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IL Greens set Chicago campaign HQ kickoff party for Sat 12 June

The Illinois Green Party has planned a party on Saturday 12 June to launch its Chicago campaign headquarters. From the facebook event Green Party Campaign HQ Kickoff Party:

The Green Party of Illinois is taking root in Chicago and opening our campaign headquarters right in the heart of Logan Square.

Join us as we celebrate our grand opening with our leading candidates: Jeremy Karpen (State Rep), Rich Whitney (Governor), LeAlan Jones (U.S. Senator), and Tom Tresser (Cook County Board President).

Meet our candidates and your green-minded neighbors. There will be information about the Green Party and our various campaign volunteer opportunities, as well as yummy snacks! Continue Reading

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Tresser slams Preckwinkle’s Cook County budget forecast

Travis Truitt at Chicago Public Radio reports Illinois Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President Tom Tresser‘s take on his Democratic opponent’s budget claims:

Toni Preckwinkle’s opponents for Cook County board president are blasting her for saying a sales tax rollback wouldn’t come until at least 2012.

Neither the Republican nor Green Party candidates believe Preckwinkle’s estimates on the county’s budget shortfall. She says the deficit could be as high as $500 million. And that means a sales tax cut might have to wait…

Green Party candidate Tom Tresser says Preckwinkle has “fallen into the Democratic Machine’s game of inflate and run.”

TRESSER: I’d stick to my guns to make the cuts that I promised and will continue to promise in this campaign, including a forensic audit on all aspects of the county’s business.

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Chicago Greens to march in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From Rich Whitney for Governor on facebook:

Chicago’s 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be a little bit Greener than years past, but Rich Whitney needs your enthusiasm to paint Chicago a different shade of politics!

The Whitney for Governor campaign will need festive parade marchers and canvassers to greet hundreds of folks, to gather their contact information, and to get them excited about empowering Illinois with its first Green governor! Candidates LeAlan Jones (U.S. Senate) and Tom Tresser (Cook County Board President) will also be present. Let’s recreate Patrick’s sainthood by driving the snakes out of Springfield!

If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact: Continue Reading

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Illinois Green Party condemns HB 6000 as “Machine Protection Act”

GREEN PARTY CONDEMNS HOUSE BILL 6000, CALLS FOR ALL CHICAGO ALDERMEN TO DISAVOW AND REJECT “MACHINE PROTECTION ACT”
On February 23, Democrats advanced House Bill 6000, which would limit
potential challengers in future aldermanic elections in Chicago.  The
bill significantly raises signature requirements in every ward, and
also gives well-financed, entrenched aldermen a new way to get
opponents thrown off the ballot. Continue Reading
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Crossing Your T’s and Dotting Your I’s: Turning In Nominating Petitions

I’m sure many candidates have been burned by inane election petition rules when it comes to turning all those signatures in to your local election official. Maybe you didn’t bind your petitions correctly? Maybe you didn’t number your petitions sheets correctly?

Don’t get burned! Know the rules thoroughly and consult with your local election official or someone who has turned in petitions before about how to go about it correctly.

Illinois Green Party Chair, Phil Huckelberry, gives a glimpse of what sort of rules a candidate in Illinois must abide by when turning in petitions. Thanks to Green Party Cook County Board President candidate Tom Tresser for the video.

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IL Green Party To Hold Press Conference In Springfield; Tom Tresser To File In Chicago

From the Illinois Green Party:

MEDIA ALERT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009

Patrick Kelly
Media Coordinator, Illinois Green Party
773-809-4547
media@ilgp.org

Phil Huckelberry
Illinois Green Party Chair
309-268-9974
phil.huckelberry@ilgp.org

IL GREEN PARTY TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT STATE CAPITOL

The Illinois Green Party will hold a press conference at the State Capitol’s “Blue Room” at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, to discuss candidate filings for the 2010 primary, and other issues.

The press conference will feature ILGP Chair Phil Huckelberry, gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney, and others.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Illinois Green Party
www.ilgp.org

In addition Green Party candidate for Cook County President, Tom Tresser, will be submitting his petitions in Chicago tomorrow morning. Hit read more for the details:

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