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Ann Dempsey 2018-08-21 Fundraiser Press Release

Ann Dempsey Welcomes Special Guest
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
Ann Dempsey, candidate for Circuit Judge, will welcome Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to a fundraiser to support Ann's campaign on August 21, 2018.  Ann Dempsey is committed to making our community safer by working to end the cycle of violence that devastates too many families in our community.
"I am proud to be in Rockford supporting Ann Dempsey, who will make an excellent Circuit Court Judge," said Congresswoman Bustos. "I've known Ann for a quite a while, and in her I see a woman who is committed to fairness, community service, and professional excellence. And as a graduate of my Build the Bench program, I am so proud of the campaign she is running to communicate her values to the voters of Winnebago and Boone Counties."
What:        Special Guest, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at a Fundraiser for Ann Dempsey for Circuit Judge
When:       Tuesday, August 21 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where:      IBEW 364 
6820 Mill Road
Rockford, IL
Cost:          Suggested donation of $50 to: Friends of Ann Dempsey
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Join Jake at Pig Minds Brewing Co. Tuesday, August 28th

Come see Jake Castanza at Pig Minds Brewing Co. on Tuesday, August 28th from 5:30pm-7pm!
Located at:
4080 Steele Dr
Machesney Park, IL 61110
Please RSVP at:
Platinum: $5,000
Gold: $2,500
Silver: $1,000
Supporter: $500
Please make checks payable to:
Citizens for Jake Castanza
PO Box 4687 
Rockford, IL 61110
Donate to Jake Through ActBlue:
Office Location:
212 S 1st Ave
Rockford, IL 61104
Mailing Address:
P.O Box 4687
Rockford, IL 61110
Paid for by Friends of Jake Castanza. 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, Illinois.

Join JB Pritzker and Local Democrats, Saturday, August 11

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You are invited to our
Blue Wave Kickoff Fundraiser
featuring JB Pritzker

(among many others!)

Winnebago County Democratic Party
Blue Wave Kickoff Fundraiser
Saturday, August 11, 2018
5:30 to 7 PM
Irish Rose, 519 E. State St, Rockford, IL

Join Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara,
Sen. Steve Stadelman and Rep Litesa Wallace hosting

Illinois state candidates:
JB Pritzker, Rep. Juliana Stratton, Sen. Kwame Raoul,
Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Susana Mendoza
with regional candidates:
Jake Castanza, Angelique Bodine, Nick Hyde, Dave Simpson,
Sara Dady, Ann Dempsey, Joe Bruscato, Maurice West II,
Paul Stoddard, Bob Springer
and Paul Gorski
Saturday, August 11, 2018
from 5:30 - 7 pm
at the Irish Rose

Register online for our kickoff fundraiser
for the local Blue Wave Democratic fundraising movement.

Funds raised at this event will be used for our local Get Out The Vote efforts that will benefit all of our candidates.

In case you're having trouble viewing the buttons the registration link is:

to learn more about your local Democratic Party.

Paid for by the Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee.
A copy of our report is (or will be) on file with the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.
Contributions are not tax-deductible.

News From Senator Stadelman – August 3 Event

ROCKFORD -- State Senator Stadelman will present Certificates of Recognition from the Illinois Senate to Mark Pickett and Ryan Craig, whose heroic efforts saved mortician Bruce Salley from drowning in a flash flood in June.

The two men will accept the special honor at 2 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 in Senator Stadelman's office at 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301, in Rockford. Representatives of the news media are invited to attend.

Pickett and Craig pulled Salley from his car, which became pinned against a guardrail along Keith Creek and engulfed by rushing water. The rescue in the parking lot of Rockford Plaza at Charles and 20th streets received statewide attention.


David Soll Fundraiser, Friday, August 3, Rivets Stadium

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David Soll, Democratic candidate Winnebago County Board District 20 invites you to his fundraiser at Rivets Stadium, Friday, August 3rd.

Cost is $25 per adult ...
Here's what you get --> "all you can eat" burgers, brats, hot dogs, popcorn and soda until the end of the 5th inning, a cookie for dessert, two free raffle ticket chances to win a family four pack of tickets to a Chicago Cubs home game, an option for your kids to keep and throw an official Rockford Rivets baseball out on the field, and of course, this is Rockford Peaches Night! Wins all around!
For children under 17 …
Because this is Rivets Stadium, you must have a ticket to get inside regardless. In order to keep with my "kids eat free" mantra, I'd like to suggest you purchase single game tickets using the regular online link for all kids under 17. Pick any $8 seat in the stadium, remembering you'll be sitting in the reserved area specific to my fundraiser.
One last thing –> ask anyone who has ever been to a Rivets game, parking is $5. That extra cost is out of my hands.
All the details and links to buy tickets can all be found at my website here -->


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