remain in effect.
Lake County News-Sun, December 11, 2020
Eight newly elected Lake County Board members took an oath this week to represent their district to the best of their ability and work for the betterment of Lake County during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Administrative Tower on N. County Street in Waukegan and via Zoom.
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.
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 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.
There are several important events taking place in September and I wanted to make sure they were on your calendar. Most importantly, please note that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10 to 34 and the fourth leading cause of death for ages 35 to 54, and is too often the result of mental health conditions that affect people when they are most vulnerable. If your or someone you love needs help, please call 211 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Lake County Government has disbursed millions of federal CARES Act dollars across the county to agencies and non-profits that are directly assisting residents with food, shelter, and utility payments. I am pleased to announce that Lake County has begun distributing CARES Act monies to non-profits and small businesses to assist them in purchasing personal protective equipment and crucial items necessary for them to protect their employees, clients, and customers.
I hope this email finds you and yours safe and healthy! In this uncertain time, I am so proud of the work Lake County Government is doing, and I feel very fortunate to work with outstanding professionals who are so dedicated to helping others.
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.