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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Senator Bush speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of a balanced budget:

“Today, the Senate Democrats once again chose to restore stability and certainty to Illinois by passing a balanced budget that will prevent the closure of University Center of Lake County, restores funding to social service providers and ensures our schools open on time this fall.

“Governor Rauner’s two-and-a-half-year reign of destruction has brought Illinois to the brink of collapse. His refusal to sign a budget has led to seven credit downgrades for Illinois and a 220% increase in the state’s bill backlog, from $4.6 billion in unpaid bills when he took office to $14.7 billion today.

“I hope the governor chooses to put people before politics and sign the Senate’s balanced budget plan into law. The cost of inaction is too great. It’s time for him to do his job.”


Category: Press Releases

Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a job fair in Round Lake on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Job seekers who are planning on attending can RSVP here.

Employers interested in participating can register here.

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.

See below for a full list of participating employers.

flyer for Senator Bush's Round Lake Job Fair


Participating Employers

Amazon  Ray Auto Group
Pipefitters Local Union 597 HydraForce 
Manpower Laser Precision 
Greco and Sons Senior Strategies Group Inc. (Financial Services)
Blue Raven Solar GereMarie Corporation 
Comfort Keepers Rose Pest Solutions 
Chicago Professional Center  Six Flags Great America 
Kimco Services  Round Lake Area School District 116 
Caravel Autism Health IT Expert System
WeCare Senior Center Multimedia Sales and Marketing 
Pioneer Center for Human Services  Mariano's
Durham School Services  Kemper Valve & Fittings Corp
FedEx Ground Lake County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee 
FedEx Freight  CVS Pharmacy
Working World Staffing Services  Lake County Government
Lake County Housing Authority Addus Homecare
Catholic Charities First Student
Youth Conservation Corps Jessup Manufacturing Company
Goodwill TalentBridge Lake Villa Community Consolidated School District 41
Express Employment Professionals Binny’s Beverage Depot
Chase Professionals Apex3 / Premier Security
Aerotek Ashley Furniture Industries 
Chipotle Mexican Grill NorStates Bank
Glenkirk Dovenmuehle Mortgage Inc 
Sam’s Club ComEd
Mano a Mano C & M Recycling
Home Owners Bargain Outlet  
Category: District Events

Road Construction AheadSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation will suspend all planned road and bridge construction projects if the state’s two-year budget impasse is not resolved by the end of the month, a situation that would create transit headaches and economic hardship for Lake County residents.

“Last month, the Illinois Senate passed a balanced budget that includes funding for Lake County road projects, but the governor has refused to support it and the House hasn’t called it for a vote,” said Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake). “Lake County has some of the worst traffic in the state. If the state’s budget crisis isn’t resolved by June 30th, all existing road construction projects will be stopped and Lake County traffic will get worse.”

Not only would an IDOT shutdown create traffic problems, it would have major impacts on state and local economies, Bush said.

Twenty-three thousand Illinoisans would lose their jobs if the state fails to fund its infrastructure projects, according to the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. The loss of jobs and economic activity would lead to a $115 million reduction in local and state tax revenues while the increased demand for unemployment insurance would cost taxpayers as much as $155 million.

“The state cannot afford a shutdown,” Bush said. “I urge my colleagues in the House to pass the Senate’s balanced budget plan, which would fully fund infrastructure projects, and I ask the governor to stop putting politics before people and support the Senate’s plan to end the budget crisis.”

Current and future Lake County infrastructure that would be affected include congestion mitigation for parts of I-83, I-120 and I-137, widening, resurfacing and maintenance of I-132, and bridge maintenance and safety improvements on Milwaukee Ave. and US-41. To see a full list of scheduled road construction projects in the 31st Senate District, click here.


Category: Press Releases

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