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Letter To The Editor: Sue Facklam, In Her Own Words

District 46 school board member Sue Facklam says she will remain on the board, despite the fallout from an investigation by the State's Attorney's office.

Letter To The Editor: Sue Facklam, In Her Own Words

Nov. 18, 2011

I have been a resident of Grayslake for nearly 20 years and the mother of 3 boys who attended the Grayslake schools. Over that period of time, I have been deeply involved in many ways with the Grayslake community schools.

I am particularly proud of my contributions on the District 46 boundary committee, District 127 discipline committee and the parent advisory committee at Grayslake Central. I have also been very involved with the Avon PTF and helped run the joint Meadowview and Avon Market Day for many years.

I was surprised and saddened by the allegations that were made against me. Over the past few months, attorneys and investigators of the Lake County States Attorney’s office looked into allegations that I gave gift cards to induce people to register to vote and concluded no further action was necessary. I am very happy that they have decided to end this matter. However, I strongly disagree with their opinion that I broke the law.

I did not do anything wrong by giving two $5 gift cards that I already had to a family friend and her friend. The gift cards were not given in exchange for anything. As a long-time resident of Grayslake and a 3-term board member, I am committed to making the education of the children in our district my top priority and will continue to stand up against issues that I believe are detrimental to the school district and our children. Therefore, I will continue to serve our constituents as an elected board member for Community Consolidated School District 46.

Sue Facklam

School Board member CCSD # 46

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