Sunday, September 30, 2012
State Rep. Karen May recognized for her contributions to the environment during 12-year career in Illinois General Assembly.
State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) became the first ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented Sept. 20 by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), according to a news release from the IEC. The IEC has recognized legislators, individuals, organizations and businesses making achievements each year but has never feted the body of work achieved for a career. May is retiring in January after 12 years in the Illinois General Assembly. “I was thrilled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from IEC”, May said in the release. “Protecting our environment for the citizens of Illinois has been my great passion during my years in the General Assembly as I organized and led our green caucus.” IEC Executive Director Jennifer …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
With their political careers’ sunset on the horizon, state Sen. Susan Garrett and state Rep. Karen May were roasted and toasted at a dinner in their honor given by the Lake County Democratic Women Monday.
When a call from state Sen. Susan Garret (D-Lake Forest) appears on state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg’s (D-Evanston) cell phone, the initials ‘MSG’ appear. “Now most people think of ‘MSG’ as ‘Ms. Susan Garrett’ (but) it’s also known as monosodium glutamate,” Schoenberg said. “What do the two have in common? Too much, you get a headache!” Garrett, who will retire at the end of this year after serving three terms in the Illinois Senate, was just one target at Monday night’s Lake County Democratic Women’s toast and roast featuring a cross-section of local and state politicians at Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest. The other bull’s-eye was on state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), who will also retire this year after serving six terms in the Illinois …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lake Forest attorney selected as Republican candidate to replace Lauren Turelli who withdrew from the race earlier this month.
West Deerfield Township Republican Chairman Mark Shaw of Lake Forest was named Friday as the Republican candidate in the campaign to succeed retiring state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park). Shaw replaces Lauren Turelli of Lake Forest on the ballot after she withdrew from the race earlier this month. He was selected by Republican Party officials within the 58th legislative district according to provisions of state law dealing with candidate withdrawal. The choice was made by Lake County Republican Chairman Bob Cook along with New Trier Township Committeeman Bill Cadigan and Northfield Township Committeewoman Jill Brickman in part because of Shaw’s efforts building the Republican Party in West Deerfield Township. “Mark (Shaw) has done a …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The candidate's campaign manager and former opponent are just two names floating around to jump into the 58th District House race.
The day after Lauren Turelli dropped out of the 58th District House of Representatives race, the Republican party has already begun the search for a replacement candidate. Turelli, who did not return calls from Patch, issued a statement Tuesday explaining that personal circumstances would not enable her to "devote 100 percent of my time and energy to this race, which the Republican party and my supporters expect and deserve" in her race against Democrat Scott Drury. Since then, Lake County Republican Party Chairman Bob Cook has already begun taking calls with suggestions for who should replace her. Though he admits the news of Turelli's withdrawal was sudden, Cook has set up a meeting with the other township chairmen in the 58th District…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Republican contender to replace Karen May ends campaign.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Republican contender to replace Karen May ends campaign.
Lauren Turelli of Lake Forest ended her campaign for the Illinois General Assembly today to replace the retiring state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), according to a story in the Lake Forester. Turelli emerged as the Republican candidate to face Democrat Scott Drury of Highwood after defeating Mark Neerhof in the March 20 primary. Turelli lost to May two years ago with 43 percent of the vote. “I’ve had great numbers and a lot of support,” Turelli said in the Lake Forester story. “Things were just getting off the ground. There’s just a lot going on in my family and related business that require my attention.” Lake County Republican Chairman Robert Cook said Neerhof is a contender for the nomination, according to the Lake Forester article…
Saturday, May 26, 2012
State Rep. Karen May tells the meaning of the holiday.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
On Monday, we will all take a break from our hectic lives to celebrate Memorial Day. While the weekend may signal the start of summer, the opening of the beaches and pools and family picnics, we must also take time to remember why we are all so fortunate to be here to celebrate the holiday. On Memorial Day we remember the men and women from our own communities who gave their lives so that we and our children and grandchildren could live in a free nation, and so that others around the world could enjoy the same freedoms that we in the United States often take for granted. My young nephew, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, recently returned from service in Afghanistan. Many of my uncles and my father-in-law proudly served in the U.S. …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Campaign claims an "impressive victory."
Though the race isn't officially over, it looks like Lauren Turelli will probably win the Republican primary for 58th District State Representative. With all of the precincts in Lake and Cook counties reporting, Turelli leads Dr. Mark Neerhof by 558 votes out of 8,954. She leads Neerhof in both counties, with 238 votes to his 222 in Cook County and 4,518 to his 3,976 in Lake. The winner will face Democrat Scott Drury in the general election. Drury was endorsed by State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), who announced she wouldn't seek reelection to the post last year. "We're not out of it," Neerhof's campaign manager Mick Paskiewicz told Patch Tuesday night. He said the campaign would wait for early and absentee votes to be counted before…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Turelli leads by 548 votes, with one precinct yet to report in Cook County.
Update 9:35 p.m.: All seven of Cook County's precincts are reporting, putting Turelli's lead over Neerhof at 558 votes out of 8,954. Neerhof's campaign manager Mick Paskiewicz told Patch he was looking into how many early and absentee votes had been cast that have not yet been counted. When asked if they were still in the race, Paskiewicz replied "We're not out of it." Update 9:15 p.m.: Mark Neerhof is speaking to a gathering of supporters at his election night event in Lake Forest. He's not conceding, but he is calling a win "unlikely." The Lake Forest doctor currently trails Lauren Turelli by 548 votes. "These results are not what we hoped," Neerhof said. Update 9:10 p.m.: Neerhof is now losing to Turelli in both Lake and Cook Counties …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Negative campaigning by groups supporting Ilya Sheyman motivated her decision.
State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) has decided to vote for Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider in Tuesday’s primary for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth). May made her decision today after groups supporting the candidacy of Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman like MoveOn have flooded the northern suburbs with advertising and telephone calls for over week criticizing Schneider for some donations made to Republicans. Sheyman worked for MoveOn before leaving his position to run for Congress. “Ilya’s negative advertising is full of overt distortions,” May said referring to the Presidential primary. “I’ve decided to vote for Brad Schneider. …