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2021 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Event Honors Individuals and Excites Group

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Tuesday night for our 2021 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Night. Between all those who were there the entire time, people who stopped in for most of the program, and others who sat alongside family members to watch the festivities, over 80 folks participated. That’s quite a turnout, especially for a virtual event (when we’re all tired of Zoom) during a busy time of year. And we’re really proud about what the audience was able to see. (Check out the program booklet by clicking here.)

A lot of people helped make Tuesday night a success. Thank you first and foremost to the volunteers who put in countless hours to organize the event. There’d be no Tenth Dems without you.

Special thanks to Keynote Speaker Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who blew us away with his effortless ability to connect with the group. Whether he was talking about being friends with his colleagues, telling us about public speaking advice he received from his preacher, or firing up the audience about how to win in 2022, Congressman Jeffries kept us hanging on his every word. He’s a leader and a rising star.

Congressman Jeffries was joined by his colleague and friend, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, who is also Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois. She let us know that the hard work Tenth Dems has done to elect Democrats and engage activists has not gone unnoticed. And Congresswoman Kelly was clear about something else: Congressman Jeffries could very well be the next Democratic Speaker of the House.

Hearing from these two members of Congress was a wonderful experience that built on the words we heard earlier in the evening from a more familiar face in these parts, the 10th District’s very own Congressman Brad Schneider. Brad’s message meant a lot – he graciously recognized the work we’ve done for Democrats in the area, including him. We’re so glad to be represented by such a good, thoughtful person like Brad.

And we’re so proud of our award recipients, including Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg (Ab Mikva Leadership Award), Dr. Laurence “Laurie” Schiller (Founders Award), and Judy Dolins (Rosenblit Volunteer Award). Congratulations to them!

As an all-volunteer grassroots group, Tenth Dems is all about people. Supporters, interns, volunteers – this is who we are and why we’re able to continue to do the tough but worthwhile work to elect Democrats up and down the ballot during such a critical time for our country. The night was about awards, but what we do is so rewarding…because of you. Thank you, and let’s keep going in 2022!

Sincerely,

Eric Herman
Co-Chair, Tenth Dems

2021 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Fundraiser with Keynote Speaker Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Get your tickets (tenthdems.org/2021awards) after EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS: Not only is Congressman Hakeem Jeffries the Keynote Speaker at our 2021 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Fundraiser on Tuesday, December 21 (7 PM on Zoom), but Dr. Robin Kelly, Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, will be introducing him! Congressman Jeffries is Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was a House Manager of the Donald Trump impeachment proceedings after the January 6th assault on the Capitol, and is an absolute rising star in the Democratic Party! We’re so excited to hear from them and our award recipients.

News & Notes: Which district?

December 22, 2021

In this issue: Find your Congressional District, Biden winning battle to confirm judges, holiday greetings from Governor Pritzker, midwives in Illinois, and Upcoming Events.

 

Find Your 2022 Congressional District

Wondering what your congressional district is under the new map? Four Democratic members of Congress — Brad Schneider, Jan Schakowsky, Mike Quigley, and Bill Foster — will be running in Lake County in four newly drawn districts in 2022, as required after the 2020 census.

Which district will you be in? To find out which new Congressional District you (or your friends) live in, use this interactive tool.

1. To enter an address, click on the magnifying glass in the left-hand corner.

2. Click on the small red dot for your home.

3. Your Congressional District number will show on the left side of your screen.

10 = Brad Schneider, 9 = Jan Schakowsky, 5 = Mike Quigley, and 11 = Bill Foster.

In the meantime, and until January 2023, we’ll be represented in Congress by our current members of Congress.

Biden Judges Confirmed at Record Level

Holiday Cheer from the Governor

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 1/6: Libertyville Township Democrats January Meeting. The discussion will include the Pancake Breakfast event and upcoming petitions. 7-8:30pm, Libertyville Civic Center, Room A, 135 W. Church Street, Libertyville.

Sunday, 1/9: Sean Casten Virtual Fundraiser. Congressman Sean Casten will discuss his work on the Financial Services Committee, climate change, and his upcoming campaign. 3pm on Zoom.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/submit-an-event. 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: Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg Leads Mental Health Initiative

 

December 15, 2021

In this issue: Sheriff Idleburg and police partner on mental health, Forest Preserve fun without the sun, and Upcoming Events.

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg Leads Law Enforcement’s New Mental Health Initiative 

Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg is excited to announce a new pilot multi-agency collaborative initiative in responding to mental health-related calls for service.

Gurnee Police Department, Lake Forest Police Department, Libertyville Police Department, Lincolnshire Police Department, Mundelein Police Department, Vernon Hills Police Department, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are partnering to participate in a co-responder model for mental health-related calls.

Members of the partner agencies have been working together throughout 2021 to establish operational procedures for the pilot initiative. The program will be an expansion of the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) already in place at the sheriff’s office.

“This groundbreaking initiative with our municipal partners will provide Lake County’s law-enforcement with significant resources when responding to mental health related calls,”  Sheriff Idleburg said.

“Having a social worker or clinician on-scene, aiding in de-escalation, and the mental wellness follow-up process, is an incredible new method that is bound to have successful results. I am thankful for the leadership of everyone involved in the creation of this pilot program and I look forward to adding additional municipal partners in the years to come,” Sheriff Idleburg added.

Click here to read the full article.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 12/15: J Street Chicago Annual Event Honoring Fred Andes. The 2021 J Street Annual Event features a discussion between former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. VIP reception: 11:15am, main event: noon.

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.

Wednesday, 12/15: Rep. Daniel Didech, Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. Adriane Johnson Present Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities Webinar. 6-7:30pm online.

Wednesday, 12/15: Brad Schneider is Special Guest at Thomas Maillard Campaign KickoffSpecial guest Congressman Brad Schneider joins 10th Congressional District Democratic State Central Committeeperson Thomas Maillard for his campaign kickoff. 6-8pm, Only Child Brewing, 1350 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 124, Gurnee.

Wednesday, 12/15: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) December Meeting. Comments by topics include: changes in the Lake County Board Districts and Congressional Districts; comments by Illinois Supreme Court candidate Judge Rene Cruz; a Washington update by Congressman Brad Schneider; and comments by Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor on her reelection bid. 7-8:30pm, online.

Thursday, 12/16: Schneider for Congress Holiday Party. A celebration of the holiday season with Congressman Brad Schneider. 6-7:30pm, Fuller Center in Waukegan, 141 S. Genesee St., Waukegan.

Thursday, 12/16: State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart and Mano a Mano Host “Connecting With Community” Virtual Forum. Forum on victims’ rights and how the State’s Attorney’s office provides support. 6pm on Zoom.

Thursday, 12/16: Mano a Mano’s Hiring Open House. Mano a Mano’s leadership team tells about working with the organization and the opportunity to interview for one of their current openings. Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, 6 E. Main Street, Round Lake Park, 6-7pm.

Saturday, 12/18: Rep. Rita Mayfield Presents a Discussion, “Re-Imagine Public Safety Act.” State Representative Rita Mayfield hosts Chris Patterson of the newly created Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Human Services. The meeting is in partnership with State Senator Adriene Johnson, State Representative LaShawn K. Ford, and Waukegan Township Supervisor Marc Jones. 10am-noon, Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan.

Sunday, Dec. 19: Tenth Dems Host Brad Schneider Virtual Fundraiser with Sidney BlumenthalTenth Dems and New Trier Democrats host a virtual event supporting Congressman Brad Schneider featuring former senior advisor to President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and acclaimed author, Sidney Blumenthal. 4:40-5:30pm.

Tuesday, Dec. 21: Tenth Dems Annual Awards Fundraiser. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, House Manager of the Donald Trump impeachment proceedings after the January 6th assault on the Capitol, and a rising star in the Democratic Party, will be the Keynote Speaker at our 2021 Tenth Dems Annual Awards fundraiser. 7pm on Zoom.

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: Helping Local Families in Need

 

December 8, 2021

 

In this issue: Mano a Mano Winter Accessory Drive, Biden’s record job growth, JB Pritzker on reproductive rights, and Upcoming Events.

Where to Drop Off Winter Accessories

Winter items may be dropped off up to Dec. 15 at these locations:

  • Avon Township, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park
  • State Bank of The Lakes, 10 E. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach
  • Waukegan Township, 149 S. Genesee St., Waukegan
  • Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, 6 E. Main St., Round Lake Park
  • Mano a Mano, 1801 Sheridan Rd., Suite 101, North Chicago

If these drop-off locations are not convenient for you, Lake Dems may be able to arrange an alternative option. Email us at info@lakedems.org

Joe and Jobs: Biden Sets Job Growth Record

Reproductive Rights in 2022

Upcoming Events

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.

Saturday, 12/11: Representative Joyce Mason Sponsors Gurnee Foam Recycling. Event is for recycling Styrofoam products with the recycling symbol. 10am-1pm, Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee.

Sunday, 12/12: Carissa Casbon Hosts Great Lake County Bake-Off Virtual FundraiserBakers will bake three dozen cookies for virtual judging. 4-5pm on Zoom.

Monday, 12/13: ACLU Presents “The Future of Reproductive Rights and Access,” a virtual discussion on the future of reproductive rights and access in Illinois and nationwide. Noon on Zoom.

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.

Monday, 12/13: Brad Schneider Founder’s Circle Virtual Discussion with Rebecca Shi. Discussion with immigration advocate Rebecca Shi on Zoom, 7-8pm.

Wednesday, 12/15: J Street Chicago Annual Event Honoring Fred Andes. The 2021 J Street Annual Event features a discussion between former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. VIP reception: 11:15am, main event: noon.

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.

Wednesday, 12/15: Rep. Daniel Didech, Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. Adriane Johnson Present Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities Webinar. 6-7:30pm online.

Wednesday, 12/15: Brad Schneider is Special Guest at Thomas Maillard Campaign KickoffSpecial guest Congressman Brad Schneider joins 10th Congressional District Democratic State Central Committeeperson Thomas Maillard for his campaign kickoff. 6-8pm, Only Child Brewing, 1350 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 124, Gurnee.

Thursday, 12/16: Schneider for Congress Holiday Party. A celebration of the holiday season with Congressman Brad Schneider. 6-7:30pm, Fuller Center in Waukegan, 141 S. Genesee St., Waukegan.

Thursday, 12/16: State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart and Mano a Mano Host “Connecting With Community” Virtual Forum. Forum on victims’ rights and how the State’s Attorney’s office provides support. 6pm on Zoom.

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.