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Central Committee Meeting is tonight, Monday, November 21, 2016

Winnebago County
Democratic Central Committee Meeting

The regular monthly
Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee meeting
 will be held tonight

Monday, November 21, 2016, 7 PM

  at the UAW Hall, 112 N. 2nd  St, Rockford.

Democrats, Democratic officials and friends of the Democratic Party are welcome to attend.

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Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - November 16, 2016




Veterans receive certification for special driver's licenses at Stadelman event
About 40 military veterans obtained the certification required to receive Illinois drivers' licenses that note their service in the armed forces at a Veteran's Day event offered by State Senator Steve Stadelman. Under legislation passed by Stadelman in 2015, veterans who present a driver's license with the designation qualify for discounts on purchases at participating businesses. To receive a driver's license with "VETERAN" appearing below the signature line, veterans must present official certification of their military status when renewing their license or applying for a state ID.
 
Stadelman's certification event gave veterans an opportunity to avoid the delay of a mail application or a trip to the Illinois National Guard Armory in Machesney Park. Two state Veteran Service Officers -- Matthew Taylor and Jessica Parker -- issued the certifications, and veterans enjoyed coffee and cookies while they were being processed.

Pro-veteran legislation passed during 2016 by Democrats in the Illinois Senate:
  • expand options for veterans seeking treatment for addictions and give local veterans' assistance commissions greater ability to partner with drug courts
  • make it a petty offense to falsely impersonate a veteran in Illinois
  • include Illinois National Guard members among those who can obtain a veteran designation on Illinois identification cards
  • offers business loans to veterans through the Illinois Finance Authority, similar to programs that already exist in Illinois for agribusiness and farming endeavors

Stadelman offers thanks for another successful women's health fair 
Two dozen businesses, nonprofits and government offices provided free medical and alternative health services to women who attended Senator Stadelman's second annual Women's Health Fair in Kresge Hall at Riverfront Museum Park. Free chloesterol and blood-glucose readings, referrals for breast and cervical cancer screenings, massage and aromatherapy demonstrations and facial skin analysis were among the many offerings. Guests also enjoyed harp and flute duets by Emerald Wind and refreshments including Jadabug Gourmet Roasted Coffee.

"Nothing is more important than your health," Stadelman said. "I'm grateful to everyone who helped bring these vital services together under one roof. Women should mark their calendars for mid-November 2017 and bring their mothers, daughters, sisters or girlfriends."





Winnebago County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Celebration


Winnebago County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Celebration 
Tuesday November 8th, 2016
 
Please join the Winnebago County Democratic Party for our Election Night Victory Celebration.
We are confident that we will have much to celebrate Election Night!

DATE:
Tuesday November 8th, 2016

START:
7:30 PM

WHERE: 
 IBEW Local #364 Union Hall
6820 Mill Road
Rockford, Illinois

 
Special thanks to our sponsors of the event IBEW Local 364, The Northwestern Illinois Building Trades, and the UAW Regional CAP Council, for providing the meeting room, food, and beverages at no cost to attending Democrats!
We hope to see you there!!!
 
Charlie Laskonis
 
Charles H. Laskonis
Chairman
Winnebago County Democratic Party

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