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.
I am proud to be a signer of this letter.
OVER 1,200 STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS FROM ALL 50 STATES CALL ON CONGRESS TO SEIZE HISTORIC MOMENT TO PASS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
Letter calls for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action to be at the core of federal economic recovery and infrastructure bill
I am very focused on eliminating or consolidating small taxing bodies where another entity could provide the service in a more efficient manner. Each positive change brings us closer to having professional staff oversee areas and removes high overhead costs - and politics - from the equation.
Read more about these efforts in Lake County and statewide in this article from the Chicago Tribune.
I hope you will consider joining me a virtual town hall this Wednesday evening (more information below) to hear about COVID 19 vaccines and the work being done to help Lake County residents recover from this pandemic. I'll be joined by:
I hope you are well! The Lake County Health Department (LCHD), businesses, schools, non-profits, retail pharmacies and health care providers continue to work together to help get people vaccinated. The LCHD is limited by the amount of vaccine received, and there is currently a worldwide shortage.
I hope you are well, and for those of you in the 1a or 1b vaccination population, I hope you will shortly receive your COVID-19 vaccine! Read below for more information about the vaccine roll-out, phases, and how you can get help or volunteer in this lifesaving effort.
As Lake County expands the capacity of its largest COVID-19 vaccination site, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hopeful the needed vaccine will be available to handle the increased volume but continues to urge patience.
Pritzker talked about the need to increase vaccine supply in Illinois to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Wednesday after a tour of the county’s drive-through indoor vaccination facility at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.
I heard from several of you that your many questions were answered by watching the COVID-19 town hall last month with Dr. Ahmed and Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department Mark Pfister. We are very fortunate to have outstanding public health officials who are leading us through this pandemic with innovative and safe ways to vaccinate people.