Illinois 57th District

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…

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…

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…

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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