Pledge from Sitting Board Member to Include Gun Violence in Strategic Plan


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By  Russell Lissau

Strong stance taken by Susan Malter led to pledge by Ann Maine "to include gun violence in the county board's strategic plan discussions next year--and not just regarding mass shootings."  

Partisanship of Lake County Board 10/3/2018

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By  Russell Lissau  


"Challenges to the way that county government is being run may be perceived as partisan because the [Republican] majority has directed the government [throughout the history of Lake County government]," Malter said.   


Democrat calls for ethics reforms in Lake County

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By Russell Lissau


Susan Malter seeks "meaningful" ethics reform in county government. .  .  .

"We must not only conduct government business with honor, honesty and respect for one another, but also use care to appear to conduct government business honorably," Malter said.

Susan Wants To Empower the Voters

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By Frank Abderholden 


“We have an opportunity to increase democracy in Lake County,” said Susan Malter of Lincolnshire. She also chided the committee members about worrying about the other counties.

“That’s disingenuous,” she said, “Let’s just be concerned with Lake County.”


Susan Advocates for All of Us

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By Alison Bowen 


Chicago attorneys are mobilizing to help immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the southern border.

Susan Malter, a Chicago attorney who is also a candidate for the Lake County Board, said she has signed up for a volunteering trip to a Texas detention center in October. She said that she responded to a call from Lawyers for Good Government, which created a program to help reunite children separated from their parents.

“I think it’s bringing out the best in lawyers. We have the tools to be able to help people,” she said. “The impression I get is that the people who’ve been there and seen what’s going on firsthand are horrified, and I think as many people as can go down there and be witnesses, the sooner this can end.”