Officials from the Illinois Office of Tourism and Visit Lake County were at Great America on Monday, July 28, to unveil the county’s tourism-related revenue for 2013: $1.2 billion, up 1.6 percent from 2012.
July 28 1:44 p.m. |
Governor Pat Quinn has announced investments in Lake County construction projects in a recent press release regarding his Illinois Jobs Now program.
In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill into law that adds seizures to a list of conditions that can be treated by the use of medical grade marijuana in Illinois. Adults who suffer from seizures will be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while kids will only be allowed to take non-smokable forms of medical marijuana.
July 21 12:07 p.m. |
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A total of 23 attorneys have filed applications for a Lake County Circuit Court associate judge opening created by the retirement of Joseph Waldeck.
July 16 2:12 p.m. |
A police lodge that boasts amongst its members current Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, has endorsed Democratic challenger Jason Patt for Lake County sheriff in the November election.
Paying a toll for using an express lane may be worth it to some commuters and help ease congestion on the Eisenhower and Stevenson in the future.
July 14 1:10 p.m. |
Nine state legislators and 18 Lake County Board members signed their names to a letter this week calling on New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. to “provide our communities with certainty on a long-term plan” for the Waukegan coal-fired power plant, which the company acquired earlier this year.
July 10 2:46 p.m. |
The final missing piece in the Des Plaines River Trail, which stretches more than 30 miles from the Wisconsin border toward Cook County, is in line to be filled after two Lake County Forest Preserve committees approved the purchase of a small parcel of land in Lincolnshire on Thursday, July 10.
July 10 12:26 p.m. |
Lake County’s animal control and care facility is moving from an old building in Mundelein to a newly built complex in Libertyville.
Animal control does vaccinations, provides public awareness, houses abandoned animals and investigates animal cruelty complaints. All phone numbers to the department will remain the same.
The new 10,000-square-foot building is located at 18736 W. Peterson Road, which is just east of Route 45. Department spokeswoman Carolyn Waller said the one-story facility cost $3.5 million.
July 7 2:06 p.m. |