Kicking off a campaign for Governor, Sen. Daniel Biss dances with noted agitator, Rep. Jan Schakowksy
With precincts 100% reported, Jake Leahy has officially been elected as a member of the board of education for Bannockburn School District 106, the K-8 School serving Bannockburn residents. With four candidates on the ballot, he was the top vote getter in the race. Results showed Leahy with 10% more votes than the next closest competitor.
Jake Leahy will become the youngest elected official in Illinois when he takes office on May 2 and the youngest school board member in Illinois history (Congressman Aaron Schock was elected to the Peoria board …
From Pat Hickey
Here’s some fun, Kids! Try and find any reference to Susan Rice in any Chicago News Paper! Warts will disappear before you do.
From the St. Louis Fed and Twitter
From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, newspaper publishing lost over half its employment, from 412k to 174k. https://t.co/JaNUTk8g2Upic.twitter.com/6f7WDLXy8q
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) April 3, 2017
Perhaps if newspapers tried to report newsworthy events rather than acting as PR Agencies, they might be taken more seriously.
Yet another PAC has surfaced in Wilmette, supported the Economy Party, the New Trier Township political party claiming to be against PAC participation in local elections.
The Citizens for NT Fairness, filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections on March 14, 2017. The Wilmette Friends Political Action Committee has yet to file with the ISBE.
From the Wilmette Friends
Stay Focused on the Facts. Don’t Get Distracted By Baseless Claims
Yesterday, we learned that Mark Weyermuller has filed an objection against Wilmette Friends with the Illinois State Board of Elections. While we have not yet received the actual filing, he wrote about it in the “Illinois Review Crossroads of the Conservative Community” publication.
Weyermuller’s claims are baseless and misleading. Illinois election law requires a group to file as a PAC (political action committee) if and only if it has received or spent more than $5000. Wilmette Friends has …
Democracy and contested elections aren’t very popular within the New Trier Caucus, But if you’re tired of high taxes and not thrilled with being told who you must vote for, this year promises to be different for voters looking for a more transparent and responsive government. For the 2017 election season, New Trier Township has some new candidates, Kathy Myalls, Bob Costello, and Stacey Woehrle, running as independents, who are upsetting the status quo of high taxes and big spending in the district.
For the first time in voter memory, New Trier Township …
New Trier Seminar Supporter
“My sense is that this day is overwhelmingly popular across political lines, and that the opposition, although clearly well organized and very vocal, is very small.”
Superintendent Linda Yonke
Yonke, asserting that while the district and administration has been getting a lot of phone calls and emails, the vast majority of them are supportive.
“Of course I’ve heard from some people who disagree, but the communications I’ve received are overwhelmingly in favor of having the day as planned and feel that it’s an important topic for their children to consider,” …
Kathy Myalls, Bob Costello, and Stacey Woehrle are independent candidates for the New Trier Township Board of Trustees.
Learn more about Kathy, Bob, and Stacey and their plans for New Trier Township here.
Gail Szulc has announced her candidacy for Wilmette District 39 School Board.
Gail has an impressive resume
District 39 resident for 30 years
-Retired award winning principal of top performing Chicago Public School
-Featured in Business Week
-Former Leadership Coach for new principals in Washington, DC.
-Illinois Board of Education state school review team member for Chicago.
More information here
New Trier High School has recently come under fire from conservative parents over an upcoming civil rights seminar that some parents say is lacking conservative voices.
Robert Blackwell wrote the post below on Facebook regarding the seminar:
I am a black parent of a child at New Trier
I am offended that Black Lives Matters was invited to speak at the school.
This organization does not represent black people and is not the morale equivalent of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is from the Black …