Monday, May 20, 2013
Susan Garrett, of Lake Forest, has joined the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.
Former state senator Susan Garrett has been named to the board of directors of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) along with Evanston attorney David Melton. "Oversight, accountability and transparency should be essential components of Illinois government," said Garrett. "I will be working with ICPR to ensure that these principles are emphasized and embraced." ICPR President Suzanne Calder said she is thrilled to have Garrett and Melton serve on the board of directors. "They bring decades of valuable experience and a deep commitment to transforming Illinois government and politics." Garrett was an Illinois state lawmaker for 14 years. She served as a state representative for two terms, beginning in 1997, and was elected to …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Former state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) shifts public service career from elective to community arena.
Former state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) was one of three new members appointed to the Board of Directors of the Lake County Community Foundation Friday, according to a release from the organization. Garrett, Marvin Bembry and C. Lawrence Connolly were the three new people joining the board. The Foundation, an affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust, tries to transform the lives of the most vulnerable in the county, according to the release. Earlier: Lake Forest College Elects New Trustees Just over a month ago, Garrett was elected to the Board of Trustees of Lake Forest College. She made it clear when she left the Senate in January she would find ways to continue to be part of the greater community. “These two board positions are …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Three new trustees elected to a 4-year term on the Lake Forest College Board will attend their first meeting Friday, Feb. 22.
Thursday, February 21
Lake Forest College Board has three new trustees, including a former state senator and two financial experts, reported the Chicago Tribune. The new trustees are Lake Forest residents Liam Connell, Sandy Stuart and retired State Senator Susan Garrett, who represented the 29th District for three terms, reported the Chicago Tribune. Garrett is also a 1994 graduate of Lake Forest College.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Deerfield’s Julie Morrison replaces Lake Forest’s Susan Garrett as area’s state senator.
State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) took her seat in the 98th Illinois General Assembly today after being sworn into office fully aware of the seriousness of the job facing her yet honored to be part of the process. “The gravity of the fiscal uncertainty I will be facing is tempering the excitement I feel,” Morrison said Tuesday on her way to Springfield. Earlier: Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29thState Senate Race Morrison will replace former state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) whose retirement became official at noon today when Morrison took her seat. Concentrating on job creation, economic development and a business friendly economic climate, Morrison also considers the environment, especially the protection of Lake Michigan…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
After 14 years in the Illinois General Assembly, state Sen. Susan Garrett gets ready to move her activism to a different arena. She recalls early days serving with President Obama.
Making Illinois government a little more transparent with high ethical standards is the legacy retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) hopes to leave when her 14-year career in the Illinois General Assembly ends Tuesday. Garrett, who grew up in Deerfield and has lived most of her adult life in Lake Forest, made some of her strongest contributions to issues important to the northern suburbs like transportation on rails and roads. Earlier: Photo Gallery: Colleagues Roast Garrett, May “I hope that will be in ethics reform in many different levels of leadership including the tollway, highways and Metra,” Garrett said when asked to pick one thing he believes has drawn her attention most. The office of inspector general for the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A year ago, readers felt a Northbrook Court jewelry store was right to have an armed security guard. Patch wants to know readers’ views in light of the shootings in Newtown and Oregon.
(Update on Dec. 18 at 5 a.m.) Friday’s murder of 26 people including 20 children by a gunman in Newtown, CT, and more gunplay at a mall outside Portland a few days before prompted Patch to take a new look at the use of an armed guard at C.D. Peacock’s Northbrook Court jewelry store. A year ago, Patch observed the guard and asked readers how they felt. A majority supported the idea. Patch wants to know if recent events have changed minds in the area. Patch is running a new poll and will publish the results next week. Patch contacted Peacock President Bob Baumgardner for a comment. He did not return the call. A year ago, state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) questioned the wisdom of the use of an armed guard in a mall store. Now, she …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Candidates to replace Susan Garrett in State Senate bicker over flip flopping, a woman’s right to choose and personal integrity.
The campaign between Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) intensified into an all out war of words Monday. Morrison, the Democrat, issued a news release accusing Friedman of transforming himself from a Tea Party Republican when he ran in the 2010 GOP primary for Congress against Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and five other rivals to a moderate in 2012. Earlier: State Senate Candidates Switched Parties “There are a number of issues that Dr. Friedman is silent about and a number of issues he has flip-flopped on,” Morrison said. “From his support of the Tea Party, his affiliation with the NRA, and his support of the Paul …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
State Senate candidate releases information showing her ahead of Republican opponent.
A poll released by the Julie Morrison campaign shows her with a 13-point lead over her Republican opponent, Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, for the State Senate seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). In a poll prepared by Anzalone Liszt Research for Morrison, the West Deerfield Township supervisor is preferred by 46 percent of the 400 likely voters while 33 percent like Friedman. The poll was taken between June 20 and 24 and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent. Earlier: Friedman, Morrison Open Offices, Trade Barbs The Friedman campaign did its own polling in July but has elected not to release the information, according to campaign manager Paul Miller. “It’s not politically smart to release an …
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, July 14, 2012
Retiring state senator becomes Paul Harris Fellow, one of Rotary’s top honors.
State Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) received a surprise at lunch Thursday when she attended a regular Deerfield Rotary meeting. As Garrett approaches retirement in January after serving 14 years in the Illinois General Assembly, Rotary surprised the Deerfield native by naming her a Paul Harris Fellow, one of the highest honors the organization can bestow, according to Rotarian Bob Rosenbacher. “A world of peace and good will comes closer to reality today as Susan Garrett becomes a Paul Harris Fellow,” Rotarian and Deerfield Village Trustee Barbara Struthers said presenting the award. Harris was one of the founders of Rotary and the Rotary Foundation. He helped instill the values of selflessness into the organization. Struthers …