A Series of Town Halls April - May 2017
Location: Various Locations Throughout the 62nd District
Building upon his long established reputation of being an accessible lawmaker, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is announcing a series of town halls throughout the 62nd district in the weeks ahead.

“Elected officials have a responsibility to be open and accountable,” Yingling said. “Town halls are the perfect way to engage with the people I serve, answer their questions and provide an update on what’s happening in in our state Capitol. I look forward to hosting these events and hope my neighbors join me for an informational meeting.”

Yingling’s Town Hall Schedule:

Wednesday, April 12
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Rd., Round Lake

Wednesday, May 3
6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Wauconda Park District
Community Center Room C
600 N. Main St., Wauconda

Saturday, May 6
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Grayslake Village Hall
Community Room
10 Seymour Ave., Grayslake

Staff from the Illinois State Treasurer’s office will also be available during the May 6 town hall event to help people search the online I-Cash database and offer assistance in filling out the necessary paperwork to receive the found assets. In Illinois, banks and business are required to turn over unclaimed property to the Treasurer’s office if they are unable to find the rightful owner after five years. Unclaimed property can include: abandoned saving and checking accounts, safe deposit boxes, unclaimed apartment security deposits, items mistakenly mailed to a former address or returned, and unclaimed property or assets from a loved one


Satellite Office Hours
Location: Wauconda Area Library
State Representative Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is bringing the services of his full-time constituent office to the Wauconda Area Library on Thursday, May 25.

“By bringing the functions of my full time constituent service office to familiar locations throughout the 62nd District, I can help more people I serve who may otherwise have difficulty traveling all the way to my district office,” Yingling said. “My office can help residents navigate government channels to obtain assistance on an assortment of issues, and I encourage residents to utilize this event.”

Yingling’s staff will be on hand at the Wauconda Area Library located at 801 N. Main St. in Wauconda on Thursday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon to provide assistance with state related issues. Such issues Yingling’s office can help residents with things such as: Secretary of State/DMV matters, child support payments, job search help and access to state services that help with employment. Staff will also be available to discuss Yingling’s consolidation property tax relief measures and answer residents’ questions about pending legislation.

Yingling’s satellite office hours are free and open to the public. People interested in attending or seeking more information are encouraged to contact Yingling’s office in Round Lake Beach by phone at 847-231-6262 or email at RepSamYingling@gmail.com.

“Going door to door and hosting satellite office hours, coffee shop community discussions, town hall meetings and other events throughout my district help me better reach out to residents and understand the issues important to my community,” said Yingling. “These efforts also help bring government to the people and ensure that the services offered by my office are equally accessible to working families, seniors, and those with limited mobility.”


Coffee with Sam
Date:07/10/2017Time:11am- Noon
Location: Panera Bread's Community Room Round Lake Beach Location
Join Sam for coffee and conversation about state and local issues!

Environmental Forum
Date:08/21/2017Time:6:00 PM
Location: Byron Colby Barn - Grayslake
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, will host a discussion about environmental issues facing the state with representatives from the Sierra Club and the Illinois Environmental Council on Monday, August 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Byron Colby Barn located at 1561 Jones Point Rd. in Grayslake.

Yingling’s forum provides attendees with an update about important environmental issues facing the state. Residents will have the opportunities to share their own thoughts on issues such as conservation, preservation and energy efficiency.

“Green technology can help us build a strong, modern economy that creates good-paying jobs in fields that will provide lasting careers,” Yingling added. “Pro-environment policies not only help us protect our natural resources for future generations, they can help us create jobs and make Illinois an economic leader.”

Wauconda Satellite Office Hours
Date:08/23/2017Time:10am - Noon
Location: Wauconda Village Hall

Coffee Shop Stop
Date:08/26/2017Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Wauconda Cafe

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is inviting local residents to join him for coffee and a conversation about state and local issues on Saturday, August 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wauconda Café located at 405 W. Liberty St. in Wauconda.

“Meeting with residents in places like coffee shops throughout our community allow residents to meet with me in a relaxed setting to discuss the issues that matter most to them,” Yingling said. “These sorts of gatherings enable me to be more accessible to the people I represent and to engage with them in an open way not easily afforded through email, social media or by phone.”

Yingling’s event is free and open to the public, and attendees will be able to ask questions about state and local issues. In addition to these coffee shop constituent meet-ups, Yingling regularly hosts mobile office hours throughout the district, goes door-to-door to speak with residents, and hosts free events and seminars to help connect residents to state and local resources.

“My coffee shop meet-ups are one of the many ways I seek to enlist the thoughts of those I serve,” Yingling added. “I hope residents will be able to join me and look forward to our discussions about the very serious issues facing the State of Illinois.”


Women's Citizen Advisory Committee
Date:09/07/2017Time:12:00 - 1:00
Location: 1919 Rte 83 Suite 1 Round Lake Beach
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In order to better advocate for area women, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is inviting local women to join his Women’s Issues Citizens’ Advisory Committee, which will meet on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at his constituent services office located at 1919 IL Rte. 83 in Round Lake Beach.
“Common-sense measures to protect women’s’ access to health care and ensure equal pay have been under attack by extreme right-wing politicians,” Yingling said. “Meeting with residents impacted by these decisions at the state and federal level help me better understand their concerns and how best to advocate for them in our Capitol.”
Recently, Yingling helped to pass a new law that removes statute of limitations for sexual crimes against children, giving law enforcement more time to prosecute these crimes, and legislation expanding insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings for women at a higher risk of developing difficult-to-detect tumors.
Yingling is inviting anyone who has ideas for legislation or who would like to receive an update about what is happening in Springfield to join this committee. All meetings are free and open to all residents of the 62nd District.
“I continue to enlist the feedback of the people I serve by going door to door and hosting events,” Yingling continued. “My advisory committees enable me to tackle issue specific matters and I encourage people to contact my office if they are interested in serving on one of my committees.”
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Yingling’s full-time constituent service office at 847-231-6262 or email him at RepSamYingling@gmail.com

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Emergency Town Hall with State Rep. Sam Yingling
Date:06/20/2017Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Round Lake Area Park District’s Community Center 814 Hart Rd
As your state representative, I am committed to serving and advocating for the senior citizens in our community. It is important that services and programs for older people encourage independence, dignity and quality of life.

Illinois’ budget crisis has created a dire situation for our older neighbors. Because Governor Rauner has failed to do his job and propose a responsible budget, 22,000 seniors have already lost access to Meals on Wheels and another 100,000 risk losing critical care that helps them remain in their homes. Seniors in our area should not be forced to pay for Springfield’s dysfunction. That’s why I voted to pass lifeline funding for critical services for local seniors, including Meals on Wheels, and potentially lifesaving health care.

Now, under dangerous new administrative rules issued by Governor Rauner’s Department on Aging, care will be stripped from 40,000 elderly residents, all while reducing the overall quality of care for seniors. Not only would the Department’s plan end care for tens of thousands of seniors, it would reduce the quality of care for even more, placing elderly residents who rely on in-home care through the Community Care Program in a new and untested program called the Community Reinvestment Program (CRP). Senior advocates including AARP and the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers have expressed concern that CRP lacks the standards and requirements that are critical to seniors’ health and security, while creating costly new layers of government bureaucracy.

With this in mind, I would like to invite you to attend an Emergency Town Hall that I am hosting with AARP at the Round Lake Area Park District’s Community Center located at 814 Hart Road in Round Lake on Tuesday, June 20 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to learn about the current dangerous cuts being proposed by Governor Rauner.

I hope you are able to attend. If you ever have any questions about my legislation or events or need assistance, please feel free to contact my office anytime at RepSamYingling@gmail.com or 847-231-6262.

Coffee Shop Stop
Date:06/22/2017Time:11:00 am - Noon
Location: Panera Bread CommunityRoom 254 E RollinsRd Round Lake Beach
Rep. Yingling will be hosting several of his signature "Coffee Shop Stops" in the weeks ahead. While many traditionally fall on Saturdays in the late morning, this particular one coming up will be Thursday June 22 11am-12pm at the Panera Bread's Community Room in Round Lake Beach.

These sorts of get-togethers provide residents an opportunity to have a casual conversation about state and local issues with Rep. Yingling over a cup of complimentary coffee.

Satellite Office Hours
Date:07/18/2017Time:10am - Noon
Location: Grayslake Public Library
Having trouble with a state issue? Need help writing a resume, searching for a job or connecting with the right state agency? Then please join me for a Satellite Office Hours!

Understanding Your Property Taxes and Appeals
Date:07/19/2017Time:6:00 PM
Location: Avon Township Center Office
Attendees will learn about the factors that determine how their properties are assessed, what each line item on their bill means and how to appeal their taxes. Residents will also receive a brief legislative update from Yingling on his efforts to reduce property taxes and have a chance to have their questions and concerns addressed.

The event will be held with Avon Township Assessor Chris Ditton at the Avon Township Center located at 433 E. Washington St. in Round Lake from 6 pm to 7:30 pm July 19. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not necessary but they are appreciated. For more information or to RSVP, residents can call Yingling’s office at 847-231-6262 or email him at RepSamYingling@gmail.com.

Coffee Shop Stop
Date:07/22/2017Time:11:00 am - Noon
Location: Something's Brewing 1126 E Washington St., Grayslake
Please join me for a coffee town hall!

Business Advisory Committee
Date:10/03/2017Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: 814 Hart Road, Round Lake
As a small business owner myself and the son of restaurant owners, I know small businesses are essential to creating jobs and are the main economic driver in our communities. I am committed to working with local business owners to help the small businesses in our community succeed and thrive.

I am focused on making Illinois more business friendly to bring more job creators to Lake County which is why I opposed raising the income tax rate. I also support an economic plan that incentivizes small to medium sized companies to hire locally, and am working to close tax loopholes exploited by large corporations that send jobs out of state. There is much work that remains which is why I write to invite you to my upcoming Small Business Round Table event. Your feedback is important and I hope you can make it!

My event will be held Tuesday, October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Round Lake Area Park District’s East Multi-Purpose Room located at 814 Hart Rd., in Round Lake.

To RSVP, for more information or if I can ever assist you, please contact me at 847-231-6262 or RepSamYingling@gmail.com.

Education Advisory Committee
Date:10/10/2017Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Graylake Public Library
I recently voted to pass legislation which aims to fix our state’s broken education funding formula and invests $6.6 million more in additional state funding in the schools that I represent, while ensuring that no school in Lake County loses vital state funding. This bill also paves the way for meaningful property tax relief.

Please join my Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee to learn more about this legislation and share your ideas on how the state can improve the quality of education and better serve local schools. My nextadvisory committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will be held at the Grayslake Public Library’s meeting rooms AB&C. The library is located at 100 Library Ln. in Grayslake.

My priority as your State Representative is to be accessible to you. You can RSVP for my Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee by calling my office at 847-231-6262 or emailing me at repsamyingling@gmail.com.

If you are unable to attend, I would still like to hear from you. If you ever have any questions about my legislation or events, or would like to be notified of future meetings of this advisory committee, please feel free to contact my office anytime.