Representative Schneider, Senator Duckworth and Mayor Hill announce the STRANDED ActPatch - October 2, 2017 | original article

By Jonah Meadows

Local, state and federal representatives joined Zion Mayor Al Hill Sunday in Hosea Park to announce a new plan to deal with the impact of storing nuclear waste in communities like Zion. U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and Senator Tammy Duckworth announced the Sensible, Timely Relief for America’s Nuclear Districts’ Economic Development (STRANDED) Act, which aims to provide incentives for economic development in places that are storing waste and federal assistance to offset the cost of storage.

The Zion Nuclear Power station operated from 1973 to 1998. There are 1,020 metric tons of nuclear waste from the plant stored on Zion's lakefront. The STRANDED Act would pay $15 per year, per kilogram of nuclear waste to communities storing such waste, meaning Zion could receive $15 million from the program annually.

“Zion and communities like it have been unfairly saddled with storing our nation’s stranded nuclear waste – forced to shoulder the burdens of storage with no compensation in return,” said Schneider. “The federal government needs to make right by these communities. This bill I’m introducing with Sen. Duckworth would bolster Zion’s economic development by finally compensating the city for its storage of the waste, offering tax incentives to encourage private investment and homeownership, and better ensuring access to all available federal resources. Addressing this issue is a matter of basic fairness for the communities paying the price for our government’s failure to find a permanent solution for spent nuclear fuel.”

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Category: In The News

trafficDaily Herald - September 27, 2017 | original article

By Mick Zawislak

Getting through Grayslake on Route 120 can be tough at times, and the going may be a little tougher beginning today with the expected start of a project aimed at making travel smoother.

Weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a $1.66 million project to connect and synchronize traffic signals and make other upgrades between Route 134 in Hainesville to Route 45 in Grayslake.

Daytime lane closures on Route 120 and on Route 45 south to Winchester Road in Libertyville are expected. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers when necessary, according to IDOT.

The work in the Route 120 corridor also includes a right-turn lane from westbound Route 120 to Hainesville Road. The project had been delayed by utility conflicts but is back on track.

Signal work will be coordinated through Lake County PASSAGE, a real-time traffic management system based in Libertyville.

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Category: In The News

Senator Melinda BushSPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ most important economic development tool has been reinstated, thanks to a measure from Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake).

House Bill 162 reinstates the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit program, allowing the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to offer incentives to businesses that create new full-time jobs, retain existing jobs and make capital investments in Illinois.

“It's important for us to have every tool available to attract and retain businesses in Illinois and ensure we can offer incentives that allow us to compete with neighboring states,” Bush said. “I represent an area that borders Wisconsin. The EDGE program is essential in helping border communities like mine stay competitive.”

The bill requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to recapture the economic development funds if the recipient does not fulfill its end of the bargain. That money would then be disbursed to the local workforce investment area.

House Bill 162 was signed into law today. It extends the EDGE credit program through June 30, 2022.


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Category: Press Releases

Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a job fair in Zion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The first hour gives priority to veterans.

Job seekers who are planning on attending can RSVP here.

Employers interested in participating can register here.

Employers at the event will be looking to hire on the spot. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to visit lakecountyjobcenter.com to get resume help and tips.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-548-5631.

A list of participating employers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Zion job fair flyer

 

List of Participating Employers

Name of Business

Website

Accurate Personnel

www.accuratetemps.com

Addus Homecare

www.addus.com

Aerotek

www.aerotek.com

Allendale Association

www.allendale4kids.org

Amazon

Amazon.com/KenoshaJobs

Andy Frain Services

www.andyfrain.com

Apex3/Premier Security

www.apex3security.com

Binny's Beverage Depot

www.binnys.com

Bridge Personnel Services

www.bridgepersonnel.com

Burris Equipment Co

Www.burrisequipment.com

Catholic Charities

www.catholiccharities.net

Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

www.marriott.com/chids

City of Zion

www.cityofzion.com

Club Demonstration Services

www.cdsjobs.com

Comfort Keepers

grayslake-524.comfortkeepers.com

Community Action Partnership of Lake County

www.caplakecounty.org/

Crown Services Inc

 

CVS Health

cvs.com

Durham School Services

www.durhamschoolservices.com

Fed Ex Ground

 

First Class Workforce Solutions

www.firstclassworkforce.com

First Institute, Inc

www.firstinstitute.edu

First Midwest Bank

www.firstmidwest.com

First Student

 

Glenkirk

www.glenkirk.org

Goodwill Great Lakes

www.goodwillsew.com

Goodwill TalentBridge

www.goodwilltalentbridge.com

Help At Home

www.helpathome.com

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore

www.TheHomeCareSpot.com

Ikonix USA

https://www.ikonixusa.com/

INSTAFF

https://hrcenter.tempworks.io/en/Instaff?inactivity=False

Intermark Transport

www.shipintermark.com

IPCC

www.ipcclakeforest.com

Jessup Manufacturing Company

 

JST Corporation

www.jst.com

K-Log, Inc.

http://www.k-log.com

Lake County Government

https://lakecountyil.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1

Manpower

www.manpower.com

Mariano's

marianos.com

Multimedia Sales and Marketing

msminc.com

Northern Rose Caregivers

www.NorthernRose.net

NorthPointe Resources

www.NorthPointeResources.org

Pace Suburban Bus

www.pacebus.com

Paramount Staffing

www.paramountstaffing.com

People Ready

Peopleready.com

Peoplelink Staffing

www.peoplelinkstaffing.com

Pharma Logistics

www.pharmalogistics.com

Quill.com (A Staples Company)

www.quill.com

Regional Transportation Authority

rtachicago.org

RGIS

www.rgis.com

Ruprecht Company

www.ruprechtcompany.com

Sam's Club # 6228/Vernon Hills

www.samsclub.com

Santana Equipment

santanaequipment.com

Senior Strategies Group

Sherwin Williams

sherwin.com/searchcareers

Six Flags Great America

sixflagsjobs.com

Speedway

www.speedway.com

Sure Staff, INC.

sure-staff.com

The Affordable Housing Corp. of Lake County

www.ahclc.org

United States Postal Service

USPS.com

Walgreens

jobs.walgreens.com

We Care Senior Home Care

www.wecareseniorcaregiver.com

Youth Conservation Corps

Youthconservationcorps.org

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