Craig Klatzco has been a Lincolnwood resident for 30 years, and Craig’s family businesses, Novelty Golf and the Bunny Hutch at Devon and Lincoln, have been a part of Lincolnwood for over 70 years. Craig was a Paramedic in Village of Northfield for 13 years and worked with the Assistant Village Manager. Craig and his family have a long tradition of community service in Lincolnwood, including working with the Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Lincolnwood Library, the SD 74 PTA, and many youth sports leagues. Craig served on the Lincolnwood Public Library board for 8 years, and was elected as an independent Village Trustee in 2013. Craig believes in being open, honest and respectful, and serving the interests of all members of the community. If elected, Craig’s experience, education, knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm, will help to continue improving the Village of Lincolnwood for all of its residents.
Atour Toma Sargon
Atour Toma Sargon is a first-generation Assyrian-American. Atour grew up in Lincolnwood, graduating from Niles West High School. Because of her strong roots in Lincolnwood, she and her husband chose to live here and raise their two young children. She currently serves on the PTA Executive Board as First Vice President, chairing and sitting on multiple committees. She volunteers with the SD74 school district regularly and attends community events and activities in Lincolnwood. Atour volunteers at various Vote Assyrian events which promote civic engagement through registering members of the Assyrian community to vote and introducing them to candidates who are running for office in their community.
Atour received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and earned a Masters in Public Policy from Northwestern University. She has extensive law firm management experience. Atour believes in having transparency in government, in celebrating diversity, in increasing economic development, and in having a government that is representative of the people it is serving.
Jesal Patel has lived in Lincolnwood since he was just 4 years old. He resides at the same address today as when he moved here nearly 40 years ago. Jesal attended the district 74 schools and grew up working as a caddy at the Bryn Mawr country club. He attended Loyola academy for high school and is a graduate of Indiana University’s business school with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance-real estate. Jesal has been with his wife Kate for over 25 years and has three young children.
Jesal’s business, Patel Realty, is located in Lincolnwood and specializes in residential and retail real estate sales and investment. Jesal has been a Trustee in Lincolnwood since 2007 and has served as Board liaison to multiple Village committees and boards while also serving as chairman of the finance committee and the committee on ordinances, rules, and buildings. Jesal also has been selected to serve as a volunteer advocate for the shopping center and hotel industries. In his role he visits Springfield and Washington several times per year to meet with state and federal legislators to provide local perspective to the lawmaking process. His vast experience and knowledge along with his obvious passion and ability make him an excellent member of local government.
Craig Klatzco’s Achievements
- Village of Lincolnwood Trustee 2013- 2017
- Lincolnwood Board Chairman, Finance committee
- Instrumental in replacing all Lincolnwood street lights on our secondary streets to LED. At no cost to residents and saving the village on our electric bill.
- Village of Lincolnwood Committee on Ordinances Rules and Buildings (CORB)
- Village of Lincolnwood Police fire commission to the Liaison
- Village of Lincolnwood Park Board Liaison
- Village of Lincolnwood Human Relation Commission Liaison
- Saint Francis EMS advisory Board
- Lincolnwood Library Trustee
- Treasurer, Lincolnwood Library Board
- Lake Wildwood Association Board of Directors, Finance and Administration Committee
- Owner Novelty Golf and Bunny Hutch landmark in Lincolnwood for 70 years
- Paramedic: 13 years, Village of Northfield
- Assistant to the Assistant manager Village of Northfield.
- Photo Journalist:
- National Institute for Exploration
- Earthworld Press
- Earthtreks digest
- Lincolnwood Pack 74 Cub Scout Leader
- Lincolnwood/Skokie Troup 72 Boy Scout Leader
- Baseball Coach Lincolnwood Youth baseball
- Teacher: K-12 Local area schools
- BS Public Administration/Political Science, with a focus on finance
- Masters Degree: Teaching
Atoar Toma Sargon’s Achievements
- IWIL Training Academy Class of 2019
- Vote Assyrian Board of Directors, 2018 – Present
- Lincolnwood PTA First Vice President, 2017 – Present
- Fundraising Committee Chair;
- Bylaws Committee Chair;
- Audit Committee Member;
- Teacher Mini-Grant Committee Member;
- Bingo Night Committee Member;
- Ice Cream Social Committee Member;
- Teacher Appreciation Committee Member; and
- Book Fair Committee Member.
- 212 East Condominium Association Board Secretary, 2016 – Present
Jesal Patel’s Achievements
- Trustee since 2007
- Finance Committee Chair
- Committee on Ordinances Rules and Buildings (CORB) Chair
- Board Liaison – Economic Development Commission
- Board Liaison – Zoning Board of Appeals
- Board Liaiason – Plan Commission
- Board Liaiason – Human Relations Commission
- Board Liaison – Beautification Commission
- Board Liaison – Parks Board
- Board Liaison – Traffic Commission
- Over 1500 hours on the dais
I have stood by silently while The Lifelong for Lincolnwood Party has spewed accusations about me and my character. How does one respond to lies created for a political reason? I’m being accused of ‘stealing’ a stretch of Monticello Ave between Lincoln and Devon Avenues. The truth is that this has not been a street for the last 70 years! The Village of Lincolnwood has never plowed, paved, or repaired it! My family has maintained it my entire life, which has cost the village nothing. Why would the Village suddenly want to create a street now?
I served as the Village trustee from 2013-2017. While serving I have recused myself from any actions involving my property that came before the village board. So why is this lie being spread by my political opponents? I stand by my record as Trustee and as a local business and family man. Lifelong for Lincolnwood was unable to find anything negative about me, so they have resorted to outright falsehoods and gutter politics.