Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lane Evans
August 4, 1951 – November 5, 2014

Former Congressman Lane Evans died last night.

During his tenure, Evans was one of the most liberal members of the House, and probably Illinois' most liberal congressman from outside Chicago. A founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, he had a near-perfect lifetime rating from Americans For Democratic Action while the American Conservative Union gave him its lowest rating of any congressman outside Chicago. This would seem to be surprising, given that his district had a strong rural element. However, he had a reputation for strong constituent services.
Lane was the highest ranking elected official to give early support to Barack Obama in his bid for the U.S. Senate and Obama often credits his 2004 Senate victory to Evans' early endorsement.
Thank heavens for Lane Evans. May his memory be a blessing.

Christine Eik Winick, Chairman
Knox County Democratic Central Committee

Tuesday, November 4, 2014




Fired Up! Ready to Vote! The polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. today – so vote early and take some friends and family with you! Forgot to register to vote???? If you live in the City of Galesburg, you can go to City Hall to register and vote! If you live in Knox County, outside the City of Galesburg, you can go to the Knox County Courthouse to register and vote!

After the polls close, plan on joining the Knox County Democrats at Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar at 7:30 p.m. to watch the election results! Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The Galesburg Election Commission will be open TODAY, Sunday November 2nd from noon to 3 p.m. for those Galesburg residents who would like to go vote! After church, head down to City Hall, 55 West Tompkins, with your family & friends and VOTE!