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Upcoming Events

02/04/2023: Coffee and Conversation with Vernon Township Dems

When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00am

Where: Original Bagel and Bialy, 105 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove

What: Vernon Township Democrats hold their first meeting in 2023. RSVP here.

02/11/2023: Let’s Talk Politics – The Assault Weapon Ban Law in Illinois with Rep. Bob Morgan

When: Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:45pm.

Where: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook

What: This is the latest edition of Tenth Dems University's (TDU) Let's Talk Politics series. State Representative Bob Morgan, whose district includes Highland Park, has led the legislation in Springfield to ban assault weapons.

Let's Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests that often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors. Admission is free and open to all Democrats.

02/14/2023: Lake County Rising Poem and Essay Contest for Students

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:30pm

Where: Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach

What: Lake County States Attorney Eric Rinehart sponsors the tenth annual Lake County Rising poem and essay contest for Lake County high school students, including poster entries from those in middle school. The theme is "Love Unchained: Finding, Defining, and Reclaiming Our Voices." Winners will be announced at the event, which includes a resource fair for nonprofit organizations that provide services to women and/or children. Online submission rules and instructions.  For questions, email For more information, visit the Facebook page.

02/16/2023: Documentary Screening, “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb”

When: Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  5:00pm: Open Bar and Appetizer Reception; 6:00pm: Documentary screening.

Where: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago

What: Special screening of Emmy-nominated documentary, "Mikva! Democracy Is a Verb," about the life and legend of the former U.S. Congressman, Federal Judge and White House Counsel Abner Mikva. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Bob Hercules, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Mikva Challenge students and special guests. Proceeds will go to Mikva Challenge. Register here.

02/16/2023: Holly Kim’s Lunar New Year Celebration

When: Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

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

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim's Lunar New Year Celebration welcoming the Year of the Rabbit.  The event features the Chinatown lion dance troupe and other cultural performances. Refreshments included. Register here.

02/20/2023: Jill Wine-Banks on Presidents’ Day in Lake County

When: President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 West Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills

What: You can hear Jill Wine-Banks LIVE in Lake County! A prominent former Watergate prosecutor, Jill has a lot to say about what’s going on these days. We’re so glad to have her as our Keynote Speaker for our annual Lake Dems President’s Day Fundraiser. Jill is currently an MSNBC Legal Analyst, appearing regularly on primetime and daytime shows. A sought-after speaker, Jill appears before professional, political, women’s and business groups, universities and law schools. In addition, Jill has written OpEds for, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Politico, and Huffington Post. She has been featured on ABC 20/20 as well as in documentaries and films, including Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson’s Watergate, or How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President, Robert Redford’s All The President’s Men Revisited, and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9. We hope you will join us for this very special evening. Register here for tickets and sponsorships

02/21/2023: Lake County’s Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI) with Eric Rinehart and Sara Knizhnik.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023.  Social time at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online and live at Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago

What: League of Women Voters Chicago, in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago, sponsors a discussion of Lake County's Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI) with Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart and GVPI Chair Sara Knizhnik. A cash bar will be available. Click here to register and/or receive the online link.


03/12/2023: Moraine Township Democrats Spring Forward Annual Reception

When: Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00pm (time is tentative)

Where: Highland Park location to be determined

What: Moraine Township Democrats hold their Spring Forward Annual Reception. Details to follow.

05/04/2023: North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Annual Spring Event 2023

When: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:30pm

Where: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook

What: The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic celebrates its 8th Anniversary. The clinic provides accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. Register here.

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