In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
With some of the area’s largest corporations considering taking their headquarters to foreign soil, both Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and his challenger, former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), want to see government action.
Reforming the corporate tax code and specific legislation to curb the incentive for American corporations to move overseas and take advantage of lower corporate taxes has emerged as a leading issue in this rematch for the 10th Congressional District seat between Dold and Schneider Nov. 4.
July 22 2:54 p.m. |
Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill into law that adds seizures to a list of conditions that can be treated by the use of medical grade marijuana in Illinois. Adults who suffer from seizures will be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while kids will only be allowed to take non-smokable forms of medical marijuana.
July 21 12:07 p.m. |
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A total of 23 attorneys have filed applications for a Lake County Circuit Court associate judge opening created by the retirement of Joseph Waldeck.
July 16 2:12 p.m. |
A police lodge that boasts amongst its members current Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, has endorsed Democratic challenger Jason Patt for Lake County sheriff in the November election.
The June train fatality at the West Lake Forest Train Station has reinforced Mayor Don Schoenheider’s belief that the city needs a pedestrian underpass at the depot.
City staff and others have been working on the project since 2009. The goal is to create a safe way for pedestrians to get from one side of the tracks to the other. If the station has a pedestrian underpass, the city hopes to secure an Amtrak stop — which would be the only Lake County stop between Chicago and Milwaukee — at the station.
July 15 3:05 p.m. |
Paying a toll for using an express lane may be worth it to some commuters and help ease congestion on the Eisenhower and Stevenson in the future.
July 14 2:10 p.m. |
The Lake Forest Plan Commission approved tightening restrictions on possible medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers that want to locate in the city.
The commissioners agreed unanimously on Wednesday, July 9, to forward their recommendation to the City Council to consider requiring a special use permit for the facilities, which were recently allowed by state law. The special use permit process requires a public hearing and thorough review.
July 10 4:38 p.m. |
Nine state legislators and 18 Lake County Board members signed their names to a letter this week calling on New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. to “provide our communities with certainty on a long-term plan” for the Waukegan coal-fired power plant, which the company acquired earlier this year.
July 10 2:46 p.m. |
The final missing piece in the Des Plaines River Trail, which stretches more than 30 miles from the Wisconsin border toward Cook County, is in line to be filled after two Lake County Forest Preserve committees approved the purchase of a small parcel of land in Lincolnshire on Thursday, July 10.
July 10 12:26 p.m. |