Monday, April 1, 2013
Trustee candidate Lisa Lipin said she believe it is imperative to have an open dialogue and real communication between residents and locally elected officials.
My name is Lisa Lipin and I am running for trustee for the Village of Skokie. I have a proven record of public service that has been motivated by the importance of community, communication and cooperation. I have listened to, and advocated for, people on the local level serving as president of PTAs, chairing nominating committees and serving as a Skokie Commissioner for Consumer Affairs. I have gained experience on the state level working with legislators, state officials, and consumer protection groups, and I have lobbied and worked to write legislation to protect our children against dangerous products. I have worked at the national level to initiate new product safety standards to further protect the health and welfare of all children…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Trustee candidate Lisa Lipin is trying to do what hasn't been done in more than five decades: Get elected to a trustee position for the Village of Skokie as an Independent.
Spend some time with Lisa Lipin and you'll quickly realize that she's part super mom, part grass-roots activist, hungry for change. Lipin, a 22-year Skokie resident who is running as an Independent candidate for trustee this April, has been vocal on a wide range of issues - from crime to improving communication between residents and village government. Some might say Lipin took action on July 24, 2010, when the newly-founded Skokie Voice hosted an open town hall meeting at Niles West High School. That night, the parking lot was slammed, and just about every seat at the Niles West auditorium was taken. Go back seven years, however, and you'll see how Lipin took action when her then 5-year-old son Andrew nearly died after playing with a yo-…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Skokie Voice founder Lisa Lipin says it's time to take action in our village. That it's time for change. She is running as an Independent candidate for trustee this April.
We do have a crime issue in Skokie and I for one am ready to address it head on. I've read the studies, seen the data and believe it's time for action and time to address the concerns of residents. I just don't understand why village officials and the slated candidates are so afraid to admit there is something that we need to fix in Skokie. They only say, "We need to focus on what's good and great in the village." Our village cannot stay great if we don't address crime. What about the issues that are raising the eyebrows of not just long-time residents, but also those residents who have moved here more recently? Some of these newcomers have made comments on public message boards, questioning their choice to make Skokie their home. Others …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A woman was attacked while unloading her groceries. A man was stabbed below the neck while at a Skokie 7-Eleven. Hair salons are being robbed at gunpoint. At what point do we ask ourselves: When is enough, enough?
Friday, December 14, 2012
Founder and chair of Skokie Voice Lisa Lipin will be stepping down from her position come January. She is seeking a trustee role with the village this April.
Some minor and big changes will be happening at Skokie Voice in the coming weeks. Recently, the group held its annual meeting. "The annual meeting is a time to connect with membership," said Skokie Voice Chair Lisa Lipin. "It was a brief meeting." Seymour Schwartz was elected to another term on the board of directors. Rebecca Rubin was elected for the first time as a board director. Meanwhile, Brian Novak will be resigning from his position as board member on Dec. 31. Both him and Lipin are running as independents for trustee this April. Lipin will also step down from her current position as chair come Jan. 1, she said. She will still serve as a board director, however. "I'll still be on the board of directors," she said. "Skokie Voice …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Lisa Lipin, one of Skokie Voice's original founders, will be running as an independent for trustee.
Next year’s municipal elections might just feature some excitement as the Skokie Caucus Party will receive a stiff challenge from a well known resident. Lisa Lipin, the founder of community group Skokie Voice, has announced her intention of running an independent campaign for trustee. She will be taking on the Skokie Caucus Party slate featuring Mayor George Van Dusen, three trustees seeking re-election and three other candidates who have served on various municipal committees. “I see myself as a true advocate for people and after serving the community for years in a variety of positions I’ve decided to bring my advocacy work as an elected official,” Lipin said. “I feel that running independently is the best way for the people of Skokie to…