There was a fitting paragraph in our story that Dan Caulkins was not going to run again for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Lee Enterprises' Brenden Moore wrote, "a conservative Republican in a legislature dominated by supermajority Democrats, Caulkins’ legislative record was not long. But he said he was most proud of helping his constituents."
But Caulkins was also able to step up and deliver for constituents needing help cutting government red tape or pointing them in the next direction. That's a vital role that politicians minority and majority play that often provides the most help for those in need.
We don't expect any of those to stop, and we thank Caulkins for his service.
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