Are the so-called '99 percent' protesters doing the right thing, or are the voices of dissent drowning out each other?
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Patch is liveblogging the Tea Party Convention in Illinois, featuring Glenn Beck as Saturday night's speaker. Care to chime in?
The Tea Party is hosting its Midwest convention in Schaumburg, which concludes today, Saturday, Oct. 1, with keynote speaker Glenn Beck. Patch is covering the event live as it unfolds. A full schedule can be found on Palatine Patch. Want to share information and debate with other folks in the south suburbs? Express yourself in the comments section.
Tea Party Convention organizer Steve Stevlic was absent from the second day of the conference following a report in Gawker that he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute.
Chicago Tea Party Patriots Director Steve Stevlic was absent from TEACON 2011 following a report on Gawker that he was arrested June 25, 2010, for soliciting prostitutes. "He was here last night; he is not here today," said Marcus Brown, program director for WIND 560 AM, one of the organizers of the event. When asked about the Gawker report, Brown said the issue was an an internal Tea Party matter. He said Stevlic addressed the Chicago Tea Party group at a meeting last night. Patch has sent Stevlic an email seeking comment. Readers may visit Palatine Patch, which is covering the Tea Party convention, for any updates. Stevlic was one of the main organizers of TEACON 2011, the Tea Party's Midwest convention. Read: Conservative Bloggers React…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Former Fox commentator Glenn Beck will headline the event, which will also host Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and Andrew Breitbart.
The Tea Party is hosting its Midwest convention in Schaumburg Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. Patch will cover the event live as it unfolds. A full schedule can be found on Palatine Patch. Today we offer live coverage of the event and Andrew Breitbart's keynote speech at the kick-off reception.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party favorite was slated to speak in Homer Glen a fundraiser hosted by the Will County Tea Party next Monday.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was forced to cancel her planned fundraiser in Will County Monday because of scheduling conflicts. In an email to Patch, a spokesman for Bachmann's campaign said the congresswoman could not attend after all, as she will be making campaign stops in Iowa on Monday. "While there are efforts to find a date, this one was never confirmed by the campaign, and the schedule for that day will not allow for her to be in Chicago on Monday," Doug Sachtleben, Bachmann's deputy campaign press secretary, wrote. Deb Kraulidis of the Will County Tea Party Alliance originally contacted the campaign about hosting the event, and said she was surprised by the cancellation. "Weird stuff. No clue what is up with …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Republican candidates for the Will County Board and other positions met with the Lincolnway Tea Party last week, and their main concern was keeping "Cook County politics" out of Will County.
Taxation without representation was one of the rallying cries of the American Revolution, when colonists joined together to break free from the British Empire. Last week, members of the Lincolnway Tea Party shouted that sentiment when they met to talk about the 2012 election and redrawn maps they fear will effectively diminish their representation in state and national government. The Tea Party, a national movement that began to grow during 2009, stands for no new taxes, free market principles and an originalist interpretation of the Constitution. The party has been fairly active in the area, most notably in 2009, when New Lenox played host to a Tea Party Express rally that drew more than 10,000 people. During the meeting last week, Tea …
Friday, October 29, 2010
Residents from around the region voiced their views in advance of next week's election.
The words "Tea Party Rally" can conjure up different images depending on where a person stands on the political spectrum. Those who are left-leaning might think of shouts of socialism and outrageous placards, while others on the right might think of concerned citizens standing up for their constitutional rights. Although familiar rhetoric calling out President Obama's leadership and decrying policies such as health-care reform was heard from the loudspeakers at the Tea Party Express rally Thursday afternoon at CD & ME in Frankfort, many attendees had the word "education" on their lips. "I think the Tea Party is still misunderstood," said Worth resident Mary Werner, who was out in the 40-degree weather with a sign that said "Reformed …