• 09/11/2015

    I would like to begin this week's newsletter by saying, "L'Shanah Tovah" to everyone celebrating the New Year beginning this Sunday evening. May your new year be sweet and may you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a healthy and happy year.

  • 08/21/2015

    It is back to school time! rn rnAs we begin the new school year, I wish all of the students of District 59 an engaging, instructive and safe start. Please remember our school zones, pedestrian crossings and buses will be once again be used on a daily basis. rnrnI look forward to seeing many of you as I visit classrooms and tour schools throughout the district this year.

  • 07/24/2015

    With the start of the state's new fiscal year on July 1, the most pressing issue is to get a budget resolution that both parties will pass and the governor will sign.

  • 07/10/2015

    Yesterday, I helped advance an essential services budget plan that would allow our state to preserve some of its most important functions as extended budget negotiations continue.

  • 05/22/2015

    As we begin Memorial Day weekend, please join me in honoring all members of the armed services; both those who have served and those who currently serve, as well as their families, for the sacrifices they have made and are making for our country. The commitment made by each soldier in defense of our freedom is one I am so thankful for every day, and especially on Memorial Day.

    As you enjoy a safe and extended weekend with your family and friends, I hope you will also join me in remembering the men and women who have given their lives in service of our country.