Upcoming Events

Check this page often for upcoming events! Candidates or groups planning events that would be of interest to Democrats and Independents are welcome to submit an event. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

09/26/201717:30: Reception in Support of Mike Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:00pm

Where: 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago

What:  Mike Frerichs’ annual September event to celebrate the beginning of fall in Chicago.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or call 312-854-8018

09/27/201719:00: Reception in Support of Bob Morgan in Bannockburn

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Address provided upon RSVP

What: A reception in support of Bob Morgan, a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 58th District.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email Jessica Teuber at jessica@newchicagollc.com or call 312-448-8014.

10/01/201711:30: Women for Brad Luncheon with Tammy Duckworth in Highland Park

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm; doors open at 11:30am

Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park

What: The annual Women for Brad Luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.  Special guest: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/02/201710:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00am

Where:  10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  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.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

10/02/201719:00: Let’s Talk Politics – Highland Park

When: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where:  Mizuki Grill, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park

What: TDU’s Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats and independents in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests, who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.  Let’s Talk Politics in Highland Park is cosponsored by Moraine Township Democrats.

Come at 6:00 and join Tenth Dems for dinner (food available for purchase).

For additional information or to RSVP, register onlineemail events@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

10/04/201718:30: An Evening with Mike Papantonio

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow, Northbrook

What: Tenth Dems and United for Democracy sponsor an evening with Mike Papantonio, an expert on the corporate media, who will address the power of the media in determining the messages they want us to hear.  Mike, a practicing attorney, is one of the hosts of “Ring of Fire” on WCPT radio, and is president of the National Trial Lawyers Association.  He has received honors for his trial work on behalf of consumers.

Admission includes food and a free glass of wine.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/05/201718:00: Libertyville Township Democratic Party Political Book Club

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Address in Libertyville will be provided with request to attend

What: Spirited discussion about the book “On Tyranny” by Timothy Synder. There will be a few books for sale at $7.50 each.  The book is available at the library in ebook or rental for free.

Host will provide wine, cheese and crackers.  Please feel free to bring any snack or treat you wish to share, if you like.

RSVP to libertyvilledems@gmail.com

10/06/201717:30: Citizen Action Illinois Pauls Awards

When: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:30pm.  Cocktail reception: 5:30, Program and Award Presentations: 6:00pm

Where: Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What: Citizen Action Illinois holds it ninth annual Pauls Awards honoring Timuel Black, civil rights leader and author, and Kari Moe, organizer and former chief of staff.  Special guest: Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn. 5th).

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/07/201708:00: Avon Township Democrats Habitat for Humanity Construction Day

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017  from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Where: To be announced

What: Avon Township Dems spend a day working with Habitat for Humanity doing construction and other helpful activities at the site.

For additional information register online or call Pat Duby at 224-875-0818 or Chris Law at 847-740-2241.

10/08/201710:00: American Political Items Collectors Get-Together in Lake Forest

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 26225 N. Riverwoods Blvd., Lake Forest.  Access I-94 via west bound exit off Rt 60 (Kennedy Road.)

What: The Chicago Area and Wisconsin Chapters of the American Political Items Collectors sponsor their fall show.  Dealers from six states will display political campaign items (buttons, posters, bumper stickers) and cultural-cause material for sale, trade, or just for browsing.

School age children welcome.  Free admission and parking.

For additional information and display table reservations, email Dottie at ddpCAPIC@AOL.com 

10/08/201710:00: American Political Items Collectors Fall Show in Lake Forest

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017  from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Table setup at 8:00am.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 26255 N. Riverwoods Blvd., Lake Forest

What: The Chicago Area and Wisconsin Chapters of the American Political Items Collectors (CAPIC – WIAPIC) sponsor their second annual joint show.  School age children are welcome.  Hospitality event at 6:00pm with room-hopping the evening before the show.

Free admission and parking.

For additional information and display table reservations, email Dottie at ddpCAPIC@AOL.com 

10/08/201712:30: Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Forum in Chicago

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00pm  Doors open at 12:30pm.

Where: Chicago Teachers Union Center, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago

What: Chicago for Progressive Action and 11 other organizations host a forum to hear Democratic candidates for Governor in the 2018 election speak about their experience and platform as it relates to the progressive agenda.  Moderator: NBC Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern.

Free admission.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/17/201711:30: 7th Annual Women For Dart Luncheon

When:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017; Registration and Reception – 11:30am, Luncheon and Program – 12:00 noon

Where: Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Women for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s Seventh Annual Luncheon

To RSVP online click here,  or for more information, please contact John Zapala at (312) 890-1056
or email TDartCommittee@gmail.com

10/17/201717:30: Reception in Support of Rep. Laura Fine for State Senate

When:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Terra & Vine, 1710 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL

What: Please join “Women for Laura” host committee (in formation) to support Rep. Fine’s Senate Campaign!

To RSVP online click here,  or for more information contact Katy Langenfeld:  katy@kjdstrategies.com or 312-600-9496

10/17/201718:00: Speaker Forum “We the People: State of our Democracy”

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00pm – Advocacy Resource Fair,  7:00pm – Speaker Forum

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 600 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

What: Common Cause Northern Illinois and Christ United Methodist Church of Deerfield present a forum on critical topics affecting the State of our Democracy: voting rights, campaign finance, and the media.  Panelists include: Peter Slevin, Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism; Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; and Jay Young, Political Director at Common Cause Illinois. Q&A session follows.

Pre-registration is required.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online 

10/17/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Lake Bluff

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where:  Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  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.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

10/21/201718:00: Waukegan to College Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Bernie’s Book Bank, 917 N Shore Dr., Lake Bluff

What: Waukegan to College holds its fifth annual Oktoberfest.  Proceeds support the organization’s work helping Waukegan-based first-generation students enroll in and graduate from a four-year college or university.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/21/201718:30: A Safe Place Annual Gala

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:30 – 11:00pm

Where: Loft 21, 1501 North Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire

What: A Safe Place holds its eighth annual Break the Silence…Unmask the Violence Gala.  The evening of food, drink and entertainment by aerial performers includes moving presentations by supporters and domestic violence survivors whose lives were transformed.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online

10/22/201714:00: See “The Pajama Game” with Tenth Dems in Northbrook

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Where: Northbrook Theater, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook

What:  Join Tenth Dems at the Highland Park Players’ production of The Pajama Game, winner of Tony awards for best musical and best musical revival. Set in the 1950s, The Pajama Game depicts the battle between a pajama factory’s management and the employeesand their union over a 7 1/2 cent raise.  Classic Broadway songs include “Steam Heat,” “Hey There,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”

Tickets are $20.18.  Sponsorship levels are available, and there will be a moderated conversation after the show.

Sign-up information to come.

10/27/201718:00: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Annual Luncheon

When: Friday, October 27, 2017.  Save the date

Where: To be determined

What:  Annual luncheon of the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism (C2RR).

10/27/201718:00: Prairie State Legal Services Heroes for Justice Celebration in Oak Brook

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:30pm.  Doors open at 6:00pm

Where: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook

What:  Prairie State Legal Services’ 40th Anniversary celebration honoring Heroes for Justice.  This year’s honorees are Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, and Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or call Bea Pedersen at 815-900-3291

11/06/201710:00: EMILY’s List Ignite Change Chicago Luncheon

When:  Monday, November 6, 2017.  10:00am Political Briefing; 11:00am Host & Sponsor Reception; and 12:00pm Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Where:  JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

What:  EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, holds its Chicago luncheon, Incite Change.  Featured guests include President Stephanie Schriock; Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV), candidate for U.S. Senate; Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams; Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx; Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym, and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy.

You can RSVP online

11/07/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Mundelein

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where:  Fremont Public Library, Meeting Room, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  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.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

11/11/201711:00: Avon Township Democrats November Meeting in Round Lake

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: Avon Township Dems November meeting with guest speaker State Senator Melinda Bush (D-31).  Something new and exciting – a Melinda Bush project.  Details to follow.

11/15/201714:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

Where:  10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  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.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

12/07/201710:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00am

Where:  10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  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.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

12/09/201710:00: Avon Township December Meeting in Round Lake

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: Avon Township Dems December meeting with guest speaker Sharon Sanders.