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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.


Sunday, February 05, 2023 at 02:00 PM
Private Residence in Crystal Lake

D47 School Board Candidate Open House

Please join Mary Ewert and Ed Gogol for an Open House for District 47 School Board candidates in the April 4th election.

Come meet candidates Dr. Lisa Messinger, PaTrice Dewey, Laura Stanton, Will Schroeder and Jonathan Norquist. Your involvement in and support of their campaigns will mean a lot.

District 47 covers more than 1100 students in nine elementary schools, three middle schools and the Wehde Early Childhood Center, including the communities of Crystal Lake, Lake In The Hills, Lakewood, and Ridgefield.

Please RSVP by phone at 815-596-0892 or email to [email protected] if you would like to attend. Address provided upon RSVP.

Our schools are our pride and joy in McHenry County – let’s keep them that way!

February 5th, from 2-4 pm
RSVP to 815-596-0892 or email to [email protected]


Monday, February 06, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 3 RSVPs
Joe's Place in Marengo, IL

District 8 & 9 - Roundtable Discussion

District 8 and 9
Roundtable Discussion with Marengo, Union and Rural Woodstock

An open discussion of topics with local Democrats. Stop in to chat, enjoy pizza, and meet Dems from Marengo, Seneca, Riley and Coral.

Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 1 RSVP
Angelo's Pizza in Harvard, IL

Dist 8 Dems Roundtable - Chemung, Dunham Alden Hartland

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Chemung, Dunham, Alden & Hartland

This is a gathering of Dems to discuss current issues and listen, talk, and share. We will welcome City Councilperson Lisa Haderlein, who is also a candidate in the upcoming April 4 municipal elections.  


Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 3 RSVPs
Red Dogs Sandwiches in Richmond, IL

Dist 8 Dems Roundtable Discussion - Hebron & Richmond

District 8
Roundtable Discussion with Hebron & Richmond


An open discussion of topics with local Democrats.  Stop in to chat, listen, enjoy a dog and meet Dems from Richmond and Hebron.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 07:00 PM · 6 RSVPs

Central Committee Meeting

Join us in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College!

PCs, is this you?

You have a great smile, but...we don't think this is your best side. Time to upgrade! Prior to the meeting, we will be taking profile pictures for the website in the hallway outside the auditorium. Let us know if you'd like your look upgraded by emailing [email protected]!  Or submit your own image to [email protected]. A profile image must be square and the file cannot be larger than 56k.


  • 6:30 p.m. — PROFILE PICS FOR WEBSITE outside the Auditorium
  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
  • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
  • Chair's Message
  • Reports - Officers/Districts
    • VChair - 2023 Elections/Training
    • Secretary / Data Team
    • Treasurer / Events - Jefferson Dinner
    • District 1 - 9
    • Tech
    • Attorney
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
Invite a friend to attend the meeting!

Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.

All meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. 

Monday, February 20, 2023 at 06:00 PM · $35.00 USD
Mario's Mexican Restaurant in Crystal Lake, IL

Chocolate Fest 2023


Please join the Friends of Kristina Zahorik's Chocolate Fest Host Committee supporting her as the Democratic Party of Illinois State Central Committeewoman. We are at an exciting new local run venue, Mario's Mexican Restaurant, for mole sauce and chocolate churros!  Hear from Congressman Bill Foster, DPI Chair Lisa Hernandez, and Renato Mariotti, former federal prosecutor and legal analyst for TV & print.

Thank you for your support!

The Democratic Party of McHenry County