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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

Illinois Gov. Rauner Tours Wanxiang

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University of Illinois signs MOU; partners with Wanxiang Gov. Bruce Rauner toured Wanxiang facilities in Hangzhou, China. The day started today with a memorandum of understanding signing which seeks to establish a Wanxiang Fellows Program at the University of Illinois that will send students and scientists from the universities belonging to the University of Illinois System to China to study Chinese culture and to work on the development of sustainable green energy technologies. The program will be fully funded by the Wanxiang Group Corporation. “Today the University of Illinois Systems is absolutely thrilled to be signing this memorandum of understanding with Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic,” Vice President of Economic Development for U of I Systems, Ed Seidel said. “This will provide a

Rep. Yingling Advances Measure Inspired by Local Grayslake Student

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Illinois State Representative Sam Yingling Advances Measure Inspired by Local Grayslake Student Designating April as “Bring Your Own Bag Month” State Rep. Sam Yingling, D – Grayslake, advanced a measure – brought to him by local Grayslake high school student Abby Goldberg – out of the House Environment Committee on Wednesday designating April as “Bring Your Own Bag Month” as a way to encourage consumers to use reusable shopping bags. “It is very inspiring to see students, like Abby, getting involved in the legislative process,” Yingling said. “It is a tremendous honor to work with Abby on her environmentally friendly initiative and to welcome her to legislative committee in Springfield.” House Resolution 39 is a part of Abby’s efforts to spread awareness about the importance of peop

Rauner Unveils 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

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Journal is a blueprint for local governments to provide the people of Illinois more efficient, effective government services and save taxpayer dollars Governor Bruce Rauner and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined local leaders Wednesday in announcing the 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices (Journal). The Journal, published by the Lt. Governor’s Office, is a first-of-its-kind report that highlights how service consolidation and partnership among local governments in Illinois can reduce duplication, improve services and save taxpayer dollars. “Illinois has the most units of government in the country at nearly 7,000 units and the highest property taxes in the nation,” said Governor Rauner. "That's unacceptable. We have to cut the bureaucracy and create

Yingling Committed to Passing Budget and Tax Reform as Term Begins

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State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, was sworn in for a new term at the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium on Wednesday, January 11 The Lake County lawmaker released this statement following the ceremony: “I am honored to fight on behalf of the residents in the 62nd Legislative District to pass a budget that protects middle-class Illinoisans, secure property tax relief, create a stronger economy and enhance educational opportunities for our youth. Illinois continues to have its challenges, and I am committed to working with Republican and Democrats to deliver a responsible budget and real tax relief. I support plans that make Illinois financially stable by cutting wasteful spending and fraud, lessening tax burdens for working families and helping veteran

Illinois State Rep. Sam Yingling Highlights New Laws for 2017

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  Several measures sponsored and backed by Illinois State Rep. Sam Yingling will become law on January 1, 2017. “I have worked to pass pro-taxpayer initiatives, pro-environment proposals and measures that make government more transparent,” Yingling said “While I am proud of the progress that we made,  I remain committed to enacting more policies that protect hardworking Illinoisans in the year ahead.” Yingling worked to pass several pieces of legislation including; House Bill 2495, which sets up clear protocols and labeling for recyclable and compostable materials; and House Bill 2554, which helps taxpayers by setting the post mark date as the date filed for tax correspondence in regards to property tax disputes. Other laws that Yingling supported and are set to become law