GRAYSLAKE – State lawmakers heard from local elected officials, educators and stakeholders on transportation and infrastructure needs in Lake County today during a Senate capital hearing.

The hearing, hosted by State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), marked the seventh stop on the lawmakers’ statewide tour to hear about local infrastructure concerns and discuss a potential statewide construction plan.

“What we heard today was not a surprise to me,” Bush said. “When it comes to infrastructure, road congestion is the biggest problem in Lake County. We’ve seen a major population boom in Lake County, but our infrastructure hasn’t kept up with that growth.”

The Senate Subcommittee on Capital heard from five panels, including representatives from the County of Lake, local mayors, educators, transportation and business stakeholders.

Local leaders highlighted that Lake County’s infrastructure does not meet the needs of the growing population and the urgency of expanding Route 120.

“It’s time to invest in our infrastructure,” Bush said. “I’m proud that so many local leaders came out today and voiced their support for a capital bill. We all need to work together to fight for capital funding for Lake County.”

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May neighborhood office hours

Senator Melinda Bush's office will host neighborhood office hours in May at the following locations:

Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake
Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave, Zion
Tuesday, May 14th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Zion Township Office, 1015 27th St, Zion
Wednesday, May 29th, 2:30 - 4:30pm

If you have a state-related issue that you need assistance with, or have any questions or concerns, stop by one of these events.

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Sen. Melinda Bush

SPRINGFIELD – A measure from State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) that provides greater protections for private sector workers who experience sexual harassment and discrimination passed out of the Senate without opposition this afternoon.

“Right now, Illinois workers who are harassed or discriminated against don’t have the protections they need to seek justice and hold perpetrators accountable.” Bush said. “This bill strengthens workers’ rights and includes reasonable requirements for employers that will create safer workplaces.”

The measure was drafted based on recommendations that were made last year during the Senate sexual harassment task force hearings.

“The Illinois Chamber participated in an open and thoughtful process on SB 1829, and we provided language we believe will help make a better workplace environment for employers and employees in Illinois,” said Jay Shattuck, executive director of the Employment Law Council at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber will continue to work with the task force senators and other stakeholders to help make a safe, more dependable and productive work environment throughout Illinois.”

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April 2019 Neighborhood Office Hours graphic

Senator Melinda Bush's staff will be holding neighborhood office hours at five locations around the district this month while Senator Bush is in Springfield.

April Neighborhood Office Hours

Warren-Newport Library, 224 O'Plaine Rd, Gurnee
April 10th, 12:30-2:30pm

Wauconda Area Library, 801 N Main St, Wauconda
April 16th, 12:30-2:30pm

Antioch Public Library, 757 N, Main St, Antioch
April 18th, 12:30-2:30pm

Zion Township, 1015 27th St, Zion
April 24th, 2:30-4:30pm

Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake
April 25th, 2:30-4:30pm

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Phone: (217) 782-7353

District Office:
10 N. Lake St., Suite 112
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 548-5631