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Perhaps at no time in our recent history is there more at stake than now. Medicare, Social Security and our most vulnerable citizens are under attack. The middle class is under attack. Progressive values are under attack. But you can help us fight back.

The 2014 election will bring a roster of outstanding Democratic candidates for office at the local and national level. Each one is dedicated to upholding the values which provide strength for our community, state and nation. And each candidate is committed to public service and brings a wealth of insight and experience.

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Vice President Joe Biden
Vernon Hills
Wednesday, October 22

Wayne Motley’s Oktoberfest
Wednesday, October 22

Tenth Dems Annual Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, October 23

Early Vote Rally
Arlington Heights
Saturday, October 25

Candidate Forum
North Chicago
Sunday, October 26

Election Day!
Your Polling Place
Tuesday, November 4

Fundraiser for Mary Ross Cunningham
Friday, September 25

More Democratic Events

Biden headlines Democratic rally in Vernon Hills; says his mission is to restore middle class
A vital need to preserve and rebuild the middle class appeared to be the message most people took away from Vice President Joe Biden’s Oct. 22 visit to Vernon Hills. Biden headlined a rally at the Sullivan Community Center to urge independents and moderate Democrats to reelect U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. He told the hundreds of people gathered at the event that his single biggest mission in office is to restore the middle class, and that Schneider, Durbin and Quinn could help in that goal.
Pioneer Press  •  10/22/2014

Three local mayors endorse State Sen. Link for the 30th Senate District
Recently, three local mayors endorsed State Senator Terry Link for the 30th Senate District: Wayne Motley of Waukegan, Leon Rockingham Jr. of North Chicago, and Steve Pannell of Park City.
The NewsSun  •  10/22/2014

Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden's visit Wednesday
Joe Biden and Brad Schneider will be joined by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who's also seeking re-election, and by Paul Vallas, who's running for lieutenant governor with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as his running mate.
Daily Herald  •  10/21/2014

Early voting begins in Illinois on Monday
People can cast their ballots from Monday Oct. 20 through Nov. 2 at sites around the state. The Illinois State Board of Elections website has a database to help voters find their assigned polling places. Early voting locations include libraries, village halls and community centers throughout the state, and are listed by county clerks' offices.
Daily Herald  •  10/20/2014

Jennings has right ideas for county board
Mike Jennings is the best candidate for Lake County Board District 10 on November's ballot. Mike has lived in Ela Township for more than 25 years. He raised his family here. Jennings is running for Lake County Board because he is concerned about Lake County's future.
Daily Herald  •  10/17/2014

Voter registration period extended
Grace period voter registration has been extended to 7 p.m. on Election Day for those not currently registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. Registering under grace provisions allows county residents to update registration at a new address within Lake County or register for the first time. Those who register under the grace period provision must vote at the time of registration. Registration is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan and beginning Monday, Oct. 20, at three additional sites: Gurnee village hall; North Chicago city hall and the county clerk Annex, 415 Washington St., Waukegan. Grace registration also is available at the Lake County Central Permitting Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road. Libertyville.
Daily Herald  •  10/16/2014

Biden rally for Schneider, Quinn and Durbin to be in Vernon Hills
North suburban Vernon Hills will be the site of a big early vote rally headlined by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, designed to help Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. Early voting starts in Illinois on Monday, and on Sunday, President Barack Obama will lead a South Side early vote rally for Quinn.
Chicago Sun-Times  •  10/15/2014

Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, on Oct. 22. Doors for the event will open at 1 p.m., according to a news release.
Daily Herald  •  10/15/2014

Our View: A deadline in name only
Grace period voting begins Wednesday Oct 8 and ends Nov. 4. An eligible person can go to the county clerk’s election office during normal business hours, register to vote, and then that person must vote on the spot. For people who fail to register to vote by the regular deadline, grace period voting is a useful option.
NorthWest Herald  •  10/7/2014

Our View: Consider running for local office
Election season began Tuesday. Not for the upcoming November election, though you should be paying close attention to that one, too. Where's the story?PointsMentioned Map2 Points Mentioned We’re talking about the April 2015 election. Candidates for all local governmental bodies, as of Tuesday, could begin collecting signatures for candidacy in the April 2015 election.
NorthWest Herald  •  9/25/2014

Candidates for local office can begin circulating petitions for April election
Those interested in seeking nomination in the April 7 local election can start circulating petitions Tuesday, Sep 23. The local election follows the Nov. 4 election in which candidates for governor, state Legislature, Congress and the county will be on the ballot. In April, voters will pick candidates for city council, school boards and other local offices. Those interested in running for the local offices can begin picking up petitions and collecting signatures to get on the ballot.
Lake County Journals  •  9/22/2014

Why not run in local election?
Along with making a point to attend meetings of the board for which you'd like to run, you'll want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 23. That's when prospective candidates on April 7 can start circulating nominating petitions, the first step to getting on the ballot.
Daily Herald  •  9/14/2014

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