News & Notes for October 6, 2021 — Lake County Stands Up for Reproductive Rights

News & Notes – Upcoming Events and More / October 6, 2021

Lake County Stands Up for Reproductive Rights

Thanks to all who spoke out, held signs, told their stories, and showed support for reproductive rights at events across Lake County. Many Democratic elected officials joined hundreds of others at rallies in the area, standing up to those who want to turn back the clock on women. Great job this past weekend, everyone! But the right-wing extremists won’t stop trying to end Roe v. Wade and taking away reproductive rights, so we have to keep working hard too. And we will.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 10/6: Sheriff John Idleburg’s Fall Fundraiser: Evening at Kroll’s FarmFamily-friendly fundraiser, 6-8pm, Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan.

Friday, 10/8: Hispanic Heritage Month Reception, “Generations in This Land.” As part of “Art in Public Places,” Lake County Government celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. 2pm,  Lake County main administration building, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.

Saturday, 10/9: Grant Township Democrats Rollins Road CleanupAssemble in the parking lot off Rollins Road at the Long Lake Trailhead. 9-11am. Rain date is October 16, same time.

Sunday, 10/10: Mayor Dan Pierce Memorial ServiceMemorial service honoring the life of longtime state legislator and Highland Park Mayor Dan Pierce. Makom Solel Lakeside, 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park, 12:30pm. Please wear a mask.

Sunday, 10/10: Stevenson Center Presents “Saving the News: Martha Minow in Conversation with Newton MinowOnline free webinar, 2pm.

Saturday, 10/16: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., 5-7:30pm.  Wine, cheese and snacks available. Refreshments provided by State Representative Rita Mayfield. Volunteers are needed to help set up at 4:45 pm. 

Sunday, 10/17: West Deerfield Dems Fall Gathering. Event features hot cider, kids’ crafts, and snacks. 2-4pm, Bannockburn Park, 2245 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn.

Monday, 10/18: Brad Schneider Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment. Congressman Brad Schneider and SHIP Coordinator Melissa Versch from the North Shore Senior Center present webinar. 6-7pm.

Wednesday, 10/20: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. Virtual program, noon to 1:25pm.

Thursday, 10/21: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams. A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest Stacey Abrams. Online via Zoom. 5-7pm.

Saturday, 10/23: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North ChicagoRSVP required; address will be provided upon RSVP, 10:30-11:30am.

Sunday, 10/24: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event. 2-4pm, Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in WaukeganFree training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5 pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

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