ENDORSEMENT: Thaddeus Jones for Illinois House in 29th District Democratic primary
Time will tell if a law Jones pushed to install cameras on state-patrolled expressways will lead to fewer shootings and help police solve such crimes.
Time will tell if the Tamara Clayton Act, inspired by the still-unsolved fatal shooting of a postal worker on I-57, will discourage expressway shootings and help the police solve such crimes. But we like the law, which is direct and sensible.
Jones, whom we endorse for re-election, has held this House seat since 2011. We urge him to do more to nurture job-creating economic development in his struggling district. He has talked up the idea of reopening Balmoral Racetrack in Crete Township, but that looks like a long shot. Jones could be doing more.
DeAndre Tillman, a member of the Calumet City Council who also is running in this state House primary, lacks Jones’ experience.
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