Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 04/05/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is backing legislation to enable small and medium-sized businesses to receive state guidance on the use of cutting-edge technology capabilities they may have trouble affording, but badly require to compete in the marketplace.

  • 03/21/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, passed legislation through the House on Thursday that would potentially save police dogs injured in the line of duty by allowing first responders to transport injured police dogs in ambulances.

  • 03/17/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – To help assist with her education policy work in Springfield, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, toured Washington Elementary School in Mundelein last Friday with Superintendent Dr. Andy Henrikson and visited with Ms. Heidi Sansone’s second-grade class.

  • 03/08/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. –State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is hosting a “#CarolsCoffees” event to meet with area residents and discuss their thoughts on state and local issues over coffee on Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Maya’s Restaurant, located at 506 N. Lake St. in Mundelein.

  • 03/08/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is advocating for an expansion of the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption and the Disabled Veteran’s Standard Homestead Exemption in an effort to provide greater property tax relief to those hit hardest by the rising cost of living.

  • 03/01/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is inviting local residents to join her for a candid discussion on environmental initiatives and legislation during her Environmental Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Park District's Laschen Center located at 294 Evergreen Dr. in Vernon Hills.

  • 02/28/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. –State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is hosting a “#CarolsCoffees” event to meet with area residents and discuss their thoughts on state and local issues over coffee on Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Maya’s Restaurant, located at 506 N. Lake St. in Mundelein.

  • 02/24/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Inspired by a member of the Lake County environmental community, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is advocating for a new law that would make it easier for residents to recycle food scraps into compost material, effectively helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a valuable resource isn’t going to waste.

  • 02/22/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, joined legislators from both sides of the aisle in Springfield last week to spread awareness for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” campaign to encourage Illinois women to unite in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

  • 02/15/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is standing with seniors by speaking out against new rules from the Rauner Administration that will reduce the quality of care seniors receive by reducing benefits for 40,000 elderly residents, removing criminal background check requirements for caregivers and increasing administrative bloat.

  • 02/09/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is backing legislation to repeal a decades old state statute that automatically criminalizes abortions if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

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