From the Illinois Review:
CHICAGO - Chicago Republicans gathered at their Lincoln Park headquarters Saturday to rake in information on how to set up campaigns and get ready for the upcoming 2014 election season, starting after Labor Day 2013.
"Republicans are alive and well in Chicago, and we're getting that information out," with coordinated efforts in local media and the Internet, Chicago GOP Communications Director Chris Cleveland said.
And all their work is paying off, if Saturday's turnout gives hint of the group's effectiveness. Candidates willing to get in Congressional, state legislature and county races were soaking up the information the Leadership Institute team offered.