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KCDW Forum | Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System @ Geneva Public Library District
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Save the dates for this important informational and free event sponsored by Kane County Democratic Women.  Click on the links for more information about this forum.

Kane County Democratic Women “Women & Power Speakers Series” Hosts A Panel Discussion Entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System.”

ST. CHARLES, March 15, 2024 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System” on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. 7th St., Geneva, IL. The purpose of the forum is to bring the community together to learn about the unique roles and perspectives that women bring to different roles in the justice system, obstacles and challenges (past and present) on the path to those positions, and implementation of changes to remove obstacles. The panel consists of a moderator and 4  speakers.

  • Moderator: Judge Julio Valdez, Circuit Judge for the Kane County 16th Judicial District. Judge Valdez was honored in 2023 by the Judges Pro Bono Committee for giving a voice to the underrepresented in the community throughout his career as a lawyer and judge.
  • Judge Sandra Parga, Kane County Associate Judge. Judge Parga practiced civil, criminal, and family law for 23 years before becoming an associate judge in the Juvenile Justice Court. Judge Parga is bilingual and serves on the Language Access and Judicial Education Committees.
  • Dr. Alexandra Tsang, Psy.D., Chief Psychologist/Director, Kane County Diagnostic Center. Dr. Tsang has conducted numerous assessments for the courts, school districts, and police departments. She has also helped to establish programs for juveniles in detention.
  • Jamie Mosser, Kane County State’s Attorney. Jamie has served as head of the Domestic Violence Unit where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes. She also worked in Drug Rehabilitative Court. In 2020, she was elected to the state’s attorney position.
  • Amy Johnson, Undersheriff for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Amy has had many duties at the sheriff’s office, including investigator/detective, field training officer, and juvenile officer. She is a member of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force as a crime scene investigator.

The forum is free and open to the public. Questions regarding the Women & Power Speaker Series or the Kane County Democratic Women can be sent to KCDW Chair, Carolyn Bird Salazar at

Press Release

Panelists biographies

the impact of women on the justice system

ABOUT THE KANE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The mission of the KCDW is to harness the political power of Democratic women to create positive social change through engagement, education, and empowerment. Meetings are open to the public and held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. They alternate between Oak Street Restaurant in North Aurora and Carmina’s Restaurant in Elgin.

Virtual Coffeehouse with Rep. Hirschauer @ Online
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Once a month on Saturdays from 10-11am, join Rep Hirschauer to hear what has been going on in Springfield, in her office, and in the 49th District. She’ll answer questions and learn about the issues that are most important to you.

2024 Annual John F Kennedy Dinner and Fundraiser @ Carmina’s Restaurant
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2024 Annual John F Kennedy Dinner and Fundraiser @ Carmina’s Restaurant

Special Guest Speaker

  • Kane Dems Chair & Pres. IDCCA Mark Guethle

Additional Speakers

  • Guest Speaker: State Rep Suzanne Ness
  • State Senator Cristina Castro
  • US Representative: Raja Krishnamoorthi
  • Kane Co Chair Corinne Pierog
  • State Rep Anna Moeller
  • States Atty Jamie Mosser
  • Circuit Clerk Theresa Barreiro

Also meet other invited office holders and candidates running for office:

  • Maria Peterson – Candidate State rep 52
  • Penny Wegman – Kane Co. Auditor
  • Monica Silva – Kane Board and candidate for Coroner
  • Julio Caezar Valdez – Judge
  • Jarett Sanchez – Kane Co. Board 24

Sponsorships Available

  • SILVER SPONSOR $1000**
  • GOLD SPONSOR $2500***

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Tickets are $75 / guest Admission includes complete dinner, dessert, coffee and soft drinks.

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RSVP or Volunteer to help call Chris Kious 630 248-1369 or Michelle Wright 847 343-5043
Checks Payable to Dundee Township Dems 1113 Crane Dr., Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118

Hybrid Kane County Democrats Meeting @ Kane County Government Center
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hybrid Kane County Democrats Meeting @ Kane County Government Center

Join us for our monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. We discuss township politics, election events, candidates, as well as committee initiatives. These meetings are open to the public.

Hybrid meetings starting in February 2023. 40 people allowed in person. Zoom for attendees beyond that. Details coming soon.

Every Penny Counts | Penny Wegman Fundraiser @ Alibi Bar and Grill
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Penny Counts | Penny Wegman Fundraiser @ Alibi Bar and Grill

Support Penny Wegman for Kane County Auditor

Tickets $40

Silver: $250
Gold: $500
Platinum: $1,000

Buy Tickets at

Contributions payable to:
Friends of Penny Wegman
724 Augusta Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

Huntley Area Dems Meeting @ Huntley Library (Room #1)
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to meet like minded people; learn from each other, plan for upcoming activities.

More information at

Help Ted Penesis knock it out the park
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Help Ted Penesis knock it out the park

Help Ted knock it out the park Thursday, Apr. 25, 5:30-7:30pm!

Support Ted Penesis in his run for Kane County Board:
11 Douglas Ave, 2nd Floor, Elgin, IL 60120

You’re cordially invited to a fun evening with hors d’oeuvres and drinks at a fundraiser for County Board Candidate Ted Penesis hosted by Bob and Ketki Steffen!

To attend, please choose funding level below and mail your check to: Ted for County Board, 7N984 Woodcliff Dr, South Elgin, IL 60177
or donate online at

Questions? Email or call Beth 847-340-5829.

DOUBLE: $100
TRIPLE: $250
HOME RUN: $500
GRAND SLAM: $1,000

Karina Villa & Maura Hirschauer TopGolf Fundraiser @ TopGolf Naperville
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Karina Villa & Maura Hirschauer TopGolf Fundraiser @ TopGolf Naperville

Support Senator Karina Villa’s Reelection Campaign with a fun Evening at TopGolf Naperville on Thursday, April 25th!

RSVP is required for this event. For questions or to RSVP please contact or register online.

We hope to see you there!

Spring Cleaning / Adopt a Highway
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hi All;

It is Spring cleaning/Adopt a highway time for the Kane County Democrats. We will be doing our part to keep Kane county beautiful and litter free on Saturday April 27 at 9:00am.

Please meet me at 1707 Patricia Lane in St Charles. Doughnuts and coffee will await you as we prepare to clean our portion of Kirk Rd,

In an hour and a half we will have picked up the 1/1/2 miles of road we are responsible for. We separate into groups so each person’s walk is smaller portion of the task. Many hands make light work.

Please respond so I can prepare properly.

Steve Bruesewitz

Hampshire Dems Township Meetings @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Hampshire Township Democrats for their monthly meeting on the last Sunday of the month at 11:00am. Meetings are currently on Zoom, but information here will be updated once meetings are in-person again. Please contact the township chair at to request Zoom log-in information.