Press Releases

  • 08/27/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is hosting a free property tax appeal workshop for Wheeling Township residents on Wednesday, August 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Township Community Services Building, located at 2900 N. Main St. in Buffalo Grove.

  • 08/02/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Addressing the fact that Illinois has the highest number of local units of government and taxing bodies in the country, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, recently helped pass legislation empowering voters to cut down on unnecessary and duplicative local governments.

  • 07/18/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, has been selected as a 2017 Toll Fellow, one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.

  • 07/07/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – As scorching summer temperatures continue into July, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is encouraging residents to beat the heat by visiting free area “cooling centers” – designated air-conditioned community facilities that allow residents to relax in cool settings.

  • 06/28/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – As a testament to her leadership, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, has been selected for the prestigious Edgar Fellowship, a public service fellowship named after former Governor Jim Edgar.

  • 06/22/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Updating constituents about new legislation to boost state funding for local schools, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, and a panel of education advocates spoke to a packed town hall meeting on Tuesday night at Ivy Hall Elementary School in Buffalo Grove.

  • 06/16/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – To answer questions and provide an update on a new proposal that would annually provide local schools over $700,000 in additional funding from the state of Illinois, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is hosting an education town hall meeting at Ivy Hall Elementary School’s MAT Room, located at 1072 Ivy Hall Ln. in Buffalo Grove.

  • 06/13/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, passed bi-partisan legislation last Wednesday which would make new investments in education and training for people interested in working in the expanding “green energy” economy.

  • 06/07/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – To counteract the increasing reliance that local school districts have on property taxes for funding, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, recently voted for a new school funding formula that would annually provide schools in her district over $700,000 in additional funding from the state of Illinois.

  • 05/30/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Seeking to foster bi-partisan compromise and reduce wasteful spending within government, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, helped pass a procurement reform package requested by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday afternoon.

  • 05/25/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Even as the rain came down on Saturday, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, and local partners hosted a successful community electronics recycling and shred day, allowing over 600 residents to shred documents and recycle a wide array of household items.

  • 05/17/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Small businesses would receive real relief from staggering workers’ compensation costs under legislation cosponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, creating a new non-profit insurer to instill more competition in the insurance market.

  • 05/16/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is co-hosting a Recycle-O-Rama and Shred Day in partnership with the Vernon Hills Park District, the Village of Vernon Hills, Vernon Township, SWALCO and Hawthorn Mall, as part of her ongoing efforts to offer constituent services focused on sustainability. The event is on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Sears parking lot at Westfield Hawthorn Mall, located at 2 Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills.

  • 05/15/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills and local religious leaders discussed the challenges facing local families, as well as how faith groups and government could increase collaboration to better serve the community during her Interfaith Breakfast last Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Mundelein.

  • 05/06/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As Washington politicians pass reckless changes to federal law, stripping insurance from people with pre-existing conditions and increasing premiums, State Rep. Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is backing health care legislation at the state level to protect working families.

  • 05/04/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is highlighting the financial impact that domestic violence shelters have taken due to the ongoing budget impasse by hosting a supply drive for “A Safe Place”, Lake County’s primary provider of services for women and children who have been physically, verbally or emotionally abused.

  • 04/25/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Building on the environmental awareness created by Earth day, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is announcing two recycling-focused events that will take place during May: a tour of the Lake County Recycling Center and a Recycle-O-Rama and Shred Day.

  • 04/13/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, recently backed a plan to fund critical state services for the groups hit hardest by state’s two-year budget impasse such as the frail elderly, domestic violence survivors and the state’s underfunded public colleges and universities.

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