Say you have a group of lawmakers who can’t come to agreement on a piece of legislation. Somebody has to step up and find the common ground. That somebody, we believe, could easily be Meg Loughran Cappel, who has demonstrated her consensus-building skills as a member of the board of Joliet Township School District 204.
As a member of the school board, Cappel helped launch a program to provide extra support for special education students, as well as for a growing number of children who are not in special ed but coping with social and emotional problems. “I don’t know one friend of mine that is a teacher that doesn’t have a student that struggles with anxiety and other issues,” Cappel, a special education teacher, told us.
Cappel is running for an open seat. The incumbent, Democratic Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, is giving up the Senate seat to run for the position of Will County executive.
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