Rockford Rescue Mission holds its annual Thanksgiving banquet at noon tomorrow, November 26, for anyone who wants a hot meal and the company of others.
Community guests are invited to join residents of mission residents at the main facility at 715 W. State St. in Rockford.
Senator Steve Stadelman and his family are among volunteers who will serve more than 600 meals.
Chief of Staff
Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman
(Note this was received on November 25. The dinner is being served Wed, Nov 26.)
This news is a few days old, but I do not feel to guilty as Frerichs staff has not event posted it on his own website.
Democrat Mike Frerichs finally won his race for Illinois State Treasurer after weeks of counting and recounting votes in this nail biter of a race. Congratulations to Mike Frerichs!
Important News from the Frerichs for Illinois State Treasurer campaign
First, let me say thank you once again for joining all those who contributed countless volunteer hours, gave financially and have lent emotional support to our campaign. Most of all, thank you to the more than 3.4 million people who took the time to either vote in person or by mail in Tuesday’s election. I was especially moved to return to Champaign County in time to see hundreds who waited patiently in line to cast provisional ballots on Election Day, staying well after the polls had closed. They were joined by voters across the state, including some in Chicago who waited as late as 3 am to cast their vote and let their voice be heard.
Thanks to all of you, our race is extremely close and could go either way. While the Cross campaign has indicated that they believe there are only 17,000 ballots still to be counted as of Wednesday morning, by everyone else’s count, election authorities are still counting tens of thousands of ballots across the state.
Many of those ballots come from seniors and military personnel serving overseas, as well as the provisional ballots cast on Election Day by people who unfortunately waited as long as nine hours to vote.
We, like most people, believe those votes should be counted. The race is extremely close right now and could go either way, and the campaign is waiting for all the votes to be counted.
As our campaign continues forward, you can help in three ways:
1. Share this email and coming news with friends and family, to make sure they have the latest information;
2. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Chasse, to volunteer to help with efforts to ensure every vote counts and is counted in your community by emailing chasse@MikeforIllinois.com;
3. Donate $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us keep the lights on and the computers working as we extend the campaign past Election Day.
Again, thank you in advance for your contribution of whatever you can afford, volunteering whatever time you have, and for all of your well wishes. It means a lot.
Join fellow Democrats at the IBEW union hall after the polls close tonight, Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Polls close at 7 PM so stop by after that.
IBEW Local 364
6820 Mill Road
Rockford, Illinois 61108
The UAW is offering rides to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Rides to the polls are available to residents of Boone and Winnebago counties by calling 815-962-0601.
Margie Mullins and Bob Springer have the knowledge, training and experience to manage the county offices they are running for. Margie Mullins and her staff provide excellent customer service and work hard to be fiscally responsible.
Bob Springer is the clear choice for Winnebago County Sheriff with over 30 years of law enforcement and leadership. Read more about Bob's long history of law enforcement leadership at: http://www.springerforsheriff.com/about/.
Please vote for Margie Mullins and Bob Springer Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Please vote for Cheri Bustos or Randall Wayne Olsen for Congress. You will only see one of these candidates on your ballot, depending where you live. Look for their names and vote for Bustos or Olsen for U.S. Congress.
Randall Wayne Olsen,
Candidate for U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District of Illinois
(Please note this is not Randy Olson, current forest preserve district member.)
Candidate for U.S. Congress, 17th Congressional District of Illinois
Visit this page for more information on other local candidates:
Join us for a Get Out The Vote Rally this Monday at the Rockford airport.
Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin will be traveling across Illinois to rally for Democrats.
Click here to find out the exact times and locations for events throughout the state.
Chicago, Rockford, Quad Cities, Peoria, Champaign, Marion and Metro East
Monday, Nov. 3 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
*Rockford event starts at 11:15 am, please arrive by 11 am.
Rockford Airport, Observation Court, 2 Airport Cir, Rockford, IL 61109
Times and locations:
Please RSVP to be notified of any schedule changes.
Please come out and bring your troops. We are depending on you for a strong presence.
Thank you so much for your help in this final GOTV push. We look forward to seeing you Monday!
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