News from Rockford, IL Democrats – more news at WinnDems.org.

Senate Democratic Caucus Events: Autumn 2016


 logo
Hello everyone!  Please see below for Senate Democrats upcoming events--new events added every week.  Have a great day!



Thursday September 1st , 6:30–9:00 pm
Senator Gary Forby

Join Ke
vin Reimer at Morello's Restaurant, 217 East Poplar St., Harrisburg, IL 62946
Individual: $250, Couple: $500, Sponsorships: Silver: $1,000, Gold: $1,500, Platinum: $2,500 .
Please make checks payable to: Gary Forby Campaign Fund, PO Box 966, Benton, IL 62812
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org or aphelps@kwrventures.com

Wednesday, September 7th, Lunch 12:00 pm, Tee times begin 1:20 pm
Senator Terry Link Annual Golf Day

Beverly Country Club, 87th and Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Individual golfer: $1,500, Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Terry Link, 811 Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org


Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Senator Mattie Hunter Annual Autumn Soiree

Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Individual: $125, Friend $250, Supporter $500, Host $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Mattie Hunter, PO Box 439430, Chicago, IL 60643
RSVP: Roslyn@ilsenatedems.org or (708) 369-0293

Friday, September 9th, 7:10 pm
Senator Michael E. Hastings

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field: Home Plate Club, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $500
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, P.O. Box 162, Tinley Park, IL 60477
RSVP Required: Carly@ilsenatedems.org

Saturday, September 10th, 12:30 pm Tailgate, 2:30 pm Game -- Just added
Senator John G. Mulroe

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois State Redbirds, Mustard's Last Stand, 1613 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201
Tailgate Only: $75, Tailgate & Game Ticket: $125, Family Package: $300, Sponsorships: Wildcat $1,000, Touchdown $2,500, Big Ten $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends for Mulroe, 6687 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
RSVP: Maureendm10@gmail.comm or 847.322.5217

Monday, September 12th, 12:00 pm Check-in, 1:00 pm Shot-gun Start
Senator Melinda Bush Golf Outing

Brae Loch Golf Club, 33600 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030
Individual golf: $250, Foursome: $1,000, Dinner ticket: $35, Hole Sponsor: $250, Event Sponsorships: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Melinda Bush, 248 Ambrogio Dr., Gurnee, IL 60031
RSVP Required: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Senator Michael E. Hastings

213 W. Institute Place, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60610
Sponsorships: Friend $250 | Supporter $500 | Sponsor $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, P.O. Box 162, Tinley Park, IL 60477
RSVP: Carly@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:15 pm
Senator Bill Haine

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO
Tickets: $1,000, Double Hitter Sponsor: $2,500, Home Run Sponsor: $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Bill Haine, PO Box 67, Alton, IL 62002
RSVP Required: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday September 13th, 4:30–7:00 pm
Candidate Sheila Simon

Join the Law Offices of Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey & Gremmels
Benson's Wine Lounge, 1308 Swanwick St, Chester, IL 62233
Donations encouraged, Sponsorships: Friend $50, Supporter 100, Sponsor $250, Chair $500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday September 15th, 5:30–7:30 pm -- Details added
Candidate Sheila Simon

With hosts Senate President John J. Cullerton and State Senator Daniel Biss
Johnsen Law, LLC, 309 W. Washington, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60606
Tickets: $100, Sponsorships: Friend $250, Supporter 500, Sponsor $1,000, Chair $1,500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org


Thursday, September 15th, 1:10 pm
Senator Don Harmon

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Suite, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Sponsorships: Grand Slam $5,000 (4 tickets), Home Run $2,500 (2 tickets), Single $1,000 (1 ticket)
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Don Harmon, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Friday, September 16th, 6:00–8:00 pm -- Details added
Candidate Sheila Simon

With Host Congressman Bill Foster
At the home of Becky Anderson, 114 S Ewing, Naperville, IL 60540
Tickets: $50, Sponsorships: Friend $100, Supporter $150, Sponsor $250, Chair $500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, PO Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Monday, September 19th, 8:30 am Registration, 9:30 am Shotgun Start
Senator Pat McGuire Annual Golf Outing

Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road, Joliet, IL 60433
Foursome: $1,200, Individual golfer: $300, Meal only: 75 Sponsorships: $5,000, $3,000, $250
Please make checks payable to McGuire for Senate P.O. Box 2185, Joliet, IL 60434
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 20th 5:30 PM-7:30 pm
Senator Michael E. Hastings

Harry Caray's, 33 W Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $5,000 Sponsor | $2,500 Co-Chair | $1,000 Host | $500 Friend | $250 Guest
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, c/o P2 Consulting, Inc., 22 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60602
RSVP: (312) 854-8018

Friday, September 23rd, 5:00–7:00 pm d
Candidate Sheila Simon

Chili Cook-off Tailgate before the Pinckneyville vs DuQuoin rivalry game
At the home of William and Krystal Reagan, 420 Indian Trail Dr., Pinckneyville, IL, 62274
Tickets: $15.00, Sponsorships: Friend $50, Supporter 100, Sponsor $250
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, PO Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Saturday, September 24th, 2:00-3:30 pm -- Just added

Senator Julie Morrison

The Home of Mayor Nancy Rotering (Address Upon Request)
Donations encouraged
Please make checks payable to: Julie Morrison for State Senate,
RSVP: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Sunday, September 25th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Candidate Cristina Castro Barbecue Fundraiser

One Slade Ave, Elgin, IL
Individual Ticket: $20, Family Ticket: $50, Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $100
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Castro, PO Box 1506, Elgin, IL 60121
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Monday, September 26th, 2016, 8:30-10 am
Senator Laura Murphy Union Solidarity Breakfast

UFCW Local 881, 10400 W Higgins Rd #500, Rosemont, IL 60018
Ticket: $250 (includes 2 people), Diamond Sponsor $10,000, Platinum $5,000, Gold $2,500, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Laura M. Murphy, PO Box 13, Des Plaines, IL 60016
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org

Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30-7:30 pm -- Just added
Senator Kwame Raoul Birthday Celebration

River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL
Tickets: $75, Friend $500, Host $1,000, Sponsor $2,500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Kwame Raoul, c/o P2 Consulting, 22 W. Washington St., Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: 312.854.8018

 
Thursday, September 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Senate President John J. Cullerton & the Illinois Senate Democratic Majority Caucus
Harry Caray's, Second Floor, 33 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $250, Sponsorships: Platinum $25,000, Gold $15,000, Silver $10,000, Bronze $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Senate Democratic Victory Fund, One N. Lasalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: Liz@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 7:30 General Admission, 8:15 Showtime
Senator Don Harmon and the Special Session Live from FitzGerald's

FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn
Tickets: $100, Sponsorships (includes 2 tickets): $5,000 I'm with the Band, $2,500 All Access Pass, $1,000 Talent Scout, $500 Backstage Pass, $300 Front Row Seat  
Please make checks payable to Friends of Don Harmon, 6941-A W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302
or Reserve your tickets online: http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/harmon2016
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm
Candidate Sheila Simon

The Hangar 9, 511 S Illinois Avenue, Carbondale IL 62901
Tickets: $25.00
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903.
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, October 4th, 5:30-7:00 pm -- Just added
Senator Tom Cullerton

American Tap, 701 W. Lake St., Addison, IL 60101
Tickets: $30, Couples Ticket:$50, Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Tom Cullerton, PO Box 7304, Villa Park, IL 60181
RSVP: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Cristina Castro

With host Senator Don Harmon
Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada, 120 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60602
Tickets: $100, Sponsorships: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Castro, PO Box 1506, Elgin, IL 60121
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday, October 6th, 12:00 pm Lunch, 1:15 pm Tee off
Senate President John J. Cullerton Golf Outing

Edgewood Valley Country Club, 7500 Willow Springs Rd., LaGrange, IL 60525
Individual golf: $2,500
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate, One N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP Required (space is limited): Liz@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday, October 27th, 6:30-9:00 pm -- Just added
Senator Toi Hutchinson

Women for Toi Hutchinson present Jazzin' with Toi
Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Highway, Flossmore, IL 60422
Tickets: $50, Sponsorships: $2500  $1000  $500
Please make checks payable to Friends of Toi Hutchinson, PO Box 101, Steger, IL 60475
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org



Save the Date

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 -- Just added
Senator Scott Bennett

Location TBD, Danville, IL
Questions: lexie@ilsenatedems.org
Details forthcoming
 
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Senate President John J. Cullerton Birthday Reception
The Laugh Factory, 3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
Details forthcoming
Questions??? Email Brenna@ilsenatedems.org or call 312.630.7700


Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - August 29,2016



Rauner's inaction jeopardizing Rosecrance triage: Stadelman
State Senator Steve Stadelman last week called for public pressure on Governor Bruce Rauner for refusing to fund the Rosecrance Mulberry Center, which provides medical triage for people with mental illnesses. Stadelman focused on the Rauner administration after Rosecrance announced that further delays in state funding would cause Rosecrance to close its triage program. 

"It's a good facility, a good program, it saves the state and community money, and it needs to continue," Stadelman said. "The state needs to keep its funding commitment to this facility."

Stadelman said funding for the triage center was included in the stopgap budget approved in June, but Rauner has chosen not to release the money. In fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015, following the closure of Singer Mental Health Center, previous administrations used Eligibility and Disposition Assessment grant money to pay for triage, according to Stadelman.
"That EDA money was contained in the spending plan we approved in June; however, the Rauner administration so far has refused to award Rosecrance a contract to operate the triage center," Stadelman said. "It is worth noting that the governor also zeroed out money for these mental health services in both his proposed 2016 and 2017 budgets."

Illinois to repeal "pink tax"
Legislation to repeal sales taxes on feminine hygiene products including tampons and menstrual pads will become law Jan. 1. State Senator Steve Stadelman was a cosponsor of the bill, which the governor signed into law earlier this month. The law will exempt tampons, pads and menstrual cups from the statewide 6.25 percent sales tax – the same tax classification as products like shampoo.

Greater protection for children in police custody
Children questioned in police custody about certain crimes must have an attorney present for the interrogation under a bill that received bipartisan support in the legislature and has been signed into law. State Senator Steve Stadelman voted in favor of requiring any youth 15 or younger to have an attorney present when questioned by police about murder or sex offenses and requiring police to recite a simplified Miranda warning.

Previously, only minors younger than 13 were required to be accompanied by an attorney for such interrogations. The change was prompted by the 2013 case of a teenager with diminished cognitive ability who was arrested by St. Clair County deputies, questioned about a robbery and coerced into a confession without his mother or an attorney present. Trevon Yates was charged with armed robbery and spent nine months in jail before the charges were dismissed and additional evidence cleared him of wrongdoing. He later sued in federal court and was awarded a $900,000 settlement.

Make Corporations Accountable: Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies Task Force



Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies Task Force
 
Over the past week, I have chaired task force hearings across Illinois to hear from church leaders, grieving mothers, and families impacted by the $550 million of unpaid life insurance policies in Illinois identified by the Treasurer's office since 2011.
 
It was stunning to me to hear a familiar theme - that Illinois families played by the rules and wanted the best for their families, yet corporate interests interfered with that dream by creating a daunting process for claims to be collected.
 
Imagine your own family - do you know if your parents, spouses, or children have life insurance policies? Would you know how to access their policy agreements or even what companies to call?
 
As Mark Brown noted in his column, one of the most compelling testimonies in Chicago came from Lynn Lucchese-Soto about Dr. Terra Thomas and her sons. Dr. Terra Thomas and her daughter were killed in a car accident in 2007. Lucchese-Soto and her spouse became the legal guardians to the Thomas' boys, but had no idea their mother had a life insurance policy of $105,000 to assist with college costs in case of a tragedy. 
Brown reported, "Lucchese-Soto downplayed the impact on her family of not having the use of the insurance proceeds for nine years. But she said she thinks about other families under similar circumstances who might need the funds but never receive them because of how life insurance companies handle their claims."
Life insurance security should not be based on luck. There are easily accessible records that can let the insurance companies know when their customers have passed away. I will continue to fight corporate interests to ensure that Illinois families are receiving the benefits for which they paid.
 
It is my duty to safeguard and return unclaimed property to families and I will not stop fighting until all Illinoisans have what is rightfully owed to them. 
Sincerely, 
Watch video coverage from NBC Chicago's Christian Farr:
Illinois Officials Push for Insurance Companies to Alert Individuals of Death Benefits here
Read Mark Brown's column in the Chicago Sun Times:
Treasurer tackles insurance companies' dirty little secret here.
Read Becky Yerak's article in the Chicago Tribune:
Why life insurance benefits have sometimes gone unpaid in Illinois here.

 
 

Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus Events: Autumn 2016


 logo
Hello everyone!  Please see below for Senate Democrats upcoming events--new events added every week.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Senate Democrats 6th Annual Young Professionals Reception

Gino's Brewing Co., 500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $50, Host: $250, Chair: $500, Sponsor: $1,000, Patron: $2,500.  Purchase tickets here!
Please make checks payable to: Senate Democratic Victory Fund, One N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

 
Thursday, August 25th, 8:30-10:00 am
Senator Linda Holmes Annual Labor Breakfast
Painters District Council 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Suite 201, Aurora, IL 60506
Individual Ticket: $250 | Sponsorships: Friend $500, Sponsor $1,000, supporter $2,500, Chair $5,000
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Linda Holmes, PO Box 6374 Aurora, IL 60598
RSVP: Carly@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday, August 25th, 7:10 pm

Senate President John J. Cullerton

White Sox vs. Mariners @ US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $1,500
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for John Cullerton, One N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP Required: Liz@ilsenatedems.org or 312.630.7700

Friday, August 26th, 7:10 pm
Senator Pat McGuire

Chicago White Sox Suite at US Cellular Field
Tickets: $500
Please make checks payable to: McGuire for Senate, PO Box 2185, Joliet, IL 60434
RSVP Required: Claire@ilsenatedems.org
 
Monday, August 29th, Registration 8:30 am, Shotgun Start 9:30 am, Meal 2 pm
Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Annual Golf Outing
Big Run Golf Club - 17211 W. 135th St, Lockport IL 60441
Individual Golfer $300, Foursome $1,000, Hole Sponsor $250, Dinner Only $50, Super Sponsor $2,500, Tournament Sponsor $5,00
Please make checks payable to: Committee To Elect Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, 900 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435-4418

Monday August 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm -- Details updated

Senator Gary Forby's Annual Rend Lake Reception

Rend lake Resort, 11712 E Windy Ln, Whittington, IL 62897
Tickets: Donations encouraged, Sponsorships: Blue $100, White $250, Red $500, Stars & Stripes $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Gary Forby Campaign Fund, PO Box 966, Benton, IL 62812
Overnight Accommodations available by contacting Rend Lake Resort at 800.633.3341
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org


Thursday September 1st , 6:30–9:00 pm
Senator Gary Forby

Join Ke
vin Reimer at Morello's Restaurant, 217 East Poplar St., Harrisburg, IL 62946
Individual: $250, Couple: $500, Sponsorships: Silver: $1,000, Gold: $1,500, Platinum: $2,500 .
RSVP by August 26th: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org or aphelps@kwrventures.com

Wednesday, September 7th, Lunch 12:00 pm, Tee times begin 1:20 pm
Senator Terry Link Annual Golf Day

Beverly Country Club, 87th and Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Individual golfer: $1,500, Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Terry Link, 811 Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org


Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Senator Mattie Hunter Annual Autumn Soiree

Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Individual: $125, Friend $250, Supporter $500, Host $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Mattie Hunter, PO Box 439430, Chicago, IL 60643
RSVP: Roslyn@ilsenatedems.org or (708) 369-0293

Friday, September 9th, 7:10 pm
Senator Michael E. Hastings

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field: Home Plate Club, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $500
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, P.O. Box 162, Tinley Park, IL 60477
RSVP Required: Carly@ilsenatedems.org

Monday, September 12th, 12:00 pm Check-in, 1:00 pm Shot-gun Start
Senator Melinda Bush Golf Outing

Brae Loch Golf Club, 33600 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030
Individual golf: $250, Foursome: $1,000, Dinner ticket: $35, Hole Sponsor: $250, Event Sponsorships: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Melinda Bush, 248 Ambrogio Dr., Gurnee, IL 60031
RSVP Required: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Senator Michael E. Hastings

213 W. Institute Place, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60610
Sponsorships: Friend $250 | Supporter $500 | Sponsor $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, P.O. Box 162, Tinley Park, IL 60477
RSVP: Carly@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:15 pm
Senator Bill Haine

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO
Tickets: $1,000, Double Hitter Sponsor: $2,500, Home Run Sponsor: $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Bill Haine, PO Box 67, Alton, IL 62002
RSVP Required: Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday September 15th, 5:30–7:30 pm -- Details added
Candidate Sheila Simon

With hosts Senate President John J. Cullerton and State Senator Daniel Biss
Johnson & Johnson Law Offices, 309 W. Washington, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60606
Tickets: $100, Sponsorships: Friend $250, Supporter 500, Sponsor $1,000, Chair $1,500
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org


Thursday, September 15th, 1:10 pm
Senator Don Harmon

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Suite, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Sponsorships: Grand Slam $5,000 (4 tickets), Home Run $2,500 (2 tickets), Single $1,000 (1 ticket)
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Don Harmon, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday September 13th, 4:30–7:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon

Join the Law Offices of Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey & Gremmels
Benson's Wine Lounge, 1308 Swanwick St, Chester, IL 62233
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
RSVP: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Monday, September 19th, 8:30 am Registration, 9:30 am Shotgun Start
Senator Pat McGuire Annual Golf Outing

Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road, Joliet, IL 60433
Foursome: $1,200, Individual golfer: $300, Meal only: 75 Sponsorships: $5,000, $3,000, $250
Please make checks payable to McGuire for Senate P.O. Box 2185, Joliet, IL 60434
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org

Tuesday, September 20th 5:30 PM-7:30 pm
Senator Michael E. Hastings

Harry Caray's, 33 W Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $5,000 Sponsor | $2,500 Co-Chair | $1,000 Host | $500 Friend | $250 Guest
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Michael E. Hastings, c/o P2 Consulting, Inc., 22 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60602
RSVP: (312) 854-8018

Friday, September 23rd, 5:00–7:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon

Chili Cook-off Tailgate before the Pinckneyville vs DuQuoin rivalry game
At the home of William and Krystal Reagan, 420 Indian Trail Dr., Pinckneyville, IL, 62274
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
Questions: Cassandra: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org

Sunday, September 25th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Candidate Cristina Castro Barbecue Fundraiser

One Slade Ave, Elgin, IL
Individual Ticket: $20, Family Ticket: $50, Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $100
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Castro, PO Box 1506, Elgin, IL 60121
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Monday, September 26th, 2016, 8:30-10 am
Senator Laura Murphy Union Solidarity Breakfast

UFCW Local 881, 10400 W Higgins Rd #500, Rosemont, IL 60018
Ticket: $250 (includes 2 people), Diamond Sponsor $10,000, Platinum $5,000, Gold $2,500, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Laura M. Murphy, PO Box 13, Des Plaines, IL 60016
RSVP: Claire@ilsenatedems.org
 
Thursday, September 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Senate President John J. Cullerton & the Illinois Senate Democratic Majority Caucus
Harry Caray's, Second Floor, 33 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $250, Sponsorships: Platinum $25,000, Gold $15,000, Silver $10,000, Bronze $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Senate Democratic Victory Fund, One N. Lasalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: Liz@ilsenatedems.org

Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 7:30 General Admission, 8:15 Showtime
Senator Don Harmon and the Special Session Live from FitzGerald's

FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn
Tickets: $100, Sponsorships (includes 2 tickets): $5,000 I'm with the Band, $2,500 All Access Pass, $1,000 Talent Scout, $500 Backstage Pass, $300 Front Row Seat  
Please make checks payable to Friends of Don Harmon, 6941-A W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302
or Reserve your tickets online: http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/harmon2016
RSVP: Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm
Candidate Sheila Simon

The Hangar 9, 511 S Illinois Avenue, Carbondale IL 62901
Tickets: $25.00
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903.
RSVP with Cassandra: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org or 618.560.0995

Thursday, October 6th, 12:00 pm Lunch, 1:15 pm Tee off
Senate President John J. Cullerton Golf Outing

Edgewood Valley Country Club, 7500 Willow Springs Rd., LaGrange, IL 60525
Individual golf: $2,500
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for John Cullerton for State Senate, One N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP Required (space is limited): Liz@ilsenatedems.org


Save the Date

Friday, September 16th, 6:00–8:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon

With host Congressman Bill Foster at a reception for Sheila Simon
Location TBD, Naperville,  IL
Tickets: $50, Sponsorships: Friend $100, Supporter $250, Sponsor $500, Chair $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903
Questions: Cassandra: Cassandra@ilsenatedems.org
Details forthcoming
 
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Senate President John J. Cullerton Birthday Reception
The Laugh Factory, 3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
Details forthcoming
Questions??? Email Brenna@ilsenatedems.org or call 312.630.7700

Tonight - John Nelson For County Board Chairman Fundraiser - Wednesday, Aug 24 -


PLEASE JOIN

JOHN NELSON

at his fundraiser:

ALTAMORE RISTORANTE
1432 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary beer and wine, cash bar, heavy appetizers and dessert 


Not only will you help out a great candidate John Nelson,
you can attend one of the final events at Altamore Ristorante,
which is closing in September.


FACEBOOK

TWITTER

###

Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - August 22, 2016 - HoopStars adds shoe drive to tourney





HoopStars adds shoe drive to tourney
Senator announces new charity aspect of youth 3-on-3

ROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman is expanding his popular Labor Day basketball tournament to include a drive to collect gently used athletic shoes for needy young sports enthusiasts.
Now in its fourth year, the free 3-on-3 competition also is adding two more courts to accommodate an anticipated increase in players over the 400 who participated in 2015. Boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades will face off on 10 courts in Davis Park during Senator Stadelman's HoopStars 2016.
 
Registration is open until Aug. 31 at www.senatorstadelman.com/hoopstars.
 
Stadelman announced at a Sunday news conference that HoopStars has teamed up with Sole Ballers to supply "legit kicks" to kids from low-income families. Christian Life High School sophomore Treye Tucker has collected and distributed 500 pairs of athletic shoes since he founded Sole Ballers as a 7th-grader.
 
Tucker joined Stadelman in inviting the public to visit the HoopStars event, watch a game or two and drop off spare athletic shoes. Players' families also were encouraged to donate shoes for any sport in reasonably good condition.
 
"I'm grateful to be able to offer a positive, no-cost, end-of-summer activity for kids, especially those from inner-city neighborhoods," Stadelman said. "With the shoe drive, I'm asking those who can to help pay that generosity forward."
 
Families attending the tournament may again enjoy music and kids rides courtesy of Rockford United Labor, which holds its annual picnic for union members at the same time and place. Event sponsors also operate interactive courtside information booths with giveaways, and all players receive free commemorative event T-shirts.


STADELMAN HoopStars Press Conference Today, Sunday, August 21, 2 PM


MEDIA ADVISORY

State Senator Steve Stadelman will conduct a press availability to discuss new aspects of his annual Labor Day youth 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament, Senator Stadelman's HoopStars. He will be joined by Christian Life sophomore Treye Tucker, who is organizing an athletic shoe drive for sports enthusiasts from low-income families.

When: 2-3 PM SUN AUG 21
Where: Senator Stadelman's Office
Suite 301 - Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St.

Mark Bonne
Chief of Staff, Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman

815-987-7557
Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61101

###

TONIGHT - Fundraiser for Angelique Bodine, Democratic Candidate for 69th District State Representative, August 20th





Angelique Bodine here- your Democratic Candidate for 69th District
is having fundraiser on

Saturday August 20th from 6-8pm
at the Boone County Historical Museum
314 S. State St. in Belvidere.  

Please join us!
It will be lots of fun!  Enjoy heavy hors d'oevres, live music, great conversation, raffles, silent auctions, including artwork from Angelique herself, and more!  

Admission is $30 per person or $50 per couple.

Please RSVP by pre-purchasing your ticket at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/funds4angelique

or send a check to Angelique For Illinois, PO Box 36, Belvidere, IL. 61008.  

We also need sponsors for the event.  Please forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested in attending or sponsoring.  Thank you!  


PS.  If you are planning on coming out to the Boone County Fair, please stop by and see me!  I have a booth in building 1. 

  
Warmest Regards, Angelique Bodine
Democratic Candidate for
69th District State Representative
https://www.facebook.com/AngeliqueForIllinois
  


"Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for

all people." - Jane Addams


John Nelson For County Board Chairman Fundraiser - Wednesday, Aug 24 -

PLEASE JOIN

JOHN NELSON

at his fundraiser:

ALTAMORE RISTORANTE
1432 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary beer and wine, cash bar, heavy appetizers and dessert 


Not only will you help out a great candidate John Nelson,
you can attend one of the final events at Altamore Ristorante,
which is closing in September.


FACEBOOK

TWITTER

###

News From Senator Stadelman - HoopStars Labor Day Event






MEDIA ADVISORY

State Senator Steve Stadelman will conduct a press availability to discuss new aspects of his annual Labor Day youth 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament, Senator Stadelman's HoopStars. He will be joined by Christian Life sophomore Treye Tucker, who is organizing an athletic shoe drive for sports enthusiasts from low-income families.

When: 2-3 PM SUN AUG 21
Where: Senator Stadelman's Office
Suite 301 - Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St.

Mark Bonne
Chief of Staff, Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman
Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61101


Blog Archive

About

This Rockford Democrat blog features news and press releases from Rockford, IL Democratic officials and candidates for office.
It is a "lite" version of WinnDems.org.
Paul Gorski is the editor and posts the content. More information about local Democratic officials and candidates can be found at WinnDems.org (http://www.winndems.org)
.
Copyright 2016 Paul Gorski; I may not create all the content, but I decide what gets posted. Powered by Blogger.