Idealism -- Integrity -- Independence

NTD NEWS    September 19, 2018

This week, I thought the focus of my comments would pretty much be all about staying engaged in Democratic candidate campaigns until the November 6 election -- a message that can't be overstated. However, in the past few days another subject has taken over my thoughts: The appearance of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her accusations of assault agains Supreme Court candidate Judge Brett Kavanaugh. So, I'm going to save a few words on campaign involvement for a P.S. after this commentary.      
     Right now, I want to move on to the sensational accusation from Professor Ford that Brett Kavanaugh violently assaulted her when they were both in their teens. This is a very messy situation because the alleged assault occurred over 35 years ago. Judge Kavanaugh insists he didn't do it, and the only person who Dr. Ford says witnessed the assault, Mark Judge, is unwilling to testify and is not being subpoenaed to do so by Republicans controlling the Senate hearings.  
     Back in 1991 when Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill, an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee allowed testimony from a number of witnesses corroborating her story as well as witnesses backing up Thomas' recollections. However, this time around, Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, although sensitive to the "Me Too movement" and the reaction of potential female voters in November, is trying to appear to be fair - without honestly being fair. So, Ms. Ford will be allowed to testify, but nobody else.  
     What's further complicating matters is that since coming forward, Professor Ford has received threatening phone calls including death threats. So, she is now hesitant to even appear in televised Senate hearings until after an FBI investigation has been conducted. And Republicans refuse to approve it. - But perhaps a hearing behind closed doors can still be held, if it's held next Monday.  
     Senator Grassley and his fellow Republicans insist with Dr. Ford must appear next Monday and no later. They are getting panicky and want to keep this "he said, she said" situation moving along. A "hung jury" will provide an alibi for confirming Kavanaugh with no clear guilt ascertained.   
     Christine Blasey Ford does have medical records from years past that reveal she long suffered from trauma caused by an assault she experienced as a teenager. However, if she didn't refer to her assailant by name in any of those therapy sessions, and if, over the years, she didn't name the assailant in conversations with any of her friends, without sworn testimony from another witness, it's just her word against Kavanaugh's about something that happened in the 1980's.    
     Thinking about all this, I did ask myself, "should a man in his fifties who has, as far as we know, led a law abiding life as an adult, be brought down by an act of alcohol-fueled stupidity when he was 17 and his brain (like all teenage boys) was not even fully developed?"  
     Well, Dr. Ford says in this case a drunk Brett Kavanaugh pulled her into a room, threw her onto a bed and clamped his hand over her mouth to smother her screams as he tried to tear off her clothing. For me, that goes way beyond the boundaries of what we used to rationalize as "heavy necking." I never heard of any guys in my circle of often foolish (and often drunk) young men acting with such violence -- not in high school, college or the military. If what Dr. Ford has described is true, her assailant possessed a special seed of nastiness. Does that kind of inner violence disappear with age? One can hope so.  
     Now I'm wondering what happens if Dr. Ford gives even somewhat convincing testimony next week? Will the two Republican female Senators, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski be comfortable with Kavanaugh becoming our next Supreme Court Justice? Or, could some brave male Republican senator be troubled enough to break party ranks and vote against Kavanaugh? It's true there are other judges on the Republican Supreme Court wish list that would likely fit their anti-choice, pro-gun, less government agenda. Still, the GOP will be greatly embarrassed if they lose this Federalist Society cover boy.  
     So, I'll close with this ironic observation. If Judge Kavanaugh does take a seat on SCOTUS, many observers believe that Roe v. Wade could, at some point, be overturned. Or, if that doesn't happen, the Court will systematically allow new specifically worded laws and healthcare policies in individual states to be developed that will essentially eliminate the right of "choice" in many parts of America.  
     We will likely never know if Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a young woman many years ago. But as a Supreme Court Justice, we do know he and his fellow right wing ideologues will soon be in a position to assault the future personal rights of millions of American women. And you can be sure some of them will experience years of personal trauma that Roe v. Wade meant to eliminate.
                                                                               Nels Howard
                                                                              NTDO member since 1973  
P.S. In these final weeks before the mid-term election, reaching potential Democratic voters is critically imporant. I know I must do more than I have. I also know that such opportunities to help abound. Just scan the phone banking and neighborhood canvassing dates listed further down in this newsletter. Take your pick and put some volunteer dates on your calendar. (And by the way, if you know a friend or two who's frustrated with the present state of things, invite him/her to join you.)
     You can also create election involvement on your own by learning if all your friends, neighbors or relatives (especially those of the Democratic persuasion) have registered to vote or brought their registration up to date after an address change. For registration info, click here.  
     You can even become a voter deputy registrar - it's easy to do. Find out how here.
     Or, how about providing rides to polling places for people who have no car or have trouble getting around. You can do that on Election Day or during the early voting period and it can make a measurable difference. You'll get a nice feeling from doing it, too. -- If that sounds good, call or email the NTD office and let them know when you would be available to provide transportation. -- Any help you can give will make a difference.  
New Trier Democrats' Annual Dinner with Featured Speaker, JB Pritzker

Sunday, October 14th 
Reception 5:00pm - Dinner 6:15pm
JB Prtizker
We are excited and honored to welcome  JB Pritzker, Democratic Candidate for Illinois Governor,   as the Featured Speaker at our Annual Dinner and fundraiser. Please join us to hear about JB's plans for the State of Illinois.
New Trier Democrats will also present a special award to David Orr, retiring Cook County Clerk, recognizing his 39 years of exceptional public service.


If you have any further questions, please contact our office at or 847.446.8030.
Take Action Now - Local Opportunities To Help Get Out The Vote
Thursday Nights from 5:00-8:00pm
JB Pritzker For Governor Phone Bank at New Trier Democrats' Office

When: Thursday Nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: New Trier Democrats' Office, 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka
What: A phone bank to get out the vote for  JB Pritzker for Governor in this important midterm election. This phone bank will also support Kwame Raoul for Illinois Attorney General as well as other down ticket races in Illinois. You must bring a cell phone and please bring a laptop computer if you can. Training and all necessary materials will be provided. For questions or to RSVP, call Jonathan Alter at 312-848-2925.

Sundays 1:00-5:00pm & 
Mondays through Thursdays 5:00-8:00pm
Phone Banking for IL Midterm Candidates with Our Friends at the Democratic Party of Evanston

When: Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Mondays through Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Democratic Party of Evanston's Office, 747 Custer Avenue, Evanston
What: The DPOE will continue to host daily phonebanking events at its headquarters throughout Sept. and Oct. to help support IL Democratic candidates in November. Please bring your cell phone, laptop, and charging device. For more information or to RSVP, please visit   DPOE's events calendar Thank you!

Sundays - Randy Bryce, US House Wisconsin 1st
Mondays - Matt Longjohn, US House Michigan 6th
Tuesdays -   Sean Casten, US House IL-6th
Wednesdays -   Betsy Londrigan, US House, IL-13th
Thursdays -   Lauren Underwood, US House IL-14th 

Postcard Parties with Our Friends at Indivisible Evanston

What: This is the final push to send get out the vote postcards for the Nov. 6th Midterms! Right now Indivisible Evanston has addresses to reach voters in IL District 6 (where  Sean Casten  is running for Congress against Peter Roskam). As they get more opportunities to postcard for other districts and/or candidates, they will add them to their parties.


Sunday, September 23: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Monday, September 24: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, September 25: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Wednesday, September 26: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Thursday, September 27: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at 1216 Madison St. in Evanston.
Monday, October 1: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, October 2: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Sunday, October 7: 1:00pm - 4:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, October 9: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Wednesday, October 10: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, October 16: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Thursday, October 18: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at 1216 Madison St. in Evanston.

RSVP on  Facebook for the dates you can come. Please bring postcard stamps and we'll provide the postcards and refreshments! If you want to write and send postcards from home, we can arrange to get you the cards and the list of names and addresses. Want to host or organize a postcard party? We'll provide info for ordering postcards and other instructions, and publicize it for you. But even if you don't RSVP or can't contribute stamps, come anyway at any time you can! THANK YOU!

Saturdays & Sundays 
Canvassing for Lauren Underwood (IL 14th District) and Sean Casten (IL 6th District) with Our Friends at Indivisible Evanston

When : Saturdays from 8:45am to 2;00pm
Where : meeting location 9222 Lawndale, Evanston IL 60203 - will drive to IL-14th to canvass
What Sign up here to Canvass for Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress in IL 14th District.  We'll caravan from Evanston and then meet up with the Lake County Field Director from the Underwood campaign in Lindenhurst, who will give us a brief training and instructions before we head out to canvass door-to-door for the Underwood campaign. If you've never canvassed before, this is a great way to learn. Having conversations with folks 1:1 is the way we will win in November!

When: Sundays from 10:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Evanston - see sign up for details
What: Sign up here to Canvass for Sean Casten, candidate for Congress in IL 6th District. We are leaving from Evanston every Sunday morning until election day, traveling to/from Barrington, and returning by 4pm.


Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 2:00pm
Canvass Supporting Sean Casten for Congress with Our Friends at Tenth Dems

When : Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Where: Highland Park Target parking lot - Route 41 and Park Ave. - 2099 Skokie Valley Road - far west corner.
What:  A door-to-door canvass in Barrington supporting Sean Casten, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6th District running against Peter Roskam.  Meet at the Target lot to carpool.  Training will be at 3:00pm in Barrington followed by the canvass. Canvassing - talking to voters face-to-face - is literally proven to be the best way to reach voters. And ultimately, turning out voters is the key to winning. This is a seat Democrats can win. Let's flip the House! To let Tenth Dems know you can come, send an email with your name and phone number to and they'll let you know the details. For questions, call Marc at 312-504-0013.


Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29th and 30th
JB Pritzker Weekend of Action with Team Brad Schneider

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018: shifts start at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
Where: Schneider for Congress HQ, 3000 Dundee Rd. #105, Northbrook
What:  Join Team JB and Team Brad for phone banking and canvassing in support of JB Pritzker. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online.

Other events of interest:

Tomorrow Night, September 20 in Highland Park -
JB for Governor Office Opening and Debate Watch Party

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 513 Central Ave., #310, Highland Park (above Chase bank)
What: Join the JB Pritzker campaign for their Office Opening and Debate Watch Party as JB and Bruce Rauner go head-to-head in their first debate. For more details, contact Maggie at

Tomorrow Night, September 20 in  Highland Park - Fundraiser for Congressman Brad Schneider's Re-election Campaign

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm  
Where: Address of Highland Park home to be provided upon RSVP
What: Please come for appetizers, refreshments and conversation with Congressman Brad Schneider. To RSVP,  register online  or email Jeff Winton at

This Friday, September 21 in  Chicago - Citizen Action / Illinois Annual Awards Dinner

When: Friday, September 21, 2018. Reception: 5:30pm; Dinner and Awards program: 6:30pm
Where: Chicago Hilton & Towers Hotel, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: Citizen Action/Illinois holds its annual Egan-Evans Awards Dinner honoring Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  A special recognition award will be presented to Attorney General Lisa Madigan. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online.

This Saturday, September 22 in Highland Park - Bob Morgan Day of Action

Bob Morgan When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. There will be two shifts of canvassing or phone banking.
Where: Bob Morgan Campaign Office, 1910 1st St., Suite 400, Highland Park
What: Join the Bob Morgan campaign for a day of action, canvassing and phone banking, to mark the one month countdown until early voting begins and talk to voters about how important this election is! Bob is the Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 58th District.For additional information or to RSVP,  register online.

This Saturday, September 22 in Chicago - 
Illinois National Organization for Women Conference and GOTV Event

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:30am
Where: DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Rd., Naperville
What:The Illinois National Organization for Women holds its Conference and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) event with keynote speakers Lauren Underwood, Democratic candidate for Congress, 14th District, and the Honorable Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller. The event features Voting Rights 101 Workshop, award presentations, lunch and a silent auction. To order tickets, visit the  conference website . For questions, contact Susan at or call 217-898-3152.

This Sunday, September 23 in Libertyville - The Stevenson Center Presents "How To Save Constitutional Democracy"

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
Where: The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)
What: Tom Ginsburg, the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project. Coffee and conversation will follow the presentation. For additional information or to RSVP, visit the  Center websiteregister online, email or call  773-633-5661.

Tuesday, September 25 in Chicago - Evening Cruise Reception in Support of Susana Mendoza

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Party will remain dockside for the first hour.
Where: Chicago's Riverwalk at the base (SE) of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (AKA DuSable Bridge). For GPS, please use 112 E. Wacker Drive. Please note, the reception will be located on the Chicago Riverwalk level, not street level.
What:  An evening cruise reception aboard Chicago's First Lady in support of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza's reelection. To RSVP,   register online  or for more information, contact Katy Langenfeld at 312-600-9496 or

Tuesday, September 25 in Chicago - Happy Hour Reception for Bob Morgan

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm   Bob Morgan
Where: Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago
What: A happy hour reception in support of Bob Morgan, Democratic nominee for State Representative, 58th District. To RSVP,  register online  or email Joey Slater at or call 312-448-8014.

Saturday, September 29 in Racine - Southern WI Voter I.D. Project Canvass 

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - from 11:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Racine, WI - Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha
What: Please join Indivisible Evanston for voter I.D. canvasses in Racine, WI!They will be using the model Molly McGrath of the ACLU presented last December. If you were not at the training but are interested in participating, please call Nancy Bruski with questions. I ndivisible Evanston will arrange carpools or you can go on your own. Brief training, walk packs, data sheets and a script will be provided. Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, in Kenosha. A representative from Indivisible Evanston will be there to hand out and collect all the materials from 11:30 - 5:00. We highly recommend you pick up packets no later than 12:30. Common Grounds is also a great spot to recharge, and grab a cup of coffee! If the weather is seriously inclement, we might need to reschedule, so check your email.  Sign up online Call or email Nancy with canvassing questions: 847-373-7755 (cell); For carpool questions: email

Sunday, September 30 in Glenview - Democrats of Northfield Township Fundraiser Luncheon

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm
Where: The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake, Glenview
What: Democrats of Northfield Township hold their Second Annual Fundraiser Luncheon.  Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2). Remarks by State Senator Kwame Raoul, candidate for Attorney General.To order tickets,  register online.

Sunday, September 30 in Highland Park - Women For Brad Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
What: Please join Women For Brad for an afternoon tea in support of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) with special guest Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17).   You may register online for this event. If you have any questions please contact: Emanuela Frankel - (312) 213-3588; or Allison Schieber - (616) 516-0734.

Monday, October 1 in Wilmette - Fundraiser for Sean Casten

When: Monday, October 1, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Home of Dave Lundy & Jen Jobrack, Wilmette Address Received Upon RSVP
What: A fundraiser to support Red to Blue Candidate Sean Casten, candidate for Congress in the 6th District of Illinois. Politico named Sean's race one of the Top 10 races to watch in the U.S. This seat is one of the most flippable in the country. Right now, polls shows the race in a statistical dead heat. A scientist, environmental advocate, and clean energy entrepreneur, Sean has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. Whether creating clean energy jobs, working with policymakers to find win-win solutions to our problems, or writing about the important work we must do to protect our planet, Sean has never shied away from big challenges.   RSVP online. If you have any questions, c ontact (312) 806-2743 or 

Tuesday, October 2 in Chicago - Can Changing the Way We Vote Boost Turnout?

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm
Where: Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington St., Pedway Room, Chicago
What: Chicago Board of Elections presents a panel discussion on ways to increase voter turnout and explore options including vote-by-mail and vote centers.  Panelists include: Jim Allen, Chicago Board of Elections; Calmetta Coleman, Chicago Urban League; Representative LaShawn Ford and Ami Gandhi, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; Amber McReynolds, National Vote at Home Institute & Coalition; and Noah Praetz, Cook County Clerk's Office.

Thursday, October 4 in Evanston - Reception Supporting Rep. Laura Fine for State Senate with Sen. Daniel Biss

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: The home of Carol Lind, 2333 Lincoln St., Evanston
What: A reception supporting State Representative Laura Fine's candidacy for State Senate with special guest, State Senator Daniel Biss. For additional information or to RSVP, email

Thursday, October 11 in Chicago - Personal PAC's 25th Annual Awards Luncheon

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018; registration and reception at 11:00am, luncheon program at 12:00 noon.
Where: Chicago Hilton International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: Personal PAC's 25th Annual Awards Luncheon will highlight the group's efforts and raise funds to elect more pro-choice legislators. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is the Keynote Speaker. This is an extremely popular event, so space is limited. For more information or to reserve tickets,  register online.

Thursday, October 11 in Chicago - Cook Co. Dem Party Cocktail Reception with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Private reception: 4:00pm to 5:00pm; Main reception: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: A Cook County Democratic Party cocktail reception with special guest Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). To order tickets,  register online.  For questions, call 312-263-0575.
Saturday, October 13 in Chicago - March to the Polls With Women's March Chicago

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00am Voter Village Opens; 11:00am Rally & March
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
What: Join women and allies to send a clear message to our government we are engaged in protecting our democracy - and WE VOTE! Visit the Voter Village at the rally site: meet candidates and activists - discover actions you can take to improve life in your community. Celebrate first time voters: march together in support of new voters. And VOTE! City of Chicago and Cook County polling sites will be open for early voting so residents can literally March to the Polls. For more information and updates, or to RSVP, visit

Monday, October 15 in Chicago - EMILY's List Cocktails for Change

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
What: A reception with EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock featuring Lauren Underwood, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (IL-14). Light refreshments will be provided (21+ only). For additional information or to RSVP,   register online.

Monday, October 15 in Chicago -  Democratic Party of Illinois Fall Reception

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago
What: The 2018 Fall Reception for the Democratic Party of Illinois hosted by Michael J. Madigan, Chairman. For more information or to RSVP, call Emily at 312-578-1554 or email

Saturday, October 20 in Wilmette - Candidates Forum Sponsored by the League of Women Voters

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:10pm
Where: Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
What: The League of Women Voters chapters of Evanston, Glenview/Glenco e, Wilmette, and Winnetka-Kenilw orth/Northfield will sponsor three Candidate Forums ahead of the November 6 general election. Races covered are US Congressional Representative, IL 9th District; Cook County Commissioner 13th & 14th Districts; and IL State Representative 17th and 18th Districts. The IL State Senate 9th District race will not be covered because a candidate declined participation. Questions will be collected from the audience and asked by a non-partisan moderator. 9:00 - 9:50 am: 9th Congressional District (Jan Schakowsky, John Elleson) 10:00 - 11:00 am: Cook County Commissioner 13th District (Larry Suffredin and Chris Hanusiak) and 14th District (Scott Britton and Greg Gosslin) 11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Illinois State Representative 17th District (Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Peter Lee) and 18th District (Robyn Gabel and Julie Cho) RSVP is not required.

Wednesday, October 24 in Evanston - Annual Fall Rally Supporting Rep. Robyn Gabel
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Home of Dana Pearl, 1426 Mulford St., Evanston
What: Join Rep. Robyn Gabel for her Annual Fall Rally fundraiser. The Annual Fall Rally will be held at Dana Pearl's home, which is Evanston's first LEED platinum-certified house and was designed by Chicago-based architect Nathan Kipnis. Enjoy an in depth tour of this 100% electric home made from many recycled materials. To RSVP or for more information, you may  register online or contact Katy Langenfeld at 312-600-9496 or

Your Legislators:

Legislators Democratic Legislators
who represent New Trier Township in 
Washington, Springfield and Cook County 

You'll be hearing a lot from these exceptional public servants. --

And they want to be hearing a lot from you. 
     The fact is, they need to hear from you and want to hear from you in order to represent you most effectively. So, the first thing you can do is get to know who these people are. The links below to their campaign websites are a good place to start. 
Jan Schakowsky , 9th U.S. Congressional District Representative  and Chief Deputy House Democratic Whip. The new Ninth District boundaries include all of New Trier except for Glencoe. 

Brad Schneider , 10th U.S. Congressional District Representative which includes a number of precincts in Glencoe.
Daniel Biss,   State Senator for Illinois' 9th State Senate District.The Ninth District includes all of New Trier Township.
Julie MorrisonState Senator for Illinois' 29th State Senate District. The district includes New Trier's northernmost precincts.   

Robyn Gabel, IL 18th District State Representative. The 18th District includes much of New Trier up to Hazel Avenue and Dundee Road.
Laura Fine , IL 17th District State Representative.
The 17th District includes the East Glenview and West Wilmette areas of New Trier Township.

Scott Drury IL 58th District State Representative. 
The 58th District includes the northernmost precincts in Glencoe.

Larry Suffredin, Cook County 13th District Commissioner. The 13th District includes all of New Trier, Evanston and Niles Townships. 

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