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Homeowners Floodproofing Expo and Workshop: Oct. 19, 2017

In response to the summer flooding, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is hosting a Floodproofing Expo and Workshop for homeowners and property owners. This will be an opportunity for residents to learn about various products, services, and solutions to minimize flood damages to their homes and properties.

Attorney General Madigan addresses consumer questions and concerns surrounding Equifax Data Breach

Attorney General Madigan has received an outpouring of questions from concerned and confused Illinois residents about whether their sensitive personal information has been compromised by Equifax’s massive data breach. In response, Madigan is providing updated information to Illinois residents and calling on Equifax to pay credit freeze fees for people with all three major credit reporting agencies, including Experian and TransUnion.

Althoff appointed to the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of four Illinois lawmakers appointed to serve on the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions.

Gov. Rauner requests federal assistance to help people recover from July floods

Gov. Bruce Rauner asked President Donald Trump today to approve federal assistance to help people in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties recover from record and near-record flooding and severe storms in July.

Althoff law ends the weighted voting system in McHenry County

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), which ends the weighted voting system used in Township elections, was signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 18.

Sen. Althoff and Rep. Reick to partner on series of Town Hall Meetings

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) and State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) invite residents of the 32nd Senate District and the 63rd House District to attend a series of joint town hall meetings that will be held in McHenry County in September and October.

Sen. Althoff honored for 100% pro-environment voting record

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) has been honored with a perfect voting record by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), which released its 2017 Environmental Scorecard this week.

Disaster Area Application for Reassessment forms now available

For property owners whose homes were damaged by the recent flooding event, you may be eligible for a one year re-assessment of your property. Disaster Area Application for Reassessment forms are now available for those for Lake County residents.

Bill extends tax credits for companies, heads to the Governor

A bipartisan measure that extends tax credits for companies and brings jobs to Illinois is now headed to the Governor after it passed the Senate on Sunday. State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), chief co-sponsor of House Bill 162, says the legislation serves as a vital economic tool to ensure businesses are staying right here in Illinois.

NCSL welcomes Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson as President-elect

Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) became the president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) at the annual Legislative Summit in Boston this past week.

Illinois’ unemployment rate drops but growth continues to lag

Underscoring the need for economy-boosting structural reforms, Illinois gained 56,600 jobs over the past year, but the state’s jobs growth rate continues to lag the nation according to the latest unemployment rates from released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Illinois State Fair kicks off Aug. 10

The Illinois State Fair, a tradition dating back to 1853, gets underway Aug. 10 in Springfield. The 11-day event, which brings hundreds of thousands of people though its gates, celebrates agriculture, the state’s number one employer and driver of the state’s economy.

IDFPR Online Licensure Transformation Nears Completion

With three-quarters of all professions within the Division of Professional Regulation now able to apply and renew their license via the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (IDFPR) Online Services Portal, Secretary Bryan A. Schneider is announcing the Department will no longer accept paper applications for specific professions that have already been migrated online beginning September 1, 2017.

MARC providing recovery assistance to McHenry County residents affected by the flood

FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE: Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be providing recovery assistance Friday and Saturday for people affected by flooding in McHenry County

Flood-related Repair Scams

The Attorney General’s office is warning residents in impacted areas to be on alert for flood-related repair scams.