GOOD NEWS: The election is over and I can breathe again.
BAD NEWS: Low voter turnout showed at the polls. Running mate Karen Siston and I were the only newcomers on our slate to beat two incumbents and unofficially win seats on the District 113A school board. Official results will be posted after the absentee and provisional ballots are counted on April 28. Right now, I’m ahead of an incumbent seeking his third term by six votes. More details on our campaign website here…
GOOD NEWS: Today I remember the late Dr. Irving Kernis on his birthday and his quest for our Vision First form for eye exams.
BAD NEWS: The proposed rule went to second notice during my run for school board. I’m sorry to inform you that the Vision First form was rejected. Published April 3, 2009 in the Illinois Register, the rulemaking is scheduled for adoption at the meeting for JCAR review on April 21, 2009.
GOOD NEWS: The Honorable Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and State Senator Christine Radogno, Illinois Deputy Republican Leader, along with 1,048 persons from around the world supported the approval of the Vision First form during First Notice. The Illinois Optometric Association also adopted a resolution in 2007 to support the mission of Vision First.
BAD NEWS: Michael Horstman, executive director of the Illinois Optometric Association, and eleven school nurses and screeners objected to the approval of more than one form that could be used as proof of an eye exam excluding our Vision First form that would help many, many children. Read more here…
More updates and critical information coming soon.
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