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Lake County Board approves advisory referendum about potential statewide property tax

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt 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 member...

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

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt 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 ask Rauner not to sign assessor bill

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on July 18, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Lake County board ask Rauner not to sign assessor bill

By Gregory Harutunian For Chronicle Media — July 18, 2018

The Lake County Board approved a resolution requesting Gov. Bruce Rauner to use his amendatory veto power and not sign a bill forwarding a binding referendum question that would turn the county’s Chief Assessment Official into an elected position, rather than one of appointment. The 14-5 vote, with two absentees, came during the July 10 board meeting, after ...

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

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt 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 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 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 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.

Lake County Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt on Community Fourm

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on April 23, 2018 at 9:00 PM

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Organization sponsors movie field trip for underprivileged kids

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on April 4, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Organization sponsors movie field trip for underprivileged kids

By Gregory Harutunian For Chronicle Media — April 4, 2018

It started as an idea through the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter for school students, ranging in ages from 12-17 years old, giving them the chance for a free dinner and seeing a movie.

 

Their March 7 event gathered up 75 kids without the means of enjoying an afternoon out, and took them to the Gurnee Marcus Cinema for a ...

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Letter to the Editor - Law could help end puppy mills

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt 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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