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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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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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