News & Notes: Democrats March in Antioch Easter Parade

April 20, 2022

In this Issue: ​Democrats March in Antioch Easter Parade ● Good News from Springfield ● Double Property Tax Rebate ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events

Democrats March in Antioch Easter Parade

A great group of Lake County Democrats marched in the Antioch Easter Parade on Saturday, with the Ukrainian flag leading the procession (above). Antioch Township Democratic Chair Susan Moore (below), next to Dick Schlake, made the Easter bonnet on top of the car, also in Ukrainian colors. Antioch is one of the reddest areas in the county, but many in the crowd were receptive. Democrats are on the move in Lake County.


Good News from Springfield


Volunteer Spotlight

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

Karen Singer is a longtime volunteer we count on to help with projects large and small. Whatever we need, Karen is there. Phone-banking and mailings are just two of Karen’s latest contributions to the work of Lake Dems. Service is second nature to Karen, a Cook Memorial Public Library District Trustee and a Libertyville Township Precinct Committeeperson. On top of all that, her ready smile and cheerful demeanor keep everyone’s spirits high.


In Case You Missed It

Gov. Pritzker Signs Budget Delivering $1.8 Billion in Tax Relief for Families
Building on three years of fiscally responsible leadership, Governor JB Pritzker signed the fiscal year 2023 budget into law, delivering his fourth balanced budget while providing $1.8 billion in tax relief to the working families of Illinois.

There’s Still Time to Apply for Brad Schneider Internships
Our part-time internships are open to high school and college students as well as recent graduates. Interns work to support Congressman Schneider’s field, finance, political, and communications teams and learn the ins and outs of how a campaign holistically functions.


Upcoming Events

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

Senior Resource Day in Zion. 9am-noon, Zion. Zion Township’s 20th Annual Senior Resource Day and Vendor Expo. Chance to win prizes. More.

Lauren Beth Gash Campaign Kickoff for Reelection as State Central Committeewoman. 5:30pm on Zoom. Special guests: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Brad Schneider, and Democratic Party of Illinois Chair/Congresswoman Robin Kelly. More.

Wauconda Township Democrats April Meeting. 6:30-7:30pm, online via Zoom. Guest speaker: John Idleburg, who is running for reelection as Lake County Sheriff. More.

Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) Democratic Candidate Forum. 1-4pm, Lake Villa. Discussion about candidates in primary races important to Western Lake County voters. More.

Meet & Greet Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, Maria Peterson, and Holly Kim with Lake Zurich High School Students. 2-4pm, Long Grove. More.

Celebrate Women’s History with Chelsea Laliberte Barnes. 5-7pm, Long Grove. More.

Campaign Kickoff for Lake County Board District 1 Candidate Brian Hayden. 6-8pm, Wadsworth. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. More.

West Deerfield Township Dems Monthly Meeting. 6-7pm, Bannockburn. Discussion on current events, plans, and how to help Democratic candidates. More.

Virtual Conversation on Gun Violence. 7-8pm, online. Conversation with Sara Knizhnik, candidate for Lake County Board District 18, and David Chipman, ATF Special Agent (retired). More.

Evening in Support of Judge Elizabeth Rochford, Candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court. 5-7pm, Libertyville. More.


How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact



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