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State Sen. Bush: We have a heroin crisis in Illinois August 28, 2015
Pioneer Press
We have a heroin crisis in this state. Illinoisans are dying of heroin overdoses at twice the rate they were in 1999. Since 2012, in the Chicago suburbs alone, an average of three people have died a day.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-bush-heroin-illinois-st-0829-20150828-story.html


Sente Legislation Modernizing State Licensing Becomes Law August 28, 2015
Pioneer Press
llinois will be a more competitive place to do business as a result of new laws sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, streamlining the state licensing and permitting processes.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-legislation-modernizing-state-licensing-2015-08-28-story.html


Sente Focuses on Safer Schools as Member of Security Reform Task Force August 25, 2015
Pioneer Press
"We need to ensure that when our children go to school, they are provided with a safe, secure learning environment where they feel comfortable," Carol Sente said. "By incorporating my professional, private-sector background in the architecture arena and legislative experience advocating for our youth, education and public safety, I hope to make this a reality in Illinois."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-focuses-on-safer-schools-as-member-of-2015-08-25-story.html


Lake County candidate packets available through Nov. 30 August 25, 2015
Daily Herald
Established political party candidates in Lake County who wish to appear on the March 2016 General Primary Election ballot may download petition packets from the clerk's website, LakeCandidatePower.info, or visit the clerk's office for paper copies until Nov. 30, 2015. Circulation period runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150825/news/150829198/


More Transperancy on Your Local Tax Levies August 19, 2015
Pioneer Press
Senator Melinda Bush passed a new law requiring local taxing bodies to post information about property tax hearings on their website.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-more-transperancy-on-your-local-tax-levies-2015-08-19-story.html


Lake County wants your input on stormwater management August 18, 2015
Daily Herald
The meeting comes as the stormwater commission works to update its comprehensive plan. Ideas and feedback from the public are a critical component, according to the county. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug 19, at the North Barrington village hall, 111 Old Barrington Road.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150818/news/150818995/


Bush, Mayfield push for reversal of limits on child care subsidies August 17, 2015
Pioneer Press
"Basically, if you are working today, you can't even get minimum wage and be able to get help," said Melinda Bush, speaking at a Grandwood Park Park District preschool in Gurnee. The reduced income eligibility rules tell some parents "we're going to make it more profitable for you to sit at home and collect a check off of the taxpayer," Rita Mayfield said.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-child-care-subsidy-st-0818-20150817-story.html


Democrat Noland says he'll run for Congress August 17, 2015
Daily Herald
Democratic state Sen. Mike Noland of Elgin said he will run for Congress in 2016, setting up a battle with Schaumburg businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi in the March 15 primary election.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150817/news/150819173/


National Commentator William McNary to Discuss the Republican Agenda with Area Progressives August 15, 2015
Pioneer Press
On Wednesday, August 19th, at 7 pm, at the UAW Auditorium (680 Barclay Blvd.) in Lincolnshire, the Tenth Congressional District Democrats' Tenth Dems University (TDU) will present TDU 143: Citizen Action's William McNary Discusses the Republican Agenda. The conversation will touch on the radical turn taken by Congressional Republicans, as well as other conservatives such as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-national-commentator-william-mcnary-to-discus-2015-08-16-story.html


Sente Legislation Empowering Entrepreneurs through Crowdfunding Signed Into Law August 10, 2015
Pioneer Press
Legislation introduced by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, allowing entrepreneurs to seek out investments in exchange for equity, a practice known as intrastate equity crowdfunding, was recently signed into law. cComments Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. ADD A COMMENT 0 "This measure has been a top priority for the business community, so it was a pleasure to work with the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) to see it signed into law," Sente said. "Intrastate equity crowdfunding marks a new milestone in entrepreneurship that will help us to create jobs and encourage economic growth throughout the state."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-legislation-empowering-entrepreneurs-th-2015-08-10-story.html


Lake County seeks public input on flooding July 31, 2015
Daily Herald
Lake County residents are being asked for input on when and where flooding occurs during five upcoming public outreach meetings hosted by the Stormwater Management Commission. The agency is updating its management plan and is looking for information regarding stormwater, water quality, erosion and other challenges. The first sessions are set for Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, and on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Winthrop Harbor community center, 1520 7th St., Winthrop Harbor. Meetings also are scheduled for Aug. 18 in Libertyville, Aug. 19 in North Barrington and Aug. 25 in Highland Park. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150731/news/150739793/


Sente Brings Brookfield Zoo Experience to Special Recreation Camp Family Day July 30, 2015
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, partnered with the Chicago Zoological Society to bring the Brookfield Zoo experience to Vernon Hills for the second time, during the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County's (SRACLC) annual Camp Family Day on Wednesday.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-brings-brookfield-zoo-experience-to-spe-2015-07-30-story.html


Sente Helps Residents Reclaim Lost Assets and Cut Utility Costs at Wheeling Pavilion Senior Luncheon July 29, 2015
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, helped local seniors cut high utility bills and locate unclaimed property Monday, partnering with the Village of Wheeling to bring the services of the Citizens Utility Board (C.U.B.) and the Illinois State Treasurer to the Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-helps-residents-reclaim-lost-assets-and-2015-07-30-story.html


Rally rekindles spirit of King's 1965 appearance July 28, 2015
Pioneer Press
Hundreds of North Shore residents gathered on the Winnetka Village Green Sunday to rekindle the fight against housing injustice that drew thousands to the park in 1965 to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak. The Justice Day 2015 rally both marked the 50th anniversary of King's appearance and honored the activists whose work to end housing discrimination against blacks and Jews during the 1960s brought King to the North Shore three years before the federal Fair Housing Act was enacted.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-hpn-justice-day-rally-tl-0730-2-20150726-story.html


Tenth Dems Communications Team looking for your talent July 26, 2015
Pioneer Press
Join us for a communications meeting on Monday, July 27th, at 6:30 pm. The Tenth Dems Communications Team can use help in a variety of areas, including assisting with the monthly newsletter, social media, and outreach to both 10th District voters and the press. We're also looking for people who know HTML and are familiar with Wordpress. Many of our projects are done online, so computer skills combined with a detective's intuition are a plus. We also want people with artistic talent who can produce great visuals when those are needed.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/des-plaines/community/chi-ugc-article-are-you-ready-to-help-elect-democrats-in-2016-2015-07-26-story.html


Sente, Nekritz to Host Property Tax Appeal Workshop for Wheeling Township Homeowners July 23, 2015
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is teaming up with State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, to host a free Property Tax Appeal Workshop for residents of Wheeling Township on Tuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indian Trails Public Library, located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.. ADVERTISEMENT cComments z Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. Add a commentí 0 ADVERTISEMENT "During these tough economic times, homeowners in Illinois have been overburdened with property taxes that continue to rise, even as home values decline," Sente said. "High property taxes are forcing families out of their homes and out of Illinois, and that's just wrong."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-nekritz-to-host-property-tax-appeal-wo-2015-07-23-story.html


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