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If you've never taken the plunge to get involved in political action, we encourage you to get to know us by attending a meeting. We are a growing local party, but we need more people like you to step up and share your perspective. We are building teams of people to tackle projects like data entry and analytics, voter registration, special events, social media and content management, and candidate support and canvassing.


Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 08:30 AM
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake, IL

Lead Like Lincoln Breakfast: A Fundraiser for Suzanne Ness

Join Suzanne Ness and the host committee for a private breakfast from 9am to 10:30am.

Exciting news - Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton will be her Guest Speaker and there will be a special performance from local favorite, Cassandra Vohs-Demann. Please note this event is by reservation only.  Invite your friends!

2nd Annual Lead Like Lincoln Breakfast
Saturday, October 8th
Holiday Inn Hotel - Crystal Lake | 800 S. Rte 31, Crystal Lake, IL

Check-in at 8:30 am
Cost: $65 each, $120 per couple or $500 per table
Price includes a plated breakfast and coffee bar

For more information and to register click here or go to the Facebook event.

Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 09:00 AM
Front Porch in Woodstock in Woodstock, IL

District 7 Front Porch Politics


To kick off County Board District 7 Candidate Lou Ness' campaign, she will be hosting 5 "Front Porch Politics" meetings with five great candidates running in McHenry County and Illinois. After a presentation, candidates will be walking neighborhoods in District 7 with Lou.

The porch politics meetings will be happening at 466 W Jackson in Woodstock, 1-½ blocks from Woodstock Square where you will find the best Farmers Market in McHenry County.

Join her from 9-10 am on any of the following dates...

OCTOBER 8               Amin Karim, McHenry County Treasurer
OCTOBER 22             Brian Meyers, 63rd District State Rep.
OCTOBER 29             TBD

For more information contact: 815-404-7246.

Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Bill Foster Canvass Launch

Canvass Launch for Bill Foster

The way to win is to get our vote out now until November 8th.  Help Congressman Bill Foster of the 10th District talk to voters and get our voters out!

Meet us at the Democratic Party of McHenry County's office.  Everything you need will be provided including training.


Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 10:00 AM
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

League of Women Voters of McHenry Co Open House

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Come out and support our candidates at The League of Women Voters of McHenry County Open House on October 8th from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Commons Area of McHenry County College (Building B).  Use the south entrance and parking lot B & D.

Candidates for McHenry County Board, McHenry County Clerk, and McHenry County Treasurer have been invited. Volunteers will be available to help voters with new voting districts and which candidates will be on their ballot.

Facebook event at

Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 01:00 PM · 4 RSVPs
Marengo, near Zion School & Church

Marengo Settlers' Day Parade


Marengo Settlers' Day Parade

Come out with your best flapper outfit and celebrate
Marengo Settlers' Days Parade
with us and local Democratic candidates! 

Last parade of the season!  Join us for the 51st annual Settlers' Days Parade on Sunday, October 9th, 2022.  The parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m. but please be ready in line no later than 1:15 p.m. for pictures.

The Democratic Party will be lining up along East Street near Zion School & Church.  We are Parade Number 32.  Numbers will be painted on the pavement.  A map of the area is below.

Walkers may accompany our entry and distribute candy alongside the sidewalks in a way children will remain seated on the sidewalk.  


Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 02:00 PM
Private Residence, Woodstock in Woodstock, IL

Allena Barbato for Senate Reception

Reception for Senate Candidate Allena Barbato - District 32

Allena is running for Illinois Senate District 32.  Join her for a fundraising event at a private home in Woodstock.  The event includes cocktails, appetizers, and vocal performances.

RSVP for the address by emailing [email protected] or calling 847-337-8219.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 03:00 PM · 1 RSVP
Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley, IL

Huntley Area Blue Wave Crew

Huntley Dems, we have work to do and 28 Days to do it

Are you worried about our democracy?  We are reaching out to voters and planning our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) drive.  In just a few hours, you can do a lot to help us win in November plus have a good time with fellow Dems. Join us and bring friends!!! 

There is a "GIANT" phone bank covering all of our county. We can track down Democrats who have not voted yet. And of course, there are POSTCARDS! 

We will order appetizers so that you can take a break.  And of course, conversation and discussion are always encouraged.  Candidates are invited to stop in at 4 pm to talk and meet voters and activists. 

If you prefer working from home, send Cathy Johnson an email at [email protected].  

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 06:00 PM
Bunk's in Harvard, IL

Meet & Greet with Lisa Haderlein -16th Congressional Candidate

Meet & Greet with US Congress Candidate Lisa Haderlein

Join us for a Meet & Greet with Lisa Haderlein.  Have a free slice of pizza and a cold drink on us!  

Sponsored and paid for by the Committee to Elect Lisa Haderlein.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 03:00 PM
Riverside Pub in Burtons Bridge, IL

"Meat & Greet" for Kelli Wegener & Mary Mahady

Join Mary Mahady (McHenry County Clerk/Recorder Candidate) and Kelli Wagener (McHenry County Board Candidate) for an afternoon of fun!

Riverside Pub's End of Season Rib Fest will be extra special this year because Mary and Kelli will be "meating" and greeting voters.  A Meat Raffle and live music by The Baker Boys starts at 3pm.  Join the fun with two great candidates and celebrate the end of summer!

Check out their event on Facebook. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 07:00 PM · 1 RSVP

Central Committee Meeting

Join us in person in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College!

Conference Center


  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
  • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
  • Chair's Message
  • Reports - Officers/Districts
    • VChair
    • Secretary / Data Team
    • Treasurer
    • District 1 - 9
    • Tech
    • Attorney
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
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The Democratic Party of McHenry County