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  • State Rep. Sente says she won't seek re-election
    Daily Herald:  September 12, 2017
    Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente is the latest in a long string of moderate suburban lawmakers to leave office. She will not seek another term in 2018, she told the Daily Herald exclusively.

  • Lake County Lines
    The NewsSun:  September 10, 2017
    A handful of Lake County offices will be up for election next year, which means those thinking about running for office can start the process now. The open offices with primaries in March are county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, regional superintendent of schools, 14 county board seats and North Shore Water Reclamation District trustees. The County Board districts include Lindenhurst and Round Lake Heights's 3rd, Fox Lake's 5th, Grayslake's 6th, Waukegan's 8th and 9th, Mundelin's 10th, Highland Park's 11th, Park City's 14th, Libertyville's 15th, Island Lake's 17th, Vernon Hills' 18th, Lake Zurich and Barrington's 19th, Buffalo Grove's 20th and Lincolnshire's 21. Precinct committeemen and Lake Forest aldermen will also have their general elections in March. Those running as candidates for an established political party can turn in their petition papers full of signatures between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

  • Schneider to launch re-election campaign Saturday
    Daily Herald:  September 7, 2017
    Congressman Brad Schneider will formally kick off his re-election campaign Saturday in his hometown of Deerfield. The Democratic representative will seek his second consecutive term, and third overall, serving the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County and portions of northern Cook County. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Warehouse Eatery, 833 Deerfield Road in Deerfield.

  • Natural drainage: More bioswales coming to Waukegan lakefront
    The NewsSun:  September 3, 2017
    "This project is a step toward reducing damaging runoff into Lake Michigan, while also improving quality of life in the Waukegan by increasing beach access," U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, said in a statement.

  • Schneider, local activists denounce concealed-carry reciprocity bill
    The NewsSun:  August 25, 2017
    U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and the advocacy group Momís Demand Action organized a demonstration Thursday to voice their concerns about proposed federal concealed carry legislation and to tout a proposed gun safety bill.

  • Yingling seeks members for women's advisory committee
    Daily Herald:  August 25, 2017
    State Rep. Sam Yingling is inviting local women to join his Women's Issues Citizens' Advisory Committee, which will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at his constituent services office, 1919 Route 83, Round Lake Beach. Yingling said he wants to know local concerns and how best to advocate in Springfield for common-sense measures to protect women's access to health care.

  • Bernard Schoenburg: Kennedy gets poetic at Democrat Day brunch
    The State Journal-Register:  August 19, 2017
    The other award went to former state Rep. LAUREN BETH GASH, D-Highland Park, who is also on the partyís state central committee.

  • Park commissioner wanted in Lake Barrington
    Daily Herald:  August 16, 2017
    Lake Barrington officials say they are helping another government agency to find someone to fill an open board position. Citing a close working relationship, the village said the Lake Barrington Countryside Park District is seeking a resident to be appointed to serve on the board as a commissioner. For more information, contact Lake Barrington Village Clerk Lisa C. Pena-Tlapa by calling her at (847) 381-6010

  • Vernon Township Democrats hosting BBQ Wednesday
    Daily Herald:  August 14, 2017
    The Vernon Township Democrats are hosting a BBQ from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 46 Copperwood Drive, Buffalo Grove. Newly elected Democrats in Vernon Township will be joined by Congressman Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Deerfield, and other elected officials. The event is free and the public is welcome.

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