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.
By Doug T. Graham, Daily Herald, July 8, 2019
While there are likely military veterans grappling with homelessness somewhere in Lake County, two national agencies have assessed the county and said it is among a select group of communities certified to have "officially ended homelessness" for veterans.
Local roads, bridges, schools, and parks are all set to receive funds from the $45 billion "Rebuild Illinois" capital plan.
Press release published in Patch, July 3, 2019
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.
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.
By Mick Zawislak, Daily Herald, June 7, 2019
Pushing back against gambling expansion, Lake County officials are considering banning new video gambling licenses in unincorporated areas but say they need time to research potential wrinkles before taking official action.
Published in Daily Herald, June 6, 2019
On May 3, the Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Capital held a public hearing in Grayslake to learn more about infrastructure needs in Lake County.
Lake County leaders testified about local needs in the areas of transportation, stormwater infrastructure, affordable housing and mental health services.
It is now just over 60 days since I was sworn in as Chair of the Lake County Board, and I'm proud of what our board has accomplished around transparency and accountability in this short amount of time: