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.”


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!