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  1. More outdoor trails and preserves

    Lots of Lake County residents help the LCFP, IDNR, Conserve Lake County, etc. Their volunteer work is an example for us all. Having the funding to expand their work is vital to the preservation of...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by Rob (30 points)

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  2. Business!

    First of all, lets take Newport Township as an example. There is plenty of space for business, however the area lacks sewer and water. There are hardly any taxing bodies in the area, putting a huge...
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    Oct 7, 2016 by LCResident (25 points)

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  3. Stop taxing property as if it"s a bottomless pit of money. Your driving people out of lake county. Taxes should be income based.

    Property tax is a discriminatory tax, it taxies people because they own something. Not because of income or buying something. It does not take in what they make for a living or if they have lost their...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by William Ebner (35 points)

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  4. Open leaf burning in residential neighborhoods

    My vision for Lake County is to not only have the most beautiful county, but the most healthy! Residential leaf burning releases the toxins from the leaves, that was absorbed by the trees in exchange...
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    Oct 5, 2016 by Eagle Scout Mom (15 points)

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  5. we were promised 40 years ago that route 120 would be 4 lanes, also, route 45 and route 83, and also waitinged for route 53 to come north. Why did Rol

    my vision for lake county is to have roads that are 4 lane. why should be have to wait 3 miles back for a stop light at route 120, 45 or 83. we were promised these roads would be 4 lanes over 40...
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    Oct 4, 2016 by RUDOLPH A BASOVSKY (15 points)

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  6. By eliminating the extraordinary waste within county government.

    Check all the departments to determine where the waste is.

    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  7. Bicycle lanes in Lake County

    If people bike more, all the costs that come with cars will be reduced. ex. snow removal, road ware, police duties, environmental costs, etc. Good luck encouraging people do bicycle to work.

    Oct 5, 2016 by Rob (30 points)

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  8. Directors should be experienced in the field they work

    In the health department the head of the organization has no health related background. He is a businessman and has no idea about health care. Hire someone who has knowledge of the medical field. I...
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    Oct 9, 2016 by taxpayer (86 points)

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  9. Preserve Farmland, Promote Organic Farming and Local Foods

    The preservation of farmland should be a County priority and added to the strategic plan. It should also be included in the forest preserve's mission statement. Farmland is an irreplaceable resource...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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  10. Make use of golf courses during winter months

    Would it be possible to convert golf courses to cross country skiing routes and training facilities during the winter months?

    Oct 4, 2016 by pr (5 points)

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  11. Restrict or Eliminate Corporate Tax Incentives

    If corporate tax incentives are offered, the County should only offer those based on local sales tax revenue generated. They should not consist of property taxes, funding moving expenses, paying for...
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    Nov 22, 2016 by Gerri Songer (22 points)

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