When Kara Lambert first ran for Mundelein trustee in 2019, a man cornered her in a local Walgreens and asked how she effectively could serve while also being a mom to her then-2-year-old son, Theo.

It’s not the kind of question a father running for office likely would face.

“I was just floored,” Lambert recalled. “I sort of laughed and said women work and raise children all the time.”

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