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Local teacher running for Joliet City Council as write-in

2/12/2019, 8:13 p.m.
Joliet - Local high school history teacher, Ernest Crim, has recently shared on social media that he is running for ...

Joliet - Local high school history teacher, Ernest Crim, has recently shared on social media that he is running for Joliet City Council District 3 as a write-in candidate for the upcoming consolidated general election on April 2, 2019.

Crim, who has taught United States history in Joliet for 7 years, has garnered attention over the years on social media due to his community activism, speaking engagements, widely circulated hate-crime in 2016 and controversial comments at Joliet’s City Council meetings regarding entrepreneurial diversity and police accountability.

In a recent campaign ad released to his social media accounts, Crim states, “I said I could never be a politician. They’re corrupt. They’re crooked. They don’t really care about the citizens. Somebody else with passion should do it. Well, I realized that I am that somebody. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m willing to learn and I’m willing to find them.”

Crim’s campaign platform, as stated on his site, intends to focus on being a “voice for the most underrepresented and overlooked residents” of Joliet.

For more information on Crim’s campaign, or to donate and get involved, you can visit www.ernestcrim.com or email him at WriteInErnestCrim@gmail.com.