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Town hall fullrLAKE VILLA - On Tuesday evening, Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) held her second town hall meeting as a member of the Illinois State Senate at the Antioch Township Center in Lake Villa. 

More than 40 district residents joined the Senator for candid conversation about the issues facing the State of Illinois and Lake County.  After a brief legislative update, attendees participated in a back-and-forth discussion on a broad range of topics, including pension reform, highway construction, college affordability and gaming expansion.  

Long-time Round Lake resident and community activist Judy Armstrong appreciated the candid nature of the discussion.

“Once again, I was impressed by Senator Bush’s openness and honesty,” Armstrong said.  “Her frank, truthful approach to solving the problems we face in Illinois is so needed, and ever so refreshing.”

Bush plans on hosting more town halls in the future. 

“I was appreciative that the community turned out for something I feel is so important,” Bush said.  “This type of dialogue is not only welcome – it’s encouraged.”

Bush continued, “I truly believe Illinois’ situation would improve if all elected officials placed a priority on direct conversation with their constituents.  Lake County residents offered some great legislative ideas that I will take back to Springfield.  Their input is invaluable and I look forward to keeping the lines of communication open.” 

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