Jim Preschlack – Alderman Ward 3

Jim Preschlack took office May 2018 as Third Ward Alderman. He first came to the community with his family in 1977 and has called Lake Forest home base ever since.  Jim received a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and an MBA from the University of Rochester.  In 1998, Jim moved back to Lake Forest and married his wife Paula Lillard Preschlack, who also grew up in town.  They currently reside in the Knollwood Club with their two teenagers, Stanley and Lillard, and their standard poodle, Louis.

Jim worked as a management consultant before and after business school with Accenture, Arthur D. Little and KPMG Consulting, where he specialized in helping companies define and implement large scale transformational change programs.  In 2016, Jim co-founded InFlow Partners, a boutique business accelerator based in Lake Forest that helps early stage companies develop “go-to market” strategies, acquire new customers, and raise capital to scale their businesses.

Jim has been active in the community, volunteering for the Lake Forest Caucus, the Historic Preservation Commission as a member and as its Chairman, the Vestry of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School in Evanston.  Jim serves on the Property and Public Lands Committee and the Planning and Preservation Committee.


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Caucus Voting & Annual Meeting – November 10, 2020, 7pm

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Caucus Committee will be conducting a hybrid Annual Meeting.
We appreciate your willingness to participate! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Voting will be conducted at Gorton 3pm-7pm.
The Annual Meeting will be conducted in person and via webcast at 7pm.



We invite all registered voters in Lake Forest to vote on our slate of candidates for Mayor, Alderman, District 67, and District 115.

We will be following physical distancing practices to conduct the vote safely. Voting will be conducted from 3pm-7pm in the Solarium on the south east side of the building allowing voters to enter and exit with minimal interaction with others.


Voters are encouraged to join our Caucus update either in person or via live webcast at 7pm. In person, we will be at the John & Nancy Hughes Theater physically distanced and with limited capacity. For the live webcast, this page will be updated with a link closer to the event.

  • President’s Report – Mike Adams, Caucus President, will present an update on current Caucus Committee activities, including recruiting for City Boards and Commissions.
  • Treasurer’s Report – David Prell, Caucus Treasurer, will provide an update on the financial condition of the Caucus.
  • Presentation of 2021 Caucus Slate of Candidates – Cast your vote for the 2021 Caucus Slate of Candidates for:
    • Mayor
    • Alderman – Wards 1, 2, & 4
    • District 67 School Board
    • District 115 School Board

Joining the Webcast

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This is the start of the alphabetical listings section.

Executive Committee Members – in order

Ward Chairs – in order

General Caucus Members in Alphabetical Order

Kim Shortsle

Kim has lived her entire life in Lake Forest and is a realtor with Coldwell Banker. After attending University of Michigan, Kim worked at Leo Burnett on marketing campaigns for Philip Morris, Disney and many top clients. Kim also attended Harrington College of Interior Design.

Kim serves as Vice President of Lake Forest Country Day School’s Parent Association, where her three boys attend, and has also co-chaired their auction. She loves yoga and is on the board of the Luster Learning Institute, an organization that trains teachers to create a calm classroom through yoga and breathing techniques. In addition, she is a member of the Infant Welfare Society of Lake Forest.

Kimmarie Munoz

Kimmarie grew up in Lake Forest.  She graduated from Lake Forest High School, and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated from Wisconsin with a double-major in Communication Arts and Music.

Kimmarie began her career in Advertising at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she spent several years in the agency’s Broadcast Business Department.  She spent the next thirty years building her own business, teaching private piano lessons to children and adults.

To date, Kimmarie has been very active in the Lake Forest community.  She served as Chairman of the Lake Forest High School Foundation, as well as a Board member with the  Gorton Community Center  and the Lake Forest High School Booster Board.  Kimmarie was an active member of District 67’s APT Board and Executive APT Board.  In addition, she served as Wreath Chair with Boy Scout Troop 48 for thirteen years.

Kimmarie is married to Daniel.  They have raised three children in Lake Forest, all of whom are graduates of Lake Forest High School. Kimmarie welcomes new opportunities to give back to the wonderful community that has given so much to her children and family.

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth (Bobbie) Brown and her husband Nick Bothfeld have lived in Lake Forest since 1995; she grew up here as well. They have two grown children. She is a physician who works in medical technology consulting for companies involved with medical devices (pace makers, hip implants). She is also a writer who earned her MFA at the Vermont School of Fine Arts, and has a blog site www.fanagrams.com enjoyed by thousands with timely and amusing articles.

Bobbie is active in the community with the Bell Choir at the Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. She is an avid paddle tennis player as well. Bobbie graduated from University of California – Berkeley and received her MD from University of Illinois.

Kristen De Noble, Caucus Secretary

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Kristen grew up in Lake Forest and looks forward to the opportunity to give back to her community through service on the Caucus. Kristen is a Vice -President at Graymills Corporation, a manufacturing company.  Kristen received her BA from Southern Methodist University and she and her husband have two children who attend public schools.  Among other things, Kristen has volunteered extensively in our schools, serving on both the Cherokee School and Deerpath APTs and has worked on behalf of Spirit of 67, and is currently serving on the Executive APT Board.

Robert Rubin

Robert and his wife Kelley have lived in Lake Forest since 2012. They have two daughters, both students of Lake Forest public schools. Robert is originally from nearby Wilmette, IL, and is a graduate of both New Trier High School and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Robert is a Manager of Business Development for Rise Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Chicago. He and his family are proud to call beautiful Lake Forest their home and are happy to serve the friendly community.

Edmund McGlynn

Ed has resided in Lake Forest since 1981. Ed is a partner in the Lake Forest law firm of Lesser, Lutrey, McGlynn & Howe. Ed has also served in several civic and professional organizations, and currently is on the Board of Governors of the Lake Forest Open Lands Association. Ed desires to continue giving back to the community as a member of the Caucus Committee.