August 16, 2023
In this Issue: IL and Lake County Elected Officials Issue Statements on IL Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Assault Weapons Ban ● Show Off Your Support for Lake Dems! ● Lake Dems Volunteers Spread Our Democratic Message at Events Last Week ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
IL and Lake County Elected Officials Issue Statements on IL Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Assault Weapons Ban
Following the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Protect Illinois Communities Act, Illinois elected officials issued the following statements:
Governor JB Pritzker: “I am pleased that the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Protect Illinois Communities Act. This is a commonsense gun reform law to keep mass-killing machines off of our streets and out of our schools, malls, parks, and places of worship. Illinoisans deserve to feel safe in every corner of our state—whether they are attending a Fourth of July Parade or heading to work—and that’s precisely what the Protect Illinois Communities Act accomplishes. This decision is a win for advocates, survivors, and families alike because it preserves this nation-leading legislation to combat gun violence and save countless lives.”
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart: “This is great news! Police and prosecutors will continue to have this ban as an important tool in keeping dangerous weapons away from dangerous individuals.”
State Senator Mary Edly-Allen: “Military grade assault weapons are just that—created for the military. These weapons of mass destruction do not belong in our neighborhoods. Thankfully, our Illinois Supreme Court agrees. I am proud that the court has prioritized the safety of Illinoisans and upheld this ban on these dangerous weapons.”
State Representative Bob Morgan: “We have more to do, but this is definitely a step in the right direction that will mean that less families experience the type of trauma that we do. It means more to us because we know the impact. We know how it impacts our families and communities.”
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Lake Dems Volunteers Share Our Democratic Message at Events Last Week
Lake Dems Volunteers Staff a Booth at Lake County AfroFest ’23 in North Chicago
Eternal Flame Church’s Community Days
Lake County Dems register voters at the Eternal Flame Church’s Community Days in North Chicago.
Pictured at left are (front row) Vickie Brown, Jim Neel, Bonnie Berger-Neel., (back row) North Chicago Alderman Bobby Allen, Eternal Flame Pastor Edmonds, and North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham.
Volunteers Walk in the Gurnee Days Parade with Warren Dems, Lake Dems, and Lake County Democratic Elected Officials
Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim and Lake County Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein Host Their 2nd Annual Luau in Gurnee
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16
Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Brunch with U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Doors open 7:30am, brunch 9-11am, Springfield. More.
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) August Meeting. 7pm, Lindenhurst. More.
THURSDAY, AUG. 17
Brad Schneider’s Congress On Your Corner Town Hall in Gurnee. 6pm, Gurnee. More.
FRIDAY, AUG. 18
Golf Outing in Support of Sheriff John Idleburg and County Clerk Anthony Vega. 9am, Mundelein. More.
SATURDAY, AUG. 19
Drip & Culture – On the Grounds at Brushwood Center. 9am, Riverwoods. More.
India Independence Day Celebration in Vernon Hills. 10am, Vernon Hills. More.
Walk with Lake Dems at the Grayslake Summer Days Parade. Gather at 4:30pm, step off at 5pm, Grayslake. More.
MONDAY, AUG. 21
Reception for Tracy Katz Muhl with Senator Dick Durbin. 5:30pm, Chicago. More.
Brad Schneider’s Congress On Your Corner Town Hall in Northbrook. 6pm, Northbrook. More.
TUESDAY, AUG. 22
Lake County Clerk’s Office Candidate Information Session. 12noon, online via Zoom. More.
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