MRP Lake County Flyer 2014 Page 1Lake County has one of the worst foreclosure rates in the state and a housing market that is still unable to meet the demand for affordable housing. Although property values are recovering, Lake County foreclosure rates remain in the top three in the State of Illinois.

That is one of the reasons that State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is bringing the State of Illinois' Mortgage Relief Project (MRP) to the area this year.

Senator Bush will host the foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at W.J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park.

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001Bush007cRSPRINGFIELD – Senator Melinda Bush today applauded the governor for signing a local government transparency and accountability proposal into law. The proposal, which Bush co-sponsored in the Senate, enables county boards to adopt a code of conduct ordinance for county appointees.

In Lake County, there are 57 different appointed boards and commissions. They include the Metra Board, Pace Board, fire protection districts, zoning boards, mosquito abatement districts, drainage districts, merit commissions and more. Under the new law, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Will and DuPage counties would all be able to create codes of conduct.

“We need to create a culture of accountability for county appointees and make our expectations clear for these positions of public trust,” Bush said.

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RoundLakeSeniorFairROUND LAKE BEACH – Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is excited to announce an upcoming Senior Fair in Round Lake.

The event will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center (2700 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL).

“This fair is designed to give seniors access to diverse, vital services in one convenient location,” Senator Bush said.  “It will provide seniors a better understanding of the many resources available to them.”

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032113br0133rSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush today applauded the governor for signing into law a measure that allows law enforcement to take an escaped sexually violent person into custody, even if that person has fled out of state.

“No criminal should be able to escape our state because of a technicality,” Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) said.

But that is almost what happened last November when a sexually violent person in Urbana, Illinois cut off his ankle monitor and escaped civil custody.  When he was found in St. Louis, he was waiting on a train, ticket in hand, to travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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