Rich Whitney to travel around Illinois in ‘sustainable transportation tour’


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 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

0 thoughts on “Rich Whitney to travel around Illinois in ‘sustainable transportation tour’

  1. Green Party Conservative

    Green Party candidate Rich Whitney is doing great work.

    The energy and resources to do such a tour is spectacular for the Green Party.


    Just a superb and clever idea.

    Thank you.

  2. tiradefaction

    I think Rich may have a chance to make some impact come this next gubernatorial election in Illinois, given all the attention (moreso than most third parties get in any given election) he and his Green party have been given. I think though, the best way for him to make an impact would be to follow his governor´s race with some strong state legislative and local races. I heard the cook county board president candidate they are running is pretty good (can´t confirm that), but I don´t see them focusing on ¨winnable¨ races such as state legislature. I think that is where they should really focus their effects, rather than the federal legislature.

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