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State Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s guide to IDES Concerns

Friends, I’ve been working with my staff on another guide to assist you during these tumultuous times. We outlined the most common IDES related problems our office has gotten calls about, and set up this guide specifically detailing how to address each one. There are some steps that you can take on your own that…

Leadership Now

Let me be very clear; I don’t want to see Donald Trump fail. Because if he fails we all fail. I just can’t sit by anymore and not express my outrage and anger with him as our president anymore. This isn’t just about policy; it’s about decency. As I’ve written about in the past, I’m…

IDES Fraud Memo

Friends, It has come to our attention that there has been a rash of fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims being submitted on behalf of retired seniors across Illinois and many other states. Initial reports indicate that a previous data breach is coming to fruition, and they’re now attempting to claim benefits using the stolen information. My…

School Reopening

Below is a mail chimp email blast my office sent out on July 15th. I’ve been receiving a lot of calls about schools reopening, so I wanted to share my thoughts to my website as well. If you’re interested in signing up for the email blasts, please fill out the contact form at the bottom…

One Nation

I wanted to share with you an email blast I sent to those who have signed up for my mailing list. If you would be interested in signing up for it, go to my homepage and fill out the form at the bottom. ___________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,   I hope you, your family and your friends…

Bites at the apple

It is no secret that we have some of the highest property taxes in the country. In some communities, we’re beginning to reach the breaking point. During the recent debate on eliminating red-light cameras, municipalities expressed concern over losing revenue and would have to consider reducing local government. Imagine that…reducing local government. In my over…

…and then they came for us

Photo credit to Jessica Vealitzek, a resident of Lake Zurich. The past few years have seen a sharp increase in the amount of anti-Semitism permeating our communities, but this is nothing new.  I remember back in 1987 when I was 13, someone spray-painted swastikas and other things all over a newly erected Holocaust Memorial in…

Thoughts on Quiet Rooms

Friends, I’m writing today to discuss my thoughts on some troubling news that has come to my attention recently. On November 19th, ProPublica Illinois wrote a piece on the use of Quiet Rooms as a behavioral intervention (click here for the article). Quiet Rooms are when children are put into isolation rooms to help him/her…

August District Update Newsletter

I wanted to share with you my August update newsletter for the 57th District. If you would like to enroll in the monthly newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of my website’s home page and fill out the form labeled “Stay Informed”. Thank you! __________________________________ Friends, My name is Jonathan Carroll, and I’m your State…

Government Consolidation Mail

I sent out a mass email to my constituents this past Friday that spoke about some of my efforts towards government consolidation and lowering our property tax burden.  I also included a flyer for our next property tax appeal seminar as the picture for this post. For those of you who are not signed up…
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