Community Meeting
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Community Meeting

LWVGE Community Meeting

Guest Speaker Tim Elliott, District 4 DuPage County Board Member

County Board Member Elliott will provide updates on issues affecting DuPage County Residents and answer questions such as + What is the latest on the ACT Initiative? + What is happening with the Election Commission? + What do the 3 questions by the DuPage County Board on the November ballot mean? The Civic Betterment Party will also provide an overview of the upcoming elections at the Town Meeting

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Women's March Chicago
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Women's March Chicago

Women's March Chicago - March to the Polls on October 13th!

LWVIL is a sponsoring partner of the March to the Polls - Let's have fantastic LWV visibility at the March to encourage voter turnout and participation in our democracy.

Voter Village: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (new this year - a festival-style village for activist orgs and others)

LWVIL and LWV Chicago are hosting a booth in the Voter Village to talk to voters and promote the Illinois Voter Guide in the booth and around the village.  Our mission needs you Leaguers! 

Rally: 10:00 am   

Main Stage Rally activities begin

March: 12:30 pm 

March to the Voting Supersite and on to Federal Plaza

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Candidate Boot Camp - Local Government Candidacy for Beginners
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Candidate Boot Camp - Local Government Candidacy for Beginners

Are you interested in running for local office and want to know more about it? Here's your chance to ask those in-the-know! The training is for the consolidated election of municipal, park district, library district, school district, and fire district officials that will be held April 2019.
Learn how to get and stay on the ballot, and hear from local government public officials who went through the process. 

Continental breakfast, coffee, and tea will be provided. Please RSVP https://www.citizenadvocacycenter.org/training.html

WHERE:

College of DuPage
Culinary & Hospitality Center
425 Fawell Blvd., len Ellyn, IL 60137
Room 2001 (above the Waterleaf Restaurant)

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Citizen Advocacy Center, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, League of Women Voters, College of DuPage, Benedictine University, and Elmhurst College. The event is for educational purposes only and should not be considered to offer legal advice.

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM - 11:15 A

Getting and staying on the ballot plus what you need to know about campaign finance regulations

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

panel of Local Government Public Officials

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2018 State of the State
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

2018 State of the State

Join us September 29 for a new and exciting State of the State event! This year there are some big changes: new location, new day and time. SOS will be held at the  Arlington International Racetrack, in Arlington Heights beginning at 6:00 pm.

  • Keynote Speaker: Sheila Simon, former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

  • Panel featuring Rep. Beth Coulson (Ret.) and State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, moderated by Rep. Elaine Nekritz (Ret.)

How do women manage the politics of politics
WHEN:  Saturday, September 29, 2018
WHERE: Arlington International Racecourse
Time: 5-11pm
2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Candidate Forum
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Candidate Forum

September 27 at Glenbard South Library. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Meet & Greet with all 4 candidates (confirmed) for DuPage County Judge (2 seats), including Jeffrey M. Jacobson, Karen M. Wilson, Linda E. Davenport and Jeff MacKay.  6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Candidate Forum begins; Moderator will welcome all guests, explain what to expect and how the evening will work; begins at 7:00 PM.

Illinois State Representative District #46: Deb Conroy (declined) and Gordon (Jay) Kinzler (confirmed) begins at 7:10 PM

Illinois State Senate District #23: Thomas Cullerton (confirmed) and Seth Lewis (confirmed) begins at 7:30 PM.

Illinois State Senate District #24: Suzanne “Suzy” Glowiak (confirmed) and Chris Nybo (confirmed) begins at 8:00 PM.

Illinois State Representative District #48: Terra Costa Howard (confirmed) and Peter Breen (confirmed) begins at 8:30 PM.

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Candidate Forum for DuPage County Offices
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Candidate Forum for DuPage County Offices

September 16, 2018 CANDIDATES FOR DuPage County Offices Glenbard South H.S. 23W200 Butterfield Rd. Glen Ellyn Doors Open at Noon 12:00 Meet and Greet the Candidates 12:30 Forum for County Board Chairman: Dan Cronin and Lynn LaPlante 1:00 Forum for Forest Preserve Bd. Pres.: Joseph Cantore and Dan Hebreard 1:30 Forum for County Clerk: Paul Hinds and Jean Kaczmarek 2:00 Forum forCounty Sheriff: Greg Whalen and James Mendrick 2:30 Forum for Candidates for County Board Dist. 4: Mary Fitzgerald Ozog Hadiya Afzal Grant Eckhoff Chris Zaruba

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LWVGE August Community Meeting
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

LWVGE August Community Meeting

Kate M. Goettel, Litigation Attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will discuss issues surrounding immigration. The NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. The NIJC has been setting positive precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders Bring your questions.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Glenbard South High School Library 23W200 Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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Social for Trail Enthusiasts
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Social for Trail Enthusiasts

Glen Ellyn Bike/Hike Trails Report Ginger Wheeler 4.7.18 Report on the 4.6.18 Social (See pictures at the end of the article) Along with Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), League helped to publicize a Friday afternoon social for trail enthusiasts around Glen Ellyn. Sid Kenyon, the “Trail Guy” from the DuPage County Department of Transportation was invited and brought some custom maps which show where the long-proposed East Branch DuPage River Trail may be plotted (if it is ever built). County Board District 4 representative Tim Elliott a long time Glen Ellyn resident attended and had some great conversations with Sid and also with a gentleman named Steve Johnson who has also been advocating for trails on behalf of ATA in this area for a long time. About 17 people attended the social including League members: April Sedall, Jo Turner, Amy Hohulin, Patti Denney, Steve Miller, and Kristin Malone. Many thanks to these Leaguers for attending and helping with a good turnout. The next step is to plan a “Progressive Field Trip” which can show people in the community where this trail might actually go. Ginger would like to ask for volunteers to brainstorm and plan how something like this might come together.

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UPDATE ON ILLINOIS POLITICS
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

UPDATE ON ILLINOIS POLITICS

Dr. Keith Boeckelman, Professor and Chair of Western  Illinois Political Science Department, will discuss and respond to our questions regarding Illinois politics and governmental issues.  He will talk about some of Illinois' political/policy problems, particularly in the economic realm,reasons our state is in this situation, and some possible solutions-informing us about what other states have done and how Illinois compares to those other states.Dr. Boeckelman will also discuss the status of the governor's race and where the candidates stand on various issues. 

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Candidate Forum
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Candidate Forum

To view recording of the LWVGE DuPage County Board District 4 (Democratic)Forum from March 10, 2018 at Hadley Junior High please see the following link:  https://youtu.be/b0clZEGUw8o

LWVGE Candidate Forum March 10, 2018 // County Board District 4 (Republican).           YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/-3opOhPxV2U

LWVGE Candidate Forum March 10, 2018 // DuPage County Sheriff (Republican)
YouTube: https://youtu.be/dlffPYkhjIY

 

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Candidate Forum
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018  at Glenbard South High School,  seven Democratic candidates, running in the March 20 Primary Election for Illinois 6th Congressional District participated in a forum hosted by LWVGE.  It was a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions. To view a recording of the forum please go to:  https://1drv.ms/v/s!AgL0WW0fpfiAg6R12I8fRcJBrNSsDQ 

https://youtu.be/H6bDJ3VgLG4

or LWVGE Facebook page.

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Women's March 2018
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Women's March 2018

An estimated crowd of 300,000 came out for the second Women's March Chicago. We were so proud to be a part of it. Thank you for those of you who were able to come out and support this year's March to the Polls The energy created was incredible, from the speakers at the rally, to the posters displayed by the participants and observers, to the march through the streets of Chicago to the Federal Plaza. Please check the Photo Gallery to view more pictures of this event.

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Running Our Local Public Schools in a Time of Political Change

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Our next community program will explore the effects of recent political developments on our local public schools, including but not limited to Illinois’ recent school funding reform. What financial impact will the controversial tax credit scholarship program and other provisions of this new law have on our Glen Ellyn public schools? How might changes in federal education policy and other legal developments affect our local public school students? Speakers include school administrators from D41, D87 and D89, the Regional Superintendent of Education Darlene Ruscitti, and other local education experts.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

LWV Illinois State of the State

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Members of the Glen Ellyn League joined members from other leagues from across Illinois to hear U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Renee Ferguson at the annual State of the State event. 

Renee Ferguson, the first African-American investigative reporter in Chicago, shared how suffragist Ida B. Wells, the daughter of slaves, inspired her to give voice to women and marginalized people. 

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Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

National Voter Registration Day

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Glen Ellyn LWV volunteer voter registrars will be registering voters (or changing addresses) at two sites today, on National Voter Registration Day:  College of DuPage SSC building, from 10 a.m-2 p.m.  The People's Resource Center 201 S. Naperville Rd. from 9-11 a.m.  Please spread the word. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

State of the Village

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Come check out our Village’s new Police Department Headquarters at 65 S. Park Boulevard and hear Glen Ellyn’s Director of Planning and Development Staci Hulseberg present the most up-to-date information and answer questions about revitalizing our downtown business district and other vacant commercial properties, as well as her insights regarding important Village planning and development matters.

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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Role of Media in a Politically Changing World

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A free press is essential to our democracy and the US has some of the world’s strongest legal protections for free speech. Yet journalists in the US are facing increased hostility for their work. Join us as we hear from award-winning Daily Herald reporter Kerry Lester on Tuesday, August 29, at 7pm. Ms. Lester will speak and answer questions regarding national, state, and local political developments and the role of newspapers in holding power to account and informing the public.

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