Please report all flood damage to Lake County Emergency Management Agency through this web form by Monday, July 24, 2017.

If you are in need of sandbags, call the Antioch Township Highway Department at 847-395-2070.

For information from Lake County on how to minimize health hazards from flood water, click here.

Lake County Emergency Management Agency: 847-377-7100

American Red Cross Hotline: 847-220-7495

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Last week, the Illinois Senate passed SB1, a bill to fix the state’s school funding formula. The measure will ensure that all Illinois schools are adequately funded and has a “hold harmless” provision, which guarantees that no school districts will see cuts to their funding.

Unfortunately, the Lake County Gazette – conservative political propaganda disguised as a newspaper, funded by hyper-partisan WIND talk show host Dan Proft – is trying to mislead Illinoisans by using numbers from the Illinois State Board of Education’s analysis of a completely different school funding reform bill (SB 231) from last year to claim that Lake County school districts will lose funding.

The Lake County Gazette’s attempt to intentionally misinform Illinoisans is absolutely disgraceful. Illinoisans deserve to know the truth.

Here are the facts:

Illinois has the least equitable school funding formula of any state. For years, legislators have been working to come up with a solution that would ensure all Illinois schools receive adequate funding. In order to do this, we would need a school funding formula that would direct additional resources to low-income school districts while also making sure not to cut resources for school districts that are well-funded. Senate Bill 1 does exactly this. Under the measure, no schools in Illinois will see funding cuts. Funding levels will either stay the same or will increase to ensure schools are receiving at least the base level of funding.

The measure is not only good for Lake County children, but for all Illinois children. That’s why I support the bill.

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Over the last several months, the Illinois Senate has been working to pass a bipartisan balanced budget, but Governor Rauner has worked tirelessly to obstruct the Senate’s progress and prevent the passage of a balanced budget.
 
Meanwhile, Governor Rauner’s cabinet members have yet to identify any budget cuts and can’t find any fraud, waste or abuse in state government spending.
 
Governor Rauner claims to be a champion of government reform, but recent budget hearings revealed millions of dollars in Rauner administration executive bonuses, secretive lease deals and fast-tracked patronage hiring. We know Illinoisans have a lot of questions for Governor Rauner and his administration.
 
So, as elected representatives, we’re ready to help you get your questions answered.
 
If you have a question you’d like the Rauner administration to answer, you can submit it anonymously at www.illinoissenatedemocrats.com/heygov.

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