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Blog: This Sunday: Meet Sheila Simon


Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for Comptroller. Meet her in Riverwoods this Sunday.

The Tenth Congressional District Democrats’ Meet the Candidate series continues Sunday, August 17, from 4:00-6:00 pm, with Sheila Simon, candidate for Illinois State Comptroller. Like all the candidate forums sponsored by our Tenth Dems University (TDU), it will be held at the Flame Charhouse (formerly Jimmy’s Charhouse), 1111 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Riverwoods, at the intersection of Deerfield Road. Admission is free. During the program, light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP now for a great chance to get to know a candidate we think you’ll really like.

In addition to the normal TDU event, there is a unique opportunity: Sheila is planning to stay at the Flame for dinner after the forum. If you can join us, you will have even more time to get to know her.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, our candidate for State Comptroller, offers a lifetime and legacy of public service. She is a lawyer, teacher and mother of two college-age daughters. Her record includes four years as a Jackson County prosecutor, a decade as a Southern Illinois University law professor and participation in the Illinois Reform Commission, which helped pass the state’s first campaign contribution law. Many people may also remember Sheila’s parents, the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon and former State Representative Jeanne Hurley Simon.

For more information about this event and other upcoming Meet the Candidate forums or to RSVP, go to, email, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683).

Blog: The Weather Will Be Great – Come Out and Celebrate!

fourth-of-julyThis weekend, many Democratic candidates and elected officials will be marching in Independence Day parades across the 10th District. And many of us Tenth Dems plan to be marching right alongside them.

To help you plan your weekend, we’ve put together a list of candidates and officials who serve all or part of the 10th District and the parades we expect them to be at. Read More »

Featured Newsletter: July 2014 Newsletter: Cherish guns or young people?

2014 July Newsletter

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Featured Newsletter: June 2014 Newsletter: Democrats Need the Tea Party

2014 June Newsletter

Tenth Dems June Newsletter

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Blog Featured: Congressman Brad Schneider has been endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Congressman Brad Schneider has been endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

The Brady Campaign describes Rep. Schneider as “a leader on the issue of gun violence prevention.” It points to Rep. Schneider’s co-sponsoring of legislation that would expand background checks to include gun purchases made online and at gun shows.

The Brady Campaign supports both Republicans and Democrats. In fact, it endorsed (now-Sen.) Mark Kirk when he ran for Congress in the 10th District. Unlike Kirk and Schneider, Bob Dold has never been endorsed by the Brady Campaign.