This Event Has been Canceled – Table at the DuPage County Fair


[7/26/16 – Unfortunately we were not able to get a booth at the DuPage County Fair this year, so this event has been canceled.  Thanks to the several Greens who volunteered to table.]

Help spread the word in DuPage County about our presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, the Illinois Green Party and our Illinois Green Party candidates.Jill2016_400x400

The DuPage County Green Party will have a booth at the DuPage County Fair Wednesday July 27th through Sunday July 31st (5 days), from 10am – 10pm each day. We will need 1 or 2 people volunteering to table at our booth for every 2 hour time slot during these 5 days.

If you can help, we will provide you a Green Party t-shirt, while supplies last. You will receive free admission to the fair. So, you can enjoy the fair after your shift, complements of the DuPage County Green Party.

Please note that we are on a waiting list for a booth.  We will know for sure if we have a booth no later than Thursday July 21st.

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We Did It! We are On the Ballot!

As of 5:00 pm CDT today it’s official. We WILL be able to vote for the Greater Good in Illinois.Jill2016_400x400

On the ballot in Illinois for the November 8th election will be:

  • Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party U.S. presidential candidate
  • William P. Kreml, Illinois Green Party U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate
  • Scott Summers, Illinois Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Tim Curtin, Illinois Green Party candidate for Illinois Comptroller

On June 27th we submitted more than 50,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters who want Green Democracy in Illinois (the required minimum is 25,000). There were five business days, until 5:00 pm today, for challenges to our ballot filing and there were none.

Let’s take this success and roll with it right into campaign 2016 in Illinois for Dr. Jill Stein, ilgp200grayGreen Party candidate for President, and our Illinois candidates!

We can’t let the momentum slow down. Please donate to help us get the word out: there is another choice in Illinois!

Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016

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Help Get Jill Stein on the November Illinois Ballot

Jill2016_400x400We have only 3 weeks left to collect the rest of the 45,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters needed to get Green Party candidates Jill Stein for President, Scott Summer for US Senate and Tim Curtin for State Comptroller on the November Illinois ballot. The signature petitions must be delivered to the Board of Elections on June 27th.

Here’s one or more ways you can help:


Illinois Green Party

1) Collect signatures
Go to our volunteer page. Please be sure to check “I can help collect signatures for Jill Stein”. Then go to the petitioning page to find the Team Leader nearest you, the petition, and other resources.

2) Volunteer for data entry
To survive a challenge we have to check the signatures against the voter rolls. To volunteer for data entry email me at

3) Be a Paid Petitioner
If you can devote ten hours or more a week to petitioning, including weekends, we are paying $1.00 a signature. Send your resume, or a description of your qualifications, to me at

4) Donate
Support this effort and our ongoing work to elect Green Party candidates by going to our donation page.

#Jill2016 #ItsInOurHands

Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016

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Sally Howland Memorial Service

Sally Howland Celebration of Life
Sunday August 28 2016
3-6 pm
DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church – Community Hall
1828 Old Naperville Road
Naperville, IL 60563

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In Memory of DuPage Green Activist Sally Howland

On May 19, 2016, a great friend and amazing activist Sally Howland of Lisle, IL, passed away.

A stalwart, joyous advocate of the rights and dignity of the oppressed, from the Palestinians to LGBTQ people, she represented what it means to be an activist.

We first met in March, 1999, outside the United Methodist Church in Downers Grove where Reverend Dell of Chicago was being tried for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony. We didn’t know it then, but we kept meeting at various functions as we found more and more common bonds.

Sally was a tireless spokesperson for LGBT rights, visiting state senators and representatives many times before marriage equality arrived in Illinois.

We marched with PFLAG in Wheaton in the 4th of July parade, and every year we got more cheers and fewer boos.

She worked diligently to make more religious institutions welcoming ones.

She was a leader in transgender issues long before it became a major social justice issue, working with schools to address issues of bullying and harassment that was being ignored by too many administrators.

She was a voice for the Palestinian people where they had no voice, showing the suffering and indignity they faced daily.

She was a Green Party member just as it was being established, giving me my first Green Party buttons.

She was active in NOW and the struggle to get the ERA passed, something that still needs to be done.

We have come a long way because of people like Sally.

She led the way; we need to continue her work.

She was the best friend one could ever have.

“Everything in this world can be robbed and stolen, except one thing; this one thing is the love that emanates from a human being towards a solid commitment to a conviction or cause.” – Ghassan Kanafani

Bob Mueller

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Great Western Trail Earth Day Clean Up


9AM Saturday April 30th
Swift Road and the Great Western Trail
Lombard, IL

The DuPage Greens along with Occupy Naperville and the Friends of the Great Western Trail will once again come together to assist in the annual volunteer trail clean-up. We’d love it if you joined us!

We will be cleaning the busy- and as a result, dirty- section of the Great Western Trail (GWT) immediately east of Swift Rd. to the bridge over I-355 in Lombard.

Parking: There is adjacent parking available on the Southeast corner of Swift Road and the Great Western Trail.

We welcome other trail users, supporters and neighbors to join us. The event will be from 9 AM to Noon, rain or shine.

If you want to join us, please indicate by accepting the Facebook invite or contact Steve Alesch at  or 630-779-8295.

Be careful out there so you can enjoy the trails year around. Here are some basic suggestions to help make the cleanup safer.

1. We suggest that you wear gloves, long sleeve shirts and long pants to protect you from thorny bushes and/or broken glass along the trails.
2. Bring trash bags and a wagon or cart to haul the filled trash bags out to the trail crossing.
3. Please do not leave the filled bags along the trails.
4. If you want to recycle bottles and cans you’ll have to separate them and take them to your home or local recycling bin. The local authorities and waste pickup companies do not accommodate recycling along the trails. Unless you see a recycling container do not assume it will be recycled.
5. Be careful and if you see something too big or hazardous to pick up please advise us of the approximate location like north side of trail 1/4 mile east of the closest cross street by sending an email to With that information we can get the appropriate authorities with the appropriate equipment to safely remove the items dumped along the trails.

More information about the Great Western Trails and this year’s cleanup may be found at

Don Kirchenberg, Voluntary Chairman of the Friends of the Great Western Trails, states that, “we are very pleased to have these dedicated volunteers that are working hard for good and clean government to take the time to cleanup this important asset in our community! All are welcome to join the Greens and Occupy Naperville or go to any part of a nearby trail to help clean them up.”

Thanks for your interest in the trails. We definitely need volunteers along the GWTs all year around.

See you there?

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Dr. Jill Stein for President DuPage County Petition Drive Kickoff

Jill2016_400x400We have until the end of June to collect 45,000 signatures throughout Illinois to get Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein for President, William Kreml for Vice President, Scott Summers for U.S. Senate and Tim Curtin for State Comptroller on the ballot via a combined petition for all of these candidates. Fill out our volunteer page and check mark “I can collect signatures for Jill Stein!” with your address and phone number to join the petitioning effort.

Sign up to volunteer to collect signatures to get Jill Stein on the ballot in Illinois.

See the Jill Stein/State Slate Petitioning Page for more details.

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We have a DuPage County Petitioning Kickoff planned at our next DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting this Monday April 11th at 7PM at the Green Party Headquarters at 213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL.

Special Guests

We have lined up several special guests for the Kickoff Meeting:

  • U.S. Senate Candidate – Scott Summers
  • State Comptroller Candidate – Tim Curtin
  • Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator for the Dr. Jill Stein campaign (#Jill2016) – Nancy Wade

You are welcome to join us.  It will be an opportunity to meet the candidates, discuss DuPage County petitioning plans and pick up petitioning materials!

Steve Alesch
Dr. Jill Stein for President (#Jill2016) DuPage County Petitioning Team Leader

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Primary Election Day! Vote for Grizz Today

Grizz_out_in_frontIf you live in the Illinois 5th Congressional District*, put Warren “Grizz” Grimsley in front today. Your vote in this primary is important to put me on the ballot in November.  My opponent in this primary is not someone we want representing us in a congressional race. He advocates expanding concealed carry in Illinois and replacing the income tax with a consumption tax, which hurts low-income people the most.

Please ask for a Green Party ballot and vote for me, Warren “Grizz” Grimsley, the solid Green Party values candidate. 

At this crucial time in our national political climate it is imperative that Green Party voters
choose candidates that truly represent Green Party values.

I stand for these solid Green Party values:

  • Federal investment to create a Green Infrastructure
  • Progressive Income Taxes to reduce inequality
  • Cutting military spending to promote peace

You can register the same day you vote at your precinct polling place. Find your polling place here.

Thank you for your vote,

Warren “Grizz” Grimsley, Green Party candidate for Congress (IL-5)

* Note that the 5th Congressional District (CD) is in parts of Bensenville, Elmhurst, Hinsdale and Oakbrook in eastern DuPage County.  The majority of the 5th CD is in the North Side of Chicago and parts of northwestern Cook County.  Here’s a 5th CD map.

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Landslide Illinois Victory for Dr. Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein has won the 2016 Illinois Green Party Presidential Preference Voting in convincing fashion, receiving almost 87% of the votes cast!  Congratulations Dr. Stein!

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Warren “Grizz” Grimsley Recognized as Green Party Candidate for Congress (IL-5)

BREAKING NEWS Feb. 9, 2016 (Wheaton, IL): The DuPage County Green Party recognizes Warren “Grizz” Grimsley as a Green Party candidate for Congress (IL-5).

Warren Grizz Grimsley for Congress (IL-5) pictureGrizz for Congress (IL-5) banner


Note that the 5th Congressional District (CD) is in parts of Bensenville, Elmhurst, Hinsdale and Oakbrook in eastern DuPage County.  The majority of the 5th CD is in the North Side of Chicago and parts of northwestern Cook County.  Here’s a 5th CD map.

Grizz, as he prefers to be called, has already been recognized by the Illinois Green Party.

The DuPage County Green Party congratulates Mr. Grimsley!

The following is an excerpt from Grizz’s campaign website:

Together we can scour the voting system of money, restore democracy, reduce inequality, protect the land, cleanse the air and water we all need to thrive. We need to change the world today to save our children and grandchildren and our country.

Warren “Grizz” Grimsley, Green Party candidate for Congress (IL-5)

For more information about Grizz and how to get involved in his campaign go to

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DuPage County Green Party 2016 Presidential Caucus 7-8:30pm Mon. Feb 8th

The DuPage County Green Party will be holding the:

2016 Green Party Presidential Caucus
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, February 8, 2016
Green Party Headquarters
Main Floor Conference Room
213 S. Wheaton Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

DuPage County members of the Illinois Green Party (ILGP) are encouraged to attend the caucus in order to discuss, debate and cast votes for their preferred Green Party presidential candidates (the five candidates presented at the 2015 Green Party of the US Annual National Meeting).

Additional local caucuses are being held throughout the state at several ILGP chapters.

In Illinois, this caucus serves as an alternative to a Green Party presidential primary, because unfortunately the Green Party is not an established political party at the state level.  The results will be announced after February 15, 2016 at  Also, at the ILGP State Convention on March 5, 2016, in Chicago, IL, the ILGP will elect its presidential and vice presidential electors and delegates for the Green Party National Presidential Nominating Convention, to be held in Houston, TX on August 4-8, 2016.

Here’s info on the Green Party presidential candidates.

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