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Upcoming Events

05/22/2024: Wauconda Township Democrats May Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where:  Alonzo’s Burrito Express, 316 W. Liberty St., Wauconda

What: The May meeting of the Wauconda Township Democrats. Various political topics will be covered including trustee updates. To RSVP, email

05/23/2024: Fundraiser for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi

When: Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: The Astor Club, 1340 N. Astor St., Chicago

What: A fundraiser in support of Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi with host John Simpson. To RSVP:

05/25/2024: Lake County Democrats Veterans Committee Meeting

When: Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11:00am

Where: Gurnee

What: Join our Lake Dems group of like-minded folks who have served our country and want to continue to make a difference. If you’re a veteran and a Democrat – and want to help elect Democrats in this critical election year, please let us know if you are interested by signing up here.

05/25/2024: Lake County Democrats Volunteer Meeting

When: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:00pm

Where: Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Dr. (in mall on corner of Milwaukee Ave. and Washington St.)

What: If you’d like to help Democrats win, please join us to discuss the many opportunities to help. There’s a lot to do, from canvassing and phoning voters, to administrative tasks, publicity, research, and just plain organizing. We’ll also be talking about our upcoming event on June 13, Democrats Defending Democracy, and on June 27, our Presidential Debate Watch Party. Open to Democrats. Questions? Email

05/27/2024: Walk with Democrats in Wauconda Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 27, 2024. Line up at 9:00am, step off at 10:00am

Where: Downtown Wauconda (Main St.); meet in Wauconda High School parking lot

What: Come and walk with Wauconda Dems, Lake County Dems, Democratic candidates, and elected officials in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade.

05/27/2024: Walk with Democrats in Lake Villa Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 27, 2024. Line up at 11:00am, step off at 12:00pm

Where:  Palombi School, 133 McKinley Ave., Lake Villa

What: Walk with Lake Villa Dems, Lake County Dems, and Democratic candidates and elected officials in the Lake Villa Memorial Day Parade. For questions or to RSVP, email

05/30/2024: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Libertyville Farmers Market

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 7:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias' booth at Main Street Libertyville Farmers Market.

06/05/2024: State Rep. Bob Morgan Town Hall Meeting

When: June 5, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Highwood Library, 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood

What: Discussion of the Spring 2024 session and legislation Rep. Morgan passed this year. For more information email

06/08/2024: Metamorphosis: Emerging from the Dark

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Brushwoods Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods

What: "Metamorphosis: Emerging from the Dark" explores themes inspired by the cicada's transformation, rebirth, and the journey from darkness to light. The exhibition features the work of artists who are exploring their own narratives of emerging from challenging times, overcoming obstacles, and embracing newfound light and possibilities.

06/08/2024: Waukegan to College Celebrates 100th Graduate

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Waukegan High School, Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan

What: Waukegan to College's Year-End Celebration is a program to honor high school and college graduates. This year, as a tribute to the group's 100th College Graduate, the event will be filled with celebration, recognition, and great food! To RSVP:

06/08/2024: Lake Dems Booth at Lake County PrideFest

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:00pm

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

What: LGBTQ+ Center Lake County sponsors Lake County PrideFest. Volunteer for a shift at our Lake Dems booth. If you are interested in helping, send an email to with "PrideFest" in the subject line.

06/10/2024: [POSTPONED] Nancy Rotering Hosts Reception with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

When: POSTPONED – Monday, June 10, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: Address Provided Upon RSVP

What: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering hosts Senator Chris Murphy who led the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with leaders about ending gun violence locally and nationally. To donate or RSVP:

06/10/2024: Antioch & Grant Township Democrats June Meeting

When: Monday, June 10, 2024 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa

What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. Guest speaker Carissa Casbon, Lake County Board Member, will give a presentation about the Lake County Strategic Plan. RSVP to

06/12/2024: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Grayslake Farmers Market

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00pm

Where: 201 Center St., Grayslake

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias’ booth at Grayslake Farmers Market.

06/15/2024: Second Annual McHenry County Juneteenth Festival

When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 3:00 to 6:00pm

Where: 121 W Van Buren St., Woodstock

What:  The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of the holiday commemorating the date of June 19, 1865 when federal marshals marched into Galveston, Texas and enforced an order of emancipation for 250,000 enslaved Blacks. President Biden declared Juneteenth as the 11th Federal Holiday on June 17, 2021. This year's theme is Jubilee! Exhibitors may sign up at https://www.mchenrycountyjuneteenth.

06/20/2024: Celebrate with Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2024 at 5:00pm

Where: 28 Mile Distilling Co., 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood

What: The annual "Celebrate with CPAH" event that applauds CPAH's partners, donors, residents, and the positive impact of their work in Lake and northern Cook Counties. The event features an open bar and cocktail bites. Register here. For more information, email Amy Kaufman at

06/20/2024: Reception for Sen. Laura Fine

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

What: A reception for State Senator Laura Fine and the Laura Caucus. To RSVP, email

06/20/2024: Reception for Sen. Julie Morrison

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: The Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest

What: A reception for State Senator Julie Morrison with special guest, Loretta Durbin. To RSVP, email

06/22/2024: County Board Member John Wasik at Grayslake AuthorFest

When: Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Where:  Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake

What: Lake County Board Member John Wasik will sign books and speak at Grayslake AuthorFest, an event that brings together authors, readers, and aspiring writers. Free admission.

06/24/2024: Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association (IDCCA) Summer Brews 2024

When: Monday, June 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Midwest Coast Brewing, 2137 W. Walnut St., Chicago

What: IDCCA holds its 7th Annual Summer Brews event. Register here or email or call 217-753-3380.

06/24/2024: Toni Preckwinkle Summer Reception

When: Monday, June 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

What: Annual Chicago Cultural Center Reception in support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle features live music and refreshments. Register here. For questions or to RSVP, contact Scott at 773-746-7225 or email

06/25/2024: Rinehart for Lake County Fundraiser featuring IL Speaker Chris Welch

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: UMMO, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

What: An evening fundraiser in support of Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart with special guest Emanuel Chris Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Register here.

06/27/2024: Reception for Don Harmon and Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Offshore Rooftop & Bar, Navy Pier, 1000 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

What: A reception supporting Illinois Senate President Don Harmon and the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus. Register here.  For questions or to RSVP, email

06/27/2024: Lake County Democrats Presidential Debate Watch Party

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Where: Lake County location to be determined

What: SAVE THE DATE: The first presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday, June 27. Join the Lake County Democrats Presidential Debate Watch Party as we cheer on President Biden. The debate starts at 7:00pm Central. We'll likely have food together before the debate begins. More details to follow as we get closer. Hope to see you there!

07/09/2024: Highland Park Reception in Support of Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Highland Park address provided upon RSVP

What: Mayor Nancy Rotering, Rep. Bob Morgan, and other friends are hosting a reception in Highland Park in support of Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. To reserve your spot, please register online here. If you'd like to join the host committee, or if you have any questions, please send us an email:

07/17/2024: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Grayslake Farmers Market

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00pm

Where: 201 Center St., Grayslake

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias' booth at Grayslake Farmers Market.

09/24/2024: Bowling Fundraiser for Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Bertrand Bowling Lanes, 2616 Washington St., Waukegan

What: A Bowling Fundraiser for North Chicago Treasurer and Foss Park District Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt. For more information: email or call 224-419-4509.

09/29/2024: West Deerfield Township Democrats Maureen Wener Public Service Award

When: Sunday, September 29, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What: West Deerfield Township Democrats have organized the Maureen Wener Public Service Award. Wishing to acknowledge dedication to public service and honor Maureen Wener’s memory, the West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization has established this award. To submit nominations (due by August 16) or to RSVP, email

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