Sheriff Curran’s Annual Golf Outing – June 8, 2017
Mark Curran’s annual golf outing at White Deer Run is fast approaching. If you have not registered yet, please contact Abbey@CorStrategies.com for more information!!
Walsh Freedom Event – June 10th
If you haven’t registered for the Walsh Freedom Family, Friends, Food and Fireworks event, time is running out. This is a can’t miss event with a patriotic flare to kick-off the summer.
Lake County States Attorney Speaks on Opioid Initiative
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Lake County States Attorney Michael Nerheim spoke with the Grant Township Republican Club about the heroin and opioid epidemic in our country and the Lake County Opioid Initiative. It was an eye-opening discussion which needs to be heard by every member of our community.
RALC Reagan Dinner
Join Lake County Treasurer David Stolman as he kicks-off his campaign for re-election with a party at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Pat Kammerer Receives Service Award
On April 5, 2017, Mrs. Patricia (“Pat”) Kammerer was awarded a plaque by the West Deerfield Township Republican Organization (WDTRO), at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, for her 10 years of service as a precinct committeeman and captain. Mrs. Kammerer is 88-years-old and has been a role model for deeply committed Republicans in both Lake Forest and in the Township of West Deerfield.
Pat is a past President of the Women’s Republican Club and has been a GOP stalwart for decades. She has offered constant inspiration and has always been available to lend her support, advice, and encouragement to the Women’s Republican Club and WDTRO members. Pat will be moving to sunnier climes later this month and will very much be missed!
Lake County Republican Federation Spring Gala
On Tuesday, May 2nd the Lake County Republican Federation will be holding its 55th Annual Spring Gala at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. This year’s keynote speaker will be Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
For more information on this event, see our “Events” page or contact Erin Westphal at email@example.com.
Wauconda Republicans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Republican revelers turned out in their finest green attire for the Wauconda Republican’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Guests were treated to a full Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner prepared by Bobby’s Barrel Inn of Volo. Elected officials present included keynote speaker, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren, State Senator Dan McConchie, State Representative David McSweeney, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper, County Board Members Judy Martini and Mike Danforth, Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart and many other local officials, Republican committeeman, friends and family.
To see more photos from the Wauconda dinner, click here: PHOTOS
Ela Republicans at Expo
On March 11th, the Ela Township Republicans showed support for their community by participating in the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Attendees included U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam, State Senator Dan McConchie and State Representative Nick Sauer. Thank you to the Ela Township Committeemen for representing the Republican party at the expo!
Ela Republicans in Action
Along with hosting a Republican booth on March 11th, Ela Republicans paid a visit to our neighbors to the west and attended the McHenry County Republican’s annual fundraiser dinner. Governor Rauner was the guest speaker for this countywide event.
Danforth Appointed to County Board
On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Michael Danforth was officially sworn in as the newest member of the Lake County Board. Danforth replaces Nick Sauer as the board member for District 17. Congratulations to Michael and his family. We look forward to his presence on the County Board.
Grant Township Lincoln Day Dinner
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Grant Township Republican Club hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The longest continuously running Lincoln dinner in the State of Illinois, guests attended from Lake, McHenry and Cook Counties. This year’s 300 guests were treated to an informative and, at times, light-hearted presentation from U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren. Our very own Chairman Mark Shaw was a speaker in the program, and our Chairwoman Marjorie Kubalanza was presented with the Adam Skrzenta Leadership Award.
To see more photos from the Lincoln Day Dinner, click here: PHOTOS
Lawlor Advances Appointment of Michael Danforth
Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor announced he is recommending Michael A. Danforth, a Barrington attorney, certified public mediator and Central Committee board member, to serve as the Lake County Board Member representing District 17. The county board will vote on the appointment at its February 14th meeting. Nick Sauer resigned from this position earlier in the year after being elected to the Illinois House of Representatives (Dist. 51). District 17 includes the areas of Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Tower Lakes, Fox River Grove, and portions of Wauconda and Hawthorn Woods.
Should Voters Elect County Board Chairman?
By Russel Lissau – as printed in the Daily Herald, February 1, 2017
Of all the county boards in the Chicago suburbs, Lake County’s is the only one with a chairman selected by its members rather than voters at large. Newly proposed legislation could change that. State Sen. Terry Link, a Vernon Hills Democrat, has introduced a plan in Springfield that would let voters decide who serves as the Lake County Board chairman, starting in 2020. Traditionally, the chairman is chosen every other December by county board members after that year’s general election. By law, the chairman is chosen from the board’s membership. Vernon Hills Republican Aaron Lawlor has been the board’s chairman since 2012. The chairmen of the Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Will county boards all are chosen by voters. McHenry County switched to that system last year, and in November voters there elected former state lawmaker Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat and proponent of the change. “All the other counties have it, so why shouldn’t Lake,” Link said. Link said he first proposed this change about a decade ago but the plan didn’t gain traction. He believes voters should decide who leads the board. “It’s just bringing us to the same level as all the other counties,” he said, adding that he has no interest in the job. Link also said he has “no problem” with Lawlor’s leadership of the board. In a news release and in comments Tuesday, Lawlor voiced support for the change, but said voters should decide whether to alter how the chairman is elected. “Obviously, it’s a tectonic shift in how we run county government,” he said. Lawlor said he will ask Link to amend the legislation to allow a referendum on the issue, as was the case in 2014 when McHenry County voters chose to elect their board’s chairman. “Voters should be able to say what they want, rather than Springfield dictating what they need,” he added. Link said he is open to Lawlor’s proposal. “That’s not a bad idea,” Link said. “That’s what they did in McHenry, and it worked. ”Beyond just the chairman issue, Lawlor also proposes asking voters if the county board should be reduced by at least four members and if decennial redistricting should be reformed using an impartial, nonpartisan mapping process. “(Link’s bill) is an important step forward, but doesn’t go far enough in enacting meaningful good government reforms and safeguards that protect professionalism over political patronage,” Lawlor said. “We have the ability to use county board redistricting reform to serve as a model for the state,” he added. Link insisted the redistricting issue is a state concern, not a county one. As for asking voters if the board should shrink, Link said the board has the power to do that itself. In fact, it went from 23 to 21 members in 2012. Lawlor intends to ask the county board’s finance committee today to put the measure on its Feb. 8 agenda in support of his position. Today’s meeting is at 1 p.m. at the county government center in Waukegan. The full board could vote Feb. 14, Lawlor said. “I’m seeking the board’s support for my position on the bill and then we’ll go from there,” he said.
Lake County Republicans go to Washington D.C.
Three weeks ago, we tuned into our televisions to see the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Many of us watched, wishing we could attend this grand event. For two of our Lake County Precinct Committeemen, that wish was a reality. West Deerfield Chairman Hilary Till and Moraine Chairman Marty Zeidman both had the opportunity and privilege to attend the Inauguration and the events preceding it. With their permission, we are sharing some of the photographs of their experience.
Hilary’s experience started with the assistance of Congressman Peter Roskam whose office helped her and her husband, Joseph, with tickets to the ceremony. Once in Washington D.C., they participated in various activities including an open house at Congressman Roskam’s office in the Rayburn Building, an open house for Utah Congresswoman Mia Love, the Lincoln Memorial Concert and the Heartland Ball. A visit to the Holocaust Museum the day after the inauguration put them in the middle of the protesters when they exited the museum.
Attending with friends, some of Marty’s activities included the Lincoln Memorial Concert, the Kentucky Bluegrass Ball where he met Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center. Marty also had some very prime seating to the Inauguration Ceremony where he was able to see President Trump take the oath of office.
To see more photos from Marty and Hilary, click here: PHOTOS
WRC Inauguration Viewing Party
On January 20, 2017, the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff sponsored an Inauguration Viewing Party at the Graffiti Grill in Lake Bluff. Over 50 people turned out for an afternoon filled with food and fellowship. The mood in the room was electric as attendees viewed the swearing-in of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Individuals expressed much optimism in the anticipated changes to come with the new administration.
RALC Elects New Officers
On Thursday, January 19th, the Republican Assembly of Lake County elected their new officers. Congratulations to Chairman Robert Bednar, Vice Chairman Glenn Garamoni, Treasurer Michael McKay and Secretary Mary Biron.
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