April 18, 2021


Councilman demands that Stabosz stop “incessant, unfounded personal attacks” on fellow county officials


Press release submitted by La Porte County Councilman Mark Yagelski


La Porte County Council Vice President Mark Yagelski, the longest serving elected county official who was key in creating the county’s Office of Economic Development. has demanded that newly elected County Auditor Tim Stabosz “immediately stop these incessant, unfounded personal attacks on the integrity of our county attorney and two of our county commissioners,” saying this “nonsense is hurting our county’s reputation with business prospects and job creation activities.”

In a press release, Yagelski said “business craves a safe, stable investment environment where county leadership is working in tandem

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Local business owners disheartened by new county restrictions

Katelyn Huston, owner of Barre Forte, teaches a class Wednesday, April 7, at the studio in Frisco. Huston is one of many Summit County business owners impacted by the state’s decision to move the county back to level orange due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Level orange requires that gyms and fitness centers operate at 25% capacity.
Jason Connolly / Jason Connolly Photography

When business owner Katelyn Huston learned Summit County was moving from level yellow to level orange restrictions on the state’s COVID-19 dial, she was “definitely surprised.”

Huston, who owns Barre Forte, is one of many

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Driver hospitalized after Lake County municipal truck crashes into business in Libertyville

A pickup truck owned by Lake County Government crashed into a business in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville Wednesday. | Photo: Max Weingardt.

A Lake County Facilities Operations employee was injured after crashing his work truck all the way into a car repair business in Libertyville Wednesday afternoon.

The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 12:17 p.m. Wednesday to the AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care, 1406 North Milwaukee Avenue.

Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze said officers received a call for a pickup truck that had driven into the business.

Officers arrived

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Blue Diamond first business in county to earn ‘green’ certification

Locals who enjoy Blue Diamond products can rest assured that their favorite almonds are one of the most sustainably-processed commodities in the county following the organization’s recent recognition as Green Business Certified. 

Following a comprehensive certification process, the Blue Diamond Growers facility in Salida recently earned the prestigious distinction and is the first business in Stanislaus County to be recognized by the California Green Business Network, Stanislaus County, for demonstrating sustainability as a top business priority.

“Blue Diamond has a long 110-year history as an almond cooperative, and within that history has been a commitment to sustainability across all our

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Seneca County businesses struggling despite federal stimulus | Regional News

Here comes the money.

Throughout March residents began receiving stimulus checks as part of the latest round of COVID relief signed into law by President Joe Biden. To that end, there was more than $12 billion for New York State. Around $10 billion more is being divided up between counties, local municipalities, and other entities.

That money will be essential, according to Jeff Shipley of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. He serves as president and CEO of the organization, which advocates on behalf of businesses. His agency has been one of the most vocal, not only because it has

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