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Rauner Signs HB2527, Enacting Adult High School Legislation

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HB2527 will increase educational access for adults and bring successful diploma programs to Illinois Today, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB 2527, amending the Illinois School Code to allow adults without high school degrees to acquire high school diplomas and allow for the creation of quality adult diploma programs. “Illinoisans of every age should have access to quality educational programs that give them a second chance at life,” Gov. Rauner said. “This legislation will open doors of opportunity for adult learners who want to achieve better careers and higher wages, and it will also help address the large educational disparity in minority communities.” HB 2527 will amend the Illinois School Code to allow for more flexibility compared to the current age restriction that prevents ad

Illinois Gov. Rauner Expands Registered Nursing Practice Authority

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Legislation will increase access to healthcare for Illinoisans and empower nurses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner today signed HB 313, which will grant greater authority to registered and licensed nurses in administering health services and lift burdensome licensing regulations. “This will empower nurses to administer the services that they are fully equipped and educated to perform,” said Gov. Rauner. “I’m happy that Illinoisans across the state will be able to rely more on highly qualified and skilled nurses to deliver care when access to a physician may be inhibited due to costs or geographic barriers.” After the successful completion and notarized attestation of 250 hours of continuing education or training, and at least 4000 hours of clinical experience working with a physician

State Representative Yingling Meets with Local Veterans

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Yingling: "I'm working to create more economic opportunities for our veterans" Continuing his legislative and outreach efforts to better address issues that affect local veterans and their families, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, met with representatives of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County (V.A.C.L.C.) during their monthly meeting Wednesday. “Our military personnel’s continued efforts, both at home and abroad, to protect our nation’s freedom must not go unnoticed and we must always work to better their lives,” Yingling said. “In Springfield, I am working to create more economic opportunities for our veterans and provide them much needed and deserved tax relief, but our work remains unfinished. Back home in my district, I appreciate every opportunity to vi

Gov. Rauner Enacts Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

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HB303 makes important changes to protect Illinois residents from unjust property forfeiture Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed HB303, bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming Illinois’ asset forfeiture system. The reforms will increase transparency and shift burdens of proof to protect innocent citizens while maintaining the proper use of asset forfeiture as a tool for law enforcement. Gov. Rauner was joined by Illinois State Police (ISP) officials, ACLU members, legislators, and advocate organizations. “Illinois residents should be protected from the unfair seizure of their private property,” Gov. Rauner said. “This legislation will enact needed reforms to prevent abuse of the civil asset forfeiture process, while maintaining its importance as a critical tool for law enforcement to make

Round Lake Area Public Library is Celebrating 45 Years

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Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Crafts, Music, Entertainment, Snacks & More Come join us on Saturday, September 23 as we celebrate our 45th all day long. We’ll be remembering our beginnings with 70’s theme birthday party. Stop by throughout the day for snacks, library tours, photo ops with a surprise guest, special events (listed below) and much more! 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073 847-546-7060 www.rlalibrary.org 9:00 a.m.: Donuts with the Director 11:00 a.m.: Pocket Circus- A fun performance of juggling magic, and acrobatics you won’t want to miss! 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Paint Pet Rocks- Just like we did in the 70’s! Design and create a pet rock you can take home! 2:00 p.m.: Family BINGO 2:00 p.m.: Tie Dye in the Teen Zone (adults and Tee

Deputy Chief Wilde Graduates from FBI National Academy

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Wilde is the 4th Round Lake Beach Officer to attend On Friday, September 15, 2017, Deputy Chief Wayne Wilde graduated from the 10-week long FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. His class consisted of 224 students, 22 of whom were from other countries. The FBI National Academy began in 1935 and is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforce