We were lucky to spend an hour with Representative Schakowsky at lunch two weeks ago. It's a particularly frenetic political season, and we had a large group of Rotarians eager to hear her opinions and goals. Our conversation ranged from the country's response to 9/11 to consumer product safety. Jan Schakowsky is a political veteran, and she knows how hard it is to get two sides with strong opinions to meet at all, let alone in a fruitful compromise. But her experience has also taught her that progress CAN and WILL be made. It's hard work like that that gives us all hope for our future.
Don't forget, the Des Plaines Public Library is hosting two weeks of early voting starting October 24th, right up until Monday, November 7th. And the library can always register new voters, too!