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State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt arrested in stalking case

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s deputies this afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that she damaged her neighbor’s property and … Read more ›

From the community

Jim Swarthout Honored for Three Decades of Service to the North Shore Sanitary District

James Swarthout’s nearly 32 years of service to the North Shore Sanitary District (NSSD) was celebrated by his friends, family and colleagues May 9 at … Read more ›

Then-U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk co-sponsored a commemorative coin bill to help build a disabled veterans’ memorial. (Brendan Hoffman, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Sen. Kirk co-sponsored bills helping onetime girlfriend’s clients

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of congressional legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he … Read more ›

Tenth Dems And Justice for All panel
From the community

Why We Must Change the Criminal Justice System in Lake County

by Sharon SandersOn Tuesday, May 15, Tenth Dems U and Common Cause hosted a panel of the top experts in the field of criminal justice … Read more ›

Kimberly Vertolli, the former wife of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), poses for a portrait in her home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. (Brendan Hoffman/For the Chicago Tribune)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ex-wife files FEC complaint about campaign payments to his girlfriend

Soon after Mark Kirk’s ex-wife announced she would no longer support his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, he brought her onto his campaign team, … Read more ›

From the community

Tenth Dems Offers Summer Internships

Highland Park, IL. – The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (“Tenth Dems”) is now accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program. Internships are available to high … Read more ›

League of Women Voters
From the community

Is Privatization the Answer?

The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area will host a discussion about privatization of government services and assets on Thurs. April 19, … Read more ›

From the community

Lake County's Website Gets an A+ for Transparency

For the third straight year, Lake County has received a“Sunny Award” and an A+ transparency grade for its website. Sunshine Review, a national non-profit organization … Read more ›

From the community

Tenth Dems To Throw a Good Old-Fashioned Political Convention

Local Democrats can learn about local political races and hear from candidates at the 10th District Democratic Convention on Sunday, March 4. The District-Wide Convention … Read more ›

From the community

Families Learn to Make Healthier Choices Through Health Department Program

In one room children are running in potato sack races and in another room their parents are learning how to stay healthy by staying physically … Read more ›