Monday, June 18, 2012
Candidates for state Senate talk about choice and experience.
The two candidates hoping to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett, D-Lake Forest, opened their campaign offices a mile apart Saturday and wasted no time differentiating themselves from each other. West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, the Democratic contender, criticized the lack of government experience of Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, the Republican choice. She claimed he has never been responsible to citizens and taxpayers. Earlier: Pension Reform Awaits State Senate Candidates “I am the only candidate in the race who has held elective office,” Morrison said to more than 50 people at the formal office opening. “I know what it’s like to be accountable to taxpayers and my opponent does not. I know how to …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
State Senate candidate encourages people to bring their old electronic devices to his campaign office Saturday for recycling.
People brought old computers for recycling to the Illinois State Senate campaign office of Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman Saturday in Highland Park as part of the activities surrounding the opening of the headquarters. “I’m a lifelong conservationist,” Friedman said. “The chemicals in computers, particularly monitors and printers, are harmful. We have to keep them out of our groundwater and our drinking water.” Earlier: New Law Bars Electronics From Landfills Friedman is the Republican candidate running against West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Garret was the sponsor behind a law that took effect in January aimed at keeping electronics out…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
State Senator shares her thoughts on the holiday.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Dear Editor: I look forward to Memorial Day every year because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made to keep America strong and free. Men and women of all socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, from all across the country, have fought courageously in wartime and in peace so that citizens like us can walk safely throughout our communities and our country. Memorial Day is a day where we set aside our differences and stand united to honor the services and achievements of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for our nation. We recognize the principals they stood for and causes for which they gave their lives, and we are forever grateful. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Morrison, Sumption and Morrison spend time in Highland Park.
Highland Park polling places were a popular spot this morning for all three candidates hoping to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) in the 29th State Senate District. Both West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, one of two Democratic candidates for the seat, and Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, a Republican, spent time at Ravinia School. Friedman, who is unopposed in the Republican primary, voted there and a few hours later Morrison arrived with members of her campaign staff to greet voters. “It’s been great,” Morrison said of her reception by voters at several polling places including Deerspring Pool in Deerfield where she accompanied her daughter, Katherine Morrison, to vote. Morrison cast her …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital officials say they are up against a time schedule to open a new facility by 2017.
Concerns over traffic patterns, building height and greater buffers between the proposed Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital building and the surrounding residential neighborhoods have left the Lake Forest Plan Commission asking for more time to digest the 100-plus page master plan presented at the March 14 meeting. “I think we’re only halfway there,” said Jack Reisenberg, chairman of the Plan Commission. “I don’t want to drag this out for you. I want to bring this to a conclusion so it has certainty for you and the community.” Time is of the essence, according to Thomas McAfee, president of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. The master plan is only the first of many hurdles, he noted, that the hospital must clear in order to meet its goal …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Sheyman, Schneider trade charges of misleading voters and use of outside money.
Charges of misleading voters and the infusion of outside special interest money have intensified the 10th Congressional District primary battle for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth). With the primary 11 days away, advertising funded by MoveOn and True Majority PAC questioning Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider’s Democratic bona fides hit local mailboxes Wednesday and Thursday. Schneider is one of four Democrats seeking his party’s nod. Both MoveOn and True Majority PAC support Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman, another of the four contenders. The other two, Long Grove business owner John Tree and Mundelein attorney Vivek Bavda, have stayed out of the fray. The two mailers, which …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Democratic State Senate candidates agree on many issues but have different ideas on implementation.
Approach rather than policy differences is what distinguished Democratic Illinois State Senate candidates Julie Morrison and Milton Sumption Sunday at a League of Women Voters sponsored debate at the Highland Park Country Club. The two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in the March 20 primary to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) agree on a number of issues but would differ on ways to implement those ideas. Sumption, a business consultant from Lake Bluff with a background in the financial industry, brings that expertise to bear when approaching issues like pension reform, job creation, services for homeless veterans and dealing with the state’s growing Medicaid costs. For the last 14 years, Morrison, from …
Monday, February 20, 2012
People from all walks of political life join forces to support West Deerfield Township supervisor.
West Deerfield Supervisor Julie Morrison is finding help for her campaign to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) from a variety of places. Morrison’s support from established Democratic politicians, first time student interns and even an independent Republican activist were all evident at the opening of her campaign office Saturday in Highland Park. One person who will be volunteering her support to Morrison is Linda Reed of Northbrook. The two first met when Reed was on the local staff of then Rep. John Porter (R-Wilmette) and Morrison was the former Congressman’s field director. “I’ve returned because of Julie (Morrison),” Reed said at the office opening. “I’m an independent and Julie (Morrison) is right on the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Dold, Garrett stress cooperation at Chamber breakfast.
Whether they were discussing how to tackle health care, pension reform or unemployment, legislators at last Friday's Legislative Outlook kept returning to the same solution: more cooperation. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) said elected officials need to reach across party lines more frequently to pass job legislation. State Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) said legislators need to sit down with unions to deal with rising pension costs. And Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos encouraged small business owners to offer suggestions for the institution of the Affordable Care Act. "The number one issue that we face not only in Illinois but across the country is jobs and the economy," Dold said to the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
West Deerfield Township Supervisor running for 29th District Senate seat.
Friday, February 10, 2012
State Senator Susan Garrett will host a “Meet and Greet” for Julie Morrison, a Democratic candidate for the 29th District Senate Seat, at 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10) at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road. There will also be informal sessions in Highland Park and Deerfield the same day. Garrett, who is retiring at the end of this year, has come out in support of Morrison's bid. Attendees can ask Morrison questions in an informal setting before the March 20 Democratic primary. Morrison is currently serving as West Deerfield Township Supervisor and has lived in the 29th Senate District for more than 30 years. For more news and updates from Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.