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IDCCA Response to Governor Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan

2019-03-07T16:17:15-05:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday March 7, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S FAIR TAX PLAN  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The following statement should be attributed to Kristina Zahorik, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association... "Illinois has been desperately awaiting two critical changes from an Illinois governor. First, we needed bold leadership. Second, we needed a legitimate path toward stability for the state. JB Pritzker delivered on both of these needs today. The IDCCA stands with the Governor and applauds his refreshing, straightforward honesty about our fiscal challenges. He's shown true [...]

IDCCA Response to Governor Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan2019-03-07T16:17:15-05:00

IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government

2019-02-20T14:37:56-05:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 20, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA: PRITZKER’S BUDGET PLAN PUTS ILLINOIS ON TRACK FOR FISCAL STABILITY & A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT President of grassroots Democratic group ready to help promote Governor’s bold blueprint SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik was in the audience to observe newly-inaugurated Democrat J.B. Pritzker deliver his first budget presentation to a joint meeting of the General Assembly. A leader among grassroots Illinois Democrats, Zahorik says Pritzker didn’t glaze over the challenges facing the state as he laid out a responsible path to fiscal stability and [...]

IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government2019-02-20T14:37:56-05:00

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan

2019-02-14T16:44:41-05:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday February 14, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA APPLAUDS GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S PASSAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE PLAN Kristina Zahorik, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA), is celebrating the Illinois House’s approval of a $15.00/hour minimum wage in Illinois. After passing the Illinois Senate last week, the Illinois House of Representatives today followed suit, approving Senate Bill 1, a core initiative of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s 2018 campaign. The following statement can be attributed to IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik: “During the campaign, Democrats in every corner of the state pledged to [...]

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan2019-02-14T16:44:41-05:00

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients

2019-02-14T16:45:25-05:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 13, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients Honorees to be celebrated during Chicago Reception in March  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association today announced their selection of three activists who have dedicated their lives to growing the power of both the Democratic Party and constituencies within it. The recipients will be celebrated with a planned reception on Monday, March 4 at the Iridium Conference Center in Chicago. “The Party Builders we are proud to honor this year reflect how diverse the [...]

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients2019-02-14T16:45:25-05:00

President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader

2018-11-10T14:53:05-05:00

For Immediate Release: Saturday November 10, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader McHenry County Chair is first female to serve a President of the statewide Democratic association  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs gathered in Springfield on Saturday to not only celebrate the 2018 Blue Wave gains, but also select a new President after Rock Island County Democratic Chair Doug announced his resignation on Wednesday. “For nearly four years, the IDCCA has trusted me with leading the effort to grow [...]

President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader2018-11-10T14:53:05-05:00

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs

2018-10-02T10:54:03-05:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday October 2, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs has passed away at the age of 81. News of McCombs’ passing last night (October 1, 2018) reached Democratic Party leaders and activists this morning. Although McCombs’ work in supporting the party is comprehensive, it is notable that held the longtime role of Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and was a Delegate to [...]

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs2018-10-02T10:54:03-05:00

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices

2018-10-01T10:41:02-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday October 1, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATS CONDEMN CRIMINAL VANDALISM TO WINNEBAGO GOP OFFICES Background: Vandals damaged the offices of the Winnebago Republican Party sometime in the late hours between Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. The criminals spray-painted the words “rape” and “shame” multiple times on the exterior of the building. It is reasonable to interpret the vandalism as some kind of statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The issues surrounding Kavanaugh have stoked the emotions of millions of Americans. Late on Sunday, [...]

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices2018-10-01T10:41:02-05:00

Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”

2018-08-07T14:42:19-05:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday August 7, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org ROCK ISLAND DEMOCRATS’ CHAIR TO GOP: “REJECT CONSPIRATORIAL LUNACY OF BILL FAWELL” Republican leaders should end support for bizarre conspiracy theorist running on a platform of absurd propaganda concocted by alt-right media bullhorn InfoWars  ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Calling Republican candidate for Congress Bill Fawell, “a bizarre lunatic whose absurd beliefs are frighteningly dangerous for our communities,” Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association and Chair of the Rock Island County Democrats, is asking GOP leaders to immediately condemn and reject [...]

Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”2018-08-07T14:42:19-05:00

Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

2018-06-27T10:52:35-05:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 27, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement from Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 “If there is any doubt in the Republican-led claims that Bruce Rauner is worst GOP governor in the nation, today’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision fortifies that truth. Working and middle-class Illinoisans have every right to be disgusted with Bruce Rauner and his feckless celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to erode collective bargaining rights and drop incomes and [...]

Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 312018-06-27T10:52:35-05:00

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch

2018-06-26T14:08:08-05:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 26, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org JOE BIDEN TO KEYNOTE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRS’ 2018 BRUNCH “Blue Wave” enthusiasm expected to result in the largest-ever annual Democratic Party event  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The annual IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch held in mid-August has become a traditional rallying point shifting Democratic Party activism into high gear. IDCCA President Doug House is confident that this year’s keynote guest and speaker, Former Vice President Joe Biden, will build unprecedented enthusiasm and help boost attendance well beyond last year’s record turnout. “Over the last three years, our Democratic County [...]

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch2018-06-26T14:08:08-05:00