on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
There’s no need to replace your driver’s license or ID card immediately, but there are a few changes to the process you should be aware of when it comes time to renew your license or ID.
When you visit the DMV, take any tests you may normally be required to, but when you leave you will no longer be issued a new driver’s license or ID card at the end of the process. Instead, you will leave the facility with a temporary secure paper driver's license, which will be valid for 45 days and will serve as your license or ID for driving purposes and proof of identification. You will also receive your old license back with a hole punched in it. Your information will then be sent to a centralized, secure facility to conduct fraud checks and ensure your identity. The new, more secure license or ID will be printed and sent via U.S. mail within 15 business days to your address. For air travel, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said that it will accept the temporary document in conjunction with the old license or ID to board an aircraft until the permanent card arrives in the mail.
on Monday, May 16, 2016
Over 150 veterans from throughout the state were taken fishing on the beautiful Chain O'Lakes. There were 85 volunteers and professional fishermen who gave veterans guided fishing tours from their boats. The largest fish caught was a 35 inch muskie caught on Pistakee Lake by veteran Bill Christiansen with the assistance of guide Bernie Loonsfoot. Most pan fish were hanging out at the bottom because of the cooler weather, the guide’s told us.
on Thursday, May 12, 2016
“As I said a few weeks ago when we passed the higher education funding measure, this stopgap for human services shows what we can accomplish when we put aside the partisan wrangling and let common sense prevail,” said Wheeler. “That being said, this funding agreement is by no means an answer to our financial problems.”
As with the funds used from the Education Assistance Fund for the higher education stopgap measure, the funds used in this bill, Amendment to Senate Bill 2038, have previously been set aside for human services and will not add to Illinois’ current bill backlog. The funds used are from the Commitment to Human Services Fund and other state funds, not the General Revenue Fund.
on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
“To see fourth and fifth graders programming robots and skillfully using collaborative online software to complete assignments is really impressive. It’s certainly not what I was learning in elementary school,” Wheeler quipped.
“Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which is why it’s so important that our classrooms continue to adapt,” said Wheeler. “The fact that North and Valley View Elementary Schools’ are leading on this front is a testament to the work of the teachers and the students. There’s no question they deserve to be recognized as one of the top schools in Illinois for incorporating technology into the learning experience.”
on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This year’s topics include: Lake Forest Women Writers, 1889–1941; From Gowns to Gavels: The Life and Work of Virginia Fiester Frederick; The Ryan Sisters of Lake Forest; The Women’s Club Movement; First Women to Vote in Illinois; Wauconda Area Women Who Served in WWII; and Susannah Smith Minto of Millburn.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Lake County Discovery Museum
on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This evening, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) and State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall event live from Springfield. Residents of the 61st and 64th House Districts will receive a call at approximately 7 p.m. to join the call and will be connected to a live Q&A session with Reps Wheeler and Jesiel in Springfield.
There is no cost to participate. Should you miss the 7 p.m. call, but still wish to participate, you can join the call by dialing (815) 414-9711.
on Monday, May 09, 2016