It takes more than good wishes to change the world

Like all county parties, we get no financial assistance from the Illinois Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since it also means we are independent of all outside influence. We call the shots and stand or fall on our own efforts. That's pretty cool.

But it does mean that we have to raise money at the local level. We don't need millions of dollars to be successful, but we do need enough funding to support our voter contact program, candidate training and support, internal operations (like this website), meeting space rent, liability insurance and many other incidentals. We raise money in two ways: direct appeal (i.e. donations), and special events. We host fundraising events several times a year to inspire, educate and entertain. Those events are often the first exposure many of our members have to the local party. We try to keep the events affordable and fun. We hope you will find the time to attend one of these events.

We also hope you will make a direct contribution to the party, either on-line, or by check made out to The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 1126, Crystal Lake, IL 60039. Thank you so much for your support!

Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $50.00 USD
Perrine Residence in Crystal Lake, IL



Join Suzanne Ness and friends for a fun night of jazz at the lovely residence of Lauren and Rod Perrine, Owners of Boxwood Interiors. The live music will feature:

Peter Swenson and the Ambrosia Jazz Trio

Light Hors d'oeuvres & adult beverages will be served. 

Tickets are $50.00 per person

Attendance is not required to donate.

See you there!

Paid for by Citizens for Suzanne Ness. A copy of our report is or will be available for purchase from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Political contributions are not tax deductible.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Paula Yensen's Home in Lake In The Hills, IL

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Sun

Join us for a celebration of Summer

  • Wine, craft beer and soft drinks
  • Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
  • Paula’s special desserts

The start of Summer is a great time for a great party. Don’t miss this chance to hang out with a house full of open-minded people who know how to have fun. There will be plenty to talk about, and plenty of refreshments to keep you nourished while we support our only Democratic County Board member, Dr. Paula Yensen!

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Democratic Party of McHenry County