HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Calling for a stronger focus on renewable energy and protection of the Great Lakes, the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club hosted a day of action on a recent Saturday in support of two pro-environment Democrats campaigning for the state legislature.
Bob Morgan for Illinois State Representative
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The Tribune continues its endorsements for the Illinois House. You’ll find the candidates’ answers to our surveys, and all of our endorsements to date for the Nov. 6 general election, at chicagotribune.com/candidates.
Democrat Bob Morgan’s fundraising total for the year’s third quarter was more than double that of Republican Fredric Bryan “Rick” Lesser, his rival for the 58th House District seat, documents show.
Republican Fredric Bryan “Rick” Lesser of Lake Bluff, an estate planning lawyer who replaced his party’s original candidate on the ballot, has a strong resume of public service as a village trustee and former president of a variety of local civic and business organizations. But Democrat Bob Morgan of Deerfield would be just the sort of lawmaker Springfield needs: thoughtful, knowledgeable, experienced and eager to work with legislators of both parties.
In solidarity with the Families Belong Together rallies taking place this weekend in Chicago and across the nation, some Highland Park residents are organizing a local event Saturday to “renounce the practice of separating children from their parents at the border.”
Owners of the prohibited firearms will have 60 days from Tuesday to get rid of them if trustees approve the amendment as expected.
There is so much more that can be done in regard to weapons and also mental illness and a variety of ways we can make our schools safer.