Monday, July 25, 2016

David Soll to Announce "No-Kill" and end to Puppy Mill Policies, July 25

David Soll

Democratic Candidate for Winnebago County Board,
invites the media to his fundraiser, 
Monday, July 25, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM, 
to learn more about his plans for a
 "No Kill" Policy for Winnebago County Animal Services
and to eliminate "puppy mills" in the county.

Soll will deliver his policy statements at 7 PM, 
and will be joined by speakers Becky Beau, a no-kill policy advocate,
and Jim Beam, a leader in the fight against puppy mills.
A question and answer period will follow.

David Soll for County Board Fundraiser
Hope & Anchor
5040 N. 2nd St
Loves Park, Illinois
6 to 8 PM
Policy statements delivered at 7 PM

Contact David Soll for more information:


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tammy Duckworth Meet-N-Greet, Sunday July 24, 2016

Please join Illinois’ next Senator

Tammy Duckworth

Candidate for U.S. Senate

For a special Winnebago County Meet & Greet with
Winnebago County Democrats

Sunday, July 24th
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

IBEW Local 364
6820 Mill Road
Rockford, IL 61108

Please RSVP
Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact
Mo Green at or
Cameron Joost at


Saturday, July 09, 2016

Local Democrats Take Time Out From Campaigning to Work Clothing Drive

Local Democrats Take Time Out From Campaigning to Work Clothing Drive

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2016

For More Information Contact
Paul Gorski

Local Democratic Candidates Take Time Out from Campaigning to Work Clothing Recycling Drive

ROCKFORD, IL – Local Democratic candidates John Nelson, Angelique Bodine, Tricia Sweeney and David Soll are taking time off from campaigning to volunteer for the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) Clothing Recycling Drive being held at various locations Saturday, July 9.

John Nelson, candidate for Winnebago County Board Chairman; Angelique Bodine, candidate for State Representative, 69th District; Tricia Sweeney, candidate for State Representative, 68th District, and David Soll, candidate for Winnebago County Board Member District 17 have turned in their campaign walking shoes for work gloves to volunteer for the annual KNIB Summer Clothing Drive, being held at eight Rockford area Schnucks Markets and the Belvidere Township Building Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Nelson has signed up at the E. State Street Rockford Schnucks, Bodine at the Roscoe Schnucks, and Sweeney and Soll are volunteering at the Loves Park Schnucks. All declined to make campaign statements as these are not campaign events but nonpartisan, nonprofit, community-focused volunteer events. 

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) is a private, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and involving individuals in productive solutions that care for our stateline community environment. KNIB has collected more than 3.6 million pounds of clothing since 1999, with the recycled items being distributed in the U.S. and developing countries or repurposed into fiberfill products.

Nelson, Bodine, Sweeney, and Soll encourage residents to recycle unwanted clothes and remind residents that there are many volunteer opportunities at KNIB recycling drives and recycling centers throughout the year. Please visit to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wallace: Rauner’s Budget Plan Prioritizes Politics over People -- Press Release Attached


June 16, 2016 Rep. Litesa Wallace

Wallace: Rauner's Budget Plan Prioritizes Politics over People

ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, on Thursday was

critical of funding left out of Gov. Bruce Rauner's stop-gap budget
proposal that would sacrifice critical funding for Illinois' working
families, children and senior citizens while sparing the wealthiest
Illinoisans, and prioritizing expenses like office supplies for state
agencies over domestic violence shelters, breast cancer screening
programs and financial aid for college students.

"Illinois has gone nearly a year without a state budget and that is

simply unacceptable," Wallace said. "Now, the governor wants legislators
to vote for a budget that massively underfunds programs that keep
seniors in their own homes and provide essential services for disabled
children and those with mental illness. The governor has been holding
Illinoisans hostage so that he can get his agenda of hurting working
families put into place. He needs to stop playing games and focus on
getting Illinois back on track."

Wallace pointed out that within the governor's budget proposal is nearly

$5 billion for operational expenses within the state bureaucracy for
items such as the state's vehicle fleet and the purchase of office
supplies, yet zero funding or massive cuts for breast cancer screenings
for women, services for children with developmental disabilities, autism
and epilepsy, youth job and mentoring programs, job training, veterans'
homes, and programs for senior citizens, such as meals for the homebound
and health screenings. In addition, the spending plan Wallace supported
would boost funding by nearly $18 million over last year's level for
Rockford School District 205, while the governor's bill invests $13
million less than the Wallace-backed proposal.

"Our organization is in an extremely difficult financial position, with

services being in complete jeopardy," Epilepsy Foundation Executive
Director Ben Slack said. "We need a budget—a responsible budget that
doesn't result in more harm than has already been done. Additionally, I
urge the governor to take immediate action and sign Senate Bill 2038, a
bi-partisan, life-saving bill on his desk right now."

Wallace was joined by advocates from Rockford University, the Federation

of Independent Colleges and Universities, Rosecrance, RAMP Center for
Independent Living, the Epilepsy Foundation and the Northwestern
Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

Those in attendance also urged the governor to sign the emergency human

services budget, which would keep the doors open at various human
service agencies in Northern Illinois. The bill passed without
opposition from Republicans and Democrats and has been awaiting Rauner's
signature for nearly a month.

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