December 17, 2012
Remembering Chris Todd Zimmerman
One of my friend's son passed away. We spent a week on the upper Grand Canyon rafting trip together. I was the rookie in the rustic environment, Chris was a seasoned camper. My friend Connie told me: "please don't get depressed. Chris lived a good life and the best death. I'm at peace." I'm glad Chance, the family dog, stayed with Chris when he fell. Rest in peace - Chris, you will be remembered.
December 15, 2012
Nutcracker at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts
It was nice to see young girls' all dressed up in their princess dresses, especially condsiering the violence yesterday at Sandy Hook School.
November 22, 2012
From right to left - my daughter Liz, my Mom (still in rehab), my eldest daughter Brittany and my beloved Yorkie Teddy in my Mom's lap.
November 12, 2012
Teddy went to the groomer.
A month behind schedule, sorry Teddy, Mom was busy. I take him to a school of grooming where it's significantly cheaper. I'm very good at stretching a dollar (probably the result of raising 2 chilren on the North Shore single handedly) and will share my finds. If you're interested in the contact info, just email me. I'm happy to share my thrifty finds. Since I have this forum, I'll continue to add tips to help people make ends meet.
November 8, 2012
2 days after the election - I'm still sore from all of the standing.
I was up at 4:30 am installing signs at the the Moraine Township polling places on Election Day. After that I was at HPHS greeting voters letting them know about me, since I am on the 2nd page of the ballot all the way at the bottom. People ask what does the Lake County Board do? (I get that a lot). I stood for 13 hours at HPHS and at Red Oak School, (my Dad who is nearly 80 stood at Lincoln School) greeting voters letting them know who I am and letting them know what I bring to the table. I bring 16 years Fortune 100 IT experience. Large infrastructure knowledge, I used to take care of 2 UPS' so I know how diesel engines should work. Six Sigma Green Belt. B.S. Physics. 12 years in communications which I realized was a huge selling point after going to the August meeting (the only one in this race who has actually been to a meeting), especially since we need to swap out the emergency radio system in 2017, I would be a perfect fit for that subcommittee. There were 4 issues I could help with right off the bat. (I knew I was in the right place.) One issue we (Lake County) ended up spending more money as a result of lack of expertise on the board.
I thought this community values education and relevant work experience? Solid work experience that will save money thereby reducing our taxes which would be a win for everyone.
November 5, 2012
Mrs. Jennings Memorial at St. James Church.
Vincenza took care of my children at Highland Park Nursery and Day Care 20 years ago. I visited with her grandchildren and her daughter letting them know how grateful I was that Jennings was there for my children. She will be missed. Something's are ore important than a campaign.
November 5, 2012
My view on Endorsements.
My opponent seems to think it's everything, but the fact is several people on his list tell me they endorsed prior to anyone else being in the race. Ray Geraci is an example of this. In fact Ray was one of the first to contribute to my campaign. One of my larger donors is the Chairman of the Lake County Board - David Stolman, this is a key relationship expecially if we need to get things done at the County. If you take note, my opponent is always the first to endorse anyone, because he expects the reciprocal endorse back. Endorsements can mean something, but in his case probably not.
November 4, 2012
Sunday was a busy day.
Events in town: Lincoln School Pancake Breakfast, IC Mistletoe Market & St. James Mistletoe Market. Laura for Lake County ... the better choice.
November 3, 2012
My view on Bees.
A voter asked my view on bees, as it happens my family kept bees from the age of 3 - 8. We lived in a residential neighborhood and we coexisted without incident. I am pro bee and would encourage anyone to keep bees, especially since they are dying off. Bees provide a valuable service to us an we need them.
Thank you to the Irish couple who brought me coffee while I was at early voting. I was there prior to opening and stayed until they closed. Not only do I have rock solid credentials, I'm hardy as well. Laura for Lake County ... the better choice.
November 1, 2012
"your other daughter voted for you! Yay!
And yes she took a picture too! (She's glad to be out of NYC where there is no hot water). My Mom was finally able to complete the ballot. My sister Cathy voted weeks ago. My Dad voted earlier this week - well I have at least 5 votes so far. I'm the only one in my family who hasn't voted - I'll do that on Election Day. Laura for Lake County ... the better choice.
October 31, 2012
"Pumpkin Wars" on HGTV - 8 pm central.
Be sure to watch to find out how Highwood fared in the various challenges. Results: total pumpkins lit simulatenously, Keene, NH - 29,381, Highwood - 22,333. will be revealed. Keene won this one, but Highwood will try again next year. Highwood is a happening town!!! (Liz still stuck in NYC. Maybe Thursday there will be lift off.)
October 29, 2012
Sandy update from the NYC front.
Look! The Hudson River came to us! ...and as a result. We lost power. :( Text from my stranded daughter Brittany. Liz is on the left side of the photo - I wish they'd go inside where it is safe.
October 29, 2012
Sandy is aproaching NYC - my kids' just lost power.
Both of my kids' are in NYC, good thing the student brought her books and can study while she is stuck there. If all goes well she can leave NYC on Wednesday. Remember Laura for Lake County!
October 28, 2012
Monster MASH at IC Church.
I brought my neighbors Kevin and Chris students at Oak Terrace School they played while I served Poeta's Pizza. Good time was had by all. Remember Laura for Lake County!
October 26, 2012
Moraine Township has a food pantry.
Today while I was at early voting a woman confided in me that she was hungry. No one in this country should go without food. There is plenty of help out there you just need to seek it out.
Thank you to the woman who gave me her gloves today - it helped. Remember Laura for Lake County!
October 25, 2012
Triblocal - "Lambrecht, Mandel in running for Lake County Board District 11 seat"
Please read my answers to the questions. I am the better choice. Laura for Lake County!
October 25, 2012
Highland Park News - "Veteran, newcomer face off in 11th District"
They updated the website, my education is now visible, I have a B.S. Physics - I didn't just attend school - I got a degree! Laura for Lake County!
Today is my Mom's birthday - she's finally in rehap. It's been a rocky road, but she's progressing. (we still need prayers.)
October 21, 2012
Look Mom - I voted for you!
She even took a picture - I can only hope she puts it in the mail. (Maybe she'll take a picture of that too.) :) Be sure to vote for Laura for Lake County!
October 20, 2012
Highwood's Pumpkin Fest preparation
My friend Bill cleaned out pumpkins for 13 hours in the last week. He also carved a few dozen pumpkins, he lost count. I gave bracelets to my neighbors who carved a total of 146 (Chris - 40, Gabriel - 20. Kevin - 86.) I wasn't able to carve due to work commitments but I got my neighbors to make up for me.
October 19, 2012
Highwood's Pumpkin Fest Pie Line
Here's a picture of the pie line, I'm on the right. I had another picture taken with Jonathan of HGTV's "Property Brothers" and "Buying & Selling". (I wish he'd come to my house). We were the lucky recipients of 3 pumpkin pies after they made the world record.
October 17, 2012
Check your "What's Happening?"
I'm on page 18 - lucky 18. Remember: Laura for Lake County.
October 14, 2012
League of Women Voters Debate, Lake Forest High School
My opponent was unaware that there was redisricting last year that essentially jerry-rigged the outcome. He answered after he listened to the responses of five others me being the first. At the end of his comment he joked - that he didn't even know about this.
October 7, 2012
Blessing of the Animals at IC Church, Highland Park
We took a break from walking the neighborhoods to participate in Blessing of the Animals at IC Church. From right to left Father Nam, Mrs. Pearlman and her dog Bailey, me and my dog Teddy, Molly & Julia Solem and their guinea pig Harvey. (My Mom is progressing, but still in ICU.)
October 1, 2012
Please pray – My Mom had open heart surgery last week.
She’s been in a chemically induced coma since last Monday, her surgery was on Thursday and she’s not waking up – yet. Here’s a picture of my lovely daughter Brittany D’Arcy and my Mom. Good thoughts… we need them.
September 18, 2012
Look who was at the Alley in Highwood – the happening spot…
Congressman Bob Dold, Laura Lambrecht a Candidate Lake County Board (HP resident), Keith Brin, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Courts (HP resident), Arnie Goldstein co-owner of the Alley in Highwood. (Photo coming soon)
September 15, 2012
Forest Preserve's annual Beach Clean up at Fort Sheridan
I teamed up with Ram from Brad Schneider's Team and collected 4 pounds of garbage. Photo from the Patch, with Anne Bassi, Brad Schneider and me (back to camera). Beautiful day.
September 11, 2012
Funeral Mass Held for Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento.
Nice to see so many people came to support the family and the Hispanic community.
July 29, 2012
We were in the Highwood Days Parade - 125th Anniversary.
Our friends were in attendance along with my trustee dog Teddy.
July 18, 2012
Moraine Township Picnic...…
Lou Atsaves, Ari Friedman-Candidate State Senate (HP resident), Laura Lambrecht-Candidate Lake County Board (HP resident), Mike Rummel former Mayor Lake Forest/Candidate Lake County Board, Keith Brin-Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Courts (HP resident), and Mark Shaw Candidate State Representative.
July 4, 2012
We were in the Highland Park Parade on the 4th.
My daughter Brittany D'Arcy and our friends were in attendance along with my dog Teddy.
Jun 11, 2012
Second Candidate Enters County Board Race
Laura Lambrecht filed to run as the Republican candidate for Lake County
She will be opposing City Councilman Steve Mandel