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State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

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LAKE VILLA, Ill. (CBS) — Police came to the home of north suburban Illinois State Sen. Suzanne “Suzi” Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) this week, during an argument she was having with her husband.

At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies were summoned by 63-year-old Robert Schmidt to the Lake Villa residence, where they took statements from both Suzi Schmidt, 60, and her husband about an argument that resulted in police being called, Lake County Sheriff’s police said in a news release said.

No arrests were made and the incident remains under investigation. A statement from the sheriff’s office said the matter will be reviewed with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and no further information would be released at this time.

Suzanne Schmidt, a freshman Republican senator, was former chairman of the Lake County Board before being elected to the state Senate in 2010. She defeated incumbent Democrat Michael Bond for the seat.

Before going to Springfield, Schmidt had been County Board chairman since 2000, and a member of the Lake County Board since 1988.

Since taking office, she has been a co-sponsors of a bill that would allow concealed carrying of firearms in Illinois, and a Senate co-sponsor of a bill for a change to the state constitution that would eliminate the offices of comptroller and treasurer and replace them with one single office.

Schmidt has already announced her plans to run for reelection next year.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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