Senator Terry Link presides over the SenateSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) released the following statement after being sworn in to the Illinois Senate today:

“I’m honored to be sworn in for another term in the Illinois Senate,” Link said. “During my upcoming term, I will continue building on past efforts to make Illinois a better place to live and work, and I look forward to having a partner in the governor's office who shares these goals.”


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Senator Terry Link speaks on the Illinois Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – Senator Terry Link offered his support for Judge Carol Pope to be the next Illinois Legislative Inspector General, the top ethics watchdog for the General Assembly and its employees.

“Judge Carol Pope has a long career in public service and the experience, qualifications and character that are necessary for the important role of Legislative Inspector General,” said Senator Terry Link, a Vernon Hills Democrat. “The people of Illinois can trust Judge Pope to investigate and take proper action regarding any cases that come through the office.”

Link is a member of the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission that is recommending Pope be hired.

Judge Pope currently serves as a member of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee, which provides ethics advice to judges throughout Illinois. Pope previously served seven years as a State’s Attorney in Menard County, 17 years as a Circuit Court Judge and nine years as Appellate Justice in the Fourth Appellate District.


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Senator Terry Link speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) advanced a measure today that would cut wasteful spending by eliminating small road districts and allowing for government consolidation.

“Everyone loves to talk about how Illinois has too many units of government,” Link said. “This bill would help fix that. Everyone loves to complain about high property taxes. This bill would help provide property tax relief.”

House Bill 4637 requires that road districts in Lake and McHenry counties must be abolished if they contain less than 15 miles of roads.

“We don’t need a governing body for less than 15 miles of roads,” Link said. “It just doesn’t make any sense. Government consolidation is long overdue, and eliminating wasteful road districts is the perfect place to start.”

The measure also authorizes a petition-initiated township dissolution procedure for each township within McHenry County.


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Senator Terry Link speaks on the Senate floorVERNON HILLS – As the 2018-2019 school year kicks off, State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) is proud to announce Community High School District 128 was named 2019’s best school district in the state.

District 128 received its ranking from the school district- and community- ranking website based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings.

“The 30th State Senate District is a great place to live, work and learn,” Link said. “I’m proud to represent Community High School District 128 and I congratulate them on this tremendous achievement.”

District 128 was also rated the safest school district in Illinois, the second-ranked district for teacher ratings, the third-ranked district to teach at and the fourth-ranked school district for athletes.

The school district was also ranked 13th best in the nation.

Other schools in the 30th State Senate District recognized in the 2019 rankings include:

• Adlai E. Stevenson High School, No. 4 public high school in Illinois
• Lake Forest Academy, No. 2 private high school in Illinois

“A good education is the best gift we can give our children,” Link said. “The teachers in the Lake County area are inspiring and growing the future leaders of our great state.”

District 128 has been providing a quality high school education for more than 40 years. The district's schools – Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School – serve all or part of the communities of Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Rondout, Mundelein, and Mettawa, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas.

Click here to read the complete list of 2019’s best school districts in Illinois.

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