In the News

Lake County Board seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

News from the media

By Yadira Sanchez Olson, 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.

Be Counted in the 2020 Census, Election Judges Wanted, Vote By Mail, and more

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbors,

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.

$105 Million for COVID-19 Recovery, Lake and McHenry Counties Unite to Prevent COVID-19 Resurgence, Restaurant Rally Event and more

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

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.

Remembering US Army Ranger Specialist Joey Dimock

News from Sandy

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.

Tuesday Virtual Town Hall, New Testing Site, $19 Million for COVID-19 Recovery, and more

News and updates from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

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.

April news updates

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbors,

I hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. This is a challenging time across several different fronts, and everyone has had to make adjustments in their life. In March we moved my parents in with us, and it's a full house with my husband and I working from home and our three kids learning remotely.

Donations being accepted for Community Response Fund

News from the media

Lake Forest Leader, March 28, 2020

United Way of Lake County has launched the COVID-19 Community Response Fund as a way of supporting the demand that local nonprofit are experiencing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund was established in collaboration with Lake County government, the Lake County Community Foundation and the Lake County Municipal League.

It supports local nonprofits that serve Lake County's most vulnerable neighbors.