0 Politics & Government Several new laws go into effect Oct. 1. Some of the new laws pertain to online dating, firearm background checks, jury duty, and more. Rich Scinto , Patch Staff Posted Reply CONNECTICUT — A batch of new laws go into effect on Oct. 1 and several of them could have life-changing consequences for some residents. Below is a summary of seven laws that go into effect Oct. 1.: Tethering and sheltering dogs Dogs need to be given adequate shelter if they are outside for more than 15 minutes during certain adverse weather conditions. Conditions include: When National Weather Service issues a weather advisory or warning or during extreme heat or cold. Dog breed, size and other conditions can be taken into consideration to determine whether a dog’s health and safety could be affected. The law doesn’t apply when a dog is accompanied by a person in the same conditions. Dogs need to be … [Read more...] about These 7 New CT Laws Can Change Your Life Oct. 1
4 Politics & Government Daily parking rates at the four commuter lots in Mokena will go from $1.25 to $2 starting Jan. 1. TJ Kremer III , Patch Staff Posted Replies MOKENA, IL — Metra riders who commute in Mokena can expect daily parking prices to go up after the Mokena Village Board of Trustees voted 5-0 during Monday's meeting to raise the Village's rates. Trustee Jim Richmond was absent from the meeting. Effective Jan. 1, daily parking at the Front Street, Hickory Creek, Village Hall and Willowcrest Metra commuter lots will cost $2, up 75 cents from the current rate of $1.25. Village Assistant Administrator Kirk Zoellner told the board that the rate increase is necessary because of diminishing funds in the Village's Parking Lot Fund. Those funds are used for the maintenance and general upkeep of those parking lots, and decreased ridership since the start of the pandemic in 2020 has resulted in a gap between expenses … [Read more...] about Mokena Board Votes To Raise Metra Parking Rates
0 Politics & Government Hutson is a long-time Mokena resident. TJ Kremer III , Patch Staff Posted Reply MOKENA, IL — Long-time Mokena resident Terri Hutson has joined the Village of Mokena’s customer service team. Her appointment as Customer Service Representative was formally ratified by the Mokena Village Board of Trustees earlier this month. This press release was produced by the Village of Mokena . The views expressed here are the author’s own. Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts. Thank Reply Share Village Of Mokena: Terri Hutson Joins Village Hall Customer Service Team The rules of replying: Be respectful. Be transparent. Keep it local and relevant. Review the Patch Community Guidelines. Reply to this article Reply More from … [Read more...] about Village Of Mokena: Terri Hutson Joins Village Hall Customer Service Team
6 Politics & Government Dick Barr has since apologized for the comment he made in a Facebook post on Tuesday. Amie Schaenzer , Patch Staff Posted Replies LAKE COUNTY, IL — A Lake County Board member has apologized to a local League of Women Voters groups for calling them "partisan hags." Dick Barr made the comment in a Facebook post Tuesday night. Referring to the group as the League of Women Democrats, he said his anger with the group stems from his frustrations with the League's forums and debate format, which he says favors Democratic candidates. "Talk about a waste of time and a waste of space. Stop giving these hags more power than their paper thin virtue signaling commands," Barr wrote about the local League if Women Voters. On Thursday, he apologized. "My comments did nothing to help with building unity in our communities," he wrote in a Facebook post. . "While I vehemently maintain that the League is … [Read more...] about Lake Co. Board Member Calls League Of Women Voters Members ‘Hags’
0 Politics & Government The Lake County Clerk's Office encourages all eligible people to register to vote. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from Village of Vernon Hills: The Lake County Clerk's Office encourages all eligible people to register to vote in the November 8 General Election . Have you never voted before? Have you recently turned 18? Have you moved? Have you changed your name? Have you become a U.S. Citizen? Now is the time to check that you are properly registered to vote. Registering is quick and easy - as is voting! NEEDED TO REGISTER: In order to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen; a resident of your voting precinct for 30 days before Election Day; be 18 years old on or before November 8, 2022; and provide two accepted forms of identification with your current name and current Lake County physical street address. HOW/WHERE TO REGISTER: Here in Lake County, IL, … [Read more...] about Village Of Vernon Hills: Are You Registered To Vote On Nov. 8?
LONDON — If anyone thought Britain was due a period of calm after Boris Johnson’s tumultuous premiership , no one told his successor. The country was already facing an ugly menu of challenges. But the proposed solution by new Prime Minister Liz Truss has quickly sent the economy spiraling into chaos , threatening consequences both immediate and long-lasting for many Britons . Her Conservative government's 45 billion pound ($48 billion) plan to slash taxes — particularly for the country’s highest earners — has sent shock waves through financial markets, causing the pound to plummet and leaving Truss' own political future in sudden doubt just three weeks after taking office . After days of turmoil, the U.K. drew a rare stinging rebuke from the International Monetary Fund, which urged the government to "re-evaluate" a plan that may fuel already-soaring inflation and increase economic inequality. The Bank of England, the U.K.'s central bank, made its own emergency … [Read more...] about U.K. in turmoil as government’s gamble to solve economic woes fuels crisis, instead