A Lovely Afternoon with Lisa Madigan, Bill Foster and Mayor Pradel

Many thanks, as always, to Dianne for this beautiful, enthusiastic coverage of last Sunday’s event.

(UPDATE: Jenn from the Fox Valley Labor News posted video of Lisa’s speech on YouTube, here.  Thanks, Jenn!) (Oh, and now I see that there are other videos there as well, of Bill Foster’s comments and Dianne’s, and other goodies, too.  Take a look…)

Sullivan’s Steakhouse on the afternoon of the 21st of September was the scene of the fifth annual fundraiser for the Naperville Township Democratic Organization and it was a wonderful success!  We had the Attorney General, Lisa Madigan as our headliner and Congressman Bill Foster was a most  welcome guest of honor, as well!  The Pre-Party, which began at 4 PM, offered guests the opportunity to mingle informally with the AG, to visit with her on a variety of issues, and to snap a million cell phone photos!  Gracious as always, Lisa was very friendly, personable, and approachable!  Sullivan’s provided us with a round of complementary appetizers and fabulous drink specials!

Madigan 3Following introductory remarks from Congressman Foster and NTDO chair, Dianne McGuire, Lisa spoke at length about the many successful efforts the AG’s office has undertaken to recoup dollars lost by Illinois citizens and to seek damages for harmful actions of some corporations.  Of special interest were the current investigations and civil proceedings taking place against some for-profit colleges operating within the state.

4_lisa madiganA special surprise visitor was Mayor Pradel, who had been invited but whose attendance had not been confirmed!  Guests were so happy to see our beloved Mayor, whose tenure will be ending in April, 2015.  He spoke informally with guests about his affection and respect for Lisa, mentioning that many in the senior community look upon her much as one would a daughter.

Sponsors were recognized and a great raffle prize was awarded…to Vice Chair Bob Fine, who promptly declined to accept…and then to Secretary Steve Purduski, who promptly donated it to the upcoming fundraiser for Senator Durbin on October 8th , right here in Naperville!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our ongoing efforts to realize our mission: To Recruit and Elect Democratic Candidates!