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…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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Fair Tax vs. Jobs Tax

UPDATE 4/23/2019: Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has filed SJRCA0001 which should be voted upon sometime in the next few weeks in the Senate.  Thank you and please reach out anytime.   Friends, I wanted to take a moment to quickly address some of the messaging you may have been seeing around the Governor’s proposed…
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Transparency in Public Utilities

Dear Friends, I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. I’m very excited about the new legislative session and working for the people of the 57th District. I’m writing today to inform you of an issue my office has been trying to address. Last summer, communities in our district expressed concerns over Illinois…
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The 101st General Assembly

Friends,I want to take a moment to wish all of you a happy New Year, and hope you had a warm holiday season. While there have been plenty of recaps (including a link to one here), I would like to use today’s blog post to shed some light on some of my upcoming plans and…
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Jack’s Blog – Government Shutdown

Well, we have had no government for 26 days. Actually, that’s not true—we have 75% of a government. The Departments of State, Transportation, Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, and Interior may all be shuttered, as are the National Endowment for the Arts and NASA, but the Postal Service is still operational. So at least we’ll still get…
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Tree of Life

Photo Credit: Associated Press / Gene J. Puskar Friends, Last Saturday, our country was rocked by more senseless gun violence. On Saturday morning, a congregation of my fellow Jewish people gathered to pray on our Sabbath. This day was even more special because a baby was going to be named. A tradition that we did…
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Jack’s Blog – Lockdown Drills

Good Morning 57th! So last Thursday, my school staged a lockdown drill. It staged three drills, in fact—a lockdown drill, a tornado drill, and a fire drill—all in a matter of fifteen minutes. My class and I spent the first five minutes hiding behind a set of risers that would hopefully obscure us if someone…
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