Illinois Senate 9th District Republican nominee: Joan McCarthy Lasonde

Illinois Senate 9th District Republican nominee: Joan McCarthy Lasonde

On Sept. 5, the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board met with the candidates for Illinois Senate in the 9th district. We asked Republican nominee Joan McCarthy Lasonde why she’s running, and you can watch the video above for her response.

We also sent all of the candidates running for the Illinois Senate a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state. Lasonde submitted the following answers to our questionnaire:  click here to read more

Lasonde blames Democrat-controlled legislature for unfriendly business climate

Lasonde blames Democrat-controlled legislature for unfriendly business climate

Illinois legislators are earning too much at taxpayers’ expense and delivering too little, according to Joan McCarthy Lasonde, 9th District Republican candidate for the state Senate.

Lasonde told the North Cook News she had signed Wirepoints.com’s no-pension pledge, which has been gaining traction among GOP hopefuls, and challenged her rival, state Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview), to follow suit. Fine currently represents District 17 in the state House.  read more…