News & Notes: Supreme Court Nominee Shows Elections Matter

March 23, 2022

In this Issue: Supreme Court Nominee Shows Elections Matter ● Registration for Ride Lake County is Now Open ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events

Supreme Court Nominee Shows Elections Matter

We’re so proud of our own Senator Dick Durbin, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, who is presiding over the historic confirmation hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Senator Durbin said Judge Jackson is “a living witness to the fact that in America, all is possible.”

If confirmed, she will be the first African-American woman on the Supreme Court in our nation’s history. We put in the work and elected Joe Biden as our President, and he nominated Judge Jackson to be the next Justice of our nation’s highest court. Now our Democratic Senate is on the verge of creating historic results too.

Elections matter.


Registration for Ride Lake County is Now Open

Ride Lake County is the new countywide paratransit service set to launch on May 1. Seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities are encouraged to register for the service by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446. Registering early for Ride Lake County will allow riders to begin scheduling trips on or after May 1. Seniors must provide their date of birth at registration, and individuals with disabilities must provide their RTA Reduced Fare Permit number at registration. More


Volunteer Spotlight

Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:

Dennis Leslie is a key leader who manages a wide range of our communications. He manages our website events list, sends group emails, oversees our volunteer initiatives, works on research projects and social media, and helps manage data. On top of all that, Dennis serves as a Wauconda Township Precinct Committeeperson.


In Case You Missed It

President Biden Signs Legislation Appropriating More Than $14 Million to Lake County Infrastructure Projects.
The infrastructure projects aim to mitigate flooding, strengthen emergency operations, replace aging infrastructure and expand behavioral health service.

Governor Pritzker, Senate President Harmon, Speaker Welch Issue Joint Statement on Ukraine.
“Working together, our offices will advance legislation to remove any Russian companies from Illinois’ pension assets and prohibit contracting with any companies based in Russia.”


Upcoming Events

​Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at here to submit your event.


NOW Virtual Meeting with Children’s Book Author Mary Lou Edwards7pm online via Zoom. More.

Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO) Movie Night5-7pm, Waukegan. NIRCO’s aim is to reduce the stigma of addiction and put a face and voice to recovery. More.

Young Democrats of Illinois Young Professionals Event. 6-9pm, Libertyville. More.


ACLU Virtual LunchNoon-1:30pm, online. Keynote conversation on the fight for civil liberties, featuring ACLU National Legal Director David Cole and University of Chicago Law Professor Aziz Z. Huq. More.


Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Round Lake Beach. 10-11am. More.

State Senate Candidate Maria Peterson’s Half-Birthday Virtual Celebration3-4pm, online. More.

Mayfield Reelection Kickoff6-8pm, Chicago. Sponsored by Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch. More.


Celebrate Women’s History Month with Chelsea Laliberte Barnes. 3-5pm, Long Grove. More.

West Deerfield Township Dems Meeting6-7:30pm, Deerfield. Special guests: Congressman Brad Schneider and Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg. More.


“You Can Bank On It (Banking Basics)” with Susana Mendoza and Holly Kim11am-noon, online via Zoom. Financial literacy class. More.


Personal PAC seats at “Moulin Rouge!” Musical. 8pm, Chicago. More.


Environmental Law & Policy Center Webinar with Tammy Duckworth. Noon, online. More.


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