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Lake County board candidate questions elimination of sustainability coordinator post September 29, 2016
Daily Herald
Democratic challenger Gerri Songer, a teacher from Hawthorn Woods who is running for elected office for the first time, issued a statement when she learned of the move, saying it was a disappointment and a step away from sound environmental practices.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928633/


Lake County ballots online September 29, 2016
Daily Herald
Lake County registered voters can preview their Nov. 8 ballot online. Each web visitor will need to confirm his or her voter registration status at LakeVoterPower.info and click on the "What is on my Ballot?" tab to preview a personalized ballot.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928541/


Mazeski: Sen. McConchie must disavow fake newspaper in violation of election law September 26, 2016
Pioneer Press
"Whether The Lake County Gazette is continuing to break election laws or merely avoid them in its effort to mislead voters, our community deserves better," said Kelly Mazeski.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/community/chi-ugc-article-mazeski-sen-mcconchie-must-disavow-fake-new-2016-09-26-story.html


Circuit Clerk Candidate Debate Reveals No Budget Reduction September 26, 2016
The NewsSun
No major budget reduction was found. The statements in the Law Bulletin article affirm that Erin Cartwright Weinstein's remarks were correct.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-circuit-clerk-candidate-debate-reveals-no-bud-2016-09-27-story.html


Trump, Clinton backers in suburbs taking nothing for granted September 25, 2016
Daily Herald
"It's like the hare and the tortoise," said Kristina Zahorik, a former top aide for U.S. Sen. Paul Simon. "People think Illinois doesn't matter ... that (Democrats) are so far ahead, they can sit it out or wait. We need to be more like the tortoise and keep doing the work."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160925/news/160918679/


Songer Urges Residents, Agencies, and Public Officials to Make Public Comment September 25, 2016
The NewsSun
Gerri Songer, Candidate for Lake County Board District 18, encourages all Lake County residents (and agencies) to submit comments on proposed rules governing the emergency procedures for railway oil spills being circulated by the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-songer-urges-residents-agencies-and-public-2016-09-26-story.html


Hawthorn Woods resident takes on Lake County Board chairman September 24, 2016
Daily Herald
Gerri Songer cited a "lack of transparency an inadequate represention of community interests" regarding financing of the proposed Route 53 extension, and called it a bad plan that won't work.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160924/news/160929282/


School Board Nominating Petitions Available - Five Seats to Be Elected at Woodland District 50 September 21, 2016
Daily Herald
Nominating petition forms for the April 4, 2017 School Board election for Woodland will be available starting Monday, September 19, 2016. Forms may be picked up in the office of the Board Secretary at 1105 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, on any business day between 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160920/submitted/160929882/


Culture of Lake County state's attorneys office attacked by challenger, defended by incumbent September 20, 2016
Daily Herald
"My campaign is about culture change. There's a culture of conviction at all costs that still exists," Matthew Stanton said.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160920/news/160929863/


Improving technology an issue for Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court candidates September 20, 2016
Daily Herald
However, Democratic challenger Erin Cartwright Weinstein, a family law attorney the past 12 years and former assistant state's attorney, said Lake County is lacking and needs fully functioning e-ticket pay, e-filing and record backup systems, as well as an efficient and properly trained staff. "To say we're behind the times is an understatement," she said. Cartwright Weinstein claimed the office has overspent on a technology consultant who hasn't delivered and suggested bringing in an alternative contractor that could quickly implement e-filing, for example.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160920/news/160929864/


Petitions available for Dist. 118 school board election September 20, 2016
Daily Herald
Nominating petitions are available for candidates interested in seeking four seats on Wauconda Unit District 118 school board in April 4, 2107 election. Each seat is for a four-year term expiring in April, 2019. Forms may be picked up in the district office, 555 N. Main St., Wauconda, on any business day between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160920/news/160929858/


Krishnamoorthi is keynote speaker at Schaumburg event September 19, 2016
Daily Herald
Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at a Schaumburg Area Democrats breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 9, at Chandler's Chophouse & Grill, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160919/news/160918744/


Gurnee library election September 18, 2016
Daily Herald
Nominating petition packets for Warren-Newport Public Library trustees candidates are available starting Sept. 20 for the April 4, 2017, election. Open are three seats for six-year terms and one seat for a two-year term. Petitions are to be filed at the library Dec. 12-19.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160918/news/160918854/


Lake County coroner to seek re-election as write-in candidate September 16, 2016
Daily Herald
Barred from the ballot as an independent, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said Friday he is running for re-election as a write-in candidate. In the announcement, Rudd acknowledged court rulings against him and sought to differentiate himself from the pack. "I will be running as the Democratic write-in candidate," he said.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160916/news/160919018/


Lake County coroner to announce plans for candidacy September 15, 2016
Daily Herald
Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd, who lost appeals to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot as an independent, is expected to make an announcement Friday regarding his candidacy. Rudd has scheduled a news conference at 12:20 p.m. in Waukegan to make what he described as a brief statement, then answer questions.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160915/news/160919186/


Circuit Clerk Brin Called Out for Needless Waste of Taxpayer Money September 11, 2016
The NewsSun
According to records on the Lake County website, Clerk Brin has spent more than $31,000 in attorney's fees contesting an action where Joan Neal only received less than $3,000 in unemployment benefits. Moreover, this is after Clerk Brin has already lost two appeals on this issue.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-circuit-clerk-brin-called-out-for-needless-wa-2016-09-12-story.html


Where you can see Dold and Schneider discuss issues before the election September 6, 2016
Daily Herald
The race has been one of the nation's most hotly contested and costliest congressional contests in recent years. The candidates -- and political action committees supporting them -- are expected to spend millions of dollars on the matchup before the Nov. 8 election.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160906/news/160909395/


Bush outlines property tax appeal methods September 1, 2016
The NewsSun
With the second installment of property taxes due for Lake County residents tomorrow, Senator Melinda Bush reminded constituents that there are additional ways to push for property tax relief in Lake County. "You do not have to accept your property tax bill as-is," said Bush, D-Grayslake. "If you believe your assessment is wrong, you can and should challenge it. You can even receive help with the process by attending workshops in the area."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-illinois-will-provide-new-wallet-card-for-aut-2016-09-02-story.html


Police to receive increased training on domestic violence August 16, 2016
The NewsSun
"Domestic violence is often minimized and under reported, and we need to fight preconceived notions of what an abuse situation looks like," said Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake. "More training will assure our officers are better equipped to identify domestic violence situations."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-police-to-receive-increased-training-on-domes-2016-08-17-story.html


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