About Meg

Meg Loughran Cappel grew up in Joliet and has deep family roots in the area. Her grandfather, Francis J. Loughran, was a respected trial attorney and advocate for those in and around Will County. Inspired by her grandfather’s legacy of service and advocacy, Meg became a special education teacher to provide a voice for students with special needs. She has long been dedicated to fostering inclusive environments for students to learn and thrive.

Meg recognizes the need for ethical leadership in Springfield. The State of Illinois holds teachers to the highest ethical standard, and Meg believes that our lawmakers should be held to that same standard. Her own leadership, advocacy and passion have been demonstrated throughout her career, and in Springfield she will continue to use her voice to advocate for the people of the 49th District.

Endorsed by

AFL-CIO
IFT
AFFI
SEIU
SMART Transportation Division
IL Realtors’ Association
United Auto Workers
Sierra Club
Stand for Children
Illinois Retired Teachers Association
National Association of Social Workers Illinois

AFT IFT Local 604
Bolingbrook Fire Fighters IAFF Local 3005
Lockport Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1544
IBEW Local 176
Sheet Metal Works Local 265
Carpenters Local 174
IUOE Local 150
Joliet Fire Fighters IAFF Local 44
Local 17 Heat & Frost Insulators
Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council
North Suburban Teachers Union

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