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Negotiate NU Fair Share Contribution

Negotiate NU Fair Share Contribution

I have deep roots and respect for Northwestern University. My great great grandfather, Elhanan Searle, was in NU’s first graduating class of five in 1858. He wrote the commencement speech on the Philosophy of Civil Liberties and went on to work with Abraham Lincoln in...

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Strengthen The Integrity Of Our Local Government

Strengthen The Integrity Of Our Local Government

Clare proposed a lobby ordinance to bring transparency to our city government. Together with Steve Berlin, (President of Council on Government Ethics Laws and Executive Director of the Chicago Board of Ethics), Clare prepared and presented on the value of a Lobby...

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Promote Community-Focused Growth

Promote Community-Focused Growth

Clare has worked relentlessly for good development in the first ward and in Evanston and for affordable housing. Clare believes that affordable housing that genuinely meets community needs (those of low-income families’ and Evanston residents’) and aesthetic,...

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Strengthen Equity And Social Justice In Evanston

Strengthen Equity And Social Justice In Evanston

Embracing, encouraging and respecting the input and voice of Evanston’s Black and Brown communities is essential to improving equity and social justice in our city. For too long low income communities have been too often shut out from the decision making processes...

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Invest in small businesses

Invest in small businesses

Saving our local businesses should be one of our City’s highest priorities. Our small businesses give Evanston a distinctive sense of place, quality and belonging, and they strengthen our local economy. They create high quality jobs and generate tax revenue. As a...

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Defend Our Environment

Defend Our Environment

Clare is a long time clean air and environmental energy and justice advocate. Clare spearheaded a successful environmental movement to stop toxic emissions from the medical waste incinerator at the Northwestern University Hospital. Her research, collaboration with...

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Protect Our Community History

Protect Our Community History

Clare has always supported, valued, and publicly defended historic Evanston sites, preservation, and historic districts in Evanston. She is gratified to be living, herself, in a historic district of the First Ward. Clare understands and deeply appreciates that...

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Clare Kelly