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Yingling Legislation to Provide Income Tax Relief in Response to Federal Tax Plan Capping Property Tax Deductions Passes State House April 24, 2018
The NewsSun
tate Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is continuing his efforts to offer relief for taxpayers by helping to pass a measure that would provide a way for taxpayers to work around local property tax deductions that were unfairly capped by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-legislation-to-provide-income-tax-re-2018-04-24-story.html


Yingling Continues Push for Less Government Pro-taxpayer Policies April 17, 2018
The NewsSun
tate Representative Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is again leading the charge to do away with duplicative taxing layers of government when a measure to give township residents in McHenry County the power to put a consolidation referendum on the ballot passed Tuesday in the House.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-continues-push-for-less-government-p-2018-04-17-story.html


How you can help choose next Lake County judge April 16, 2018
Daily Herald
The public has an opportunity to comment in writing regarding the applicants. Letters should be addressed to the Office of the Chief Judge, Lake County Courthouse, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085-4359. Letters will be accepted until May 8.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180416/how-you-can-help-choose-next-lake-county-judge


Yingling Invites Residents to Coffee Shop Meeting April 10, 2018
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is hosting a coffee shop meeting with local residents on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach, located at 254 E. Rollins Rd.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-invites-residents-to-coffee-shop-mee-2018-04-10-story.html


Botanic garden getting $200,000 to protect fragile documents April 10, 2018
Daily Herald
The Chicago Horticultural Society is getting more than $200,000 in federal grant money to protect fragile horticultural records housed at its botanic garden north of the city. Congressman Brad Schneider - whose district includes Glencoe where the Chicago Botanic Garden is located - says the grant is coming from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180410/news/304109821/


Search on for next Lake County Housing Authority leader April 9, 2018
Daily Herald
The ongoing search for a new chief at the Lake County Housing Authority is expected to be followed closely by those who contend the Grayslake-based agency at times has been less than transparent. A job description for the position of executive director was posted online Monday after an April 5 special meeting of the agency's board where various aspects of the marketing strategy and recruitment process were discussed. Applicants have until May 15 to apply for the job
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180409/search-on-for-next-lake-county-housing-authority-leader


'Everyone knew his love for Waukegan': City mourns former Mayor Richard Hyde April 5, 2018
The NewsSun
Richard Hyde, a longtime Waukegan school official and alderman who served for seven years as mayor in the 2000s, died Thursday at age 90 after an illness, according to a city official.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-waukegan-former-mayor-hyde-dies-st-0406-20180405-story.html


Yingling and Hart Discuss County, State Issues at Wildwood Event April 5, 2018
The NewsSun
To give local residents the opportunity to learn about state and county issues and ask questions to their local elected officials, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, and Lake County board member Sandy Hart, D-13, hosted a town hall meeting in Wildwood to discuss property tax relief, government efficiency through consolidation and public safety.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-and-hart-discuss-county-state-issue-2018-04-05-story.html


Democrats hosting fundraisers to bolster Casten’s challenge April 4, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
In 2014, the comparable midterm election year, about 8,750 voters pulled Democratic ballots in the 6th, about 12 percent of total ballots, compared to, in 2018, about 68,608 Democratic ballots, or 55 percent of the total.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/democrats-hosting-fundraisers-to-bolster-castens-challenge-to-rep-roskam/


Meet candidates Sean Casten, Nancy Zettler at Dundee Township Democrats meeting April 9 April 3, 2018
Daily Herald
The Dundee Township Democrats invite Dundee Township voters to meet, ask questions and hear Sean Casten and Nancy Zettler, the Democratic nominees for the 6th Congressional District and the 33rd Illinois State Senate District, respectively. The candidates will speak about their platforms and campaigns.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180403/meet-candidates-sean-casten-nancy-zettler-at-dundee-township-democrats-meeting-april-9


Schneider to meet constituents in Libertyville April 3, 2018
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a Deerfield Democrat, will talk with constituents about the issues facing Congress on Saturday Apr 7 in Libertyville. The gathering is set for 10 a.m. at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave. It's open to the public. Attendees should use the studio entrance.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180404/schneider-to-meet-constituents-in-libertyville


Rep. Schneider coming to Libertyville April 3, 2018
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a Deerfield Democrat, will talk with constituents about the issues facing Congress on Saturday, April 14, in Libertyville. The gathering is set for 10 a.m. at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave. It's open to the public. Attendees should use the studio entrance.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180403/rep-schneider-coming-to-libertyville


Suburban voters angry with Trump threaten GOP’s grip on House March 26, 2018
Washington Post
"There’s a massive upsurge in interest in the Democratic Party right now," said Sean Casten, a clean-energy entrepreneur.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/suburban-voters-angry-with-trump-threaten-gop-grip-on-house/2018/03/26/e7c81026-2de3-11e8-8688-e053ba58f1e4_story.html?utm_term=.0089e7a7c60f


Residents have their say on proposed Deerfield assault weapons ban March 26, 2018
Pioneer Press
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said she rejects the argument that gun violence in communities like her own and Deerfield are nearly nonexistent as a reason not to outlaw assault weapons and high capacity magazines. “There were no assault weapons problems in Orlando or Newtown or in Las Vegas or in San Bernardino or in so many of the other cities where these mass shootings have occurred,” Rotering said in support of the ban at the meeting.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/news/ct-dfr-assault-weapons-ban-first-reading-tl-0329-story.html


Bush, Yingling, and Parents Join Local Student-Led March for Our Lives Rally March 26, 2018
The NewsSun
On Sarurday, Senator Bush and Representative Yingling joined students and families from their districts to ride the Metra to the local "March for Our Lives" rally in Union Park in Chicago. "The students who organized these marches across the country and here in Illinois are organized and committed to changing public policy to improve school and community safety," Yingling said. "I am inspired by the recent activism being demonstrated by the students of my district and I remain committed to fighting on their behalf. Reasonable gun safety measures promote responsible gun ownership and keep our schools and communities safe." "These brave students are standing up and fighting for their lives, and their voices are being heard throughout Illinois," said Bush. "While we are passing common-sense gun safety measures through the General Assembly, we are marching with our students to show our solidarity and remind them that their commitment can change the world."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-bush-yingling-and-parents-join-local-studen-2018-03-26-story.html


Democrats think Parkland-fueled activism can neutralize the NRA March 25, 2018
McClatchy
Sean Casten remembers that shortly after he announced his campaign for Congress last year, a Democratic friend told him he had better avoid talking about gun control or risk an "onslaught" from the National Rifle Association. He’s ignoring the advice.
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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article206628949.html


More McHenry County Democrats voted early than Republicans March 25, 2018
NorthWest Herald
McHenry County Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Kristina Zahorik said the numbers might not suggest a cataclysmic shift in McHenry County politics, but the uptick in voting shows the Democrats are back, with a new energy tied to several strong candidates at the state and local levels.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/03/22/more-mchenry-county-democrats-voted-early-than-republicans/a3bvcun/


Primary surprise: Dems pull more ballots than Republicans in 3 traditional GOP counties March 24, 2018
Daily Herald
DuPage wasn't the only place to experience the shift: Democrats in Lake and Kane counties also pulled more ballots than Republicans.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180324/primary-surprise-dems-pull-more-ballots-than-republicans-in-3-traditional-gop-counties


Lake County environmental groups praise Great Lakes funding in federal spending bill March 23, 2018
The NewsSun
"I am proud the bill includes support for several programs I specifically requested," Brad Schneider said in a statement. "I led my colleagues in calling for robust funding to address the opioid and mental health crises, support resources for local communities to address the health effects of climate change, and continue an important joint U.S.-Israel counter-tunnel defense initiative. I am pleased to see each of these measures included in the legislation, as well as a bipartisan proposal I introduced to help schools install panic buttons in classrooms."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-react-budget-environment-st-0324-20180323-story.html


Lake County Democratic chair says Tuesday's party turnout sets up 'something big' in November March 21, 2018
The NewsSun
State Sen. Terry Link of Vernon Hills, the county's Democratic Party chairman, said he was heartened by Tuesday's turnout and results. With regard to the number of Democratic ballots cast and the disparity between the number of votes received by winning Democrat and winning Republican candidates, Link said he thinks the local totals are part of a nationwide sign, "that something big may be coming." "I think throughout the U.S., people are upset with what's going on in Washington, and I think people in Illinois are a bit upset with what's going on in Springfield," he said.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-election-turnout-lookahead-st-0322-20180321-story.html


Former Lake County Board member leading in four-way race to rejoin board March 21, 2018
The NewsSun
Former Lake County Board member Angelo Kyle continued to lead with 41 percent of the vote Wednesday in the four-way race to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Audrey Nixon, a North Chicago institution who was dubbed "the county's matriarch" at her wake.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-election-roundup-st-0321-20180320-story.html


Underwood coasts in Democratic primary for 14th Congressional District March 20, 2018
Daily Herald
With seven Democrats all espousing similar positions on almost all the key issues in the 14th Congressional District primary, the struggle for each candidate focused on how to nuance views in a way that stood out from the pack. Lauren Underwood stood out as much for her detailed positions as for being the only woman and only racial minority in the contest.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180320/underwood-coasts-in-democratic-primary-for-14th-congressional-district


O'Connor wins Democratic nod for Lake County clerk March 20, 2018
Daily Herald
Former Libertyville Township Trustee Robin O'Connor holds a big lead in the Democratic primary race for Lake County clerk, according to unofficial results Tuesday.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180320/oconnor-wins-democratic-nod-for-lake-county-clerk


Make sure your vote counts — head to a polling place March 19, 2018
The NewsSun
Dozens of local races in Lake County have been won or lost over the years by handfuls of ballots cast. Voters took the time to show their support at the polls for candidates which reflected their ethical leanings. We spend a lot of taxpayer money in this county and state to ensure the apparatus used at the polls is kept safe and sound from vote fraudsters and prying Russian eyes. Make sure you take advantage by voting on Election Day and knowing in the end your vote will count.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-election-day-turnout-st-0320-20180319-story.html


Election preview: Congressional primaries across the suburbs March 19, 2018
Daily Herald
Candidates in six suburban Congressional districts will square off in Tuesday's primary for the right to advance to the November general election. Democrats will seek their party's nod in the 5th, 6th and 14th districts
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180319/election-preview-congressional-primaries-across-the-suburbs


One final day to vote: Here's what you need to know March 19, 2018
Daily Herald
Suburban voters have big decisions to make elsewhere on the ballot, too, with referendums in a number of towns, fire districts and school districts. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mar 20. Here are some things that will help you cast your vote.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180316/one-final-day-to-vote-heres-what-you-need-to-know


Sixth Congressional Candidates Sound Off On Gun Control March 18, 2018
Patch
There are eight democrats seeking their party's nomination in the 6th U.S. Congressional District and all have one thing in common: they are in favor of tougher measures to prevent gun violence.
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https://patch.com/illinois/crystallake/sixth-congressional-candidates-sound-gun-control


Democrats running for Roskam's seat put a big focus on health care March 16, 2018
Pioneer Press
Even though the Democrats have had to work hard to get noticed amid the feisty statewide races for Illinois governor and attorney general, the 6th District primary has been relatively civil. Numerous candidate forums have drawn hundreds of people shopping for a candidate.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-congress-6th-14th-20180315-story.html


Illinois 6th Congressional District Candidates At A Glance March 16, 2018
Patch
As the 2018 primary election approaches, all eyes are on Illinois' 6th District.
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https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/illinois-6th-congressional-district-candidates-glance


Polls open all weekend; here's what else you need to know March 16, 2018
Daily Herald
Locations for early voting are open through the weekend and on Monday. On Tuesday, Mar 20, Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180316/polls-open-all-weekend-heres-what-else-you-need-to-know--


14th District candidates want to maintain Dodd-Frank March 15, 2018
Daily Herald
Democrats hoping to unseat Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in the 14th Congressional District voiced a variety of viewpoints about regulating Wall Street during recent candidate forums. There are seven Democrats in the race. Each has nuanced views when it comes to the future of Dodd-Frank.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180315/14th-district-candidates-want-to-maintain-dodd-frank


Lake County students in #NeverAgain walkout say 'we will no longer stand in the dark' March 14, 2018
The NewsSun
Grayslake Central student organizers also met several days ago with state Rep. Sam Yingling and state Sen Melinda Bush, both Democrats who represent the Grayslake area. Bush led an Illinois Senate walkout in Springfield in solidarity with the students Wednesday, and Yingling was present for the Grayslake Central assembly. "You should be commended for letting the students exercise their First Amendment rights in a safe way," Yingling said, adding to the students that "we're here, we're around and we're accessible."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-neveragain-walkout-st-0315-20180314-story.html


Grayslake state senator plans Capitol walkout Wednesday in solidarity with #NeverAgain March 12, 2018
Daily Herald
In a show of solidarity with student walkouts scheduled Wednesday in support of gun safety reform, state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, announced plans to organize a 20-minute Illinois Senate walkout for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield. "I'm hoping for a strong bipartisan turnout," Bush said Monday. Meanwhile, with the Illinois House in recess, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, said he plans to sit and speak with high school students during a walkout scheduled in Grayslake Wednesday morning.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-bush-senate-gun-walkout-st-0313-20180312-story.html


Yingling Hosts Budgeting and Fraud Prevention Event March 12, 2018
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is teaming up with financial experts from Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza's office to offer a free, bilingual seminar on household budgeting and fraud prevention on Wednesday, March 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Round Lake Area Park District's Robert Rolek Community Center East Multi-Purpose room at 814 Hart Rd. in Round Lake.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-hosts-budgeting-and-fraud-prevention-2018-03-12-story.html


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