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June 3, 2016

Bills would give voters say over township, road district consolidation

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Two state Senate bills from Lake County legislators are among the latest suggestions in the continuing debate on consolidating government services to save money. The main element in the proposals by Democratic state Sens. Melinda Bush of Grayslake and Julie Morrison of Deerfield to consolidate or dissolve townships and road districts would allow entities the choice to pursue that route …

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June 3, 2016

Sen. Bush: We have a Heroin Crisis in Illinois

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We have a heroin crisis in this state. Illinoisans are dying of heroin overdoses at twice the rate they were in 1999. Since 2012, in the Chicago suburbs alone, an average of three people have died a day. This week, Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of the Heroin Crisis Act, a proposal I supported in the Senate that …

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June 2, 2016

Senator Works To Eliminate “Tampon Tax”

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ILLINOIS (CNN Newsource) — Right now, Illinois women pay a 6.25 sales tax every time they buy a feminine hygiene product. The state classifies tampons, pads, and menstrual cups as luxury items. Illinois residents pay more than $10 million a year in taxes for these items. That’s why Senator Melinda Bush says it’s time to end what she calls an …

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June 2, 2016

Lake County Opioid Initiative: Heroin law will ‘save so many lives’

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With a 44-11 vote by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday afternoon, the General Assembly completed an override of a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner to enact a sweeping set of measures aimed at helping to reduce heroin and opiate addiction. “I feel shocked and elated,” said Chelsea Laliberte, a co-founder of the Lake County Opioid Initiative, a group that includes …

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