052516 js 0230rsVERNON HILLS – Legislation sponsored by Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) would require that the Lake County Board Chairman be elected countywide instead of just by board members.

“I wholeheartedly believe that the voters should directly determine who runs their county,” Link said. “This benefits the county by providing a more direct democracy in determining how the county is run.”

Legislation regarding how the Lake County Board chairman would be elected was recently discussed by a Lake County Board committee.

Link applauds Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor for joining his initiative to make the county more responsive to the voter. Link plans to file legislation putting the issue of an elected county chairman to a vote in 2018. If successful, the first election for county board chairman would be in 2020.

“I am happy Chairman Lawlor believes giving the voters a true voice in who runs the day-to-day operations of the county is a good idea,” Link said. “Bottom line here is the people of Lake County will be the winners.”

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link gmlvchamberState Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) joined a gathering of more than 100 business professionals and area lawmakers this week. The event, sponsored by the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for an open dialogue on legislation aimed to improve the business environment in Illinois.

“Working side-by-side with the business community to keep a healthy economy and employment opportunities is one of my top priorities,” said Link. “I look forward to continuing to work with these entrepreneurial leaders to promote a thriving Illinois."

Sen. Link joined U.S. congressman Robert Dold and State Representatives Carol Sente and Ed Sullivan Jr. at the annual breakfast event.

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VERNON HILLS –State Senator Terry Link issued following statement about Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s passing:

“I am saddened by the loss of a dedicated public servant and good friend,” Link said. “The state has suffered a tremendous loss and my deepest sympathy goes to her family in this difficult time.”

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SPRINGFIELD –State Senator Terry Link, working with the College of Lake County, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association, is bringing the Illinois Department of Central Management Services to Lake County to explain the Medicare Advantage plans to state retirees and retired teachers around the area.

“I want to make sure our retirees have the answers they need to make an informed decision on which health insurance plan they choose,” said Senator Terry Link.  “This is an important decision for retirees, and I want to ensure CMS is available to answer everyone’s questions.”

Benefit experts will be on hand to help retirees sign up or change insurance providers.

The seminar will take place:

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Seminar will begin at 2:30 PM (to last approximately two hours)
College of Lake County – Room C-005
19351 West Washington St. Grayslake, IL

All retirees with questions are encouraged to attend this or another seminar. Retirees who do not select a Medicare Advantage plan by the December 13 deadline will lose access to state-subsidized insurance.

If you have any questions or concerns please call Sen. Link’s office at 847-821-1811 or click here for more information from CMS.

For maps of the College of Lake County please click here.

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