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Updated: February 19, 2013 1:03PM

Warren Dems: Warren Township Democrats will hold their monthly meeting Jan. 24 at Bake’s Sports Theme Restaurant , 33251 N. Route 45 in Wildwood from 7 to 9 p.m. On the agenda will be the building of the donor list, membership drive for 2013, planning for 2013 and “Let’s Talk Politics IX,” where anyone may speak on any subject or cause important to them. For further information, consult the Web site, call (847) 223-0795, or write P.O. Box 8061, Gurnee, IL 60031.

Birthday fund-raiser: Citizens to Elect Valerie DeVost for Mayor of North Chicago will hold a birthday fund-raiser Jan. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. , at the Elks Lodge, 1519 14th St., North Chicago. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP on Facebook or contact Evie Hakeem at (312) 469-9942 or Madina Moragne at (847) 856-9806. Donation is $25 and tickets can be purchased in advance at 1722 Sheridan Road, North Chicago, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Adlai Stevenson Day: The Vernon Area Library and Stevenson High School Foundation will jointly host a program about former Illinois Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson II, on Adlai Stevenson Day, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire. This non-partisan Illinois Humanities Council presentation showcases Stevenson’s humor, his dedication to world peace, and his concern for education, patriotism, and participatory democracy. Road Scholar Joe Bean, the speaker for this program, is a native of Libertyville, the same town that Stevenson called home. During the 1950s, Stevenson was often called “The Man from Libertyville” by the national news media. His former estate is located on St. Mary’s Road, south of Route 60. Now owned by the Lake County Forest Preserve District, its grounds and buildings are open for public exploration and guided tours. Feb. 5 of each year is observed throughout Illinois as Adlai Stevenson Day, a day to remember and honor the legacy of public service of Adlai Stevenson II (1900-1965), governor of Illinois, two-time Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The event is free and open to all; registration is recommended. Register in person at the Vernon Area Public Library, by telephone at (224) 543-1485, or online at

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