Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fleming's Hosts Benefit for Supreme Court candidate Joy Cunningham

This evening, Wednesday, February 8, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (25 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611; 312-329-9463) is hosting a benefit for Illinois Supreme Court candidate Joy Virginia Cunningham from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature some of Fleming’s fine wines paired with their incredible appetizers and small plates. Several business, philanthropic and community leaders will also be in attendance, and Cunningham will be making a special appearance. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Cunningham and hear about her experiences and qualifications to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court. Combined with the sophisticated social atmosphere of Fleming’s and their delicious food and wine offerings, the evening is sure to be enjoyable.

With more than 35 years of professional experience, Joy Cunningham is an experienced and passionate public servant whose life is dedicated to the welfare and security of her fellow Americans.  Her professional life is focused on two of the most important issues of our time—health care and justice. A former critical care nurse and a graduate of John Marshall Law School, Cunningham has enjoyed a long and successful career in the business world. She has served as a Cook County Court Associate Judge, on the Illinois Appellate Court’s First District, Second District and the Appellate Court’s Executive Committee, and was the first African-American woman to be elected president of the Chicago Bar Association, the largest municipal bar association in the United States. Today, Justice Cunningham has the chance to make history once again as the first African-American woman elected to the Illinois Supreme Court.

The tickets to the benefit are $150 per person. Individuals unable to attend may still donate to Cunningham’s campaign online at For more information about this event, email or call Michele Wilde at 312-750-0870.

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