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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Join Us to Honor Local Persons of Impact!

Thursday, Sept 18th, 5:30 to 8 PM
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 West 31st Street
Oak Brook, Illinois

The LaGrange Area League of Women Voters and the LaGrange/Chicago Business and Professional Women invite you to join us as we honor local people who exemplify our values of engagement and commitment.

PERSONS OF IMPACT AWARD HONOREES

  • ANGELA CURRAN, CEO, Community Nurse Health Association

  • JOANNE KOSEY, TRUSTEE, Riverside-Brookfield High School Educational Foundation

  • SAM D. PULIA, PRESIDENT, Village of Westchester

GUEST SPEAKER & MASTER OF CEREMONIES

  • DR. DARLENE J. RUSCITTI, Regional Superintendent of Schools for Dupage County

$40.00 PER PERSON

Hors D'Oeuvres & Cocktails (Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks & Cash Bar)

Event includes a `Chance Auction' of Gift Baskets

Make your on-line reservation now!

(ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BENEFIT THE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE EDUCATION FUNDS OF THE LA GRANGE AREA LEAGUE AND THE LA GRANGE/CHICAGO BUSINESS WOMEN'S CLUB)

Charter Schools Panel Discussion on Sept 10th

Wednesday, September 10, 7 to 8:30 PM
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park

Join us as a distinguished panel discusses issues in the League of Women Voters of Illinois Charter School Position Update: accountability, transparency and funding. The panel includes -

  • DR. MARVIN HOFFMAN, University of Chicago, who started the Kenwood/Oakland Charter School

  • ANDREW BROY, President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools

  • KURT HILGENDORF, Researcher for the Chicago Teachers Union

  • Dr. GARY MIRON, Western Michigan University, who studies for-profit and nonprofit charter management organizations

For more information, please email charterstudy@lwvil.org.

Elmhurst College to Host Human Trafficking Program on October 7th

Tuesday, October 7, 7 PM
Elmhurst College
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Over the past year, about 25,000 girls and women in the Chicago area were recruited for or coerced into the commercial sex industry--and the number of such victims is steadily increasing. How has human trafficking become such a big business here? A panel of top law enforcement officials and representatives of social service agencies will examine this most vexing local issue.

Buy tickets here.

Our September Newsletter

You can access our September Newsletter here.