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Bush holds Senate hearing on infrastructure and transportation needs in Lake County

09112015AB0005GRAYSLAKE – State lawmakers heard from local elected officials, educators and stakeholders on transportation and infrastructure needs in Lake County during a Senate capital hearing.

The hearing, hosted by State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), marked the seventh stop on the lawmakers’ statewide tour to hear about local infrastructure concerns and discuss a potential statewide construction plan.

“What we heard today was not a surprise to me,” Bush said. “When it comes to infrastructure, road congestion is the biggest problem in Lake County. We’ve seen a major population boom in Lake County, but our infrastructure hasn’t kept up with that growth.”

The Senate Subcommittee on Capital heard from five panels, including representatives from the County of Lake, local mayors, educators, transportation and business stakeholders.

Local leaders highlighted that Lake County’s infrastructure does not meet the needs of the growing population and the urgency of expanding Route 120.

“It’s time to invest in our infrastructure,” Bush said. “I’m proud that so many local leaders came out today and voiced their support for a capital bill. We all need to work together to fight for capital funding for Lake County.”

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