Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran has been given the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award.
Tuesday, February 19
Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran, Jr. received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award from the Department of Defense for supporting U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Julie Morris. The ESGR recognizes employers who go above and beyond what the law requires in supporting National Guardsmen and Reservist who work for them in their civilian lives. Sheriff Curran was nominated by Corrections Sergeant Julie Morris for consistently accommodating the duty schedules of Morris and 10 other Deputies and Correction Officers who work for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Peck, Superintendent for the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, and Sergeant Julie Morris presented the award to Sheriff Curran. …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran wants to keep his current position for another term.
After announcing last December that he was considering a bid for attorney general in 2014, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, of Libertyville, said he now intends to seek a third term as sheriff, reported the Daily Herald. “I have decided to run for re-election for Lake County Sheriff. I have been entrusted for the past six years with the responsibilities as Sheriff of Lake County. This opportunity has allowed me to work alongside outstanding law enforcement professionals as well as to serve and protect the wonderful people of Lake County,” said Curran in a prepared statement, reported the Lake County News-Sun. “We have much to accomplish going forward and I am excited for the challenges that lie ahead of us as well as proud of our …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran has been meeting with citizens around the state, feeling out a possible run for attorney general.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is seriously considering a run for Illinois Attorney General in 2014. Curran has been meeting with citizens around the state and intends to run in the Republican primary in about 15 months, according to a press release from Mark Curran for Illinois. Curan said his background as both a federal and state prosecutor and sheriff of one of Illinois’ largest and most diverse counties gives him a unique perspective on the state’s top law enforcement office. “Our state is awash in crime and corruption and we need strong law enforcement leadership in the attorney general’s office,” said Curran. “We can do better.” Curran, 49, has been Lake County Sheriff since Dec. 2006. Since serving as sheriff, Curran has helped …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sheriff Mark Curran, who supports bill requiring all Illinois motorists be licensed and insured, explains he feels it's the right thing to do.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is use to getting hate mail. His unorthodox approach and views, like spending a week in the county jail to bring attention to conditions, have garnered him plenty of hate mail. But Curran doesn’t care, he’s just trying to do the right thing, he said. And so, he’s backing a state bill that may not be wildly popular but a law that Curran feels would make roads safer. He has joined with the Highway Safety Coalition to lobby for a bill requiring all Illinois motorists be licensed and insured, including undocumented immigrants. One reason he wants to see the General Assembly pass a bill sponsored by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and House Rep. Edward Acevedo, is there are 250,000 undocumented …
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. joins a coalition along with other sheriffs to push bill through General Assembly.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. is backing a bill requiring all Illinois drivers be licensed and insured including undocumented immigrants. Curran joined with the Highway Safety Coalition Tuesday in a press conference Tuesday calling on the Illinois General Assembly to “have courage and put highway safety first by passing legislation in veto session 2012 to require all Illinois drivers to be licensed and insured.” “There are a lot of undocumented immigrants that need to get to work and by virtue of the way the system is set up, by having to have a social security number, are not eligible to get a driver’s license,” Curran said. “By making sure they get licenses, we can ensure that they are going through a process (to learn) the Rules …