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News & Notes: Days of Celebration

December 1, 2021

In this issue: Small Business Saturday, Native American Heritage Day, Happy Hanukkah, Purple Hearts, and Upcoming Events.

Democrats Support Small Businesses

Native American Heritage Day Celebrated

Happy Hanukkah

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 12/1: Nancy Rotering for Illinois Supreme Court Virtual Reception. Cocktail reception supporting Nancy Rotering’s campaign for Illinois Supreme Court Justice, 5:30-6:30pm, on Zoom.

Thursday, 12/2: Libertyville Township Democrats December Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the Libertyville Township Dems. Food and soft drinks provided; cash bar 7-8:30pm at Pizzeria DeVille’s, 404 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Saturday, 12/4: Grant Township Democrats Presents The Changing Climate of Climate Policy. 10-11:30am on Zoom. Attendees will learn what science tells us about climate change, what can be done about it, which policies are being considered, and how to get involved.

Saturday, 12/4: Democratic Open House During Waukegan Main Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. Open House 4-7pm at Democratic Headquarters Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tree Lighting at 5:30pm, Kris Kringle Artist Market from 3-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed to welcome and chat with folks stopping in the office.

Sunday, 12/5: Warren Township Democrats Holiday Party and Fall Fundraiser. 2-4pm, Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Dr. #27, Gurnee. Warren Township Democrats hold their Annual Holiday Party, this year combining it with a fundraising event so they can better help candidates in 2022.

Monday, 12/6: Women for Bob Morgan Reception with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. A cocktail reception supporting State Representative Bob Morgan, with special guest Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. 6-8pm, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Thursday, 12/9: Holiday Reception for North Suburban Women Senators Melinda Bush, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Adriane Johnson, Julie Morrison, and Laura Murphy. On Tour Brewing, 1725 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 5:30-7:30pm.

Thursday, 12/9: Chelsea Laliberte Barnes Campaign Kick-off Fundraiser. 6-8:30pm, Durty Nellie’s Gastropub, 180 North Smith St., Palatine.

Monday, 12/13: Senate Candidate Maria Peterson FundraiserFundraiser for Maria Peterson, Democratic candidate for Illinois Senate District 26. 7-9pm, Strawberry Moon, 204 S. Main St., Wauconda.

Wednesday, 12/15: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. 3-4pm, Public Works Department, 650 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/event-submission. To see the full list of events, click here.

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 info@lakedems.org.

 

News & Notes: Giving Thanks This Year

 

November 24, 2021

 

In this issue: Prepping for election season, Build Back Better passage, giving thanks, upcoming events, and more.

Local Democrats Prepared for Petition Season

Thanks to election lawyer Ed Mullen for a superb presentation as Lake Dems and Tenth Dems hosted “How-to for 2022: The Petition Process.” Over 75 people joined us on Zoom.

There were tons of candidates, elected officials, precinct committeepersons, activists, and attorneys for this important conversation as we work to get Democrats on the ballot — and elect them — in such a critical election.

It was a great discussion. There will be more coming up, including one about campaign finances, so keep an eye on your email and social media for more information. We have so much energy now — let’s keep it up, Democrats!

Democrats in Congress Get Build Back Better Over Key Hurdle 

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Lake County Democrats!

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re fortunate to be represented by so many terrific Democrats who stand up for our values each day. And we’re especially thankful for our amazing volunteers and supporters who work hard to elect Democrats and make the world a better place. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 12/2: Libertyville Township Democrats December Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the Libertyville Township Dems. Food and soft drinks provided; cash bar 7-8:30pm at Pizzeria DeVille’s, 404 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Saturday, 12/4: Grant Township Democrats Presents The Changing Climate of Climate Policy. 10-11:30am on Zoom. Attendees will learn what science tells us about climate change, what can be done about it, which policies are being considered, and how to get involved.

Saturday, 12/4: Democratic Open House During Waukegan Main Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. Open House 4-7pm at Democratic Headquarters Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tree Lighting at 5:30pm, Kris Kringle Artist Market from 3-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed to welcome and chat with folks stopping in the office.

Sunday, 12/5: Warren Township Democrats Holiday Party and Fall Fundraiser. 2-4pm, Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Dr. #27, Gurnee. Warren Township Democrats hold their Annual Holiday Party, this year combining it with a fundraising event so they can better help candidates in 2022.

Monday, 12/6: Women for Bob Morgan Reception with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. A cocktail reception supporting State Representative Bob Morgan, with special guest Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. 6-8pm, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Thursday, 12/9: Holiday Reception for North Suburban Women Senators Melinda Bush, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Adriane Johnson, Julie Morrison, and Laura Murphy. On Tour Brewing, 1725 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 5:30-7:30pm.

Thursday, 12/9: Chelsea Laliberte Barnes Campaign Kick-off Fundraiser. 6-8:30pm, Durty Nellie’s Gastropub, 180 North Smith St., Palatine.

Wednesday, 12/15: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. 3-4pm, Public Works Department, 650 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/event-submission. To see the full list of events, click here.

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 info@lakedems.org.

 

News & Notes: Petitions & Ballots in 2022 (A How-to)

November 17, 2021

In this issue: Petitions and Ballots, Lake County Board OKs Balanced Budget, Upcoming Events, and More.

Lake Dems Lets You Know … How to Get and Stay on the Ballot in 2022

Whether you’re a volunteer, grassroots activist, staffer, or candidate, with so much going on this election cycle, you’ll definitely want to know how to collect signatures on petitions for 2022 races.

Join us on Saturday, November 20th, as Lake Dems and Tenth Dems U host a true nuts-and-bolts conversation, How-to for 2022: The Petition Process. We’ll be hearing from leading election lawyer Ed Mullen about the petition process so candidates can get and stay on the ballot. Free admission. Open to Democrats. 1.0 free CLE credit available to attorneys. RSVP now!

Thank You, Lake Dems Tech Team

Lake Dems has an array of committed volunteers throughout the organization. This week, we’d like to thank some of our amazing tech team members for their work updating and maintaining our website and handling other tech matters.

Thanks to the following members of our tech team: Mike Lakiotis, Joe Bongiovanni, Roger Baron, Tom Recht, Val Pape, Dennis Leslie, Ron Schwartz, and Randi Kugler.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 11/17: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. Free training open only to Lake County residents interested in helping register new voters. 3pm at Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Wednesday, 11/17: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) Monthly Meeting. Discussion about upcoming events and preparation for petition-passing with Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor and District 2 Supreme Court nominee Liz Rochford. 7-8:30pm, virtual event.

Wednesday, 11/17: Nancy Rotering at NOW Meeting, “Finding the Power of Your Voice.” North/Northwest Suburban Chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) hosts Highland Park Mayor and Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Nancy Rotering for a Zoom discussion at 7pm.

Saturday, 11/20: Lake Dems and Tenth Dems Present How-to for 2022: The Petition Process. A practical training cosponsored by Lake Dems and Tenth Dems U for volunteers, candidates, and prospective candidates about what it takes to get (and stay) on the ballot in Illinois. Presentation by top election attorney Ed Mullen. 1.0 free CLE credit available for attorneys. Online via Zoom, 10:30am. Free admission. Open to Democrats.

Saturday, 11/20: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. Tenth Dems and Lake County Democrats host an Open House at our office during Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk art event. Snacks will be available. Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, 5-7:30pm. Come in to just say hi, or to talk about volunteer opportunities.

Monday, 11/29: Young Professionals in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Address provided upon RSVP – Chicago (Streeterville neighborhood), 5:30–7pm. All necessary safety precautions will be taken. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door.

Saturday, 12/4: Grant Township Democrats Presents The Changing Climate of Climate Policy. 10-11:30am on Zoom. Attendees will learn what science tells us about climate change, what can be done about it, which policies are being considered, and how to get involved.

Sunday, 12/5: Warren Township Democrats Holiday Party and Fall Fundraiser. 2-4pm, Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Dr. #27, Gurnee. Warren Township Democrats hold their Annual Holiday Party, this year combining it with a fundraising event so they can better help candidates in 2022.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/event-submission. To see the full list of events, click here.

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 info@lakedems.org.

News & Notes: Democrats in DC Deliver Historic Deal

November 10, 2021

In this issue: Reaction to Infrastructure Bill, Newest K-9 in Lake County Sheriff’s Office Finds Fugitive, and Upcoming Events.

Historic Infrastructure Deal Celebrated 

Nice Work, Cuba Township Dems Volunteers

Cuba Township Democrats did their part on November 6 to clean up the highway they adopted in Lake Barrington.

Upcoming Events

Friday, 11/12: Veterans Day Reception with Congressman Brad Schneider. Congressman Schneider will share ways his office and local veteran organizations can be of assistance to veterans, and update attendees on legislation affecting veterans. Grab-and-go breakfast will be served at the end of the program. College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, 9-10am. RSVP required.

Saturday, 11/13: Holly Kim’s Annual Korean BBQ. An all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim. BBQ Garden, Noon-2pm, 9020 W. Golf Rd., Niles.

Sunday, 11/14: Canvass Day for Chelsea Laliberte Barnes. Canvassing in Ela and Vernon Townships for Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, candidate for District 51 State Representative. Canvassers will receive a free lunch and training as part of Lake County Canvass Day. Noon-4pm, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. This is not a library-sponsored program.

Wednesday, 11/17: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. Free training open only to Lake County residents interested in helping register new voters. 3pm at Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Wednesday, 11/17: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) Monthly Meeting. Discussion about upcoming events and preparation for petition-passing with Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor and District 2 Supreme Court nominee Liz Rochford planned. Virtual event, 7-8:30pm.

Wednesday, 11/17: Nancy Rotering at NOW Meeting, “Finding the Power of Your Voice.” North/Northwest Suburban Chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) hosts Highland Park Mayor and Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Nancy Rotering for a Zoom discussion at 7pm.

Saturday, 11/20: How-to for 2022: The Petition Process. A practical training cosponsored by Lake Dems and Tenth Dems U for volunteers, candidates, and prospective candidates about what it takes to get (and stay) on the ballot in Illinois. Presented by top election attorney Ed Mullen. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit available for attorneys. Online via Zoom, 10:30am.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/submit. To see the full list of events, click here.

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 info@lakedems.org.

News & Notes: Democrats Lead on Reproductive Rights

 

November 3, 2021

In this issue: Reproductive rights protected, upcoming events, and more.

Illinois Democrats Lead the Way on Reproductive Rights 

Illinois Democrats are leading the way in protecting reproductive rights as right-wing Republicans try to turn back the clock. Elections matter.

Logo of Illinois Democrats
Illustration saying Thank You!
Image of Illinois House Debate

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 11/3: Anthony Vega for Lake County Clerk Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door. 28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd. in Highwood, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Campaign Kickoff Reception for Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Rene Cruz. Rene Cruz is a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, 2nd District. Gil Law Group Building, 605 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Virtual Event in Support of Congressman Schneider. Steve Sheffey and Dana Gordon host Rep. Brad Schneider and special guest David Makovsky, noted Middle East/Israel analyst, for an interesting discussion on Zoom. 6:30-7:15pm.

Saturday, 11/6: Cuba Dems Road Clean-up in Lake Barrington. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage on a section of the highway in Lake Barrington, 9-10am.

Sunday, 11/7: Countdown Rally & Canvass
. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, State Rep. Bob Morgan, and State Sen. Julie Morrison invite YOU to knock on doors in your neighborhood to let your neighbors know how Democrats have been fighting for their communities and gauge what’s on voters’ minds going into the next election. The group will meet at Il Forno for pizza and remarks, then go out and canvass. Noon-4pm, Il Forno Pizza, 750 Osterman Ave., Deerfield.

Sunday, 11/7: Green Corridor Coalition’s Open Space Celebration. Community-led fall festival to celebrate our region’s open space, legendary natural areas, and lush forest preserves. Heron Creek Forest Preserve – Shelter B. 22890 N. Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich. Noon-4pm.

Sunday, 11/7: Join Joyce Mason for Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. Enjoy the Blackhawks-Nashville Predators game in a suite. United Center, 901 W. Madison St., Chicago. 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Tickets limited.

Friday, 11/12: Veterans Day Reception with Congressman Brad Schneider. Congressman Schneider will share ways his office and local veteran organizations can be of assistance to veterans, and update attendees on legislation affecting veterans. Grab-and-go breakfast will be served at the end of the program. College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, 9-10am. RSVP required.

Saturday, 11/13: Holly Kim’s Annual Korean BBQ. An all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim. BBQ Garden, Noon-2pm, 9020 W. Golf Rd., Niles.

Sunday, 11/14: Canvass Day for Chelsea Laliberte. Canvassing in Ela and Vernon Townships for Chelsea Laliberte, candidate for District 51 State Representative. Canvassers will receive a free lunch and training as part of Lake County Canvass Day. Noon-4pm, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/submit. To see the full list of events, click here.

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 info@lakedems.org.