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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. 

Coronavirus Briefing from Lake County Health Department

News from Sandy

Dear Neighbor,

I wanted to make sure you had this information that was shared with me late Monday afternoon (see below). Please, wash your hands, cover your coughs, and seek medical attention if you are sick and stay home from work. Stay safe!

• The Lake County Health Department is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor an expanding global outbreak of respiratory illness named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.

January news updates

News from Sandy

The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and it’s vital that all residents of Lake County are counted. Census population data is used to determine the distribution of about $675 billion in federal funding to states and local communities.

Anti-Defamation League warns Lake County Board about ‘new escalation of hate’ in region

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By Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, January 15, 2020

The Lake County Board adopted a resolution celebrating diversity Tuesday after being addressed by the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who was given extra time as a public speaker to update the board on the rise of hate and racism in the area.