Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) recently praised the collaborative work of Sen. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) and lamented the polarized politics pushing moderate legislators like herself and Sente out of the General Assembly.
Lake County Republican Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor has recently partnered with the Sierra Club in its Beyond Coal campaign, which advocates for the closure of the Waukegan Generating Station, a large coal-fueled power plant located on the shores of Lake Michigan that provides jobs for 100 people.
Opponents of the Illinois Trust Act say it will turn Illinois into a sanctuary state that gives illegal immigrants who commit crimes a safe haven from the federal government, yet many proponents are members of law enforcement, including Mark Curran, the sheriff of Lake County.
Citing a need for state reform and an end to rising taxes, former Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart will seek the House seat being vacated by Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake), according to a press release.
While the 2018 general elections are still more than a year away, several key deadlines for those intending to run for office in Lake County are approaching, according to the Lake County clerk’s website.