Blackhawk Sierra Club hosts candidate forum Jan. 25
From press release
Blackhawk Sierra Club will host a candidate forum at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford, beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25.
Questions will be asked of the Illinois State Representative candidates who will be running with a primary opponent.
They are invited to answer and discuss three questions:
1. Illinois is the nation’s fourth most populous state, and 24th in area, yet we rank 48th out of 50 in amount of open space per person. What ideas or solutions will you promote for increasing Illinois’ dedicated funding for public open space?
2. How can the state restore the ravaged staff and budget of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources?
3. How are you willing to bring land protection and conservation funds to northern Illinois?
Winnebago County Board candidates are welcome to introduce themselves and speak to their concerns for the environment. They will be asked: “Will you commit to supporting the 2030 Plan passed by the Winnebago County Board?”
Time limits depend upon the number of candidates who attend. All candidates are welcome, though preference will be given to those who have primary opponents.
Co-sponsors of the candidate forum include Burpee Museum of Natural History, Blackhawk Sierra Club, and Green Communities Coalition.
Call Stanley Campbell, Blackhawk Sierra Club conservation chairman, at (815) 964-7111 for more information.
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