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Friday, September 25, 2020 8:10 AM

Herald Endorsement!

COVID-19 Has taken a terrible toll on residents and businesses.  And incumbent District 7 Board Member Steve Carlson of Grandwood Park points  out that this is just the beginning: Lake County officials need to be ready to make tough decisions.   We believe Carlson’s experience – coupled with a compassionate yet realistic approach – makes him best suited to face the challenges ahead.  Carlson, a Republican, has a strong record of accomplishments, including his efforts to launch 211 Lake County, a 24 hour information and referral hotline.  Plus, he has shown a willingness to work across the aisle and demonstrated respect for differing ideas.  We have enthusiastically endorsed Carlson in the past.  We do so again.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:14 PM

New trail for District 7

Yours truly had a little something to do with this...🙂


Lake County Forest Preserves

 is feeling happy.

Yeah! 🎉 We're excited to announce the opening of a new community trail connection resulting from a partnership with the Village of Gurnee to provide safe and direct access to forest preserve trails. 🚴‍♀️ 🥾 This 0.4-mile trail links the Village's existing bike path and several residential areas to Rollins Savanna and the Millennium Trail. Check it out and share photos of your trail experience with us @LCFPD.

Monday, June 8, 2020 12:31 PM

Gurnee Black Lives Matter Rally June 7, 2020

Your voice matters.  Democracy in action. The peaceful gathering for Black Lives Matter was held in Viking Park, Gurnee on Sunday 6/7/2020.  Honored to be there.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:05 PM

Need help? Dial 211, it's as easy as that. Help Starts Here

211 has officially launched in Lake County!

Anyone in Lake County can now call 211 or text their zip code to 898211 for free, confidential, 24/7 information and referrals to essential services. 211 is Lake County’s one-stop shop for help!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42 PM

good day today...

Attended Health and Community Services meeting where a young lady approached me and told me that my opponent had knocked on her door. She asked me if I would put my sign in her yard. Made my day. 😊

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:57 AM

Lake County gets $200,000 grant to fight homelessness

The Lake County Board voted Tuesday to spend the grant funds. The Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, a consortium staffed by employees of the county's community development division, is the direct grant recipient.
"This grant will be instrumental in their efforts to end homelessness in Lake County," said county board member Steve Carlson, a Gurnee-area Republican who leads the health and community services committee.
The grant targets people who are chronically homeless. Anyone who has a disability and is homeless for one continuous year or who experiences four episodes of homelessness that add up to 12 months over the last three years is considered chronically homeless.
Thirty-eight chronically homeless people are on the county's wait-list for housing, said Jodi Gingiss, the county's community development administrator. That's down from 52 in January but up from 35 in May.
Lake County officials hope to find secure housing for everyone on the list, as well as anyone else who gets on the list this year, by awarding housing vouchers or finding space via other housing programs and public service agencies.
The grant will cover the estimated $58,000 salary of an intern who will manage the county's list of people seeking housing and work with other agencies.
The funding also will help clients cover debts from utilities and rent, and pay security deposits and first month's rent, among other expenses. Those expenses prevent some people from getting housing, officials said.

Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Grandwood Park Lake Dam Rehabilitation- Grand Opening

A great example of intergovernmental cooperation. A big thanks to Stormwater Management, Lake County, Warren Township, the State of Illinois and the Grandwood Park Park District for making this great project happen.

Look at that water flow! A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held a few weeks ago to celebrate the grand reopening of the Grandwood Park Lake Dam. We had A LOT of rain that week, so it was the perfect test for the dam. It passed with flying colors.


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