Thursday, May 2, 2013
Illinois Senate OKs proposal for new casinos. The bill is now in the House.
State Sen. Terry Link's bill proposing expanded casino gambling in Illinois, including in Lake County, passed the Senate this week with a vote of 32 to 20. The bill, which proposes five new casinos, moved to the House Thursday. Prior to the Senate vote, Link told members the new casinos could generate an initial $1.2 billion for the deficit state, reported the Daily Herald. If approved, possible locations for a casino in Lake County include Park City, North Chicago and Waukegan. Senators representing Lake County who voted in favor of SB1739 were Democrat Terry Link, of Waukegan and Democrat Julie Morrison, of Deerfield. Voting no were Democrat Melinda Bush, of Grayslake and Republican Dan Duffy, of Lake Barrington, according to the vote …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lake County Democratic chairman complains about negative campaigning.
State Sen. Terry Link (D-Waukegan), the Lake County Democratic Chairman, publically criticized campaign tactics ahead of Tuesday’s 10th District Congressional District primary contest for the right to challenge Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the fall. Earlier Wednesday, Link specifically accused one of candidates, Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman, of a strategy the Lake County party leader fears could lead to a Dold victory in November. Groups supporting Sheyman like MoveOn and True Majority PAC have been flooding the area with telephone calls and advertising attacking one of Sheyman’s opponents, Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider, for making some donations to Republicans. Patch first reported on this in May. …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Candidates for General Assembly, Lake County State’s Attorney and other offices will battle for party nominations.
At least seven primary races are taking shape as candidates began filing petitions Monday for the March 20 Illinois primary election to earn spots on the ballot to qualify for the Nov. 6 general election. Candidates for all offices except the United States House of Representatives began turning in their paperwork. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. The filing period for Congress begins Dec. 23 and ends Dec. 27. While a number of nominations are uncontested, contests are emerging for the Illinois General Assembly, Lake County State’s Attorney, Lake County Recorder, Lake County Coroner and the Lake County Board. With the retirement of state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston), state Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) filed his petitions Monday in …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
May and Nekritz plan to stay in State House, praise colleague.
Veteran state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) said today she will not seek reelection in the 2012 general election, setting up an open seat race in a district she has represented since it was drawn by the General Assembly 10 years ago. Garrett will serve the remainder of her term, which expires in January, 2013. She will retire from public life, according to a news release she sent today. Garrett currently represents all or part of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highwood, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe, Northbrook, Glenview and Des Plaines. The new 29th State Senate District will include less of Glencoe, Glenview and Northbrook, but take in part of Buffalo Grove. “It was a pretty easy decision,” Garrett said. “I’ve accomplished a lot …
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Council, comprised of elected officials and representatives from many groups in and around Lake County, was created by the Illinois Tollway Authority to determine whether or not to move forward with the 12.5-mile extension..
A new Blue Ribbon Advisory Council created by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority has one year to make recommendations on whether or not to proceed with the proposed extension of Route 53, said Kristi Lafleur, Illinois tollway executive director at an Illinois Tollway Capital Planning Forum on Friday, July 15. The council, co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board chair, and George Ranney, president and CEO of Metropolis Strategies and Prairie Holdings Corp., is comprised of elected officials, business representatives, planning agencies, and environmental and labor groups. If the Council recommends approving the extension, it also must develop an idea of the scope, timing, configuration, design and elements for it. “We’ve got the …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Rosalind Franklin University CEO, Lake Forest resident, presides over opening of new addition named after parents of university graduate.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science welcomed more than 225 guests for Thursday morning's ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the opening of its new College of Pharmacy. The addition is named the William J. and Elizabeth L. Morningstar Interprofessional Education Center in recognition of a $4.4 million gift from the estate of Dr. George W. Morningstar, an alumnus. The new wing houses the Interprofessional Education Center, a 23,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the campus. It will provide small group learning space for medical and graduate health science students, clinical simulation suites, a case demonstration amphitheatre and educational facilities on the first two floors. The third floor houses the College of …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Libertyville resident, Lake Forest attorney declares candidacy.
Libertyville resident and Lake Forest attorney Chris Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Lake County State’s Attorney, surrounded by more than 40 elected officials and supporters Thursday on the steps of Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville. Kennedy, 43, is a former Lake County assistant state’s attorney and is a partner in the Lake Forest law firm Kennedy, Pierson & Strachan LLP. He has practiced law for 17 years. He is also in his second term as a member of Libertyville District 70 School Board. Kennedy is the first person to announce his candidacy for the county’s top prosecutor. Incumbent State’s Attorney Michael Waller, a Republican who has served since 1990, has not said whether he will seek another …