Illinois Rep. Jonathan Carroll resigned on Friday evening after six years of serving the 57th District, which currently includes portions of Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield.
Carroll made the announcement in an announcement Friday:
“This can be a very difficult decision but in one of the best interest of my family for our physical and mental health,” his statement says partly. “Being a father is my most significant job and my children’s wellbeing is my most significant responsibility.”
Carroll’s resignation comes amid a challenge from Tracy Katz Muhl, a fellow Democrat from Northbrook and an attorney who’s the Northfield Township Democratic committeeperson. Muhl received a slew of endorsements, including from U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and State Sen. Laura Tremendous.
In 2022, Carroll’s use of campaign funds got here into query, in accordance with a report by The Journal & Topics.
Carroll had already announced earlier this yr that he was not going to run for an additional term. It’s unclear who will fill Carroll’s seat for the rest of this term, but many expect it to be Muhl.
Muhl said when she announced her candidacy:
“Our district and state face real challenges. We’ve been dancing around key issues for a long time. We’ve made progress, but we haven’t been capable of make the obligatory hard decisions needed to consistently balance budgets, fully fund education, and supply equitable access and opportunity to everyone in Illinois.
“Our district needs a robust and representative voice in Springfield that may speak for our communities.”
Rotary Club of Wilmette opens scholarship for vocational students
The Rotary Club of Wilmette and The Friedman Foundation invite local students pursuing vocational or trade careers to use for $1,500 in scholarships.
Fifteen scholarships shall be granted this spring to students living in Chicago’s north, northwest and western suburbs. Applications are due in early March.
Careers include welding, auto mechanics, business administration, administrative assistants, heating/ventilating/air con tech, computer tech, paralegal, pharmacy tech., human services, law enforcement and elder care.
Based on a release from the rotary club candidates should be sponsored by their local rotary club and show good highschool grades in relevant subjects, work experience of their chosen field, volunteer work of their chosen field, extracurricular activity, character recommendations and more. Rotary clubs will screen applicants and sponsor one or two students each to the suburban Rotary selection committee. That committee will interview and screen applicants further to assist determine the vocational scholarship winners.
Park district recognized for financial reporting
For the thirty fourth consecutive yr, the Park District of Highland Park has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the USA and Canada award for its comprehensive annual financial report, in accordance with a release from the park district.
The honour is reportedly the best type of recognition given to government financial reporting by a government and its management and demonstrates a “spirit of full disclosure” designed to encourage residents to grasp and use the financial information.