McHenry County, IL Focus
We are delighted to announce that President Franlkin D. Roosevelt (as portrayed by actor R.J. Lindsey) will make a special guest appearance at this year's Thomas Jefferson Dinner. Roosevelt plans to comment on current events in the context of the challenges he faced as President during the Great Depression.
The Thomas Jefferson Dinner is the annual fund-raising event for the Democratic Party of McHenry County, and attracts hundreds of Democrats, progressives and labor leaders from throughout McHenry County and the greater Chicago area. This year's event promises to be especially important as we gear up for the crucial 2012 election season and the always contentious redrawing of Congressional, state and local political district boundaries.
We are proud to announce that we will be honoring Mary Margaret Maule with the Robert McGarry Award for Community Service, and Mac Patel with the Benjamin Franklin Business Partner Award.
Dinner includes salad, New York strip steak, sauteed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, and dessert. Vegetarian entree is available on request.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Reception and cash bar at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Golf Club, 11220 Algonquin Road, Huntley, Illinois
Order tickets online here.
$450/table of six
$600/table of eight (limited availability)
All tickets are paperless. You will receive a confirmation email and your name(s) will be on the registration list at the event. If you prefer, you may send your check made payable to "McHenry County Democratic Central Committee" by mail to:
Democratic Party of McHenry County
P.O. Box 1126
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
For more information, call Paula Yensen at 815-404-3918
Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world. And it now becomes the new home of Kieth Olbermann.
In the Illinois area Current TV is available on:
DIRECTV Channel 358
DISH Network Channel 196
Comcast Digital: Channel 107
AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189
Check out their program schedule here.
Union Contacts in McHenry County: Get involved locally to support unions
10th COPE District
3563 Sonoma Cir
Lake In The Hills, IL. 60156-6730
IBEW Local #117:
IBEW Local #117 is located at 765 Munshaw Lane in Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014. Our phone number is 847-854-7200 and our resign only fax number is 847-854-7281.
Plumbers Local Union 93, U.A.
Lake and McHenry County, Illinois
31855 North U.S. Highway 12
Volo, Illinois 60073
Phone: (815) 759-5900
Fax: (815) 759-5978
The Democratic Party of McHenry County
Democracy is not a spectator sport: You can make a difference!
There's more to politics than just voting for president every four years. Our democratic system of government depends on citizen participation at every level, but especially at the local level. While the glamor of national politics often overshadows the seemingly mundane world of local government, it's right here in your own neighborhood that you can make the biggest difference.
The Democratic Party of McHenry County is a small group of dedicated volunteers focused on our primary mission of electing Democratic candidates to local offices, from the municipal level up to the state legislature. We support this mission by recruiting and training candidates, by raising money to promote our candidates and our message, and by supporting a progressive social, environmental, and economic agenda here in McHenry County. Recent elections have proven that our message is resonating strongly even here in this traditionally Republican county. But there is much more to do, and it will take the efforts of all of us, working together, to make our community reach its potential.
We invite you to become involved with the local Democratic Party by registering for membership here, and by attending our monthly meetings. Your voice will be heard and your opinions valued.
McHenry County Pride
A Group of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning Adults in McHenry County, Illinois
We meet every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm in Woodstock, Illinois for open discussion on adult LGBT topics and mutual support. Afterwards we go to dinner
We meet at the Congregational Unitarian Church at 221 Dean Street, Woodstock IL (corner of Dean & South St).
Jordan Green Homes, McHenry County
Jordan Green Homes is a green home builder in northern IL offering energy efficient bulding, construction and remodeling services.
Thinking of building a new Green home? Then you’re probably thinking about energy consumption, environmental comfort, and quality.
To obtain more information or for a detailed estimate please send us an email or or give us a call.
GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE McHENRY AREA: These are some of the best businesses in town. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Marengo Tool and Die
Accessory manufacturer for specialized support system used in commercial and industrial construction. Strong supporter of the arts. Co-founder of county-wide educational recycling program in schools.
P.O. Box 100
Marengo, IL 60152-0100
Conscious Cup Coffee Roastery & Cafe
An artisan roaster of specialty coffees and teas purchased exclusively under socially and environmentally responsible certifications.
5005 NW Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Ginger Blossom/Austral Imports
Ethnic and tribal rugs, textiles, furniture, art, and artifacts from five continents.
3016 Rt. 173
Richmond, IL 60071
Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Renewable energy and efficiency information and education, including classes, weekly renewable energy column, presentations to civic groups and churches,and consulting. Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair.
1230 E. Honey Creek Rd.
Oregon, IL 61061
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