Chicago Young Republicans Weigh In


Come on out for the 2014 Cook County Republican Convention

Don't miss a great day to learn, prepare your last month of strategy, distribute your message & connect with candidates, committemen and volunteers.




Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series

Are you a Republican woman interested in an elected or appointed governmental/political position? Would you be interested in a great program that thoroughly prepares Illinois women to hold public service positions and springboards them into the public service realm? The Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series is an organization dedicated to training Republican women for elected or appointed position at the federal, state, and local levels and is accepting applications for the Class of 2015. Application Deadline is November 18.
Founded in 1994, the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series has graduated more than 180 women from every part of the state and continues today to follow the mission: To increase the number of Illinois Republican women in elected and appointed governmental and political positions at the local, state, and federal levels. Interested, but want more insight? The application can be found online at the Lincoln Series website.

CYRs win Outstanding Social Media Award for the second year in a row!

The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) have been recognized again for Best Digital/Social Media and Online Presence at the 2014 National Young Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The CYRs will continue to build upon past successes in the run up to the 2014 race for Illinois governor and the federal mid-term races that will accompany it.

CYRs have been consistently recognized by Young Republican peers across the nation as a premiere YR organization:
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2014)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2013)
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2013)
  • CYRs Weekly Update was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award (YRNF 2011)
  • was selected as Outstanding Club Website (YRNF 2010)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Event for Election Night 2008 (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Small Club Award (YRNF 2005)

Sept. 3 Business Meeting. Meet Young Republican Congressman Aaron Schock


Only TWO MONTHS away from Election Day! What can young Republicans do to help bring back Illinois?

Join us for our monthly business meeting as the Chicago Young Republicans host Congress' youngest Republican: Illinois' own Rep. Aaron Schock.

Wednesday, September 3
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Seasons 52
55 E Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Our business meetings are FREE to attend for all members and $10 for non-members. Please feel free to bring your spouses, friends, relatives, and co-workers! Our board members will be more than happy to introduce you around.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Second Annual CYR Summer Classic - Aug. 15, 2014

Join the CYRs at our Second Annual Summer Classic!

Love to golf? Love to socialize with like-minded individuals? Why not do both?

The Summer Classic is a 4-person scramble-style golf outing with a shotgun start at 1PM. There will be on-the-course contests (farthest drive, closest to the pin, etc), and many other fun minigames!

Register HERE.

Chicago Young Republican OPEN HOUSE March 27, 2014

It's NOT all knocking on doors & phone banking! Are you a rockstar marketer, event planner, IT, PR or sales professional? WE WANT YOU! Put your talents to work for the CYRs.

You follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You get our weekly newsletter (and sometimes even read it!). Maybe you have even come to a few events. Are you ready to take this relationship to the next level? If you are ready to get more involved with the CYRs, come to our OPEN HOUSE.

We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, including but not limited to:


Learn what we do behind the scenes and what YOU can do to continue making the Chicago Young Republicans the best YR club in the nation. Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar.

Thursday, March 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
33 W Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Register via Eventbrite

Election Night Party - Tues. March 18


Come out and celebrate with your fellow R's as we kick off the general election cycle with a primary election night party! Join Chicago GOP Chairman Adam Robinson, the CYRs, and our candidates and Committeemen from across Chicago as we watch the returns roll in.

Light appetizers served, full menu and cash bar available.

Tuesday, March 18 from 8 to 11 pm at Hubbard Inn (110 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago). FREE to attend! RSVP via Eventbrite.

Get Ready for Debate Season!

We’re three weeks away from the Illinois primary elections (March 18) where the Republican Party will nominate our candidates across the state for the general election in November. That means that the gubernatorial debates will be in full swing over the next three weeks and the CYRs will be watching front and center! Mark your calendars now as we’ll be hosting debate watching parties for the latter two dates (March 4 and March 13):

  • Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm on ABC7 digital channel 7.2 (will re-air on FridayFebruary 28 at 7 pm on ABC7 main channel)
  • Tuesday, March 4 at 6 pm on NBC5 main channel (CYR Debate Watch Party at Theory)
  • Thursday, March 13 at 6 pm on PBS11 main channel (CYR March Business Meeting and Debate Watch Party at Kirkwood Bar)