Sandy in the News

November 9, 2016
Daily North Shore
Local Results: Hart Re-elected, More

Sandra Hart of Lake Bluff fought off a spirited challenge ... to win re-election to her District 13 Lake County Board seat in the November 8 general election. Hart won 6,251 votes or 56.96 percent ... to earn a second term representing all of Lake Bluff as well as parts of Gurnee, Waukegan and Wildwood.

“I feel fortunate to do the job I love and work on issues that directly impact families like mental illness along with people’s concerns with high property taxes,” said Hart.

April 21, 2016

Daily North Shore
Overview of Bike Paths around Lake County

Lake County offers 560 miles of bike trails to explore.  Sandra Hart, our Lake County representative for Lake Bluff, will give us an overview of our bike paths, Forest Preserves, and future plans for additional connections across our area.  Get your questions answered and plan a safe and fun day biking in Lake County.


April 17, 2016
Daily North Shore
Fort Sheridan Restoration

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 completion in October 2016.

February 17, 2016
Daily North Shore
LBMS Blankets VA Hospital

After learning veterans who live at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center love receiving gifts, students from Lake Bluff Middle School created hand-made 40 blankets and Valentine gift baskets. LBMS mom and Lake County Board member Sandra Hart purchased the fleece and cut it for the students, who were looking for a new outreach project. 


November 2, 2015
Daily Herald
Lake County program would aim to keep mentally ill out of jail

Lake County law enforcement, government and health officials are trying to create an ambitious program that would use early police intervention to stem recidivism among mentally ill people who commit nonviolent crimes.

September 8, 2015
Daily North Shore
Fort Sheridan Plan Moves Forward

The Lake County Forest Preserve District’s Planning and Restoration Committee unanimously approved a revised concept plan for Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve at its regular meeting on August 31. The committee also authorized the district’s staff to prepare the final master plan and cost estimates.

June 1, 2015
Daily North Shore
County Fair Asked to Cancel Banana Derby

Leaders of several animal welfare organizations and 16 Lake County Board commissioners have asked the Lake County Fair to cancel “Banana Derby,” an event in which Capuchin monkeys are dressed as jockeys and strapped to dogs’ backs while they race around a track. They claim it exploits animals, poses welfare risks to the animals and potential health risks to people; and that it might have negative consequences for primate conservation.

January 14, 2015
Daily Herald
Lake County OK's incentives up to $530K for semiconductor company

Incentives worth up to $530,000 over five years for AKHAN Semiconductor Inc. were approved  by the Lake County Board, although some members said the deal spotlights the need for a policy to guide such agreements.

October 18, 2012
Daily Herald
Endorsements: Lake County Board seats
"Democrat Sandra Hart [is endorsed] for her well-thought-out ideas and for her energy and passion for the job."

September 27, 2012
Daily Herald
Retiring Republican incumbent endorses Democrat in Lake County Board District 13 race

"...Gravenhorst said the decision to endorse Hart was not a personal attack on Barkhausen as much as she believes Hart is the best person for the job. 'I’m endorsing her because she is, by far, the better candidate,' Gravenhorst said Thursday. 'She has great qualifications, is very enthusiastic, very experienced and very good at doing her job. Sandy is an excellent person, and will be terrific when she’s elected.' ”

February 10, 2012
Daily Herald
Sandra Hart: Candidate Profile

... Open space provides recreation and educational opportunities; supports and protects the diversity of plant and animal life; and significantly impacts our quality of life.

It is also good business.

... Hart said voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum in 2008 that gave the forest district $148 million to acquire land, showing that residents want more open space. “While the downturn in the economy has had dire consequences for so many of our residents, the soft real estate market has enabled the forest preserves to make land acquisitions at a favorable cost to the taxpayers,” she said. “Interest rates are low, which makes these purchases even more advantageous.” ...