Senator on the Senator FloorSPRINGFIELD.— State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) released the following statements after the State of the State address.

“Campaign rhetoric works to win elections, but it doesn’t offer answers on how Illinois should overcome the problems we face. I expect Governor Rauner to evolve his approach from a campaign-mode speech to a responsible party that offers viable solutions.”

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crayonsState Senator Terry Link welcomed news that Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 received $1.4 million from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to improve classrooms. The money will be devoted to renovations at EPIC preschool. That project includes four new classrooms and 3,200 square feet of additional usable space.

"This funding will ultimately help EPIC preschool to increase its capacity to better serve its students. I congratulate the school board members and, especially president Hanna, for their leadership,” said Senator Link. The renovation is schedule to be completed this summer.

EPIC preschool occupies the former Marine Corps Reserve Center that was acquired by the school district in 2011 at no cost, after the base was closed.

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VERNON HILLS –State Senator Terry Link issued following statement about Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s passing:

“I am saddened by the loss of a dedicated public servant and good friend,” Link said. “The state has suffered a tremendous loss and my deepest sympathy goes to her family in this difficult time.”

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link-parkcityPARK CITY – At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city’s new public works building on October 30, it was announced that the building would be named in honor of State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan). That information came as a bit of a surprise to the senator but it was considered fitting by the town’s mayor, Steve Panell.

After a brief tour of the new facilities, which have ample room for service vehicles and a lift for vehicle repairs, Panell read a proclamation officially naming the building the “Terry Link Public Works Facility.”

“As a cost-saving measure, it is reasonable to recognize a facility to house equipment and materials will help save the Park City Department of Public Works money by maintaining its equipment,” Senator Link said. “The new facility will go a long way to ensuring more effective implementation of the public works in Park City.”

Senator Link assisted Panell and Park City in receiving the grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. The previous facility did not have enough room to cover vehicles and lacked office space. Additionally, the former facility had a swinging gate that made exiting the ground difficult in the case of severe snowfall; the new facility has a sliding unit that will provide a much easier departure in such events.

The original building was about 1,000 square feet. That amount has been increased nearly five-fold to 4,800 square feet. The former facility will continue to be used by the department for storage.

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