From the 57: Illinois State Representative Jonathan Carroll’s Official Blog

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October ’21 Monthly Email Update

Friends, My name is Jonathan Carroll, and I’m proud to serve as your State Representative. Thank you for signing up for our email service. I hope to continue to use this newsletter as a way of consistently updating my constituents on what is going on in Springfield and around our district. The 57th District is…
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Anna's Blog

E-Learning

Note: The following blog post was written by one of our newest interns, Anna, a student at Glenbrook North High School. The views expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of State Representative Jonathan Carroll or our office.  Shortly after hiring her, it was made clear to us that she is a talented writer. We…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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