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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