Monday, December 3, 2012
Key priorities: Fiscal discipline, extend Route 53.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Today, the Lake County Board elected Aaron Lawlor as its chairman and Carol Calabresa (District 15, Libertyville) as its vice-chair. Lawlor, 30, was also sworn into his third term representing District 18, which includes all of Vernon Hills and Indian Creek as well as portions of Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove and unincorporated Lake County. As he took over the gavel, Lawlor stated, "there is a lot of change among this board today, but our priorities remain the same. Together we will continue our strong record of fiscal responsibility and maintain our AAA bond rating." Lawlor also pledged to work vigorously to advance the Route 53 Extension project. Veteran board members see Lawlor as an innovative leader for the County Board. "I've served…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Aaron Lawlor will join other chosen fellows for an executive training program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lake County Board Member Aaron Lawlor was recently selected as one of 40 emerging Illinois leaders to participate in the inaugural Edgar Fellow program, an initiative designed by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar to promote responsible and responsive leadership. "It's an honor to be selected," Lawlor said. "Governor Edgar's initiative to bring emerging leaders together from all corners of the state and both sides of the aisle is exactly what Illinois needs right now. I look forward to the program and working with other Edgar Fellows in the years to come." Lawlor, the only Lake County board member selected as an Edgar Fellow, will join state legislators, legislative candidates, appointed government officials and non-profit leaders. The …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
New rules would restrict open burning of leaves, brush, and small branches in unincorporated areas surrounding Stevenson High School.
Approximately 30 people came to discuss proposed restrictions on landscape waste burning in unincorporated areas near Stevenson High School at a meeting held by the Lake County Board, May 9. Philip Rovang, Lake County planner, explained the proposed restrictions. He also stated that the Villages of Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, and Vernon Hills all prohibit open burning. Under the proposed rules, landscape waste such as leaves, brush, small branches, and similar materials would be allowed to burn. Burn times would be restricted to April, May, October, and November; during those months, burning would be restricted to Monday through Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Sundays, from noon to 7 p.m. Campfires, recreational fires, ceremonial …