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Underwood talks health care, Congressional gridlock at town hall in Shorewood August 23, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, has been crisscrossing the 14th district for a series of meetings with constituents throughout the month. Tuesday's meeting focused on issues related to health care, immigration and partisan gridlock in Congress.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/21/underwood-talks-health-care-congressional-gridlock-at-town-hall-in-shorewood/am5rsuj/


Casten talks first months in Congress August 23, 2019
Daily Herald
On climate change, Sean Casten said, there has been a positive shift where no one on either side publicly says they don’t believe man-made climate change is real. “That’s small praise, but it’s big progress from where we were a few years ago,” Casten said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/22/casten-talks-first-months-in-congress/aed5ov4/


North Shore Democrat Brad Schneider joins calls for impeachment inquiry into Trump August 22, 2019
The NewsSun
Mueller “made clear that then candidate Trump, and the Trump campaign, eagerly welcomed foreign interference in our election,” and then attempted on “numerous occasions to block and obstruct” Mueller’s investigation, Brad Schneider said.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-trump-impeachment-inquiry-st-0823-20190822-qwkucl7k3rbnnnqouksgdo4jq4-story.html


Health care is a human right. It's time for a public option. August 22, 2019
Daily Herald
As voters went to the polls last year, health care was their No. 1 issue, edging out the economy for the first time in more than a decade.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190822/health-care-is-a-human-right-its-time-for-a-public-option


Rep. Lauren Underwood backs impeachment investigation in House August 20, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“No person in America is above the law, including the President of the United States,” Lauren Underwood said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/20/rep-lauren-underwood-backs-impeachment-investigation-in-house/asdfjtd/


Rep. Schneider to discuss 2020 Census in Mundelein Aug. 26 August 20, 2019
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will host a community briefing on the 2020 Census from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Washington Elementary School, 122 S. Garfield Ave. in Mundelein. Attendees will learn about best practices for ensuring everyone is counted so that all communities receive fair representation.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190820/rep-schneider-to-discuss-2020-census-in-mundelein-aug-26


‘Mom, I’m scared’: Fears over deportation, violence toward Latinos aired at immigration roundtable in Waukegan August 15, 2019
The NewsSun
“There’s absolutely fear in our communities — fear from children who are scared they’ll be separated from their mom and dad, and even from citizens who are scared they’ll be targeted because of their heritage,” Brad Schneider said. “It’s important to show we’re united against these policies and these tactics.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-waukegan-immigation-roundtable-st-0816-20190815-dahd4blntjf43kseqihgdvyu6m-story.html


U.S. Rep. Underwood to appear in Huntley during town hall series August 10, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, will make an appearance Aug. 22 at the Sun City Community Association offices, 12900 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley, as part of a series of town halls targeting senior communities in the 14th Congressional District. The Huntley town hall, which will be from 10 to 11 a.m., is the third of four events in or around senior living communities aimed at addressing issues affecting local constituents.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/08/u-s-rep-underwood-to-appear-in-huntley-during-town-hall-series/ambcbo5/


Meet state representative at 'Donuts with Dan' events August 5, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Daniel Didech of Buffalo Grove will host two "Donuts with Dan" events this month. The first is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the main meeting room of the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. The event also will include conversation with Lake County Board Member Adam Didech. The second event is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Cook Room of the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190805/meet-state-representative-at-donuts-with-dan-events


Floodproofing seminar Thursday in Round Lake August 5, 2019
Daily Herald
A floodproofing seminar for homeowners and businesses will be presented by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Round Lake High School, 800 High School Drive, Round Lake. The event is hosted by 62nd District state Rep. Sam Yingling of Grayslake and Avon Township Supervisor Terry Wilke.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190805/floodproofing-seminar-thursday-in-round-lake


Underwood leads panel to discuss dangers of climate change August 3, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, led a roundtable discussing the dangers of climate change Friday at the McHenry County College Shah Center.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/02/underwood-leads-panel-to-discuss-dangers-of-climate-change/a4y9zhw/


U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider calls Trump migrant policies ’immoral and unjust’ after two-day trip to border August 2, 2019
The NewsSun
“I’m seeing progress in the sense that we’re provided resources and reduced the crisis,” Brad Schneider said. “But I haven’t seen progress within the administration on the moral crisis of recognizing migrants from wherever they come across the world, recognizing that these are people — in many cases that these are people who are fleeing oppression and persecution.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-border-visit-st-0803-20190802-fpgm73iyuzabjndtb7i4566eqq-story.html


Schneider says sending migrants to Mexico compounds their misery August 2, 2019
Daily Herald
Brad Schneider -- who was in the delegation along with fellow suburban Democratic Reps. Bill Foster of Naperville, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg and Jan Schakowsky of Evanston -- said he's hopeful Congress can modernize its immigration policies when it reconvenes, and that includes recognizing the importance of asylum, which the White House has cut back.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/schneider-says-sending-migrants-to-mexico-compounds-their-misery


Full recount for Lake County sheriff’s race begins, the first in county history August 1, 2019
The NewsSun
The Republican Party has the right to challenge November’s results, though Idleburg’s side does not expect November’s results to change, said Lauren Beth Gash, an attorney for John Idleburg and a local Democratic leader. “Democrats believe that every vote should be counted, and we support the process,” she said. “We’re happy to help clarify this win.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/sports/ct-lns-lake-county-sheriff-recount-st-0802-20190801-psu2m33sgffbrjdgz7zxljnh2a-story.html


Underwood backs bill to prevent election interference August 1, 2019
Lakeland Newspapers
“We know that foreign adversaries are working to interfere in future elections, so the time is now to act to protect our democracy – we cannot afford to wait,” Lauren Underwood said.
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https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/31/underwood-backs-bill-to-prevent-election-interference/a53g5jn/


Underwood to open Woodstock office, have Saturday office hours July 31, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, (IL-14) will host a grand opening for a new Woodstock office and then hold office hours in both Harvard and Richmond on Saturday Aug 3. The office, located at Suite 309 of 666 Russel Court, will host the grand opening from 10 a.m. to noon.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/30/underwood-to-open-woodstock-office-have-saturday-office-hours/ahxx94x/


Casten seeking second term after 'awesome, humbling' first months in Congress July 29, 2019
Daily Herald
"For us to deal with the climate crisis in front of us, we need to both recognize the urgency of the problem and the complexity of our energy system," Sea Casten said. "There are not nearly enough voices that acknowledge that both of those things have to be dealt with."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190729/casten-seeking-second-term-after-awesome-humbling-first-months-in-congress


State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen to host coffee meetings throughout district July 28, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen will host a series of "coffee with constituents" meetings throughout the 51st district in August. Edly-Allen said in a news release she hopes the coffee event will make people more comfortable talking to her about their ideas, concerns or issues. The events are free and open to the public. Each event will run from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Edly-Allen will be at the Fremont Public Library, at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein, on Thursday, Aug. 8; the Cook Memorial Public Library, at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, on Tuesday, Aug. 13; the Barrington Area Library, at 505 N. Northwest Hwy., on Thursday, Aug. 15; and the Ela Area Public Library, at 275 Mohawk Trail in Lake Zurich, on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190728/state-rep-mary-edly-allen-to-host-coffee-meetings-throughout-district


Underwood says Mueller's testimony showed that Trump obstructed justice July 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, said the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday showed that President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/25/underwood-says-muellers-testimony-showed-that-trump-obstructed-justice/aohu7yh/


Underwood's bill to combat robocalls passes House of Representatives July 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
"Robocalls aren't just annoying — they can be dangerous," Lauren Underwood said in the release. "They're used by fraudsters and unscrupulous debt collectors to scare hard-working Americans into falling for their scams."
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/25/underwoods-bill-to-combat-robocalls-passes-house-of-representatives/a55ad3s/


Saturday office hours in Woodstock for Underwood July 25, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, will hold office hours for constituents on Saturday July 27 in the 14th Congressional District at her new district office location in Woodstock. As a part of the Congresswoman’s mission to represent her constituents in a transparent, accountable and accessible way, she will host office hours throughout the district to meet with constituents not just in large, public settings, but also in smaller, more private settings so any constituent feels comfortable sharing their questions and concerns. During office hours, the Congresswoman will meet with constituents individually on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment required. The office hours run from noon to 2 p.m. at 666 Russel Court, Suite 309, in Woodstock.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/24/saturday-office-hours-in-woodstock-for-underwood/a333f3d/


Underwood bill seeks to limit further foreign influence in elections July 25, 2019
Daily Herald
"We know there is a foreign adversary who has interfered in our elections and who is currently doing so ahead of the 2020 elections," Lauren Underwood said in an interview. "Mr. Mueller's investigation was not a partisan act. And this is not a partisan thing. There are clear instances of challenges to our current democratic processes. It is up to members of Congress to make sure our democracy is protected."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190725/underwood-bill-seeks-to-limit-further-foreign-influence-in-elections


State Rep. Daniel Didech holding youth advisory council meeting July 25, 2019
Daily Herald
House District 59 State Rep. Daniel Didech, of Buffalo Grove, is inviting local high school and college-aged students to share their thoughts on the future of our state and country by participating in his first Youth Advisory Council meeting Saturday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190725/state-rep-daniel-didech-holding-youth-advisory-council-meeting


Two Democratic newcomers vying for Lake County Board seats up in November 2020 July 23, 2019
The NewsSun
With about 14 months to go before the November 2020 election, two candidates have joined the race for the Lake County Board. The two Democrats are running in districts currently held by incumbent Republicans, one of whom has said he will seek reelection while the other has yet to decide. Millburn District 24 school board President Carissa Casbon announced her candidacy in early July, and West Deerfield Township Trustee Paras Parekh followed about a week later.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-board-candidates-sidebar-st-0723-20190723-riztuvecivcfbiszxhmnwzpxxq-story.html


Local attorney announces 2020 Democratic bid for Lake County state’s attorney July 22, 2019
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, both introduced and endorsed Rinehart at the gathering. “I’m here to wholeheartedly endorse Eric Rinehart for state’s attorney,” Yingling said, adding that the “Republican Party that used to be is no more. It is now the party of hatred and Donald Trump.”
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-states-attorney-challenger-st-0723-20190722-dcx7mn2kmfe7tndbgnqbynnpey-story.html


Rinehart seeks Democratic nomination for Lake County state's attorney July 22, 2019
Daily Herald
Waukegan attorney and Highwood resident Eric Rinehart on Monday announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Lake County state's attorney in the March 2020 primary election.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190722/rinehart-seeks-democratic-nomination-for-lake-county-states-attorney


State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen to host coffee meeting in Deer Park July 22, 2019
Daily Herald
State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen will host a coffee with constituents meeting in Deer Park next month. The Libertyville Democrat will be at the Panera Bread at 20530 Rand Road, Suite 4480, in Deer Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190722/state-rep-mary-edly-allen-to-host-coffee-meeting-in-deer-park


Schneider: Lake County residents, businesses are ‘underwater literally’ because of Foxconn development July 19, 2019
Pioneer Press
Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, has been critical of the way the Wisconsin government handled the Foxconn development in Pleasant Prairie, particularly its waiver of certain environmental reviews. He said the approach is “emblematic” of how environmental regulations are being pushed aside more generally.
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-foxconn-hearing-st-0720-20190719-xvbfxcwhk5fhtfounknm6fzh3a-story.html


Underwood bill to tackle public health effects of climate change July 19, 2019
NorthWest Herald
"Almost daily we are seeing climate change-fueled catastrophes across the country, and they are harming low-income communities and communities of color first and worst," Lauren Underwood said. "And climate change poses grave threats to public health beyond the flooding, storms and wildfires."
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/19/underwood-bill-to-tackle-public-health-effects-of-climate-change/a2fy9a2/


Schneider hearing examines Foxconn's impact on suburban flooding July 19, 2019
Daily Herald
Brad Schneider said the Foxconn development is emblematic of a national problem of vanishing environmental enforcement, which exacerbates damage done by climate change.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190719/schneider-hearing-examines-foxconns-impact-on-suburban-flooding


Democrat Parekh announces Lake County Board campaign July 17, 2019
Daily Herald
Highland Park resident Paras Parekh on Wednesday announced he'll run for the Lake County Board's 12th District seat in 2020. Parekh, a Democrat who serves as a trustee on the West Deerfield Township board, is the first person to announce a candidacy for the Democratic nomination. "I am committed to priorities that are on everyone's mind -- lower property taxes, a focus on the environment and preserving our wetlands, and a government that works for all of us, not just the well-connected," Parekh said in an announcement of his candidacy.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190717/democrat-parekh-announces-lake-county-board-campaign


Underwood calls high Diabetes drug prices 'unjustified' at Plainfield event July 15, 2019
NorthWest Herald
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, recently released a report on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and uninsured Americans. Underwood discussed the report's findings and highlighted the stories of residents in the 14th Congressional District Monday at a press conference at the Edward Hospital Campus in Plainfield.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/15/underwood-calls-high-diabetes-drug-prices-unjustified-at-plainfield-event/aeel6h1/


Families describe challenges from rising cost of insulin July 15, 2019
Daily Herald
"People in our community are knowingly making themselves sicker because they don't have any other choice," said Lauren Underwood, a Naperville Democrat. "Their medicine is unaffordable. The market's broken, and while we've taken steps in Congress this year to decrease prescription drug costs, we need to do so much more."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190715/families-describe-challenges-from-rising-cost-of-insulin-


Schneider holding hearing on Foxconn flooding July 15, 2019
Daily Herald
The field hearing, titled "Flooded Out: Vanishing Environmental Reviews and the SBA's Disaster Loan Program," is scheduled to begin at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 at Wheeling Village Hall, 2 Community Blvd., Wheeling.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190715/schneider-holding-hearing-on-foxconn-flooding


U.S. Rep. Casten joins hundreds in McHenry County for human rights vigils July 13, 2019
NorthWest Herald
Patrick Watson, Democratic state central committeeman for the 6th District who was one of the speakers at the vigil, said it is up to concerned residents to speak up if they see something that doesn’t look right. “It will take all of us to stand up and say, ‘No, we must protect our immigrant communities,’ ” Watson said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/12/u-s-rep-casten-joins-hundreds-in-mchenry-county-for-human-rights-vigils/akc5xv4/


U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood: GOP challenge to Obamacare a fight worth having July 11, 2019
NorthWest Herald
“We must honor our promise to safeguard access to quality, affordable health care and to protect people with preexisting conditions,” Underwood said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/10/u-s-rep-lauren-underwood-gop-challenge-to-obamacare-a-fight-worth-having/aqgi51v/


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