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Calling for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action at the federal level

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Letter calls for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action to be at the core of federal economic recovery and infrastructure bill

Consolidating small taxing bodies

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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.

Gov. Pritzker marvels at size, efficiency of Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site: ‘It’s amazing how this works’

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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.

The Latest Vaccine Information, Lake County Moves to Tier 1, Senior Freeze Info and more

News and updates from Sandy

Dear Neighbors,

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.

Lake County’s COVID-19 numbers improving, but health officials still wary

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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.

Read the full article in the News-Sun

New Lake County Board members set priorities after being sworn in

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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.

Read the full article in the News-Sun

Essential Voting Information, Budget Hearings, Employment Resources and more

News and updates from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

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.

Town Hall Wednesday 9/30; Early Voting Begins, Vote By Mail Ballots Are Coming, Flu Shots are Important this Season, and more

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

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.