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Sutcliff and Laesch receive Illinois Democratic Women awards

by , posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Illinois Democratic Women honored two Fox Valley women Friday evening at their annual conference banquet, held at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield. Yorkville’s Robyn Sutcliff was awarded the organization’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Leadership Award and Jennifer Laesch, of Aurora, received a Penny Severns Memorial Scholarship for Government Service.

Sutcliff, who currently serves as Alderman for the Third Ward of the city of Yorkville, and is in her second term as Treasurer of the Kendall County Democratic Party,

was also a member of the Illinois Women in Leadership class of 2008. She was nominated for the IDW award by the Kendall County Democratic Women organization.

Previous recipients of the award include Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, and DeKalb County Democratic Party Chair Eileen Dubin.

Laesch is currently a student at Waubonsee Community College, where she is pursuing two avenues of study, public policy and teaching.

In addition to running the 2006 and 2008 congressional campaigns of her husband, John Laesch, and helping a number of other candidates seek office, she has been active in Democratic Party politics through the Kendall County Democratic organization and the Aurora Democratic Party organization.

Illinois Democratic Women, formerly known as the Illinois Democratic Women’s Caucus, was founded in 1971. It describes itself as “a grass-roots organization whose purpose shall be working for more equitable representation and participation of Democrat women in all levels of the Democrat Party and in all levels of government.”


Scenes from (near) the Inauguration

by , posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I didn’t make it to the Inauguration Ceremony, but I got close. Just about as close as it was possible to get without a ticket. As close, in fact, as some people got with a ticket.

I didn’t make it to the parade, either. After an hour of hanging around in the bitter cold, waiting to see if I was going to get lucky and land a ticket at the last second, I had had my fill. The last thing I wanted to do by that point was stand in the back of the crowd behind the early birds somewhere along the parade route for a few more hours so that I could listen to the sounds of a parade I could not see. But I did spend the better part of two days roaming around the edge of it all. And I took pictures. A lot of pictures.