Epstein commends Kankakee students at recent candidate forum
Expressing pride in students’ aptitude and effort during a recent candidates’ forum at Kankakee High School, incumbent GOP candidate and current Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein underscored the experience via Facebook, calling the young adults “bright and articulate.”
"I was honored to speak at the … forum at Kankakee High School,” Epstein said on her Facebook campaign page. “I challenged the students to put forth the effort needed to graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to be productive members of society.”
Epstein has previously utilized social media to keep constituents updated of the municipality’s progress. Earlier in March, she posted that the city of Kankakee had secured $50 million worth of new commercial development projects in the past two years; this week, she updated the page with news about a new downtown apartment complex, and additionally used the platform for a special shout-out dedicated to Kankakee’s young adults.
“They are bright and articulate,” Epstein said of the students. “Our future leaders!"
The mayor, having already served for two terms, announced in September 2016 that she would seek a third run, telling local radio station WGFA that she planned to focus on leadership, experience and progress. She will face two challengers on April 4: Democrat Chasity Wells-Armstrong and independent candidate Jim Stokes.
Epstein encouraged residents to take advantage of early voting on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Building, 189 E. Court St.
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