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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: 815-593-5858 ###

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 .  ###

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION: June 16, 2016 Rep. Litesa Wallace 815-987-7433 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 s

Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - June 14, 2016

Blame game won't break budget stalemate As pressure builds across the state in the absence of a budget deal, State Senator Steve Stadelman and school superintendents independently called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to rise above political games and personal attacks and work with lawmakers on an emergency, short-term budget and funding for schools. "L et's stop the name-calling and finger-pointing," Stadelman said."Attacking those on the other side of the bargaining table generally doesn't make it easier to reach a deal. Instead of focusing on the November election, we need to agree on a budget now." Without a budget, school superintendents across Illinois are left wondering if they'll have the resources to open and stay open when the school year begins at the end of summer. They also want the governor to work with Democrats on a school funding formula overhaul that takes into consideration factors like stud

Rockford Rivets win in exciting fashion 15-14 in ten innings

Rockford's newest baseball team, the Rockford Rivets , beat the Kenosha Kingfish Friday night in exciting fashion 15-14 in ten innings. The Rivets jumped to an early lead, at one time leading the Kingfish 14-3. The Kingfish fought back, steadily scoring runs, scoring two more runs in the ninth inning to tie the game at 14-14. Almost four hours into the game, a 10th inning single drove in the winning run for the Rivets. I was at this game. It was fun and I encourage you to take your friends and family to a Rivet's baseball game. Visit the Rockford Rivet's website for more news and to order tickets to an upcoming game. reports problems with nearly all major cell phone carriers, June 3, 2016 reports problems with nearly all major cellular phone carriers, June 3, 2016. If the information at is correct, cellular phone service (iOS, Android and Windows-based phones) is spotty at best, or at worst down in many cities in the United States. has a message on that site mentioning the outage, but I can't seem to find any other news coverage on this situation. Send me a note at:   to let me know if your cell service is up or down today, Friday, June 3, 2016

How's your cellular phone service today Friday?

I've heard multiple reports of AT&T and Verizon cellular service being unavailable late today, Friday, June 3, 2016. I can't seem to find any major news reports on it though. Email me at if you are having problems with your cellular phone service today, Friday, June 3, 2016. Let me know who your carrier is too. Thank you, Paul Gorski, Editor,

Thoughts on filling political vacancies...

I posted earlier (see copy at bottom of this post) that there is a vacancy in the office of Cherry Valley Township Clerk. Most units of government do the least they can to advertise these types of vacancies because frankly, not too many people are interested in being appointed to these positions. Also, state law doesn't require much notice to the public about filling vacancies. Despite the apparent lack of public interest in these appointed/elected positions, I still feel government officials need to be as upfront and vocal about finding qualified candidates to fill these positions. Unfortunately my blog posts here may be too little, too late, but I tried. As I prepare for my township meeting tonight, I'm hoping that more than one interested party has come forward to request appointment to the office of Cherry Valley Township Clerk. Even if you're not interested in the position, come down to the meeting. The meeting starts in about 20 minutes, but the township office is j

Vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Clerk position

May 11, 2016 - Notice to Cherry Valley Township residents - There now exists a vacancy in the office Cherry Valley Township Clerk. This vacancy is to be filled by appointment by the Cherry Valley Township board of trustees. To be eligible to fill the vacancy one must: live in Cherry Valley Township, Illinois, be a registered voter in Winnebago County, Illinois, and must be identified as Republican voter, as you would be filling an elected Republican official's office. Typically party affiliation is determined by your most recent primary voting record (Republican, Democrat, other.) This vacancy will likely be discussed at the monthly May meeting, tonight, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in being appointed to this position, please either attend the meeting or contact the township office to express an interest in filling the position. Cherry Valley Township 4875 Blackhawk Rd Rockford, IL 61109 Phone: (815) 874-8100 FAX: (815) 874-2110 As sometimes happens wit

Write In John M. Nelson for County Board Chairman

I'm asking my Democratic friends in Winnebago County to write in " John M. Nelson " (no quotes on the ballot) for Winnebago County Board Chairman. For most Democratic voters in Winnebago County, you will find on the back of your ballot an open spot for "County Board Chairman" like the graphic below. Fill in the oval to the left of the line and write in: John M. Nelson . Thank you!