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Join the Bustos/Clinton Campaign, Saturday, September 24

Canvass Door-to-Door for Hillary Clinton & Cheri Bustos!

      Saturday, September 24, 2016
Shifts starting at 11am & 1pm
Rockford UAW
112 N 2nd St
Rockford, IL 61107

Join us in going door to door to persuade and turn out voters for

Hillary Clinton
& Congresswoman Cheri Bustos!

For more information & to RSVP please contact
Kyle Gibson at kyle@cheribustos.com

Bustos/Clinton Canvass, Saturday, September 24



Canvass Door-to-Door for Hillary Clinton & Cheri Bustos!
      Saturday, September 24, 2016
Shifts starting at 11am & 1pm
Rockford UAW
112 N 2nd St
Rockford, IL 61107
Join us in going door to door to persuade and turn out voters for Hillary Clinton & Congresswoman Cheri Bustos!
For more information & to RSVP please contact
Kyle Gibson at kyle@cheribustos.com

Angelique Bodine for State Representative Yard Signs

Angelique Bodine Yard Signs

I hope this post finds you and your family in good health!

Summer sure went by quickly and now the kids are back to school and campaign season is entering the final leg- just over 50 days (7 weeks) until the election! 

We now have yard signs for our campaign.
If you would be willing to put one in your yard for me, please send me your address.
I will make sure that they are collected after the election is over.

Thank you very much for all of your support!
YOU are a very important part of this campaign!
  
Warmest Regards, Angelique Bodine
Democratic Candidate for
69th District State Representative
(815)484-3533
  

"Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for
all people." - Jane Addams

Advisory: Dick Durbin, Luis Gutierrez, Tammy Duckworth join CEOs and advocates to advance immigration reform in 2017


Democrat and business leaders for immigration reform 
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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
EVENT DATE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2016 AT 9:30AM CST
RSVP REQUIRED CLICK HERE or email IBICEvent@gmail.com

Media Contacts:
Rebecca Shi 312-576-8032 rshi@illinoisbic.biz
Linda Fleener 815-762-9663 lfleener@illinoisbic.biz

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
US Senator Dick Durbin, Reps Luis Gutierrez and Tammy Duckworth join Illinois's business, faith, Latino and immigrant leaders to
support immigration reform in 2017
Joining National Citizenship Day , elected officials and business leaders will celebrate the integration of immigrants as workers, entrepreneurs and citizens. Recent Q3 2016 data saw a 32.1% increase in naturalization compared to the same quarter 2015

CHICAGO, IL — ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2016 AT 9:30AM CST, the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) will host a forum to support commonsense immigration reform featuring prominent Illinois business leaders and Illinois's Democrat policymakers. Speakers will come together to address engaging bipartisan members of Congress on real solutions to our broken immigration system and pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2017 that expands visas for high and low skilled workers and agricultural workers, and creates a path to citizenship for undocumented workers.

Joining the national citizenship day celebration, speakers will discuss the national effort to mobilize employers and voters to support comprehensive immigration reform. Recent Q3 2016 data saw a 32.1% increase in naturalization compared to the same quarter 2015. 

IBIC works to bring Republicans and Democrats together to advance real solutions to our broken immigration system that is good for business, good for our nation and good for Latino and immigrant families. IBIC's Democrat event follows IBIC's forum with Illinois and Florida Republican leaders to support immigration reform - press clips HERE. Passing commonsense immigration legislation in 2017 would reduce the federal deficit by nearly $900 billion and would strengthen Social Security by $700 billion.

WHAT: Roundtable discussion featuring US Senator Dick Durbin, Reps Luis Gutierrez and Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat and business leaders on the topic of making commonsense immigration reform a reality in 2017 that expands high and low skilled visas, agricultural visas and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Joining the national Citizenship Day Celebration, speakers will also discuss the spike in eligible immigrants becoming citizens across the nation this year. 

WHEN: Monday September 19, 2016
9:30AM - 11:30AM CST

WHERE: The Resurrection Project - La Casa
1815 South Paulina Avenue
Chicago, IL  60608        
RSVP REQUIRED CLICK HERE or email IBICEvent@gmail.com

VISUAL: Senator Durbin, Reps Gutierrez and Duckworth filling out citizenship applications for aspiring Americans. 

FACTS: Immigrants are job creators, innovators and taxpayers

·  Immigrants started 1 of 4 American businesses and high-tech startups

·  40% of Fortune 500 companies are founded by immigrants or children of immigrants

·  90% of patents from the University of Illinois has had at least one immigrant inventor

·  $5.4 billion in total net business income is generated by immigrant businesses in Illinois

- Naturalization - the process in which eligible immigrants become citizens - increases individual earnings an average of 8.9% or $3,2000, increases the employment rate by 2.2 percentage points, and increases homeownership by 6.3 percentage points.

·  Latinos and Asians in Illinois have purchasing power of $77.5 Billion

·  Undocumented immigrants pay $793.7 million in Illinois state and local taxes each year

·  Illinois would lose $25.6 Billion in economic activity, $11.4 Billion in gross state productive and 120,000 jobs if all undocumented immigrated were removed

·  Massive deportation would cost America $600 billion to implement while real GDP would drop by nearly $1.6 trillion and shave 5.7 percent off economic growth.

About IBIC: The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances Illinois economic competitiveness, provides Illinois companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens. For more information please visit www.illinoisbic.biz.

HOST COMMITTEE
John Rowe, Exelon Chairman Emeritus; Sam Scott, Corn Products Int'l Inc former CEO; Carole Segal, Crate and Barrel Co-Founder; Todd Maisch, Illinois Chamber of Commerce CEO; William Kunkler III, CC Industries, Inc; Josh Hoyt, National Partnership for New Americans Executive Director; Raul Raymundo, The Resurrection Project CEO; Dave Bender, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois; Terry Howerton, TechNexus CEO; Tom Cross, former Illinois House Minority Leader; Jim Edgar, former Illinois Governor; Sam Toia Illinois Restaurant Association CEO; Ron Gidwitz, CGC Partners Co-Founder; Susan Crown, Susan Crown Exchange Inc. President;  Barry MacLean, MacLean-Fogg CEO; Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, DePaul University President; Scott C Swanson, PNC Bank President; Jose Luis Prado, Former Quaker Food CEO; Marc J. Gordon, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association CEO; Rich Guebert, Jr., IL Farm Bureau President; Pat Magoon, Lurie Children's Hospital President; Greg Baise, Illinois Manufacturers' Association CEO; Ezequiel Flores, Flying Retail CEO; Michael Englehart, Presence Health System CEO; Sergio Suarez, North American Institute for Mexican Advancement CEO; A.J. Wilhelmi Illinois Hospital Association CEO; Donna Carroll, Dominican University President; Alejandro Silva, Evans Food Group CEO; Clare Munana, Ancora Associates President; Esther Corpuz,Alivio Medical Center CEO; Karina Sanchez, Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO; Carmen Velasquez, Making a Difference Senior Advisor;Todd Schulte, FWD.us CEO; Phil Barreda, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council CEO, Inc; Fred Hoch Illinois Technology Association CEO; Mark Harris, IL Science and Technology Coalition CEO; Ellen Rudnick, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director; Billy Lawless, Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform President; Anna Morzy, Polish American Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman; Jaime di Paulo, Little Village Chamber of Commerce CEO; Tony Shu, Chinatown Chamber of Commerce President; Susan Patel, Devon Chamber of Commerce CEO; Juan Gaytan, Monterrey Security CEO; Juan Ochoa, Miramar Group CEO; Mexico City Initiative

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Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - September 12, 2016




Public hearing to probe unclaimed life insurance benefits
State Sen. Steve Stadelman will participate this week on a task force conducting statewide hearings to better understand how insurance companies avoid paying death benefits and how families can prevent themselves from being victimized after the death of a loved one.

Insurance companies have failed to pay more than $550 million in death benefits to grieving families in Illinois since 2011, according to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs who formed the Task Force on Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies. The task force, which conducted its first hearing last month in Normal, convenes next in Rockford:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
11 am - 1 pm
Zeke Giorgi Center - 3rd Floor Legislative Conference Room
200 S. Wyman St.
 
Hearings are open to the public, although the task force listens to testimony from and questions scheduled witnesses.

Stadelman supported legislation introduced by Frerichs and recently signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to require life insurers to use the federal Death Master File to identify deceased policy holders whose insurance proceeds have not been paid; the DMF is a secure and reliable database used by the Social Security Administration and other government agencies to fight waste, fraud and abuse.

Insurers who have sued to block audits by Frerichs' office argue that being obligated to determine when a policy holder has died will erode their profits. 

Stadelman receives more pro-farm recogntion
Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Beuth recently presented State Sen. Steve Stadelman with the bureau's Friend of Agriculture Award  The award is given to state and federal lawmakers based on their voting records.




 



Senate Democratic Caucus Events: Autumn 2016


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


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
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

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

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

Thursday September 15th, 12:00-1:15 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon
Avanti's Italian Restaurant, 3302 E. Empire St. Bloomington, IL 61704
Tickets: $25.00
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, P.O. Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903

Thursday September 15th, 5:30–7:30 pm
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

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

Friday, September 16th, 6:00–8:00 pm
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

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

Tuesday, September 20th, 5:30-7:00 pm -- Just Added
Candidate Kelly Mazeski
Emerald Loop 216 N. Wabash Chicago, IL 60601
Tickets: $50
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Kelly Mazeski, P.O. Box 311, Barrington, IL 60011

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
Candidate Sheila Simon
With local Perry County Candidates at a 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

Saturday, September 24th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Senator Julie Morrison
The Home of Mayor Nancy Rotering (Address Upon Request)
Donations encouraged
Please make checks payable to: Julie Morrison for State Senate, 

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

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

Tuesday, September 27th, 4:00–7:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon
Join Chris Cueto for a reception in support of Sheila Simon
Pitchers Sports Pub and Pizzeria, 104 W Main St, Belleville, IL 62220
Tickets: $150, Sponsorships: Friend $200, Supporter $250, Sponsor $500, Chair: $1,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, PO Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30 am Check In, 9:00 am Shot Gun Start -- Just added
Senator Iris Y. Martinez Golf Classic
Gleneagles Country Club, 13070 McCarthy Rd., Lemont, IL 60439
Individual Golf: $250, Foursome: $1,000, Lunch Only: $75, Event Sponsor: $4,000, Lunch Sponsor: $3,000, Snack at the Turn Sponsor: $1,500, Hole Sponsor: $250
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Iris Y. Martinez, PO Box 47438, Chicago, IL 60647
RSVP: friendsofiris@um.att.com or 773.278.6550

Wednesday, September 28th, Time TBD -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon
Join Kathy Pine and Mark Brittingham for an evening in support of Sheila Simon
224 Fairway Vista Rd, Murphysboro, IL 62966
Tickets: $250, Sponsorships: Friend $500, Sponsor $750, Chair $1,000 
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, PO Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903

Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30-7:30 pm
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

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

Thursday, September 29th, 5:30–7:00 pm -- Just added
Candidate Sheila Simon
Join Kendra Peterson for a reception in support of Sheila Simon
King City Books, 104 N 9Th St, Mount Vernon IL 62864
Tickets: $25
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Sheila Simon, PO Box 814, Carbondale, IL 62903

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. 

Tuesday, October 4th, 5:30-7:00 pm
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

Tuesday, October 4th, 6-8 pm -- Just added
Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant w/ guests Sen. Andy Manar & Rep. Natalie Manley
George's 174, 1407 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435
Contributions encouraged, Sponsorships: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250
Please make checks payable to: Committee to Elect Jennifer Beritno-Tarrant, 900 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Candidate Cristina Castro
With host Senator Don Harmon
Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada, 120 N. LaSalle St., Suite 20000, 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

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

Tuesday, October 18th, 6-8 pm -- Just added
Senator Laura Murphy w/ host Honorable Dan Kotowski
Cafe La Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Ticket: $50, Sponsorships: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Laura M. Murphy, PO Box 13, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Thursday, October 27th, 6:30-9:00 pm
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



Save the Date

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Senator Scott Bennett
Location TBD, Danville, IL
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


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