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.


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 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


Accurate Personnel

Addus Homecare


Allendale Association


Andy Frain Services

Apex3/Premier Security

Binny's Beverage Depot

Bridge Personnel Services

Burris Equipment Co

Catholic Charities

Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

City of Zion

Club Demonstration Services

Comfort Keepers

Community Action Partnership of Lake County

Crown Services Inc


CVS Health

Durham School Services

Fed Ex Ground


First Class Workforce Solutions

First Institute, Inc

First Midwest Bank

First Student



Goodwill Great Lakes

Goodwill TalentBridge

Help At Home

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore

Ikonix USA


Intermark Transport


Jessup Manufacturing Company


JST Corporation

K-Log, Inc.

Lake County Government



Multimedia Sales and Marketing

Northern Rose Caregivers

NorthPointe Resources

Pace Suburban Bus

Paramount Staffing

People Ready

Peoplelink Staffing

Pharma Logistics (A Staples Company)

Regional Transportation Authority


Ruprecht Company

Sam's Club # 6228/Vernon Hills

Santana Equipment

Senior Strategies Group

Sherwin Williams

Six Flags Great America


Sure Staff, INC.

The Affordable Housing Corp. of Lake County

United States Postal Service


We Care Senior Home Care

Youth Conservation Corps

Category: District Events

Senator Bush speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) issued the following statement today after Illinois became the 10th state to enact automatic voter registration:

“We should be doing everything possible to make it easier for eligible citizens to participate in our elections,” Bush said. “Automatically registering eligible voters when they interact with state agencies instead of requiring them to fill out duplicative paperwork is a common-sense reform that removes a barrier to voting and saves taxpayer dollars. I am proud that Illinois lawmakers came together to unanimously support this good-government measure.”  

Senator Bush is a chief co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1933, which will automatically register eligible Illinoisans when they interact with certain state agencies. If an individual does not want to be registered, they can opt out. Currently, there are more than 2 million Illinoisans who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered.

Senate Bill 1933 was signed into law today.


Category: Press Releases

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