Campaign season appears to be heating up, ever so slightly, despite the fact we have over 18 months until the general election (but only around four months until we begin passing petitions for the next primary, if you can believe that!). This past Wednesday, I helped host a great event for Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes at Opa! in Vernon Hills (Shanes is running for election in the 3rd Judicial Subcircuit, which includes parts of all of Mundelein, Vernon Hills, and Buffalo Grove). The room was absolutely packed with well over 100 in attendance, including many lawyers and judges, notably new appellate court Justice Joe Birkett (pictured with Judge Shanes) and many others.
Meanwhile, Keith Brin, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk, who has announced he's running for Circuit Court Clerk Sally Coffelt's job, in the wake of her retirement announcement, will host a campaign kickoff event at the Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd, in Deerfield, this coming Monday, May 2, beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $25 but sponsorships are available. Check out Keith's facebook link for more information. Free photo op with Keith and TA for those attending!
Also, another fun (and family friendly) event will be hosted by Congressman Bob Dold of Illinois' 10th District, which is a family bowling night this Friday, May 6th, at Hawthorne Lanes in Vernon Hills. More info here. Come bowl with TA and the Dold Team! RSVPs are required and tickets are $100/family. The fun begins at 6:30 pm.