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Employees 'feeling betrayed' over Lake County's cuts to insurance contributions, circuit clerk says

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on September 14, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Frank Abderholden

September 14, 2018, 1:35 pm

The passage of a new health insurance plan by the Lake County Board this week drew warnings from the circuit court clerk and the union representing employees in that department to reconsider part of the plan or face an unfair labor practice charge.

Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein called on the board to reject the plan because many of her employees had been encouraged to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) as part of...

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Lake County Board members disagrees with proposed statewide property tax hike

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on August 27, 2018 at 11:55 AM

by Karen Kidd

 

An outgoing county board member says he's against a proposed a statewide property tax that could raise levies by almost 50 percent for the next 30 years, though he voted against placing an question about the measure on the ballot for Lake County voters to consider in November's election.

"I voted against putting the question on the Ballot since it will have no impact," Lake County Board District 14 representative Vance D. Wyatt told the Lake County...

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Lake County Board approves advisory referendum about potential statewide property tax

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on August 14, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Frank Abderholden

August 14, 2018, 5:25 pm

 

T he Lake County Board passed a resolution to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot asking residents if they support amending the state Constitution to ban the implementation of a statewide property tax.

Board members argued over whether or not that type of referendum was necessary given that no such tax proposal is pending, but an article in Crain’s Chicago Business in May reported that three ...

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Wyatt committee reports nearly $10K in contributions during first quarter

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on August 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM

by Local Labs News Service

Vance Wyatt Election Campaign, a candidate committee, reported receiving $9,986.10 from Jan. 1 through March 31, according to its first quarter report to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Vance Wyatt is an Independent.

The committee reported $3,800 in individual contributions and $5,518.10 in loans. It also reported $668 in in-kind contributions.

The following table lists all contributions reported by the committee.

Amount

Co...

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Lake County Board wants Rauner to alter legislation targeting chief assessment officer

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on July 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Written by Russell Lissau

After much debate, a divided Lake County Board voted Tuesday to ask Gov. Bruce Rauner to alter legislation that could change how the county's chief assessment officer is chosen.

A bill that would let voters decide if the officer should be an elected position awaits Rauner's signature. It's a board-appointed post and has been held by Marty Paulson since 2003.

If Rauner signs, a binding question would appear on Nov. 6 ballots in Lake County. The post ...

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Lake County Board may ask Rauner to alter chief assessor bill

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on July 9, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Russell Lissa

The Lake County Board may ask Gov. Bruce Rauner to alter legislation designed to make the county's chief assessment officer an elected post rather than appointed.

A bill that would let voters decide how Lake County's assessment officer is hired has cleared the legislature and is awaiting Rauner's signature. If Rauner signs, a binding question would appear on Nov. 6 ballots in Lake County.

The post would be up for election starting in 2020 if voters approve the ...

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Prizewinning business journalist: Speed, change essential in company growth

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on June 1, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Written By Kim Mikus

Speed matters, as does a willingness to embrace new tactics and change in the workplace in order to grow as a company, award-winning national journalist Robert Safian told more than 500 business leaders Friday.

Safian has interviewed the most innovative CEOs in the country and shared what he has learned from stories he has written about them for Fast Company, Fortune, Time and other magazines. He was the keynote speaker at the annual Big Event breakfast at Mar...

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Coffee with your County Board Member Second Quarter

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on May 13, 2018 at 9:25 PM

Lake County Board Member Vance D. Wyatt hosts his second quarter coffee with your County Board Member of 2018. It’s an informal gathering for residents to share opinions and learn more about some county services that are available to them.

Letter to the Editor - Law could help end puppy mills

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on March 27, 2018 at 11:05 AM

3/27/2018 10:03 AM

Go Humane Lake County is an organization that promotes rescue and adoption of pets, and advocates for changes in local and state laws to end the pet overpopulation crisis.

We respectfully urge Lake County government to follow the lead of Will and DuPage County and request our state legislators to add Lake County to Senate Bill 2280.

This bill states that all pet stores must source their dogs, cats and bunnies from rescue organizations or animal shelters (a...

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