Friday, March 15, 2013
Lake County announces record 2013 highway construction program.
Friday, March 15
Construction will begin on 32 highway improvements in Lake County this year, totaling an investment of $126 million. This is the Lake County Division of Transportation's (DOT) largest annual highway construction program ever, and is almost three times the size of the biggest previous construction program undertaken by the county. The Lake County Board made a commitment to invest 100 percent of the revenue from the 1/4 percent sales tax for transportation and public safety funds approved in 2008 by the State of Illinois toward improving transportation. These projects are now being realized as a result of those funds. "The county board knows that transportation is one of the most important issues for residents and that is why we have made it…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Forums will be held in five locations, including Libertyville and Deerfield.
The Lake County Board will soon hold a series of community forums as the board works on its strategic plan. Meetings will be held in locations like Libertyville, Deerfield and Waukegan. District 6 County Board Member Pat Carey spoke about the forums at the Grayslake Village Board's Feb. 5 meeting. Carey said the county board updates its strategic plan every four years. Carey said because it is important to collect information from residents and officials, the county board will hold five forums that will each start with an open house from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a forum at 7 p.m. Carey said topics will include the economy, transportation, development, sustainability and public safety. The meetings will be held in the following locations:
Monday, December 3, 2012
Key priorities: Fiscal discipline, extend Route 53.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Today, the Lake County Board elected Aaron Lawlor as its chairman and Carol Calabresa (District 15, Libertyville) as its vice-chair. Lawlor, 30, was also sworn into his third term representing District 18, which includes all of Vernon Hills and Indian Creek as well as portions of Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove and unincorporated Lake County. As he took over the gavel, Lawlor stated, "there is a lot of change among this board today, but our priorities remain the same. Together we will continue our strong record of fiscal responsibility and maintain our AAA bond rating." Lawlor also pledged to work vigorously to advance the Route 53 Extension project. Veteran board members see Lawlor as an innovative leader for the County Board. "I've served…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Find out who won positions on the Lake County Board.
The results are in for the 21 districts of the Lake County Board. These results are unofficial, and do not include provisional ballots. All voting results can be found on the Lake County Clerk's website. Winners a highlighted in bold. Dist. Candidate(s) Percentage Total Votes 1 Peter Grant (D) Antioch 40% 5,659 Linda Pedersen (R) Antioch 60% 8,433 2 Diane Hewitt (D) Waukegan - uncontested 100% 9,101 3 Dale P. Kehr (D) Lindenhurst 44% 5,788 Tom Weber (R) Lake Villa 56% 7,358 4 Glenn J. Ryback (D) Gurnee 45% 6,090 Brent C. Paxton (R) Zion 55% 7,423 5 Patricia Ferruzza (D) Fox Lake 42% 5,311 Bonnie Thomson Carter (R) Ingleside 58% 7,411 6 Pat Carey (D) Grayslake 58% 7,244 Jeff Werfel (R) Grayslake 42% 5,285 7 Steve Carlson (R) …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Candidates tackle questions on everything ranging from the environment to jobs—and everything in between.
Lake County Board candidates participated in the League of Women Voters Debate this past Sunday. They were the last group of the event to debate, preceeded by Dold and Scheider—who are running for the 10th District Congressional Seat—as well as debates between the candidates running for 58th District State Representative and 29th District State Senate. Those who took part in the debate included Steven Warren Mandel (Democratic candidate, District 11), Laura E. Lambrecht (Republican candidate, District 11), Mike Rummel (Republican candidate, District 12), Arlene Hickory (Democratic candidate, District 21), Ann B. Maine (Republian candidate, District 21), Sandra Hart (Democratic candidate, District 13) and David N. Barkhausen (Republican …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Candidates for 10th District seat will meet in forum at 1:30 p.m. today sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The only chance to see Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Brad Schenider of Deerfield together in person will at at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest High School.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Lake County races include the state's attorney race, the circuit court clerk and the coroner.
The results of the Lake County State's Attorney's race, the Circuit Clerk, Coroner and Recorder are in. Winners are in bold. These are unofficial results taken from the Lake County Clerk's website: Lake County State's Attorney Lake County Circuit Court Clerk Lake County Coroner Lake County Recorder
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dan Donahue is a plan commissioner for the Village of Libertyville and is challenging Carol Calabresa for a Lake County Board District 15 seat.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
At a recent candidate endorsement session the Libertyville Township Republican Organization endorsed Dan Donahue for Lake County Board District 15 over incumbent county board member Carol Calabresa. The 35 member organization of Republican precinct committeemen represent the interests of Republican voters in Libertyville Township in official Republican Party matters. “Dan was by far the clear choice of the organization. He received 71 percent of the weighted vote and would have done better if two of his supporters were in town and able to cast their votes,” said Walt Oakley, a Donahue supporter and long time Libertyville Township Republican precinct committeeman. “To be the overwhelming choice of the people who are the heart and soul of …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Lake County promotes sustainable environment with online videos.
Lake County’s Sustainable Video Library offers tips on conservation of energy, recycling, and water conservation. County residents can learn about the energy saved by replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent. The Sustainable Lake County website also has videos on how to conserve your computer’s energy, the importance of recycling cans, and how to avoid wasting water. Back in 2007, the county board passed a strategic plan with a goal to make Lake County a leader in sustainability. An explanation of the Strategy for a Sustainable Lake County is also available in the video library. Other videos show what Lake County is doing to go green. Lake County’s latest addition to the Sustainable Video Library is a series How Do You Go …