Mayor Richard H. Hill elected to serve as a Vice President on the statewide organization’s Board of Directors The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected new officers and members to the Board of Directors, at its 104th Annual Conference, held September 21-23 at the Hilton Chicago and attended by more than 2,000 local elected and appointed officials. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the IML membership unanimously elected Belleville Mayor Mark W. Eckert to serve a one-year term as president. Also elected during the conference were Mayor Michael J. Inman of Macomb as First Vice President and Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr. of North Chicago, as Second Vice President. In addition to the officers, 36 Vice Presidents were elected to serve a one-year term on the statewide organization’s Boa
Gov. Bruce Rauner announces he will sign HB40, protecting a woman’s right to choose Governor Bruce Rauner made the following statement concerning his decision to sign House Bill 40: “I understand abortion is a very emotional issue with passionate opinions on both sides. I sincerely respect those who believe abortion is morally wrong. They are good people motivated by principle. “But, as I have always said, I believe a woman should have the right to make that choice herself and I do not believe that choice should be determined by income. I do not think it’s fair to deny poor women the choice that wealthy women have. “That is why I am signing HB40. “This is not a new position – I campaigned on this principle in 2014 and it is a principle I have tried to live up to throughout m
Local area Round Lake villages as well as Hainesville & Grayslake 2017 Trick or Treat hours are all over the map this year. Note that the Village of Round Lake may have different days/hours for some areas of the village depending on what the Home Owner Associations in their subdivisions decide on. The administration does not feel that the governing body should be dictating Trick or Treat days/hours.
Frerichs’ office partnered with Rep. Yingling to connect with Save-a-Pet and assist the non-profit organization to recover the funds State Treasurer Michael Frerichs joined State Rep. Sam Yingling to present a check for $28,688 to Save-A-Pet (S.A.P.) in Grayslake. The funds are the proceeds of a life insurance policy of Patricia Dwyer, who passed away in 2000, and whose life insurance benefits were safeguarded by the Illinois Treasurer's Unclaimed Property program. The death benefits were discovered by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office during a 2014 life insurance audit. Frerichs’ office partnered with Rep. Yingling to connect with Save-a-Pet and assist the non-profit organization to recover the funds. Boone County Clerk Julie Stapler also aided in the effort. “We are happy to return
Representative Yingling Saw A Need For Supplies After Meeting with "A Safe Place" After meeting with leadership and caseworkers from A Safe Place, a domestic abuse shelter and crisis center serving Lake County residents, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is announcing that he will be launching a supplies drive for the not-for-profit organization. “My visit to A Safe Place helped to shine a light on the need for greater protections for victims of domestic abuse and the need to continue protecting state funding for these vital community programs,” Yingling said. “After meeting with them and touring their facility, it became abundantly clear to me that the entire community can help A Safe Place thrive. They are always in need of supplies, such as paper towels, toilet paper and toiletr
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