Principal for a Day: State Rep. Lilly stresses civics education in visit to Elmwood Elementary

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Coming during election season in Illinois, State Rep. Camille Lilly’s visit to Elmwood Elementary School on Nov. 2 could hardly have been better timed.

She delivered a message to put civics back in the schools, directed at the students who will become tomorrow’s voters. The school hosted Lilly, a Democrat representing the 78th District, as part of the school’s “Principal for a Day,” program. Lilly was running unopposed in the Nov. 6 election.

During her stop, Lilly acknowledged the good timing, noting that the school, located at 2319 N. 76th Ave., was to serve as one of the local polling places on Election Day.

“That’s why I want to put civics back into the schools,” she said, “because when we (adults) come in to vote, a lot of young people don’t know why we’re taking away their gymnasium. And it’s important they know that it’s a civic responsibility to vote.”

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November 6, 2018 at 11:30AM

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