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Updated: March 27, 2013 6:01AM

Warren Dems: Warren Township Democrats will hold their February general meeting Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., at Bake’s Sports Theme Restaurant, 32251 N. Route 45, Wildwood. On the agenda will be planning for their “meet the candidates” night at Bake’s on March 28, progress of the 2013 membership drive and “Let’s Talk Politics XI,” where anyone can speak on any political or social issue important to them. Dinner and drinks are available. For details, visit, call (847) 223-0795, or write at P.O. Box 8061, Gurnee, IL 60031.

Sabonjian fund-raiser: Waukegan Mayor Robert Sabonjian will hold a campaign fund-raiser March 2 at Big Ed’s Barbecue, 30 N. Genesee St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy jazz music and a sampling of Ed’s famous cuisine. Entry donation will be $20 per person with a cash bar. Sabonjian kicked off his re-election campaign Feb. 23 at the Original Parlor, Ice Cream Cafe and Store, 32 N. Genesee St.

Bluthardt fund-raiser: Brent Bluthardt, candidate for Antioch Township trustee, will hold a “Night at the Lodge” fund-raiser to be held March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per person and includes draft beer, wine and appetizers. Reservations can be made by calling (847) 361-4200 or via email to The Lodge is at 899 Main St., Antioch.

Curran award: Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran has received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award from the Department of Defense for supporting Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Julie Morris. The ESGR recognizes employers who go above and beyond what the law requires in supporting National Guardsmen and Reservists who work for them in their civilian lives. Curran was nominated by Morris, a corrections sergeant, for consistently accommodating the duty schedules of Morris and 10 other deputies and corrections officers who work for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Peck, superintendent for the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, and Morris presented the recently award to the sheriff.

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