Link120715SPRINGFIELD – Millions of dollars could soon offer much-needed relief to local officials as they prepare for winter, said State Sen. Terry Link.

Legislation that would free up gas tax money for Lake County communities was approved in the Illinois Senate today. State transportation officials haven’t provided exact numbers on how much these communities are owed, but last year, Waukegan, for example, received more than $2 million in gas tax money. Across Lake County, the total was $23.6 million.

“This measure frees up money that belongs to local communities,” said Link, a Waukegan Democrat who represents much of the northern suburbs. “It makes no sense for it to sit in Springfield while local officials worry about affording winter services their communities need.”

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Fishing Derby 2015State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) was in attendance for the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s 25th annual Fishing Derby on July 29. Almost 200 people gathered at Big Bear Lake in Vernon Hills for an afternoon of fishing, carnival games and fun exhibits.

The event brings SRACLC summer camp participants and their families together for Family Day.

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Senator Link poses with the Lake County Branch NAACP during North Chicago’s Community Days this weekend.Senator Link poses with the Lake County Branch NAACP during North Chicago’s Community Days this weekend.

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Neal Math and Science smState Senator Terry Link (D – Waukegan) stands with students and administrators from Neal Math & Science Academy as part of AbbVie’s second annual Week of Possibilities volunteer program.

The program engages AbbVie employees in local communities, emphasizing projects that “transform education in ways that will improve the lives of those in underserved populations.” This year, AbbVie is facilitating new libraries at Neal Math & Science Academy that will feature new computers, desks, books and other educational resources.

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, is based in North Chicago.

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