“I am pleased to endorse the LINCOLNWOOD ALLIANCE slate of candidates for Village Trustee. ATOUR TOMA SARGON has already accomplished a lot for Lincolnwood residents as the First Vice President of the PTA and with her volunteer work for numerous nonprofits and community groups. JESAL PATEL is currently a village trustee who has been involved in and taken the lead on many issues important to Lincolnwood, including the redevelopment of the site of the former Purple Hotel. Craig Katzco is a former teacher and paramedic who owns and runs one of Lincolnwood’s favorite family businesses, Novelty Golf and the Bunny Hutch.

The Lincolnwood Alliance slate all have longstanding connections to Lincolnwood, so they know that Lincolnwood is a wonderful place to live and raise a family no matter who you are. The Lincolnwood Alliance slate believes in making Lincolnwood welcoming to all.

As a Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District I am committed to preventing flooding and protecting our environment. Atour, Craig, and Jesal all share my passion for environmental issues.  I look forward to working with them to promote green solutions, create jobs and make Lincolnwood and green leader.”


Chicago Federation of Labor
Representative Jan Schakowsky
United Hellenic Voters of America

“The Lincolnwood Alliance slate of candidates will be strong partners in working with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to reduce flooding and basement backups and to protect water quality in our streams and rivers. The North Branch of the Chicago River flows through Lincolnwood, and it can be am important asset providing habitat and enhancing quality of life. We need trustees who will work with us to make sure that we are using the best practices to manage stormwater pollution and sewage waste.

The Lincolnwood Alliance candidates were raised in Lincolnwood and chose to raise their families here. The Alliance candidates are committed to keeping Lincolnwood an inclusive and welcoming community for all. Craig Klatzco, Jesal Patel, and Atour Toma Sargon are a dynamic team that cares about the Village and all its residents. I strongly encourage Lincolnwood residents to vote for the Lincolnwood Alliance slate on April 2.”


Dear Friend,

It was my honor and pleasure to represent the Village of Lincolnwood in the Illinois House of Representatives for over thirty years.  Although I am no longer a member of the House, I still care deeply about the Village and its residents.

That’s why I am writing to you about the municipal election on April 2. Three Trustee seats are up for election, and there are three outstanding candidates running on the Alliance for Lincolnwood slate.

Jesal Patel is a current Trustee who has taken the lead on some of the most important negotiations for the Village, such as the redevelopment of the site of the former Purple Hotel. He is a local businessman who understands municipal government.  He is a key member of the Village Board

Craig Klatzco is a teacher, a former paramedic, and youth sports coach. But Lincolnwood probably knows him best as the owner of Novelty Golf and the Bunny Hutch. Craig is a former Trustee and served on the Library Board as well. He is as dedicated a person as you can find for Village Trustee, and his return to the Board is of critical importance.

Atour Toma Sargon may be young, but she’s already accomplished so much. She earned a Master’s in public policy and is currently the Vice President of the local PTA board. She is also in the current class of IWIL (Illinois Women in Leadership). She is smart, energetic, and always thinking about the future of Lincolnwood.  Her election as Trustee is essential to the future of Lincolnwood.

You can learn more about them and their platform at www.allianceforlincolnwood.com.

This is an outstanding team running for Trustee. It’s no wonder that they have been endorsed by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners Josina Morita and Debra Shore, and the Chicago Federation of Labor. I am proud to join them in endorsing the Alliance for Lincolnwood slate.

An election for Village Trustee may not seem that important, but it is. Municipalities provide the most basic and most important government services. They are the first responders in an emergency, they fix the streets we use most often, they provide the most basic services like waste management, drinking water, law enforcement and fire protection. Please don’t ignore this election. Vote on April 2 (or vote earlier at the Skokie Village Hall), and remind your friends and neighbors who live in Lincolnwood to vote for the Alliance for Lincolnwood slate as well.

Sincerely,  Lou

PS:  Early voting has already started at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.