(Received: 10/12/2015, Posted: 10/13/2015)


A New ISRA Grassroots Group in the Heart of Chicago!

Getting CCW in Illinois was not the end of the road, but a new beginning.

ISRA members need to remain vigilant and need the opportunity to meet with their peers for strategy, information sharing and camaraderie!

ISRA Grassroots groups are continuing to form around the state, we are proud to announce a new group meeting in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood; this is close to Pilsen, Little Village, UIC and Chinatown. We have a tentative guest speaker who represents people in this area.

There is also an new group meeting for the first time next week in Wheaton. Guest speaker is Heidi Holan, candidate for Illinois House of Representatives.

What can you expect at an ISRA Grassroots meeting? You would find items of interest in your area, with guest speakers, legislative updates, open discussion and more. While the initial roll-out of the meetings might be similar, expect the grassroots group in your area to evolve to be more meaningful to the people in attendance. Meetings are intended to be held monthly and will start at 7:00 pm on a weeknight, and are scheduled for one hour.

These new meetings are:

Heart of Chicago Neighborhood
Wednesday Oct 14, 7:00pm
Diez y Ocho Burger Lounge - 2nd Floor

2000 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
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Tuesday Oct 20 7:00pm
Seven Dwarfs Family Restaurant

917 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
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There is no charge to attend, but because these meeting places have limited space, members are asked to RSVP to indicate that they will attend, so that we don't overwhelm the hospitality of our hosts.

If you are in one of the two areas listed above, please try to attend the initial meeting. Please do not contact the locations above about the meeting. Please RSVP on-line or for more info send email to "grassroots@isra.org".

If your area is not listed here in this message, don't despair! More locations are being added, with meetings expected soon in Chicago in Pilsen/Little Village, with other places around the metro area and the state soon!

Existing meetings: These meetings have a regular attendance, please join us!

Chatham in Chicago's South Side
Third Thursday of the month
Thursday Sept 24, 7:00pm
A+ Security and Safety Training

807 E 82nd St, Chicago, IL 60619

3rd Wednesday of each month
Next meeting: Wednesday Oct 21, 7:00 pm
Deerfield Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield 60015

South Suburban (formerly Hazel Crest)
2nd Tuesday of each month
Next Meeting: Tuesday Oct 12, :700 pm
Keystone Cafe, 4028 147th St, Midlothian, IL 60445