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OVER 1,200 STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS FROM ALL 50 STATES CALL ON CONGRESS TO SEIZE HISTORIC MOMENT TO PASS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
Letter calls for clean energy, jobs, justice, and climate action to be at the core of federal economic recovery and infrastructure bill
I am very focused on eliminating or consolidating small taxing bodies where another entity could provide the service in a more efficient manner. Each positive change brings us closer to having professional staff oversee areas and removes high overhead costs - and politics - from the equation.
Read more about these efforts in Lake County and statewide in this article from the Chicago Tribune.
As Lake County expands the capacity of its largest COVID-19 vaccination site, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hopeful the needed vaccine will be available to handle the increased volume but continues to urge patience.
Pritzker talked about the need to increase vaccine supply in Illinois to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Wednesday after a tour of the county’s drive-through indoor vaccination facility at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.
Lake County News-Sun, January 7, 2021
Lake County is no longer on the state’s warning list because of its COVID-19 statistics, but public health officials and local leaders continue to urge caution as the statewide restrictions on public gatherings issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in October remain in effect.
Lake County News-Sun, December 11, 2020
Eight newly elected Lake County Board members took an oath this week to represent their district to the best of their ability and work for the betterment of Lake County during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Administrative Tower on N. County Street in Waukegan and via Zoom.
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.
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.
Lake County Journal, March 27, 2020
WAUKEGAN -- Lake County officials on March 27 announced that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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.
By Russell Lissau, Daily Herald, January 14, 2020
Two weeks after swastikas were spray-painted at a Lake Zurich school, the Lake County Board on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning hate and discrimination.
The resolution decries verbal or physical attacks, harassment or intimidation "based on race, ethnicity, color, immigration or refugee status, religion or creed, gender or sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or other social identities."