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Dalton’s experience, values make him judge choice

Updated: October 10, 2012 6:59PM

Dalton’s experience, values make him choice for judge

I have personally known John Dalton for several years and admire his civic involvement in the Elgin area. It is commendable that John has dedicated so much of his time to making Elgin a better place to live.

As a judge, I know John would be impartial and use his 25 years of legal experience to uphold the law to the best of his ability. John’s values, honesty and integrity make him the right choice to serve us as a judge on Kane County’s 16th Circuit Court.

Please consider joining me in voting for John Dalton for judge on Nov. 6.

Ivonne Hopkins


Les Turner ALS grateful for support at event

On behalf of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, I would like to thank the participants, sponsors and volunteers who supported the 11th Annual ALS Walk4Life at Soldier Field on Sept. 22.

To accommodate the growth of the event, this year we moved the Walk4Life at a new, larger location, and aimed to maintain the positive, supportive spirit we’ve enjoyed for the past 10 years. We are proud to say the ALS Walk4Life was an overwhelming success.

More than 6,000 participants — people with ALS and their families and friends — gathered with Phil Schwarz of ABC 7 Chicago and Kathy Hart of The Mix 101.9 FM for an inspiring morning in support of the local ALS community.

We are thrilled to report that the event has raised more than $775,000, and donations are still coming in. Funds raised through the event will help support research, patient services and educational programs.

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a terminal neuromuscular disease that attacks a person’s muscles, gradually robbing them of their ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe, yet usually keeping the mind intact. At any given time, approximately 35,000 people in the United States are living with ALS. While some symptoms are treatable, there is currently no cure.

Established in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the nation’s preeminent organizations dedicated to the treatment and elimination of ALS. The foundation is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, where it funds two research laboratories and a multi-disciplinary clinical program. The foundation also offers numerous patient services and educational activities.

To those who donated to the Les Turner ALS Walk4Life — and to the thousands who joined us for the event — thank you. Your support helps keep hope alive.

Wendy Abrams

Executive director

Les Turner ALS Foundation, Skokie

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