When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Location provided upon RSVP
What: Chili cook-off supporting Maria Peterson, candidate for State Representative, District 52. Every attendee will get to vote/judge the competition. Register online. For more information or to sign up, email Mia at Maria@Mariafor52.com
Where: 28 Mile Distilling Company, 454 Sheridan Road, Highwood
What: Anthony Vega celebrates his one-year anniversary in office. He will talk about the accomplishments in his first 12 months, and what is on the horizon for the Lake County Clerk’s Office. Admission includes appetizers and an open bar. Discount for Precinct Committeepersons. Register online.
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Where: 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake
What: University Center of Lake County presents its Second Annual Internship & Career Expo offering an opportunity to meet area businesses looking for local talent. Register online.
Where: Toluca’s Restaurant, 1419 Washington Street, Waukegan
What: A holiday kick-off fundraiser for Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Lake County Board Member Mary Ross Cunningham, and State Representative Rita Mayfield. To RSVP, email email@example.com
div>When: Friday, December 8, 2023. Reception: 7:30am, Breakfast: 8:00am
What: The Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee presents a discussion on ranked choice voting and an elected school board by FairVote Illinois and Illinois African Americans for Equitable Redistricting. Register online at www.idaslegacy.com
When: Saturday, December 9th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, North Chicago
What: Our Shining Stars Foundation and North Chicago Alderman Kenneth Smith present Project Warm December 9th, distributing coats, hats and gloves. For more information, call Sis Cole at 224-733-9320 or Alderman Kenneth Smith at 224-595-7525.
What: The Warren Township Democrats’ Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser. Ticket price includes dinner buffet and soft drinks (cash bar). A silent auction will also be held. Auction items are welcome. Tickets or sponsorships for the event can be purchased online or by contacting Bonnie Berger-Neel at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at 847-899-7140.
Where: North Shore Distillery, 13990 W. Rockland Road, Green Oaks
What: Holiday cocktails in support of State Senators Adriane Johnson and Mary Edly-Allen, with special guest Senate President Don Harmon. To RSVP, email email@example.com
What: Northfield Township Democrat’s annual holiday pizza and trivia party. Pay at the door or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Monday, December 11, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Where: Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Road, Lake Villa
What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. RSVP to AntiochTownshipDemocrats@gmail.com
What: Lake Dems is sponsoring volunteers to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk’s office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote. Register here.
There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. (Deputy Voter Registrars must be trained in their home county.)
Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.
When: Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods
What: A celebration of the holiday season at Brushwood Center with good company, hot drinks, and a collection of jazzy holiday songs performed by the Jon Deitemyer Quartet. For more information, visit https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/store/c737/Jazzin%27_Through_the_Snow_with_the_Jon_Deit
When: Monday, December 18, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
Where: Chicago address provided upon RSVP
What: Young Professionals Happy Hour in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider. RSVP to Eli Krule at email@example.com
What: Joint Action Committee (JAC) presents a discussion on addressing antisemitism in a time of crisis featuring Oren Jacobson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project Shema. RSVP online.