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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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Jack’s Corner: Second Blog Entry

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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Jack’s Corner – Intern Blog – First Entry!

Good morning, 57th District! Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jack Knizhnik, and I’m one of the newest interns at the office of your State Representative, Jonathan Carroll. I took this internship not only because I have a passionate interest in politics and government, but also because this job has given me endless…
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Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto

On February 28th, I was very excited to pass House Bill 1468, creating a 72-hour waiting period for assault weapon sales in Illinois. I am pleased to announce it passed the House with overwhelming, bipartisan support. It was my first bill in Springfield, and after passing the Senate, it landed on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk…
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Tax Relief

Hello friends, this is Jonathan Carroll, State Representative to Illinois’ 57th District. Thank you for visiting my blog. In my latest email update, sent earlier today, I promised you a further explanation of my recent State and Local Tax Deduction bill, House Bill 4237. This legislation is quickly gaining bipartisan support, with both Republicans and…
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Holocaust Remembrance Speech

Friends, I had the honor of speaking today at Springfield’s Yom HaShoah service, in remembrance of those who fell during the Holocaust. I would like to thank the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF). Considering how much antisemitism and hate seems to be bubbling up recently, I thought it was important to share the…
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March for Our Lives Panel

Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m State Representative Jonathan Carroll of Illinois’ 57th District. For those who were not able to catch it, I was invited to take part in a panel discussion on ABC 7’s Windy City Live yesterday afternoon. Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini hosted the town hall style discussion, but the audience…
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Thoughts and Prayers

This past week has seen the worst from our country. From a decorated police officer being gunned down in Chicago to the 17 innocent victims from Parkland, the cycle of violence continues. After these and other tragic events, we always hear “my thoughts and prayers are with you.” Quite frankly, it is getting old. We…
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Welcome to the 57

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 Welcome, My name is Jonathan Carroll, and I was recently appointed to the office of State Representative to the Illinois 57th Representative District. Let me start by emphasizing what an honor and privilege it is to have this opportunity to serve our community. These first three months have been an incredible…
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