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Floodwaters recede, but Lake County officials warn they'll be back

News from the media

By Doug T. Graham, Daily Herald, September 17, 2019

As homeowners continue to deal with the impacts of flooding from recent heavy rains, Lake County officials on Tuesday said residents should expect to see more of the same in the years to come.

During a presentation on increasing rainfall in the region -- an event planned well before the most recent flooding began last week -- officials said floods are becoming more frequent in Lake County.

‘We’re getting more rain’: Stormwater officials say data shows storms getting heavier, more frequent in Lake County

News from the media

By Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, September 17, 2019

Residents crowded in to see a presentation Tuesday on reported increases in rain strength and frequency in Lake County and the region, as well as a projected long-term continuation of that pattern and what it might mean for the future.

August 2019 County Update

News from Sandy

I am extremely fortunate that my work as County Chair lets me explore every part of our wonderful community. Lake County’s great diversity is a strength and source of great pride to me. In the times we live in, it is important that we come together in our communities to make sure all our residents feel welcome and that we all set a positive example with our actions and our words.

'Effectively dead’: Illinois Tollway puts the brakes on Route 53 extension study through Lake County

News from the media

By Frank Abderholden, Daily Herald, July 12, 2019

Citing a lack of support from Lake County officials and financial constraints, Illinois Tollway officials announced Friday that they are ending their current multimillion-dollar efforts toward a Route 53 extension north of Lake Cook Road.

Astronaut James Lovell salutes ‘important milestone’ of addressing homelessness among Lake County’s veterans

News from the media

By Frank S. Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, July 2, 2019

... Sandy Hart, Lake County Board chairman, said she was honored to stand with people who work tirelessly to ensure the veterans have a place to live. She added that no one should worry about their next meal, wander the streets in life-threatening weather, or live without a roof over their heads.

“These brave men and women fought for our country, protecting us and our families. Making sacrifices most of us cannot even imagine. Now it’s our privilege to serve them,” Hart said. ...

Lake County closer to halting video gambling expansion

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By Russell Lissau, Daily Herald, June 27, 2019

Lake County officials are moving ahead with plans to prohibit the expansion of video gambling in unincorporated areas.

The financial and administrative committee on Thursday recommended the full board ban new video gambling terminals at bars, restaurants and other gathering spots in the areas it oversees.

Board members will review the proposal during a committee-of-the-whole meeting Friday. The board could vote on the plan July 9.

June 2019 County Update

News from Sandy

We have had a busy six months since the new County Board was seated, focusing on good government, collaboration, and transparency. We now film all standing committees, enabling you to watch how your money is spent on your time and how your board member is representing you. Contractors now disclose family relationships with county board employees when they submit bids.