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CRWN Summer Reception
With Special Guest Lt Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

5:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 28th
D4 Restaurant, 345 E. Ohio, Chicago
Free for members, $10 for non-members
Cash bar, light appetizers

It is time to renew your membership or to join us for the first time!  See the Membership tab for more information.


CRWN's Annual Tax Freedom Day Reception
Special Guests Leslie Munger, Deputy Governor and 
Tim Schneider, Illinois Republican Party Chairman
Monday, April 24th
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Labriola Cafe, 535 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Free for members, $10 for non-members
Cash bar, light appetizers

President Trump's First Address to Congress

Tuesday, February 28th
6 to 9 PM 
345 E Ohio, Chicago

Reception with Special Guests with
The Policy Circle, Beth Feely and Lisa Carter
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bella Luna
731 N Dearborn, Chicago

CRWN Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
345 E. Ohio, Chicago

Spring Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 25th
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Tortoise Club
350 N State St, Chicago (Bar area by the windows)
Free for members $10 for non-members

It is time to renew your membership or to join us for the first time!  We will have applications available at the event.  See the Membership tab for more information.


Special Guests Include
Bob Schillerstrom, Tollway Chairman and 
Former DuPage County Chairman
Pat Brady, Former Republican Party Chairman

5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bella Luna Restaurant
731 N Dearborn, Chicago
Cash bar, light appetizers provided


5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bella Luna Restaurant
731 N Dearborn, Chicago
Cash bar, light appetizers provided
Fall Reception with Special Guest

Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno
Monday, November 2, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bella Luna Restaurant
731 N Dearborn, Chicago
Free for members, $10 for non-members
Light appetizers provided

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
5:30 TO 7:30
314 S. Halsted, Chicago
Guest Speakers Include Congressman Bob Dold, Republican National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte and Chicago Republican Chairman Chris Cleveland, and other local candidates


5:30 pm to 7:30pm 
Metropolitan Club
Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker, 67th Floor, Chicago, IL
Guests include
Adam Kinzinger, Congressman
Kirk Dillard, Chairman RTA and Former State Senator
$10 for non-members, free for members
Light appetizers, cash bar
Advance RSVPs are required by Sunday, May 10th as all names must be on the 
list with security at the Willis Tower security desk or you will not be able to attend!
They will not let you up to the event. 
Check in with security on the main level and they will direct you to the appropriate elevator area. 


5:30 pm to 7:30pm 
John Barlycorn's, River North
149 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Guests include
Leslie Geissler Munger, State Comptroller
Matt Murphy, State Senator
John Tillman, CEO Illinois Policy Institute
$10 for non-members, free for members
Light appetizers, cash bar


CRWN Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 3rd
Parthenon, 314 S. Halsted, Chicago
6 to 8 PM

CRWN September Reception
We are pleased to have the following speakers confirmed

Richard Porter - Illinois Republican National Committeeman
Tim Schneider - Illinois Republican Party Chairman
Sharon Brannigan - Candidate for US Congress 3rd District
Stefanie Linares - Candidated for State Senate District 6

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Bar Louie
47 W Polk, Chicago

CRWN Summer Reception
We are pleased to have the following speakers confirmed

State Senator Jim Oberweis - U.S. Senate Candidate

Evelyn Sanguinetti - Lt. Governor Candidate

Vince Kolber - 5th Congressional District Candidate

Darlene Senger - 11th Congressional District Candidate

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CRWN'S Annual Concert in Millennium Park
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CRWN Spring Reception
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Parthenon
314 S Halsted, Chicago

CRWN March Reception

Logic: The Truth About Blacks and the Republican Party 
The author, C. Douglas Love will be joining us to talk about his book!
Thursday, March 13, 2014 


CRWN January Reception Author Series

America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, by James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus.
One of the authors, Michael Lotus, will be joining us to discuss it with us! 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 
6:30 pm Third Coast Cafe and Wine Bar

CRWN Candidate Forum with Co-Hosts Chicago YRs, Chicago GOP, RNHA of Cook County and 560 AM the Answer!
State-wide candidates have been invited to speak
Monday, October 28th
5:30 to 8:00 PM
The Parthenon, 314 S. Halsted, Chicago
Free for paid members of any group, $10 for non-members

CRWN September  Reception - Thursday, September 12th 
Illinois' own former Senator Roger Keats will be in attendance to talk about his book, Chicago Confidential!   It is available on Amazon! 
We will hear from Roger about his book and his own experiences with the "Chicago Way" of doing things.  You do not have to read the book in order to attend.
Thursday, September 12, 6 to 8 PM
Third Coast Cafe and Wine Bar
1260 N. Dearborn, Chicago
Cash bar, appetizers provided
Free for members, $10 for non-members

An RSVP to is required as we need to give a head count.  This should be a lively evening with the actual author to provide more insight into the stories behind the book. 

 See the link below for a description of the book.

Chicago Confidential Book Description.pdf
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CRWN's Annual Concert in  Millennium  Park is  Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CRWN is  meeting for a  Summer Concert with the music of Rogers and Hammerstein.  This has been a nice  relaxing event over the years.  We hope you can join us!
Music: The Grant Park Orchestra and guest performers will salute Rogers and Hammerstein with songs from King and I, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Showboat and more.

 13th Annual Tax Freedom Day Reception

Thursday, May 2, 2013

 We are pleased to have the following speakers confirmed:

Dan Proft - WLS 890AM Radio Talk Show Host

Aaron Del Mar - Cook County Republican Chairman

Adam Robinson - Chicago Republican Chairman

Dan Patlak - Cook County Board of Review Commissioner


Thursday, May 2, 2013  

5:30 to 7:30pm

English, 444 N LaSalle, 3rd Flr 

Free for members, $10 for non-members

Cash bar, appetizers provided 

RSVP to  


 Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day provides Americans with an easy way to gauge the overall tax take-a task that can otherwise be daunting due to the multiplicity of taxes at various levels of government and "hidden" taxes and fees that are often buried in the cost of living. Tax Freedom Day computed by dividing total tax collections by the nation's income, as reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Every dollar that is officially called income by the government is counted, and every payment that is officially considered a tax is counted. The resulting percentage is then converted into days of a 365-day calendar year.


 Tax Freedom Day 2013 is April 18th. In 2013, Americans will pay $2.76 trillion in federal taxes and $1.45 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.22 trillion, or 29.4 percent of income. April 18 is 29.4 percent into the year.

2013 Kick-Off

CRWN is pleased to help raise funds for Honor Flight Chicago (HFC), a 501 c (3) not for profit charity.  HFC raises money to honor our World War II Veterans with a day of honor in Washington DC.  All of the sub-groups of the IFRW have been asked to support this wonderful organization in 2013 to send some of our veterans for a flight scheduled in July.

From the HFC website:
"The American veteran is one of our greatest treasures...those men and women who answered our nation's call, especially at times of our greatest need. Our mission is to honor and thank those veterans - especially now our WWII veterans by bringing them to Washington DC, at no cost to them, for a day of honor. Won't you join us as we treat these humble, unassuming men and women to a most extraordinary day? Volunteer to help us with our flight logistics or become a guardian to safeguard our vets on their flight day. The cost is roughly $500 per veteran to go to Washington. Donate with your time or resources to help us send as many vets as we can. There are an estimated 25,000 WWII veterans in the Chicagoland area - we'd like to reach every one. We invite you to view our documentary narrated by Gary Sinise and see what we are all about."

Come hear from Tracey Rouso, who runs the program, and a WWII veteran talk about the program.  We ask that you donate in an amount of your choice.  Any and all donations will be appreciated!  Checks can be made out to Honor Flight Chicago and given to Tracey.  This is a wonderful way to recognize the service these brave people have given to our great country!

We also have some of our second congressional district candidates speaking to our group!  There is a special election primary on February 26th for the seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr.  They will say a few words about themselves and why they are running.  The candidates invited to speak to our group after we hear from the Honor Flight include Eric Wallace, Lenny McAllister, James Taylor Sr, Paul McKinley and Beverly Reid.  The special general election is April 9th.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013
English, 444 N. LaSalle, Chicago
$10 for non-members (to CRWN), free for members.  Or join that night with no additional cost!  Membership is $35 for the women and $25 for our male associate members.

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