Green Party candidate Rich Whitney will be traveling across the state by bike and train. He’ll be joined at points by local candidates and other green supporters. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join or help promote the events.
(pre-tour) May 19th: Rich will join the Chicago Ride of Silence at 6:30 pm, Daley Plaza.
May 20 Chicago to Lake County.
10:30 am Press Conference with George Oschenfeld, State Representative candidate, 79th district
1:00 pm Tour Launches from Logan Square office; ride Jeremy Karpen’s district and head north by bike and Metra
6:00 pm Meet & Greet at Cook Street Coffee in Barrington
7:30 pm Evening House Party in Buffalo Grove @ 12 Arbor Court. Suggested donation $20 but no one turned away.
May 21 Barrington to Woodstock to Rockford
10:00 am Tour of OWC in Woodstock, the first technology manufacturer/distributor in the U.S. to become 100% on-site wind powered
11:00 am Ride to Rockford with Scott Summers, candidate for State Treasurer; joined along the way by David Black, candidate for Attorney General
3:00 pm Press event
7:00 pm Evening House Party in Rockford. 1117 Parkview (across from the
Sinnissippi Golf Course). Suggested donation $20 but no one turned away.
May 22 Rockford to Sycamore to South Elgin
9:00 am Breakfast at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles
10:30 am Ride to Sycamore; break for lunch
1:30 pm Ride to South Elgin; join Dan Kairas, congressional candidate, 14th district
6:00 pm Evening fundraiser at Booker’s Pub & Grill @ 420 N. McLean, South Elgin. $15 includes one free drink plus appetizers!
May 23 St Charles to Geneva to Aurora to Warrenville
9:00 am Breakfast in St Charles
10:00 am Ride to Geneva; lunch in Geneva
12:30 pm Ride to Aurora
2:00 pm Flyer Aurora
5:00 pm Ride to Warrenville
7:00 pm Evening House Party in Warrenville, 27 W 544 Warrenville Road. Suggested donation $20 but no one turned away.
May 24 Naperville to Downers Grove to Joliet
9:00 am Press conference in Naperville
10:00am Meet & Greet with Bob Mueller, State Representative candidate, 47th district
6:30 pm Evening house party in Joliet.
May 25 Joliet to Springfield
12:10 Amtrak arrives in Lincoln
12:15 Ride to Springfield
4:00 pm Press Conference
7:00 pm Speaking to STLC
7:30 pm Evening fundraiser in Springfield.
May 26 Springfield to Alton
11:22am Arrive by Amtrak in Alton
11:30 am Lunch at Seniors Services Plus
1:30 am Radio Interview WBGZ
4:00 pm Meeting with Alton Police Department personnel
7:00 pm Evening House Party in Alton with Rodger Jennings, green congressional candidate, 12th district. Suggested donation $20 but no one turned away.
May 27 Alton to Belleville to Centralia
8:43 am Metralink East St. Louis to Belleville
9:56 am Metralink to Shiloh-Scott
10:15 am Ride to Centralia; lunch in Germantown
6:00 pm Evening Fundraiser at Characters Bookstore, 204 E. Broadway in Centralia with Don Crawford, green candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Suggested donation $20 but no one turned away.
May 28 Centralia to Carbondale
9:00 am Breakfast in Du Quoin
10:00 am Ride to Carbondale
12:00 pm Arrive in Carbondale!
7:00 pm Rich speaks at 20th Annual Heartwood Forest Council