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Page 2: Democracy limps along in local election

Voters had their say on April 4, but generally, not as many voters as in the past, according to the Cook County Clerk’s election results. Of the campaigns the Chronicle covered, turnout was down in all but three races, Village of Homewood Board of Trustees (12.69% in 2021, 14.05% n[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates in the April 4 election

Candidates for local government boards can’t meet with every voter, but talking with candidates and hearing their views about the challenges facing villages, schools, parks or libraries is an important part of making a decision about who to entrust with leadership positions. That’s why the Chronicle started the Meet the[Read More…]

Gerald Pauling

Meet the Candidates: Gerald Pauling II, D233 (free)

Age: 55Education: J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; B.S., Business Administration, University of IllinoisJob/role: Partner and member of the Executive Committee, Seyfarth Shaw LLPFamily: Wife, Eugenia; three children. Issues:Academic achievement and performance; fiscal responsibility; continued staff growth and development; school culture and climate. Goals: 

Nathan Legardy

Meet the Candidates: Nathan Legardy, D233 (free)

Age: 51Education: B.S. Finance, DePaul UniversityJob/role: Wiz Kids Foundation – Executive DirectorFamily: Wife, Badia, two children.Other elected positions: Serving on the District 233 School Board since 2019. Issues:  Goals:Continue supporting the administration by transforming the district to a more data-centric culture. Increasing alignment with feeder system schools with the end goal of improving the preparedness[Read More…]

Beth Larocca

Meet the Candidates: Beth A. Larocca, D233 (free)

Age: 64Education: B.A. Accounting, University of Notre Dame; M.A. Reading, Texas Woman’s University; M.E. School Administration and Supervision, Loyola University of Chicago.Job/role: Retired educator.Family: Parents: Tom and Pat Larocca; four brothers and sisters.Other elected positions: District 233 board member 2017-2021. Issues:Safety and discipline, data-driven decisions, closing the achievement gap, residency, preparing every student for one[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Lisa Komorowski, Flossmoor library (free)

Age: 52Education: Robert Morris CollegeJob/role: Loulou Belle/OwnerOther elected positions: N/A Issues:I believe our library’s important issues are supporting literacy and education, promoting lifelong learning and serving as a community gathering space. Goals:One of my top goals is to supply our library with inclusive learning materials and services that reach every member in our community. 

Jessica Barnes

Meet the Candidates: Jessica Barnes, Flossmoor library (free)

Age: 42 Education: B.A. History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.Job/role: Special projects librarian at Reaching Across Illinois Library System.Family: husband Greg, daughter AudreyOther elected positions: N/A Issues:The library is central to American civic life. It’s one of the few places that is open to everyone. It provides an[Read More…]

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