Pioneer Press Voters in the 9th Congressional District don’t need to cut through political double-speak to figure out where U.S. Rep. Janice Schakowsky, D-9th, of Evanston, and Joel Pollak, her Republican challenger from Skokie, stand on the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts to higher-income earners.
Evanston Roundtable Joel Pollak’s website describes him as a “human rights lawyer and author from Skokie.” Originally from South Africa, he moved to the U.S. in the 1970s and became a citizen in 1987. After graduating from Harvard, he returned to South Africa to teach and write. He also worked as a political speechwriter for [...]
Evanston Roundtable Mr. Pollak has attacked Ms. Schakowsky for directing stimulus money in a way that benefited a contributor and for voting to fund state programs by cutting a scheduled increase in food-stamp funding in 2014. She calls both allegations “incredibly cynical.” Indy Energy won a competitive grant to install an innovative heating system as [...]
Evanston Roundtable 9th Congressional District Sunday, October 10, 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) Niles North High School, 9800 N. Lawler, Skokie, Entrance and parking on north side of building. Candidates: Jan Schakowsky (Democratic), Joel Pollak (Republican) The sponsors of the forums are the Leagues of Women Voters of Chicago, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Park Ridge, [...]
Spero News Jan Schakowsky is one of the top recipients of campaign cash from J Street, the far-left organization that opposes Israel at every opportunity. It turns out that J Street has taken $750,000 from George Soros, despite the earlier denials of J Street executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami. And J Street took even more money–almost [...]
Before It’s News First, we held our 9/12 celebration in the 9th Congressional District. Then last weekend over 300 volunteers reached over 50,000 homes in the district with our Walk with Joel Pollak. Now, Democratic party bosses are starting to panic. A Democrat committeeman in the 9th District is now openly complaining about all the Dems calling [...]
Daily Herald Americans have barely started to get familiarized with the 6-month-old health care reform law that went into effect March 23. Republican candidate Joel Pollak, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Jan Schakowsky for the 9th Congressional District seat on Nov. 2, thinks the Affordable Care Act law ought to be scrapped.
Today I visited the Cornerstone Community Center, a homeless shelter in Uptown, one of the poorest areas of the 9th district. One of the employees was a dedicated member of the church that founded the shelter–and a committed Republican. We laughed about the stereotypes some people have about Republicans, when in fact many conservatives contribute [...]
I support First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to fight obesity among Americans. She’s wrong, though, when she stops trying to educate consumers, and starts trying to tell restaurants what to serve on their menus, as she did last week in a speech to the National Restaurant Association–telling them what foods to serve, how to advertise, [...]