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May I be blunt? Help Tammy Duckworth reach her goal!





Halloween is such a fun holiday. There are a lot of ways I like to spend it. Trick or treating with my daughter, Abigail. Passing out candy. Watching campy old horror movies. The list goes on and on.
I'll be honest though. Absent from that list is "writing messages asking for money." But we really can't avoid it at this point.

We won't reach our $15,000 October goal unless we can get 350 people to give $5 or $10 before midnight.


Thank you and Happy Halloween,
Tammy


Contributions or gifts to Tammy for Illinois are not tax deductible.

David Soll for the 68th District and Other Democrats at Kate's Pie Shop, Saturday, 2-4 PM


David Soll, Seeking the Democratic Nomination for Illinois State Representative 68th District, 
is having an event at Kate's Pie Shop!
From David...

Dear fellow Democrats,
I'm gathering fellow progressives at Kate's Pie Shop at 6685 E. State
this Saturday, October 28TH from 2 – 4 PM.
This will be a petition signing and educational event.

Come by and learn why my campaign for Illinois StateRepresentative 68th District is something you'll want to be a part of all through November 6th, 2018 to help defeat the Trump delegate, supporter, and apologist currently occupying the 68th District seat.
For more info, please go to my official website: http://sollforall.com
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News from Senator Stadelman




'Wellness fair' offers array of free services for women
Women can obtain referrals for free mammograms and cervical cancer, screenings, free vaccinations for influenza, pneumonia and shingles, blood pressure readings, Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations and more at a Women's Wellness Fair organized by State Senator Steve Stadelman.
Other services available at no charge include blood-glucose, cholesterol and HIV testing, depression and anxiety assessments, massage demonstrations and skincare consultations. Medicare enrollment advisers and weight-loss support groups also will be on hand. 
Harp and flute duo Emerald Wind will perform; Rockford Roasting Company, E-Z Dinners and Dragon Popcorn will provide refreshments. Admission and parking are free for the event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, in Kresge Hall at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford. 
"Health care, especially for women, remains a central public policy concern," said Stadelman, who began the annual event in 2015. "I believe very strongly that a woman's ability to pay should never stand in the way of her receiving basic health care -- especially preventive care."

Mark Bonne
Chief of Staff, Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman
815-987-7557
Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61101


Day of Action for Sara Dady! Saturday, October 28 - Volunteers Wanted





 
Day Of Action

Saturday, October 28th
 
Join volunteers from across the 16th District to knock on doors, get petition signatures, and talk to voters about Sara Dady!
 
(Will also carry petitions for David Simpson, candidate for 45th senate district)
Across from Rochelle Fire Department, Corner of N Main St and 5th Ave
 
 
(Will also carry petitions for Angie Bodine, candidate for 69th house district)
278 N Phelps Ave, Rockford (around back)
 
 
(Will also carry petitions for Heidi Henry, candidate for 75th house district)
Meet at Chapin Park
 
For additional information, please email Cynthia@SaraDady.com.

Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - October 20, 2017



 
'Wellness fair' offers array of free services for women
Women can obtain referrals for free mammograms and screenings for cervical cancer, free vaccinations for influenza, pneumonia and shingles, blood pressure readings, Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations and more at a Women's Wellness Fair organized by State Senator Steve Stadelman.
 
Other services available at no charge include blood-glucose, cholesterol and HIV testing, depression and anxiety screenings, massage demonstrations and skincare consultations. Medicare enrollment advisers and weight-loss support groups also will be on hand. 
 
Harp and flute duo Emerald Wind will perform; Rockford Roasting Company, E-Z Dinners and Dragon Popcorn will provide refreshments. Admission and parking are free for the event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, in Kresge Hall at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford. 
 
"Health care, especially for women, remains a central public policy concern," said Stadelman, who began the annual event in 2015. "I believe very strongly that a woman's ability to pay should never stand in the way of her receiving basic health care -- especially preventive care."
 
 
Stadelman backs two laws to increase early detection of breast cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and State Senator Steve Stadelman has been working to reduce breast cancer in Illinois by supporting legislation that removes barriers to early detection and advanced medical care.
 
Stadelman supported a measure this year to require insurance companies to cover an MRI if a patient is diagnosed with dense breast tissue. Studies show that dense breast tissue can be up to six times more likely to develop cancer. An MRI can find an additional 8 percent of breast cancers that go undetected by mammograms and ultrasounds.
The measure became law and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
Stadelman also support legislation that since mid-2016 has required insurance companies to cover 3D mammograms. The technology, also known as tomosynthesis, takes a multidimensional view of the breast during a screening, rather than a single-dimension view. As a result, 3D mammography more accurately screens for breast cancer than standard mammography.
Nationally, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the second leading cause of cancer death in women. According to a study by the Illinois Department of Public Health, 26 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Illinois every day. 
 

Protect Rock Valley College's CLR Program, Write a Letter!


Protect Rock Valley College's CLR Program – write the Rockford Register Star and Rock River Times!
I serve as a Rock Valley College Board Trustee, and I have been contacted by residents concerned about possible changes to the the location of and courses offered at Rock Valley College's CLR program. Learn more about the CLR program here: http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Community/CLR/index.cfm
You can help CLR by writing letters to the editor, and encouraging your friends to do the same. I encourage brief, 200 words of less, letters of support to the Rockford Register Star and Rock River Times.
Write the Rockford Register Star:
Review RRStar policies first...
The Rockford Register Star encourages its readers to share their opinions through letters to the editor. Include your name, street address (only the city or township is printed) and a daytime phone number (used only for verification).
Letters longer than 200 words will be edited or returned to the writer.
Have a question about letters? E-mail us at opinions@rrstar.com or call (815) 987-1359.
Submit your letter to the RRStar these ways:
1) Letter to the Editor Form, online: http://www.rrstar.com/submit&subtype=rrstar
2) By mail: Send to Letters to the Editor, Rockford Register Star, 99 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
3) By fax: (815) 987-1365

Write the Rock River Times
Rock River Times letter policies...
The Rock River Times welcomes your letters and comments. However, to be fair to all writers, we ask that all letters be fewer than 200 words, no more than one letter per month be sent from any one writer, and that letters be signed and include a confirmation phone number and hometown. We do not print libelous or illegible letters. Send to: The Rock River Times, 128 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101; or contact@rockrivertimes.com.
Submit your letter to the Rock River Times these ways:
2) By mail: The Rock River Times, 128 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101

Thank you for your efforts to help protect RVC's CLR program.

Paul Gorski

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Biss-Wallace at Mandalay Lounge, Saturday, October 21 - 3 PM to Midnight




Local Democrats are organizing a Danielpalooza fundraiser for State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, and State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, and it will be held from
3 PM to midnight Oct. 21 at Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St.
Sen. Biss and Rep. Wallace are seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor and lieutenant governor of Illinois. Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace will join the event at 6 p.m.
The event is free. 
While free, the Biss campaign encourages support of the Biss-Wallace ticket.
The fundraiser will feature live performances by local musical groups and various motivational and speeches by local politicians.
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Biss-Wallace at Mandalay Lounge, Saturday, October 21 - 3 PM to Midnight




Local Democrats are organizing a Danielpalooza fundraiser for State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, and State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, and it will be held from
3 PM to midnight Oct. 21 at Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St.
Sen. Biss and Rep. Wallace are seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor and lieutenant governor of Illinois. Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace will join the event at 6 p.m.
The event is free. 
While free, the Biss campaign encourages support of the Biss-Wallace ticket.
The fundraiser will feature live performances by local musical groups and various motivational and speeches by local politicians.
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Paul Gorski for County Clerk Fundraiser, October 25, 2017




Please join me for at my fundraiser as I run for Winnebago County Clerk 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Tad's On the Rock, 10 E. Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 
from 5 to 7 PM.


Let me know if you'll be there!

RSVP TO:
815-874-2916
OR 
paul@paulgorski.com



The Details...


Sponsorship Opportunities
❏ $250 Bronze Sponsorship (2 tickets)
❏ $500 Silver Sponsorship (4 tickets) 
❏ $750 Gold Sponsorship (6 tickets)
❏ $1000 Event Sponsorship (8 tickets)


❏ $25 Individual ticket ❏ $40 Per Couple (two tickets)

❏ $15 Individual Ticket, for Winnebago County Precinct Committeepersons 


Make checks payable to "Citizens for Paul Gorski" • 4583 Scenic Drive • Rockford, IL 61109
 Email paul@paulgorski.com or call 815.874.2916 to RSVP or with questions.

Paid for by Citizens for Paul Gorski. 
A copy of our reports filed with the State Board of Elections are (or will be) available from the board 's official website
(www.election.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.

Steve Stadelman Fundraiser, Wednesday October 18, 2017




SENATOR STEVE
STADELMAN
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
4080 Steele Drive
Machesney Park, IL
Wednesday, October 18
5:30 7:30 PM
Ticket s : $50
Sponsor ships : $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 | $250
Paid for by Stadelman for State Senate. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the
Board's official website, www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL
Please join the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
in support of
RSVP to Kelly at 312-630-7700 or Kelly@ilsenatedems.org
Please make checks payable to: Stadelman for State Senate
P.O. Box 1551, Rockford, IL 61110

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