State Rep. Jonathan Carroll

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…

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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 Update

Helpful Links: 1. Illinois Department of Public Health – for up to the minute updates on COVID-19, and the actions we’re taking to limit its effects. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ 2. DPH COVID-19 Home Page for information specific to the virus http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus 3. A link to the Unemployment Benefits portal for people who are forced to stay home…

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…

Illinois Watchdog’s Report of ‘Serious Misconduct’ was ‘Squashed’ by Panel of Lawmakers

Original article written by Joe Tabor, Policy Analist for the Illinois Policy Institute on February 7th, 2020.  Link to original article may be found HERE Illinois’ legislative inspector general investigates complaints against state lawmakers, but a commission of their peers can – and did – bury those findings, the former inspector said. A new bill…

Let’s ban secluded “quiet rooms” in schools nationwide

Original story written by Clarence Page for the Philadelphia Tribune on January 26th. Link to article may be found here.   Original article below.   Until recently, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Chicagoland Democrat, says he has avoided talking much in public about his childhood experiences with isolation punishment. But he was moved to blog about…

Testimony heard Tuesday after investigation into state ‘time out rooms’ at public schools

Original story written by Mike Lowe for WGN 9 Chicago on January 7th, 2020, updated on January 8th, 2020. Video included in the original story. Photo taken from the video. Link to original article may be found HERE CHICAGO — The practice of isolation and restraint in Illinois public schools is controversial and has been…

Rep. Carroll Decries Lake Zurich anti-Semitism

Original story written for One Illinois by Ted Cox on 1/3/2020. Link to original article may be found HERE Rep. Carroll decries Lake Zurich anti-Semitism Swastika painted on school spurs new legislation on hate crimes The anti-Semitic graffiti posted last weekend on Seth Paine Elementary School has already been removed. (Facebook/Jessica Vealitzek) By Ted Cox A…
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