For Immediate Release

February 6, 2024




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Lake County Board Candidate Andy Dalkin Calls on Incumbent Paras Parekh to Take Down Untrue Website Claim

Parekh’s website still says he will be “keeping our property taxes from rising” after voting to more than double Lake County property taxes last November.  


Deerfield – Lake County Board 12th District candidate Andy Dalkin today called on his opponent Highland Park Democratic Para Parekh to remove dishonest claims on his website, so as to not further confuse his constituents about his record of raising taxes. 

Dalkin said, “Mr. Parekh told voters last election cycle that he would be ‘fiscally responsible’ and would be ‘keeping our property taxes from rising, yet he joined the majority on the board to more than double the Lake County property tax levy last November.”

I urge Mr. Parekh to immediately remove his untrue website claim that he will act in a fiscally responsible manner by keeping property taxes from rising,” stated Dalkin. 

Voters in Deerfield, Bannockburn, Highland Park, and Lake Forest deserve honesty and accountability from their elected leaders. It's bad enough that Parekh broke his campaign promise to voters, but it’s brazenly misleading to maintain that dishonest claim after voting to more than double the levy last Fall.” Dalkin continued.   


On November 14, 2023, Lake County Board member Paras Parekh vote Aye to a vote that increased the county budget by 6.4% and more than doubling the County Real Property Tax Levy from 2.4% in 2023 to 5% in 2024.  


Despite having voted to double the county property tax levy, Board Member Parekh continues to display his broken campaign promises of “keeping our property taxes from rising” on multiple places of his campaign website, including the front page. The below February 6, 2024 screen shots of the Friends of Paras website ( show Mr. Parekh’s broken promises and untrue claims.


About Andy Dalkin

Andy Dalkin is running for the 12th Lake County Board seat that covers parts or all of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Highland Park and Lake Forest.  A first-time candidate, Dalkin is focused on building strong connections to the communities he seeks to represent.  Andy forged a commitment to public service working for more than two-decades as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County. Today, Dalkin serves as an attorney for the Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Labor Committee, representing the sergeants, lieutenants, and captains of the Chicago Police Department, as well as the officers of the Waukegan Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies. He lives in southwest Lake Forest with his wife Teriann. His campaign website is