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4th of July Parade

Join fellow Moraine Township Dems and show your support for Democratic values and our candidates! And have fun on July 4th. The

Highland Park parade will step off at 10:00 am. We start gathering at 9:00 – please arrive by 9:30 – 9:40.

We need people to walk with us, people to serve as Moraine Dems Parade Marshals, and folks who can help us staff the Democrats’ table at the festival at Sunset Park after the parade.  Or just come by our booth and visit.

The parade will begin at 1700 St. John’s Avenue – the train station parking lot east of the tracks and south of Laurel (look for

Spot #34 – Moraine Township Democrats) – and will end at Sunset Woods Park. The total parade distance will be nine blocks.

Hope you can join us!  To RSVP, click here.  For more information, call us at (847)702-6635.

Spring Forward with Moraine Dems

SunSpring Forwardday, March 8, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
(the day of the daylight savings time change)
Lucky Fish, 530 Sheridan Road, Highwood

You are invited to meet and greet local officials, including State Senator Julie Morrison, State Rep. Scott Drury, and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering.

For more information, or to RSVP, email or call 847-433-8344 or sign up with this link:





Holiday Gift Drive Serves 600-Plus Children

Moraine200colorAs he greeted more than 600 children who received holiday gifts at Moraine Township’s Annual Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive, Santa Claus observed that “their smiles could light up our city.” Santa’s elves were ably assisted by generous sponsors from the Highland Park/Highwood community who were anonymously matched with the children.

“We are reminded daily of how fortunate we are to live in a community with a spirit of generosity and compassion that is second to none,” noted event co-chair Sue Kach.

Moraine Township, which partners with the community and schools on this effort,  increased the number of children sponsored by more than 200 this year. School social workers and counselors nominate families who are struggling financially, and every child in that family is sponsored.

“The age, gender, size, and a wish list from the anonymous child were provided to sponsors who committed to spending $40 to $50 on new toys and clothing for each child,“ explained Township Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, who co-chairs the effort. “When gifts are distributed to the children, the family also receives grocery gift cards to shop for the foods that make their family’s holiday celebration special.”

The Annual Holiday Gift Drive is named after Phyllis Santullano, a Highland Park City Council member during the 1970s and ‘80s who founded The North Suburban Self-Help Center to help struggling families in our community. Moraine Township’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive helps to keep Phyllis’ spirit of compassion and generosity alive.

For further information call (847) 432-3240 or email Moraine Township’s website is

Summer Party Attracts Volunteers, Candidates

A huge crowd of Highland Park-area Democrats joined candidates running for office in the November election for a great outdoor summer barbecue. The annual social event — which doubles as a fundraiser for the Moraine Township Democrats — also featured a number of local and statewide elected officials.

Congressman Brad Schneider talks to a crowd of Moraine Democrats at their annual summer party.

Congressman Brad Schneider talks to a crowd of Moraine Democrats at their annual summer party.

A huge group of Highland Park-area Democrats and candidates and elected officials from all over the state attended the summer party.

Highland Park-area Democrats, plus candidates and elected officials from all over the state, attended the summer party.

Guests included Congressman Brad Schneider, State Rep. Scott Drury and Mayor Nancy Rotering. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, who is running for State Comptroller, and Paul Vallas, who is running for Lt. Governor, also attended.  

See more pictures from the event on Moraine Democrats’ Facebook page. While you’re there, hit “Like” to get the latest from Democrats in our area.  

Couldn’t come to the party but still want to get involved for 2014?

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Like Moraine Dems on Facebook.
  2. Chip in $35 for a membership.
  3. Sign up to volunteer at our office in downtown Highland Park.

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