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The original item was published from 6/9/2020 4:26:22 PM to 7/10/2020 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local Officials Gathered for a Continued Call for Peace in Lake County

In the wake of the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, pain is being felt by so many across our country. We’ve witnessed peaceful protests and we’ve seen criminal activity right here in our hometowns. We thank all of those who have made the choice to use their voices in a peaceful yet powerful way that honors the memory of Mr. Floyd. It is these brave actions in speaking up that will bring change to this nation.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, and citizens are encouraged to let their voices be heard. Last week, Lake County Vice Chair Mary Ross-Cunningham, Chair Sandy Hart, and City of Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham stood together to ask for continued peace for our community. Watch the press conference.

Governor J.B. Pritzker recently declared a disaster proclamation for Lake County, in addition to other counties throughout Illinois, due to the vandalism that took place last week. Lake County’s critical infrastructure was a large part of Gov. Pritzker’s decision to include our county.

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