Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

We hope everyone’s New Year is better than anticipated, filled with joy, peace, and success. There is so much to be thankful, grateful, and hopeful about. Without your support, we would not have the local Democrats elected and doing all sorts of great public works up and down the ballot. Without your support, we would be out of luck and overwhelmed when looking at the national and local political situations. We have done so much to change our community together, but there is much more to do. I am immensely proud of what we have done as a team in Lisle Township Democratic Organization for the people of Lisle Township, over these many difficult years.

We in leadership want to be sure to properly thank and uplift our membership as we continue to grow. Please help us choose a few outstanding members for extra recognition at our next meeting. Please let us know who you think deserves recognition as the PC (https://go.ltdo.org/pc-of-the-year) or Member of the year (https://go.ltdo.org/member-of-the-year). This will be really hard as there are so many talented and caring people in Lisle Township Democratic Organization.

This year we will make a much more concerted effort to grow our membership, integrate them into our group as involved members, and continue to improve at what we do. Please stay tuned to our plans along those fronts. If you ever want to take a step up in your efforts, please fill in this form (https://go.ltdo.org/volunteerform) or contact me at 630-776-2324 or diahewitt@mail.com. You can expect a phone call or email coming from me personally as I really work for you all on a few levels. Together we can politically continue to make Lisle Township an even better place to live.

Thank you!

Diane Hewitt

2022 Election Dates

Lady LibertyJanuary 14 through March 14, 2022

  • Petitions due


  • For the Nomination of Federal, State, and County Officials and for the election of Precinct Committee persons

November 8, 2022 – GENERAL ELECTION

  • For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials

Letter from Committeeman Michael Cabonargi (9th Congressional District) with details and changes to the legislative calendar.

DuPage Election Division : Upcoming Elections

COVID Update

Updated 2021-08-04

Vaccinations for residents 12 and up are available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by pre-registering at: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

COVID Symptoms

Robin Kelly, Chairwoman of the Illinois Democratic Party, reminds us:

In case you missed it, the CDC is recommending people wear masks indoors in 84 of the state’s 102 counties. Please heed this advice and encourage others to do the same! We’re watching closely for any guidance from Governor Pritzker as it relates to upcoming DPI events, and will stay in touch as that becomes available.

Additionally, she writes:

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Gary Rabine … has been on a vaccine misinformation crusade, including the claim that 6,000 people died from the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s clear that this is a lie: vaccines are saving hundreds of thousands of lives by preventing severe infection and hospitalization. Rabine’s fear-mongering is a danger to the public.

Vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by registering: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

By CovidActNow‘s reckoning DuPage County’s risk has increased to “high”.

DuPage County’s infection rate, which is the average number of people infected by an infected individual. Less than 1 reflects decline, greater than 1 reflects growth.

Deep Dive DuPage

Some of you may not be aware of Deep Dive DuPage, a live webcast conducted by LTDO vice-chair Claire Goldenberg and Holly Hootman. They interview “local politicians, elected officials, grassroots leaders and organizations in our community”.

The interviews are live most Fridays at 7:00pm. If you view live you get the chance to participate, but if you can’t, no problem; the interviews are recorded. The most recent interview was with newly elected Lisle Township trustees Lisa Rose and Jean Page. Tune in sometime!

John Lewis 1940-2020

July 17th was the first anniversary of the death of civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis. He was an inspiration to America and the world. The following quote from heather Cox Richardson honors his memory:

A year ago tonight, Georgia Representative John Lewis passed away from pancreatic cancer at 80 years old. As a young adult, Lewis was a “troublemaker,” breaking the laws of his state: the laws upholding racial segregation. He organized voting registration drives and in 1960 was one of the thirteen original Freedom Riders, white and Black students traveling together from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans to challenge segregation. “It was very violent. I thought I was going to die. I was left lying at the Greyhound bus station in Montgomery unconscious,” Lewis later recalled.

Read the rest of her essay here.