Showing posts from July, 2014

Senator Stadelman Announces Expanded HoopStars Youth Basketball Tournament

Governor Quinn signs $1.1 billion capital construction bill

From The Rock River Times...

Online Staff Report
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new state capital construction bill that invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects to improve transportation and create jobs and boost economic development across Illinois, including northern Illinois...
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Litesa Wallace selected to succeed Chuck Jefferson

From The Rock River Times...

The Democratic Party has selected Litesa Wallace to fill the remainder of Rep. Chuck Jefferson’s unexpired term in the 67th District of Illinois...

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Congratulations to Litesa Wallace!

Democrats accepting applications for state representative vacancy

Winnebago County Democrats Prepare to Select New State Representative

ROCKFORD, Illinois. – The Winnebago County Democratic Party will begin an open selection process to appoint a new state representative this week. A committee will accept applications and conduct interviews in order to fill the seat vacated by state Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, who announced his retirement earlier this month.  

“We are committed to finding a state representative who will continue to speak up for the needs and concerns of Rockford residents, and the best way to do that is to make sure residents have the opportunity to participate in the process,” said Winnebago County Democratic Chairman Charlie Laskonis. “By soliciting resumes and interviewing top candidates, we can ensure that our next state representative reflects the values and diversity of our community.”

Last evening at our regular monthly central committee meeting party members selected two precinct committeemen fr…

Illinois Education Association Endorses Mike Frerichs

July 16th, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Zach Koutsky 630-269-3826 or
Illinois Education Association Endorses Mike Frerichs Cites Frerichs’ longstanding advocacy for public education in endorsement Champaign, IL- This week, members of the Illinois Education Association, the state’s largest education employee union with over 130,000 members across Illinois will join Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) in Moline and Rockford and announce their endorsement of Frerichs for state Treasurer. Thursday, July 17th ·Moline, IL- 1:00pm-1:45pm, IEA Moline Office, 1530 46th Avenue, Suite 1 Moline, IL 61265 ·Rockford, IL- 5:00pm-5:45pm, IEA Rockford Office, 7029 Rote Road, Rockford, IL 61107 “I am honored to have the IEA’s 130,000 members support me in my race for Treasurer. I have campaigned in every corner of Illinois on the need for investment in our people and our state and how we can expand access to a quality and affordable college education. These are values that IEA share…

Dorothy Turner addresses constituent concerns regarding appointment process

Dorothy Turner, Democratic 17th District State Central Committee woman, held a press conference this past week to address concerns raised by her constituents about the process to appoint retiring State Representative Chuck Jefferson’s replacement.

Turner reminded the media, public and local party officials that in regards to elections and appointments the state Democratic central committee bylaws promise:

(e) The Democratic Party of Illinois shall publicize fully and in such a manner as to assure notice to all interested parties a full description of the legal and practical procedures for selection of Democratic Party Officers and representatives on all levels. Publication of these procedures shall be done in such fashion that all prospective and current members of the Democratic Party of Illinois will be fully and adequately informed of the pertinent procedures in time to participate in each selection procedure at all levels of the Democratic Party organization.
(f) The Democratic Party…