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Consolidating small taxing bodies

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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.

Gov. Pritzker marvels at size, efficiency of Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site: ‘It’s amazing how this works’

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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’s COVID-19 numbers improving, but health officials still wary

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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.

Read the full article in the News-Sun

New Lake County Board members set priorities after being sworn in

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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.

Read the full article in the News-Sun

Lake County Board seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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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.

Donations being accepted for Community Response Fund

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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. 

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.

Two weeks after school vandalized with swastikas, Lake County Board condemns hate

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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."