Long Grove, Il, Feb. 11, 2021: Dr. Mohammed Jameel has been on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. As an urgent care physician, he has tended to patients diagnosed with Covid-19. He is now running for Village Board in Long Grove.
“I have always believed that democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires participation. As a resident, I was always a bit dismayed at how decisions were passed on the village board without any real public debate or input, except for through the Home Owners’ Associations.”
Dr. Jameel decided to “put some skin in the game” and run for political office. He is running on a platform of improving the village’s infrastructure, balancing the needs of developers with the needs of protecting the existing environment, increasing communication and transparency between residents and the village. Part of that includes increased transparency on TIF money and bids for public projects.
“Since their development in the 1950’s as a post-war economic development tool, TIF’s have become something of an opaque slush fund removed from the regular budget process. That becomes a problem because the public rarely gets to input into the process.”
If elected, Dr. Jameel hopes to increase transparency and connections between the Village and its residents. He wishes to address critical infrastructure needs in and around the Village, and improve the health of Long Grove’s small businesses, which have suffered due to the pandemic.
Dr. Jameel resides in the Indian Creek Club subdivision with his wife, Tazeen, and his three children. Two sons who attend Stevenson High School and a daughter who attends Fremont Middle School.
Dr. Jameel completed his residency at Louisiana State University and currently works as an Urgent Care Physician for the North Shore Hospital Network.
He also volunteers for Feed My Starving Children, a Christian not-for-profit that serves over 2.8 billion kids worldwide by delivering supplemental foods to children that are specifically designed to address malnutrition.
More information can be found on his website https://www.drjameelforlonggrove.com/