Birthday: June 15
Brian Slupski has more than 14 years experience as a community journalist. He graduated in 1996 from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in history. While attending NIU he served as editor of the the Northern Star for two semesters.
Slupski's professional experience includes working as an editor and reporter at the Ottawa Daily Times, Kane County Chronicle and Northwest Herald. He has written extensively about education, crime and local and state government.
Slupski and his wife Geneva live in Schaumburg with their daughter Josephine.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I tend to be pragmatic in my political views. In recent elections I have tended to vote Democratic.
How religious would you consider yourself?
I was raised Catholic. I would not describe myself as very religious.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
The District 15 referendum and the leadership of the district in general is a big issue for the area. The ongoing construction along Palatine Road is an issue for anyone driving near downtown.
Where do you stand on each of these issues?