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'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

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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.