Lake County Attorney Bob Monahan has an excellent radio show called Everyday Law that he hosts every other Thursday evening on local radio station WRLR 98.3FM.
Bob covers many different topics about the law—foreclosure, domestic violence, small claims court, family law, wills and trusts in a clear and informative way. In addition to providing this service, he also... read more
In early 2015, Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim and I visited the Walgreens Corporate Office to discuss the current opioid epidemic and the issue of prescription drug disposal. Walgreens has taken the lead on both of these issues by authorizing the sale of naloxone without a prescription and by commiting to the placement of 500 drug disposal boxes throughout the United States. As of today, Walgreens has placed 45 boxes in their... read more
Lake County is participating in a new, bipartisan national Data-Driven Justice Initiative, launched June 30 by President Barack Obama. Lake County is among 67 city, county, and state governments across the country that have been selected to join this initiative because of our commitment to innovative solutions that reduce our jail population, better serve our communities, and save taxpayer money. View... read more
I am very happy to announce that after two years of requesting the Financial & Administrative (F&A) Committee record their meetings, this week F&A finally voted in favor of televising these meetings, providing more opportunity for citizen involvement. As you may know, one of my priorities as your County Board representative is to improve government transparency. You should be able to access information, in the most open... read more
On June 13 I am attending a workshop held by The White House and the National Association of Counties to share best practices on identifying and diverting low-level offenders with mental illness and substance abuse issues out of the criminal justice system and into effective, community-based care. Lake... read more
Daily North Shore
Update: Fort Sheridan Restoration
by Julie Kemp Pick • April 17, 2016
FORT SHERIDAN – Fort Sheridan Beach is closed for repairs, but people can still take advantage of the scenic views and some of the walking trails.
Daily North Shore asked Lake County Board Member Sandra Hart to explain Fort Sheridan Preserve restoration project, which is slated for the first stage of... read more
On February 26, I attended the Illinois Park & Recreation Association's Legislative Breakfast to meet with our state representatives, senators and local park boards. While they were hopeful that we will see some resolution to the budget crisis, a recent study I read from UIC shows that our state problems will take many years to be fully resolved.
The upside, on a local level, was that we were able to tour the aquatic facility and... read more
Recently a few people have asked about how the new gaming rules (allowing video poker in the unincorporated area) has impacted Lake County. As you may know, I remain vehemently opposed to video gaming as I believe the negative impact to the community far outweighs the revenue. Some key takeaways about gaming in Waukegan, North Chicago, and the unincorporated areas of Lake County:
$4,484,533 was lost (lost = dollars put in machines minus... read more