Going into the general primary election on March 20, Lake County voters will decide whether four local political subdivisions can raise their taxes or extend borrowing, in addition to mulling Republican candidates in state and Congressional house districts.
Lake County accounted for 817 of the 38,382 abortions performed statewide in 2016, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.
Lake County residents who work with adolescents are invited to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions provided by the Lake County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 9 and 23.
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.