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…
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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
More than 600 people turned out to the event, which featured the 10th Congressional District candidates, state Senate and House race candidates and Lake County Board candidates.
As Patch editors started planning our 2012 election coverage, we of course set out to inform voters — but more than that, we wanted to foster engagement in the political process. "Participate 2012" is Patch's national theme for the general election, and we aim to bring that energy to local voters. So imagine how thrilled we were to see the standing-room only crowd at the debate sponsored by League of Women Voters of Lake Foret/Lake Bluff, Deerfield and Highland Park/Highwood as well as Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago Sunday at Lake Forest High School's auditorium. More than 600 people attended the debate, which kicked off with Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, candidates …
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
Friday, July 13, 2012
Proponents say funding will come from tolls; opponents believe other major arteries should be improved to alleviate traffic in Lake County.
Talk about the Route 53 extension has gone on for decades. The hope is the talk will finally become action to extend Route 53 from Lake Cook Road to Highway 120 in Lake County. The plan has received the support of Lake County and 12 villages and city councils have passed resolutions of support. And, in a 2009 county-wide referendum, 76 percent of voters favored extending Illinois Route 53. The project is also included in Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. However, talk is cheap and opponents say the Route 53 extension will not be and continue to question how it will be funded. Many Grayslake officials say they are ready to move forward with the project. The Blue Ribbon Advisory Council …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
No candidate files for Lake County District 12 race by Monday deadline; District 13 pairing remains the same.
Former Lake Forest Mayor Mike Rummel will run unopposed for the Lake County Board’s District 12 seat i the November general election after no opponent filed by Monday’s deadline. Contacted Tuesday, Rummel said he thought the cut-off was Tuesday in line with the recall election in Wisconsin; regardless, he said the news would not alter his campaign plans going forward. “I didn’t intend to change what I was going to do with or without an opponent,” Rummel said. Rummel earned the Republican nod after easily defeating fellow Lake Forest resident Scott Helton , 60 percent to 40 percent, in the March primary. The lack of an opponent in the November election may mean a shift more toward educating voters in the next few months versus comparing …