Heart of the City strives to level the playing field for over 600 youth in underserved communities in Lake County. Using soccer as the vehicle, our programs are designed to provide a developmental pathway for youth to build social-emotional and leadership skills, access academic support and health and wellness resources, and earn stackable credentials for postsecondary education and employment success.

Senator Mary Edly-Allen represents the 31st Senate District, which includes Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, the Round Lake communities, and other communities in central and northwestern Lake County. A former teacher and educator, Senator Edly-Allen is passionate about providing a quality education for children, and growing our Lake County economy while also preserving the environment Constituents are invited to contact Senator Edly-Allen and her office regarding legislative matters or for assistance navigating state agencies.