Upcoming Events

Tenth Dems is an all-volunteer grassroots group, but we've developed a wide reach. We put in a lot of effort to get the word out about events in the area. Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Tenth Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups use our list to inform their own members. It's very time-consuming, but we want to get it right. In order to be included in the weekly events email, please click here to submit events for consideration (ideally by midday Monday), so we have time to get it ready.

05/18/202217:30: Reception in Support of Judge Chris Kennedy, Candidate for Appellate Court

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

What: A reception for Judge Chris Kennedy, candidate for Appellate Court. RSVP here  For questions, email Lisa Kennedy at lisabkennedy@sbcglobal.net

05/18/202218:00: Fundraiser Supporting Thomas Maillard for State Representative

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Harbor Kitchen & Tap, 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: An event in support of Thomas Maillard, candidate for State Representative, 62nd District. RSVP here, or contact Woody at woody@mfstrategies.com or call 314-803-7965

05/18/202218:00: Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Property Tax Appeal Workshop

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Skokie Library, Radmacher Room, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie

What: Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi hosts a property tax appeal workshop where attendees can learn about the tax appeal process and how it is done. After a brief presentation, analysts will be available to answer questions. The event is co-sponsored by State Senators Laura Fine and Ram Villivalam, State Representatives Mike Kelly and Denyse Stoneback, Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen.

05/18/202218:00: Wauconda Township Democrats May Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To receive the link, send email to cgt011@gmail.com

What: The May meeting of the Wauconda Township Democrats. Guest speakers: Kristina Zahorik, who is running for election to the State Central Committee representing the 11th Congressional District, and Carol Ronen running for election to the State Central Committee representing the 9th Congressional District.  Final plans for the highway cleanup day May 21 and walking in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade May 30 will be discussed. Local trustees will provide information about what is going on in the community.

05/18/202219:00: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) May Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Lake Villa District Library, 140 N. Munn Road, Lindenhurst

What: The May meeting of Indivisible Western Lake County. For questions, email Esther Hebbard at ehebbard1@gmail.com

05/19/202217:30: Rita Mayfield Hosts Candidate Meet & Greet

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5:30pm

Where: Fuller Center, 141 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL

What: Meet & Greet with the following candidates: Adriane Johnson, Illinois State Senate; Michael Karner, Regional Superintendent of Schools; Mary Ross-Cunningham, Lake County Board; Diane Hewitt, Lake County Board, and Thomas Maillard, State Central Committeeperson. Free refreshments!
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05/21/202209:00: Grant Township Democrats and Antioch Township Democrats Rollins Road Cleanup

When: Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 to 11:00am. Rescheduled from May 14.

Where: Long Lake Trailhead – Rollins Road  Click here for an overview of Grant Woods and the meet-up location.

What: Grant Township Democrats and Antioch Township Democrats celebrate being outside and help clean up their adopted mile of Rollins Road. Rain date is Saturday, May 21.  For questions, email Randy Read at granttownshipdemocrats@gmail.com

05/21/202213:00: Wauconda Township Democrats Highway Cleanup

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:30pm

Where: Meet at Robert Crown School, 620 W. Bonner Road, Island Lake

What: Wauconda Township Dems hold a highway cleanup along Bonner Road. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Dems shirt, sturdy shoes and long pants. Safety vests and gloves will be provided. Attendees must watch this short Lake County video before participating: http://lakecountyil.swagit.com/play/10152014-1058/#1  To RSVP email cgt011@gmail.com

05/21/202216:00: Preakness Stakes Viewing Party in Support of Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Candidate for Appellate Court Judge

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge, 3880 Northpoint Blvd., Waukegan

What: Preakness Stakes Viewing Party in support of Erin Cartwright Weinstein, candidate for Second District Appellate Court. Appetizers included.  Contribution link.

05/21/202216:00: Tammy Duckworth and Anna Valencia Fundraiser with Vote Mama

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:30pm

Where: Wilmette home address provided upon RSVP. Register here.

What: A fundraiser with Vote Mama in support of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Anna Valencia, candidate for Illinois Secretary of State. For questions, call 312-316-8820 or email alexandra.eidenberg@insuranceppl.com

05/22/202209:00: Cuba Township Dems Road Cleanup

When: Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00am

Where: River Road in Lake Barrington; parking will be marked with signage.

What: Cuba Township Dems sponsor a cleanup of River Road in Lake Barrington. For questions, email mlensotr@sbcglobal.net

05/22/202210:30: Women for Brad Reception in Support of Congressman Schneider

When: Sunday, May 22, 2022. Doors open at 10:30am; Program starts at 11:00am

Where: Hilton Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook

What: 2022 Women for Brad Reception in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Keynote speakers: Congresswoman Shontel Brown (OH-11) and Kathy Manning (NC-6), with Special Guest Nikki Budzinski (candidate for IL-13). Register here. For questions, contact Mitch@schneiderforcongress.com

05/22/202213:00: Campaign Kickoff for Lake County Board Candidate Alicia Timm

When: Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where: Fox River Forest Preserve, 28500 W. Roberts Road, Port Barrington

What: A fundraiser in support of Alicia Timm, candidate for Lake County Board. The event includes outdoor games such as badminton and croquet. RSVP online.

05/24/202218:00: Sheriff John Idleburg Primary Campaign Rally

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: RJ’s Eatery, 1913 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst

What: A primary campaign rally supporting the reelection of Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg. To RSVP or for information, contact Woody at woody@MFStrategies.com or call 314-803-7965

05/25/202218:30: Evening in Support of Fritz Kaegi, Democrat for Cook County Assessor

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: The Home of Kimberly Chase Harding (Address given upon RSVP)

What: An evening in support of Fritz Kaegi, Democrat for Cook County Assessor. Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, will be the special guest.
For more information or to RSVP, please click here or contact Liz and Mikayla at rsvp@lbhchicago.com

05/26/202217:30: Campaign Kickoff for Lake County Legislators Sam Yingling, Rita Mayfield, Joyce Mason and Dan Didech

When: Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Chicago Chop House, 60 West Ontario Street (Ontario and Clark), Chicago. Valet parking provided.

What: Chicago fundraiser for State Representatives Sam Yingling (candidate for State Senator in the 31st District), Rita Mayfield, Joyce Mason and Dan Didech. The event features Lake County-themed specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP, contact Corryn Bradley at corryn@danshomon.com or call 708-490-9964.

05/26/202218:00: Bowling Fundraiser for Treasurer Holly Kim and Shawn Killackey, Candidate for Lake County Board

When: Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Lakeside Lanes, Lakeside Recreation Center, 900 S. Lake St., Mundelein

What: An evening of bowling and pizza in support of Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim and Shawn Killackey, candidate for Lake County Board, District 2. RSVP here.

05/27/202218:00: Fundraiser for Jaycee Ochoa and Linda Troester

When: Friday, May 27, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Sharkys Billiards, 601 Railroad Ave., Round Lake, IL

What: A special fundraiser to help Jaycee Ochoa (District 16) and Linda Troester (District 2) win seats on the Lake County Board.
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05/30/202209:00: Walk with Democrats in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 30, 2022 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Parade steps off at 10:00am

Where: Meet at Wauconda High School, 555 N. Main Street, Wauconda

What: Walk in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade with Wauconda Township Dems, Lake County Dems and various 2022 Democratic candidates running up and down the ballot. To RSVP, Click here.

05/31/202217:00: Reception in Support of State Senator Adriane Johnson

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Cooper’s Hawk in Wheeling, 583 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling

What: A fundraising reception supporting the reelection campaign of State Senator Adriane Johnson. Register here. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kelly at Kelly@ilsenatedems.org

06/02/202217:30: Fundraiser for Mike Cortina, Candidate for Appellate Court Justice

When: Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main Street, Crystal Lake

What: Fundraiser supporting Mike Cortina, candidate for Appellate Court Justice. RSVP here or email Cortina4Justice@gmail.com

06/02/202217:30: Reception Honoring Michael Cabonargi

When: Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Porter Kitchen & Deck, 150 N. Riverside, Chicago

What: Reception honoring Michael Cabonargi, Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review and Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Illinois. Special Guest Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Chair, Democratic Party of Illinois.
Link to RSVP or to Eric at eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com 

06/08/202217:30: Summer Fundraiser for Jessica Vealitzek

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Diamond Lake Sports Complex, Picnic Shelter, 26630 N. IL Route 60/83, Mundelein

What: Summer fundraiser for Jessica Vealitzek, candidate for reelection to the Lake County Board, District 10. Register here.

06/12/202213:00: Jennifer Banek and Jennifer Clark Hold “Get the Scoop” Ice Cream Fundraiser

When: Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where: Old School Forest Preserve, 698 N. St. Marys Road, Libertyville

What: Lake County Board Member Jennifer Clark and Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek hold their second annual “Get the Scoop” outdoor campaign fundraiser. Register here. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

06/12/202213:00: West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization (WDTDO) Spring Picnic

When: Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Brickyards Park, 375 Elm Street, Deerfield

What: WDTDO’s spring picnic with elected officials and candidates, food and drinks with fellow Dems, and kid friendly activities. RSVP here.

06/15/202216:00: Golf Nine with Senator Fine

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Golf at 4:00pm; Reception at 6:00pm

Where: Valley Lo Club, 2200 Tanglewood Dr., Glenview

What: Golf outing to support the reelection of State Senator Laura Fine. Click here to purchase tickets or RSVP to carly@ilsenatedems.org

06/18/202216:00: “Love is Blue,” a Musical Event in Support of Carissa Casbon for Lake County Board

When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00pm

Where: Primo Italian American Cuisine Parlor, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee

What: Love songs and hors d’oeuvres in support of Carissa Casbon, candidate for Lake County Board. RSVP here.

06/23/202212:00: SHALVA Holds its Virtual Annual Luncheon

When: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Where: Online. Register here

What: SHALVA’s annual lunch, “Journey to Healing – Obstacles on the Path to Freedom,” features bestselling author Stephanie Land, whose memoir inspired the hit Netflix series MAID. She will share her journey and the challenges she faced after leaving her abuser. SHALVA provides critical crisis attention, long-term counseling, legal assistance and financial support to survivors of domestic violence. For questions, call (773) 583-4673

07/15/202218:00: A Safe Place Benefit, Wine Women & Shoes

When: Friday, July 15, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:00pm

Where: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire

What: A Safe Place sponsors Wine Women & Shoes with the theme “From Fear to Fierce.” Register here. A Safe Place assists victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

08/06/202209:25: Walk with Vance Wyatt in the North Chicago Community Days Parade

When: Saturday, August 6, 2022. Meet before 9:25am. Parade from 10:00 to 11:15am

Where: Foss Park District, 1730 Lewis Ave., North Chicago. Alternate address: 13th and Adams in North Chicago.

What: Walk with North Chicago City Treasurer Vance D. Wyatt in the North Chicago Community Days Parade.

08/27/202213:00: Lake County Black Business Expo 2022

When: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Bertrands Bowling Alley Parking Lot, 2616 Washington St., Waukegan

What: Lake County Illinois BLM sponsors Lake County Black Business Expo 2022. For information, contact Clyde Mclemore at clydemclemore@ymail.com,  847-344-2540 or Robin E. at tinkerrobin93@gmail.com, 224-321-0745.