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Winnebago County Democratic Party Victory Celebration

Fellow Democrats:

Please join us tonight, Tuesday evening for the Winnebago County Democratic Party's Election Day Victory Celebration.
We should have a lot to celebrate!
The celebration will begin at 7:30pm at the IBEW Hall 6820 Mill Road.
The band Stages will play between speeches and updates and there will be free appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. 

Special thanks to the UAW CAP, IBEW Local 364, and Northwestern Illinois Building Trades for sponsoring the event!
Hope to see you there.
Charlie Laskonis
Charles H. Laskonis
Winnebago County Democratic Party

10/6: Chris Stapleton Concert

Paid for by Senate Democratic Victory Fund. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL
Illinois Democratic Victory Fund
1 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 2065
Chicago IL 60602 United States

Senate Democratic Caucus Events: Summer 2018

Here is a list of our upcoming events.

Wednesday, September 12, 5-7 PM
Candidate Mary Mahady Fundraiser 
Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 
Ticket: $50
Sponsorships: $100 | $250 | $500 | $1000
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Mary Mahady, 803 N. Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050
RSVP: or 563-343-2538
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
Senator John G. Mulroe
Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Highway
Tickets: $50
Sponsorships: $2500 | $1000 | $500 | $250
Please make checks payable to Friends for Mulroe, 6687 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 
RSVP: Maureen at 847-322-5217 or
Thursday, September 13
Senator Mattie Hunter - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Box  opens at 6:15pm- Game Time 7:15pm
Busch Stadium 700 Clark Ave. St. Louis, MO 63102
Sponsorship: $2,500 Grand slam|$2,000 Home Run| $1,500 Double|$1,000 Base Hit|
Checks payable to: Friends of Senator Mattie Hunter, P.O. Box 439430, Chicago, IL 60643
RSVP: Roslyn  Fossett ( or (708) 369-0293
Thursday, September 13th, 7:30am- 9:30am
Senator Linda Holmes Annual Labor Breakfast
Painters District Council 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Suite 201, Aurora, IL 60506
Ticket: $250
Sponsorships: $500 | $1000 | $2500 | $5000
Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Linda Holmes, P.O. Box 6374, Aurora, IL 60598
Thursday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
Daniel Biss for Nancy Zettler
Sketchbook Brewing Company | 821 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Young Professional Ticket $50 | Individual Ticket $100
Sponsorships:Advocate $250 | Champion $500 | Co-Host $1,000 | Host $2,500 | Chair $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Nancy Zettler, 4 Yorkshire Ct., Algonquin, IL 60102 or purchase your tickets here.
Friday, September 14
Senator Andy Manar Golf Outing
Red Tail Run Golf Club, 520 W Grove Road, Decatur
$400 per team
Sponsorships: $5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 | $150 
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Andy Manar, PO Box 5509, Springfield, IL 62705
Monday, September 17th- 8:30am
Senator Pat McGuire's Golf Outing
8:30am Registration, 9:30am Shotgun Start, 2:30pm Lunch
Joliet Country Club, 1009 W Illinois Hwy, Joliet, IL 60433
Individual Golfer: $300
Sponsorships: $5,000 Tournament Sponsor | $3,000 Super Sponsor | $250 Hole Sponsor
Foursome: $1,200 | Meal Only: $75
Please make checks payable to: McGuire for Senate, P.O. Box 2185, Joliet, IL 60434
RSVP: or (309)-339-8341
Thursday, September 20 - 5:30-7:30 pm 
Senate President John J. Cullerton and the Illinois Senate Democratic Majority Caucus
Harry Caray's, Second Floor, 33 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $250
Sponsorships: $25,000 | $15,000 | $10,000 | $5,000
Please make checks payable to: Senate Democratic Victory Fund, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: or 312-630-7700
Friday, September 21, 3:10 pm
Senate President John J. Cullerton Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Sky Box
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $2,500
Please make checks payable to Citizens for John Cullerton, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: or 312-630-7700.
Saturday, September 22nd, 6:05 PM
Senator Omar Aquino, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Skybox
Guaranteed Rate Field
Hosted by Ben Lazare, Bruce Simon and Mona Martin
Tickets: $1,000
Tickets are limited. Contact Bruce Simon at or 217.306.1257 for tickets.
Checks made payable to: Friends of Omar Aquino 1000 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60622
Saturday, September 22, 6:10 pm
Senator Tony Munoz Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Skybox
Guaranteed Rate Field
Tickets: $1000
For more information, please email Senator Munoz at
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Antonio "Tony" Munoz, and return to PO Box 09112, Chicago, IL 60609.
Monday, September 24
Senator Scott Bennett Golf Outing
Registration: 11:00 am | Lunch: 12:00 pm | Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm
Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana, IL 61802
Lunch Only: $50 | Individual Golfer: $250 | Individual Golfer w/ Hole Sign: $400 | Foursome: $1000
Sponsorships: Tournament Sponsor $5000 (2 foursomes, 2 hole signs & special recognition) | Lunch Sponsor $2500 (1 foursome, 2 hole signs, & special recognition)
Please make checks payable to Bennett for Senate, PO Box 1383, Champaign, IL 61824
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Assistant Majority Leader Senator Iris Y. Martinez Golf Classic
Gleneagles Country Club, 13070 McCarthy Road, Lemont, IL 60439
Event Sponsor $4000, Luncheon Sponsor $3000, Snack at the Turn Sponsor $1500,  Golf Foursome with Hole Sponsorship $1200, Golf Foursome $1200, Hole sponsorship $300, Golf Individual $300, Luncheon only $75
Checks made payable to: Friends of Iris Y. Martinez, P.O. Box 47438, Chicago, IL 60647
Questions/RSVP: or 773-278-6550
Wednesday, September 26th, 12pm
Senator Terry Link 2018 Golf Day
12:00pm Lunch, 1:30pm Tee Off
Beverly Country Club, 87th & Western Ave, Chicago, IL 
Individual Golfer: $1500
Sponsorships: $5000, $2500, $1000
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Terry Link, 1280 Streamwood Ln., Vernon Hills, IL 60061
RSVP required: or (309)-339-8341
Wednesday, September 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Senate Democratic Victory Fund's Young Professional Reception
STK Chicago, 9 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL
Individual: $25
Chair: Write or Raise $500 | Host: Write or Raise $250
Please make checks payable to Senate Democratic Victory Fund, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602.
Thursday, September 27th
Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz Golf Outing
12 pm Lunch, 1:00 pm Tee Off
Individual Golfer: $1000
Foursome: $4000
Flossmoor County Club, 1441 Wester Ave., Flossmoor, IL
Please make checks payable to Citizens for Antonio 'Tony' Munoz and remit to c/o Deanne Jaffrey, 328 S. Jefferson St., Chicago, IL 60661
Questions: Deanne Jaffrey, 312-300-2293 or
Friday, September 28, 1:20 pm
Senate President John Cullerton Cubs vs. Cardinals Rooftop
Wrigley Rooftops, 1044 Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL
Tickets: $1500
Please make checks payable to Senate Democratic Victory Fund, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602.
Tickets are limited, please RSVP to or 312-630-7700
Saturday, September 29, 3:00-6:00 pm
Senator Melinda Bush Garden Party
Home of Kathryn Johnson, 21840 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL  60030
Tickets: $60
Sponsorships: $500 | $1,000 | $2,500 | $5,000
Please make checks payable to Friends of Melinda Bush, 240 N Lake St, Grayslake, IL 60030
RSVP: or 312-630-7700
Sunday, September 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Rep. Fran Hurley, & Rep. Natalie Manley Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica, IL
Ticket: $250
Sponsorships: $1000 | $750 | $500
Please make checks payable to Committee to Elect Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, 900 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435
Thursday, October 4th
Senate President John J. Cullerton's Golf Outing
12:00 pm Lunch, 1:15 pm Tee Off
Edgewood Valley Country Club, 7500 Willow Springs Rd., LaGrange, IL
$2500 per golfer
Please make checks payable to Citizens for John Cullerton, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602
Space is limited. Please RSVP to or 312-630-7700
Thursday, October 4th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Rep. Laura Fine with Special Guest Senator Daniel Biss
At the home of Carol Lind, 2333 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Tickets $100
Sponsorships: $5000, $2500, $1000, $500, $250
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Laura Fine, 1700 Constitution Drive, Glenview, IL 60026
Thursday, October 25th, 6:30-9:00 pm -- Just added
Jazzin' with Toi
Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Hwy, Flossmoor, IL 60422
Tickets: $50
Sponsorships: $2500 | $1000 | $500
Please make checks payable to Friends of Toi Hutchinson, remit to c/o SDVF, 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2065, Chicago, IL 60602.
Save the Date

Thursday, September 27th -- Just added
Sen. Julie Morrison w/ Terry Cosgrove- President & CEO of Personal PAC
Highland Park, IL
Details Forthcoming
Thursday, October 4th
Senator Cristina Castro Ed Sheeran Concert
Details forthcoming
Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-7:30 pm -- Just added
An Evening with Senator Elgie Sims
Details forthcoming
Questions? Email

Tonight! Meet & Greet with Senator Durbin

Tonight! Meet & Greet with Senator Durbin
With more than 28 years of legal experience, Ann Dempsey is uniquely qualified to serve as Circuit Judge. Her experience on a variety of legal matters and expertise in managing resources are what our courts need.
As your Circuit Judge, Ann will serve her community beyond presiding over cases, continuing her work as an active community leader including working to end the cycle of Domestic Violence.
You are invited to a Meet & Greet to support Ann Dempsey's campaign for Circuit Judge of the 17th District.
Monday, September 10, 2018  
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Prairie Street Brewhouse 
200 Prairie St., Rockford, IL 61107 


Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - Sept. 6, 2018

HoopStars tourney provides memorable Labor Day for the whole family
After six years, Senator Stadelman's HoopStars has become part of our community's Labor Day tradition. The free 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament drew 300 players this year and hundreds more spectators.

When launching the competition in 2013, Labor Day was selected to help fill the void left by the loss of On The Waterfront. Since moving indoors to UW Health Sports Factory from outdoor courts at Davis Park, the number of parents, grandparents and siblings cheering from the sidelines has grown.
"HoopStars continues to offer a positive, no-cost athletic opportunity for boys and girls in grades 3-8 and a fun way for families to mark the end of summer and start of the school year," Stadelman said. "I remain most gratified by the diversity of the players and good-natured rivalry on the courts."

Bracket-winning teams left with 1st-place medals, but every player took home a commemorative T-shirt. Stadelman credits support from the Rockford Park District and financial generosity of ComEd, Comcast and Drive Right School of Driving for helping make the event possible.
Pictured below: 3rd-grade boys champions and their coach with Senator Stadelman.

Stadelman supports set of new laws to help reform DCFS
In response to continued high-profile failures at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), State Senator Steve Stadelman supported efforts to reform the agency that is tasked with protecting neglected and abused children in Illinois. During the spring legislative session, Stadelman voted in favor of three new initiatives that the governor now has signed into law: 
  • Senate Bill 293 requiring DCFS to maintain a central register of all unfounded reports for five years following the date of a final finding.
  • Senate Bill 2461 requiring DCFS to enter into contracts with agencies or to complete development for specialized placements for youth in the department's care who are victims of sex trafficking.
  • House Bill 4887 requiring DCFS to assist youth in DCFS care in identifying and obtaining documents necessary to function as an independent adult prior closing a court case ending the youth's time as a ward of the state under the Juvenile Court Act.
All three bills take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Stadelman backs formation of state women's council
A council dedicated to the research and investigation of social and economic factors that hold back women and girls in society is being established in Illinois as a result of legislation supported by State Senator Steve Stadelman and recently signed into law by the governor. Stadelman said the Illinois Council on Women and Girls will issue semi-annual reports on ways to tear down the barriers that keep women and girls from achieving their full potential.

Stadelman backs broader ban on synthetic marijuana
Following a wave of deaths related to synthetic cannabis overdoses, a new law supported by State Senator Steve Stadelman will broaden the classification of drugs that skirt regulation through minute formula tweaks. Many synthetic cannabinoids are already illegal, but by broadening the criteria ensures they can't be made legal by small and potentially deadly changes to their chemical makeup.
Beginning in March, news reports throughout the Midwest have revealed the usue of synthetic cannabinoids -- called by names like "fake weed" and "K2" -- leading to deaths and severe hemorrhaging. The Centers for Disease Control reported that 99 percent of these cases have occurred in Illinois.
Senate Bill 2341 adds all synthetic cannabinoids to the Controlled Substances Act and makes synthetics subject to emergency controlled substance scheduling. Manufacturers will be subject to a Class 3 felony charge, while those charged with simple possession would face a Class 4 felony. The expansion took effect immediately with the governor's signature in August.


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