I am writing to express my strong support for returning Carolyn Newberry Schwartz to the school board. I have known Carolyn for several years as a friend, and have watched over the last four years as Carolyn has poured her heart and time into school board matters.
I found your endorsement of Bob Milstein to be bizarre and illogical. Your editorial begins by saying you want a "strong leader" who can bring change in both "policy and tone" to the Board of Trustees.
The recently adopted plan for the redevelopment of our downtown is a remarkable document?#34;not just because of its content, which is very good, but also because of the broad community process that created it.
Photojournalist and trustee candidate Martha Brock's first foray into Black history occurred more than four decades ago when she, like so many other Chicago-area African Americans, was born in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era.
I'm running for re-election to the District 97 school board. I've served on the board for the past four years and as its vice-president for the past two years. I have worked to be broadly representative and to bring caring, purposeful leadership to the board.
Here's a killer statistic: In the upcoming April 5 local elections, guess how many fewer voters are likely to go to the polls than turned out for the national election just this past Nov. 2? If recent history is an accurate indicator, would you believe more than 20,000?
The only contested race in the April 5 election that we didn't issue endorsements for last week was Oak Park Township. In that race, the entire slate of incumbents is running for re-election, but for some reason, only one of the four candidates contacted us in time to set up an endorsement interview. Our rule is we only endorse those candidates who participate.