Wednesday, December 6, 2023
In this Issue: Happy Hanukkah to All Who Celebrate! ● More Photos From Candidate Filing Week ● Round Lake Area School District 116 Breaks Ground ● Durbin Leads Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence Crisis ● Why Illinois’ Primary Election is Moving Back to March in 2024 ● Holiday Recycling Event in Libertyville ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
Happy Hanukkah to All Who Celebrate!
More Photos From Candidate Filing Week
Maria Peterson filed her petitions in Springfield to run for State Representative of the 52nd District.
Rhoda Pierce filed at the County Clerk’s Office in Waukegan for reelection to the North Shore Water Reclamation District.
Tracy Katz Muhl, running for State Representative (District 57), also filed petitions.
Lake Villa School Board Member Michael J. Conway (left), filed petitions to run for County Board District 5.
Fremont Township Chair Matt Lowry signs a petition for Congressman Brad Scheider.
(Above) State Rep. Laura Faver Dias (pictured above) holds her bound petitions before turning them in.
(Left) U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth helps collect signatures for candidate petitions.
Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega greets Libertyville Township Dems Precinct Committeeperson candidates as they file their petitions.
Round Lake Area School District 116 Breaks Ground
On hand for the festivities was Laura Faver Dias (pictured above, second from left).
Last week, Round Lake Area School District 116 broke ground on the new addition to the Early Education Center. This project will support an additional 70 preschool-age children within the District’s Prevention Initiative with special emphasis on young learners with English as a second language who would benefit most from this opportunity. The District received a $6.4 million grant from Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital plan.
The expansion of pre-K programs both enhances the learning conditions of the youngest learners and allows parents to work without having to secure cost-prohibitive child care. Keeping parents of school-age children in the workforce with affordable options for child learning lifts our economy. Early education levels the playing field, enhancing children’s ability to be productive adults in the future.
Focusing on the needs of everyday Americans, not just the privileged, helps build the middle class. Democrats like Laura Faver Dias get it. Vote for Dems to keep that focus.
Durbin Leads Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence Crisis
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on November 28, where they discussed ways to tackle the gun violence epidemic gripping the nation.
“Chicago faces the same challenges as many other cities and towns. In fact, many rural areas have even higher rates of gun violence than the urban areas that are often highlighted on the news. Across the country, gun violence is a public health epidemic, plain and simple,” Durbin said.
He noted that guns are too readily available and urged fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill to pass gun safety legislation, such as universal background checks and raising the minimum age for gun purchases.
Read the entire CBS Chicago article by clicking here.
Why Illinois’ Primary Election is Moving Back to March in 2024
“Illinois primaries traditionally are held in March. But the General Assembly delayed the 2022 primary until June to give officials more time to incorporate 2020 census data into mandatory redistricting plans.” That data reportedly was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the Daily Herald’s Russell Lissau.
Read the entire article by clicking here.
Holiday Recycling Event in Libertyville
State Representative Laura Faver Dias, State Senator Mary Edly-Allen, Lake County Board Member Jennifer Clark (pictured below with her husband Brian), Village of Libertyville Trustee Matthew Hickey and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) sponsored a Holiday Recycling Event.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
POSTPONED – Holiday Celebration with Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega. 5:30-7:30pm, Highwood. More.
THURSDAY, DEC. 7
University Center of Lake County Internship & Career Expo 2023. 4-6pm, Grayslake. More.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee Presents Black Women’s Economic and Political Power. Reception 7:30am, breakfast 8am, Chicago. More.
MONDAY, DEC. 11
Holiday Cocktails in Support of State Senators Adriane Johnson and Mary Edly-Allen. 5:30-7:30pm, Green Oaks. More.
Northfield Township Democrats Holly Jolly Holiday Trivia Party. 6-8pm, Northbrook. More.
Antioch & Grant Township Democrats December Meeting. 6:30-8pm, Lake Villa. More.
An Evening in Support of Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller. 5:30-7:30pm, Chicago. More.
For the complete list of Upcoming Events, go to lakedems.org/events.
Click here to submit your event for consideration.
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