• SAVE THE DATE – NTRO Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 11, Indian Hill Park

    NTRO will host its annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00-5:00 at Indian Hill Park in Winnetka (across Winnetka Ave. from NTRO HQ).

  • Proft, Sanguinetti highlight 2016 Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Please join the New Trier Republican Organization

     for the

     St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner


     Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

     Activist and WIND Morning Host Dan Proft

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

     Reception 5:00

     Dinner and Program 6:00

     Winnetka Community House

     620 Lincoln Ave.

     RSVP HERE by March 7.

    Join us on March 13 at the Winnetka Community House for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. This year, we are honored to feature Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti as well as one of Illinois’ most articulate voices for meaningful reform.

    Dan Proft is a political consultant, Republican activist, and radio show host. He has advised dozens of winning campaigns throughout Illinois, and even ran for Governor in 2010. Today, he is heard on WIND-AM with co-host Amy Jacobson. He also hosts online programming in conjunction with the Illinois Policy Institute at upstream-ideas.com.

    Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti plays an important role inside Gov. Rauner’s administration, chairing the committee on local government consolidation. The child of immigrants, Sanguinetti put herself through law school and settled in Wheaton, where she was on city council before becoming Lt. Governor.

    This event will sell out. Please reserve your spot by March 7, by clicking here.

  • Kirk tops NTRO Endorsement List

    United States Senator Mark Kirk was the overwhelming choice of the New Trier Republican Organization membership, earning its endorsement with 91 percent of the vote at its endorsement session January 30 in Wilmette.

    Kirk, whose roots in New Trier run deep, was joined by a whole slate of candidates NTRO endorsed, including U.S. Congressman Robert Dold (R-10th) for re-election. The other endorsed candidates included State Comptroller Leslie Munger, Wilmette’s Joan McCarthy Lasonde for U.S. Congress in the Ninth District, Benjamin Salzberg for State Senate in the 29th District, former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker for State Representative in the 18th District, Commissioner Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review (1st District), Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche for State’s Attorney, Diane Shapiro for Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Herb Schumann for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, as well as David Studenroth and James Allegretti for judge in the 12th Subcircuit. In another vacancy in the 12th subcircuit, NTRO was unable to make an endorsement with two candidates on the ballot: Steven Kozicki and Alex Kaplan.

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was the preference of NTRO with 45 percent of the vote.

    Saturday’s endorsement session was hosted by NTRO, but the Evanston, Maine Niles, and Northfield township organizations also participated. Evanston, Maine and Northfield townships also endorsed Senator Kirk.

    Kirk’s involvement with NTRO goes back to his teenage years when he volunteered as a New Trier High School student from Kenilworth. Since then, he has been part of NTRO as Chief of Staff to Rep. John Porter, as 10th District Congressman serving most of New Trier Township, and as a U.S. Senator since November 2010.

    Other NTRO members earned endorsements, starting with Congressman Robert Dold, running for re-election in the 10th District. In the Ninth District, longtime NTRO volunteer Joan Lasonde was endorsed in her challenge of extremist Jan Schakowsky. Jessica Tucker, the former Winnetka Village President, has been an NTRO member and served as a delegate to the Illinois Republican Convention in 2012.

    The GOP ticket will feature three extraordinary women: Joan Lasonde (left), running for Congress in the Ninth District; State Comptroller Leslie Munger (center); and former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker, running for State Representative in the 18th District.

    The GOP ticket will feature three extraordinary women: Joan Lasonde (left), running for Congress in the Ninth District; State Comptroller Leslie Munger (center); and former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker, running for State Representative in the 18th District.

  • Gov. Rauner returns home for NTRO Fall Dinner

    RaunerJoin us as we welcome Governor Bruce Rauner back home to New Trier Township at NTRO’s 77th Annual Fall Dinner at Allgauer’s on the River Sunday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    tickets-iconWe helped Gov. Rauner win last November’s election as New Trier went nearly 2-to-1 in his favor. After spending the year engaged in a battle to get Illinois’ finances and economy under control, we would like to welcome Bruce back home to his hometown organization. The governor will be joined by newly elected Congressman Darin LaHood, who won a special election to represent Illinois’ 18th District, which includes Rep. LaHood’s hometown of Peoria. We expect NTRO member and 10th District Congressman Bob Dold to be there (he’s a regular at our dinners), and we hope to see another longtime member, Kenilworth native Senator Mark Kirk, who is running for re-election in 2016. We expect other prominent officeholders and candidates to be there as we get ready to kick off the 2016 election season.

    Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $150 for non-members and $125 for NTRO members. Have you not paid your dues? Pay your 2016 dues today, and enjoy member rates for this event and all events in 2016!

  • Levine Takes NTRO Helm

    WINNETKA, Illinois — Wilmette entrepreneur Marc Levine was named the new chairman of the New Trier Republican Organization following Winnetka attorney Bill Cadigan’s resignation as Committeeman Sunday.

    NTRO membership affirmed Levine as chairman at Sunday evening’s Wine and Cheese Party. By affirming him as chairman, they also voiced their strong preference that Levine is Cook County Chairman Aaron Del Mar’s choice to serve as Committeeman for the remainder of Cadigan’s four-year term, which expires in March 2018.

    Cadigan, who has been Committeeman since taking over for the retiring Tolbert Chisum in the Fall of 2011, was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Elections by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Illinois State Senate confirmed his appointment, which begins July 1. By law, Cadigan cannot serve in party leadership during his four-year tenure on the Board of Elections.

    As Chairman of NTRO, Levine takes over an organization that counts Gov. Bruce Rauner, Sen. Mark Kirk, U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, and RNC Committeeman Richard Porter among its membership. NTRO recruits local candidates, educates voters throughout the township on pertinent issues, and promotes good government and independent, thoughtful leadership. When Levine is named Committeeman, he will have some statutory duties, including overseeing election judges.

    “I am proud of the role NTRO played in electing Gov. Rauner and sending Bob Dold back to Congress,” Cadigan said. “I think the organization is well-positioned to help Senator Kirk in his re-election fight while also boosting Congressman Dold, our Presidential nominee, and other local candidates who will have a strong case for election.”

    Levine, 51, has a 30-year career in investment banking, asset management and venture capital. He has been a fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, becoming one of the leading experts on the state’s unfunded liability crisis. Gov. Rauner appointed Levine to the State Board of Investment in January.

    “NTRO is a leading light in the Republican Party, both statewide as well as nationally, and it is an honor to serve in leadership,” Levine said. “Bill Cadigan has done such a great job building NTRO and has also been a great friend. Job one will be to ensure Mark Kirk is re-elected to the United States Senate where he has been a heroic leader and voice of reason. We also will continue our strong support of Gov. Rauner in his efforts to change Illinois state government.”