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JANUARY

January 17:  New County Board Committee Assembles to Identify Unserved and Underserved High-Speed Internet Needs in Lake County

On Friday, January 13, the newly formed Lake County Special Committee on Broadband held its first meeting. The meetings are planned to be held monthly on the Friday of the last week of the month at 8:30 a.m. The Committee will focus on determining the current state of broadband in Lake County and come up with recommendations for improvement. The Committee will consider our resident’s access, affordability, and use in their work.

January 10:  UPDATED: Statement on Illinois Assault-Style Weapons Ban

After years of work and many hours of negotiations with stakeholders, leaders, and advocates in both the House and Senate, Illinois has passed HB5471, a ban on assault-style weapons. Next it will go to Governor Pritzker to sign into law.

January 10: Statement on Illinois Assault-Style Weapons Ban

After years of work and many hours of negotiations with stakeholders, leaders, and advocates in both the House and Senate, Illinois has passed HB5471, a ban on assault-style weapons. Next, it will go to Governor Pritzker to sign into law.

January 9: President Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating Nearly $5 Million to Lake County Infrastructure Projects

Lake County is slated to receive nearly $5 million in infrastructure funding as part of a new federal bill. In December, President Biden signed into law the omnibus bill that included federal funding for infrastructure projects in Lake County.