Rich Whitney’s Take On Where We Go After Remembering ’68

Illinois Green Party’s Rich Whitney helped organize the anti-war rally and march commemorating the antiwar demonstrations 50 years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  The event was sponsored by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  Whitney concluded the march with a call to build a peace movement that will “fight back smart.”

Greening the Bud Billiken Parade!

Greens Join the CTU at the Bud Billiken Parade!

Jack Ailey, Rita Maniotis, and Green Party Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) candidates–Karen Roothan and Tammie Vinson handed out over 1000 flyers about the MWRD candidates and their campaign issues.  Join us for our next outreach when we flyer the Labor Day Parade in Hyde Park–stay tuned for more info.

Cook County Green Party Meeting

Join us at the next Cook County Green Party Meeting!

WHEN:  August 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

WHERE:  Chicago Public Library Manning Branch, 6 S. Hoyne at the corner of Madison and Hoyne (near the west exit of the Medical Center Blue Line stop and southeast of the Ashland Green Line stop.  There is also a parking lot.

ON THE AGENDA:  MWRD campaign update, June candidate filings, upcoming actions, recaps on the National Meeting as well as the Coordinating and Exec Committee Meetings.  We also may have two speakers.  When they are confirmed, I will update this post.


Come to the ILGP State Meeting!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 24, 2018  from 9-5

WHERE:  Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. at Lincoln Ave. and Bryn Mawr.  Parking is free along Lincoln Ave.  Close to transit


The Spring Convention will be held Saturday, March 24th and Sunday March 25th, in the Chicago area. Our Featured Presenter for 2018 will be Troy LaRaviere, President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) and candidate for Mayor of Chicago! Troy has an amazing track record of speaking truth to power in Chicago, and is one of a very few high-profile candidates independent of the Chicago/Cook County Democrat machine. 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (subject to small changes)

Facebook Event

Friday, March 23rd – Evening Social (7pm – 9pm)

Fireside Restaurant, & Lounge, 5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Casual drinks & discussion with your fellow Greens! No official business, just good times all ’round. 

Saturday, March 24th – Morning (9:30am)

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Free lot and street parking

9:00am – 9:30am: Library opens; setup

9:30am – 9:45am: Programming begins. Introductions & agenda.

9:45am – 12:00pm: Proposed Bylaws changes – discussion & voting

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

Numerous restaurants in walking distance for lunch

Saturday, March 24th – Afternoon

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

1:15pm – 1:30pm: Return from lunch; Featured Presentation introduction

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Featured Presentation: Troy LaRaviere

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Officer Elections: Explanation of positions & voting; nominations from the floor

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Officer Elections: Candidate speeches & Q&A

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Voting tabulation & cleanup

Please note: If you wish to nominate yourself or another member for a leadership position, you may use the 2018 Officer Nominations web form or email your nominations to

Saturday Dinner (please RSVP on the dinner event page) (6pm – 8:30pm)

Fiesta Mexicana, 2423 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

– Announcement of ILGP officers for 2018
– ILGP candidate meet-and-greet
– Open taco bar!
– “Green Path Forward” — summary of the electoral landscape for 2018, 2019, and 2020

Sunday, March 25th (10am – 2pm)

Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, 3460 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

9:45am – 10:00am: Space opens & setup

10:00am – 10:45am: Platform revisions

10:45am – 11:30am: Plenary session for upcoming party business (new Exec, dues if adopted, etc.)

11:30am – 2:00pm: Organizer & party leadership training/workshop (online tools, growth strategy, etc.)

Geoffrey Cubbage, Illinois Green Party Volunteer Director · · 773-492-6604


ILGP Vice Chair to Speak Out About CPS

Tammie Vinson, a special education teacher at DePriest Elementary School in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, will speak on the challenges facing the Chicago Public Schools in the coming year. Tammie is a member of the Chicago Teachers Union’s house of delegates and a leader of the union’s Black Caucus.  She also serves as Vice Chair of the Illinois Green Party and plans to run for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board in 2018.

Tammie Vinson’s talk will take place on Sunday, September 17th at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield in Chicago (just 2 blocks east and one block south of the Austin Green Line stop.  Her talk is this week’s Social Mission Forum and will be held in the basement of the church from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  All are welcome.

Jill Stein in Chicago Thur, Sep 8!

Jill Stein, Green Party — the only Presidential candidate who stands strong for People, Planet, and Peace. Meet her in Chicago!

Details and RSVP at

Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will be appearing at the Preston Bradley Center in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood on Thursday, Sept. 8th from 7 to 9 PM.

Dr. Stein expects to address an audience of roughly 1,000 supporters. Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka will speak as well. They will be joined by Chicago activists, community representatives, and Illinois Green Party candidates for statewide and local offices.

Jill says: It’s time to build a people’s movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams — it’s in our hands!

Jill Stein Chicago Rally