Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We will be updating the results for the race between incumbent Lou Lang (D-Skokie) and Republican challenger Vincent Romano.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Lou Lang has held his position as the 16th District House representative for more than 20 years. He's been a strong proponent for casino expansion, legalizing medical marijuana and civil union. Meanwhile, his opponent, Republican challenger Vincent Romano feels more jobs in Illinois should top the agenda, among other issues. Patch will be updating results constantly throughout the evening and live blogging on this page. Keep checking back to get the latest from both candidates. Update - 9:36 p.m. - Lang has more than 10,000 votes compared to Romano's 5,879. Thirty of the 34 precincts have reported. Update 8:40 p.m. - Lang continues to lead the race between newcomer Romano. He has almost 9,100 votes to Romano's 5,078. …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Local mom holds letter-writing party as the young reach out to Congress about world poverty.
When Cindy Levin had children several years ago, the Morton Grove resident found it harder to do volunteer work. So she got creative. Check out the video to see how. On Saturday afternoon Levin hosted several children at her home for a letter-writing party, where personalized messages for Congress were created. The activity not only educates the youngsters about issues related to global poverty but also gets them involved in democracy. "I love doing this with kids because then advocacy is not an intimidating thing to them," Levin said. Levin, a mother of two, works part-time as a fundraiser and volunteers for RESULTS, an anti-poverty advocacy organization. The group lobbies Congress on behalf of impoverished nations where many people …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The American chapter of Global Campaign for Education hosts an event at Park View School.
Students and teachers at Park View School participated in the Global Action Week campaign this past week, along with students from at least 100 countries. Teopista Birungi Mayanja, head of the Ugandan Teacher's Union, visited the school to talk about the importance of quality education. According to the Global Campaign for Education, almost 70 million children around the world do not have basic education, and more than half are girls. Click through the photos to see the students' blue ribbons, which will be sent to the U.S. Congress and the White House to advocate for education for all children. The event was a combined effort with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund CARE, the National Education Association and the American Federation of …