Saturday, March 23, 2013

Early Voting Begins Monday March 25th

PLEASE VOTE EARLY........Starting Monday, March 25 until Saturday, April 6, all early voting is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can vote at the Lake County North Shore Health Center at 1840 Green Bay Rd. in Highland Park. Phone number is 847.984.5323 .

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kim Stone is my #1 vote for City Council

Along with fiscal responsibility and core service support, our community leadership and commitment to our Environment is of great importance to me. While I am supporting three City Council candidates that care about the environment, only Kim Stone has demonstrated strong passionate leadership on the subject.

Almost a year ago our City Council had a chance to promote 100 percent Green Power and still slash the cost of electricity with our aggregation process. Only myself, Jim Kirsch, and Paul Frank voted to support this renewable energy alternative. The Mayor and 3 Councilman found reasons not to go green and supported the BROWN option. This showed me who was willing to stand up and make a difference. Kim Stone has a true and solid commitment to support our community's commitment to the environment and that is why she will be my 1st vote when I cast my ballot.

Kim Stone will be the strong and passionate environmental voice that Highland Park needs on City Council. During my 20 years on City Council, I advocated on behalf of the environment, as did Joyce O’Keefe before me.  With my departure for County Board, we need someone who can provide environmental leadership on the Highland Park City Council, protecting and preserving our natural resources for future generations.  Kim Stone is that person.  With 20 years of professional experience on issues ranging from energy efficiency and renewable technology to pollution prevention to transportation, Kim Stone has the knowledge and commitment we need on City Council.  In addition to her environmental background, Kim has experience managing tight budgets and will ensure that the City uses taxpayer money efficiently and effectively. Please join me in voting for Kim Stone.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The way I see things...

April 9th is the Election Day that voters will choose who fills my seat for the past 20 years on the Highland Park City Council. My respect for the citizens of this town is enormous and I am enthusiastically endorsing Kim Stone to sit in that seat for the next four years. Please support and vote for Kim Stone.

I have endorsed others for the City Council, Park District, School Boards, and have my opinion on the referendum being floated by 113. I do have four signs on my lawn if you wish to look at 2157 St. Johns Ave.......

If anyone would like to discuss my views on these endorsements or subjects please call me at 847.831.0373 or 847.456.6933. My email is if you would prefer to email me.  PLEASE VOTE, the earlier, the better!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How Lake County Can Help Us?

On April 11th and April 24th, the County Board will be reviewing the data from the public to tweak our Strategic Plan. As you may know, the two priorities I have adopted in my first year on the board is to work with Chairman Lawlor to adopt a better regional governance model to increase efficiency and reduce costs as well as set up a county driven sustainability leadership model.

In past public discussions these themes have shown strong public support. To be able to achieve these goals starting with consensus of the board is required. Our strategic plan process will give all of us and the staff direction to spend monies and delegate staff time over the next several years. I look forward to the April meetings being a launching point for these endeavors and will give you updates as we proceed.