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Illinois 3rd Congressional District Candidate Forum

When: Wednesday, Feb 21st, 7-8pm

Where: Moraine Valley Community College 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills

Candidates will make brief presentations on their backgrounds, qualifications and interest in running for office. This will be followed by questions from the audience and the League of Women Voters submitted to the LWV Moderator.

Additionally, questions submitted by citizens in advance of the forum will be asked of the candidates. To submit a question, please send an email to LWV2018District3@gmail.com. Download flyer here

Forum will be in Building M, Moraine Room #2.

Illinois 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum

When: Monday, Feb 26th, 7-8pm

Where: The Town of Cicero Community Center, 2250 S 49TH AVE, Cicero

The League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the primary election for IL 4th Congressional District.

Candidates will make brief presentations on their backgrounds, qualifications and interest in running for office. This will be followed by questions from the audience and the League of Women Voters submitted to the LWV Moderator.

Additionally, questions submitted by citizens in advance of the forum will be asked of the candidates. To submit a question, please send an email to LWV2018District4@gmail.com. Download flyer here

Drinks and Dialog - Reproductive Rights

When: Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7-9pm

Where: TBA

The discussion will address subjects from the book "Life's Work" by Willie Parker. If you'd like to read the book, copies are on hold at the LaGrange Public Library under the last name Taylor. The book is optional. We'll give a short review of the League's overall position on reproductive rights, current federal and state legislation regarding reproductive rights, and a general, open discussion on choice.

Please email info@lagrangearealwv.org for location and info.

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Ever Wonder Who Our Leaders Are?

Many of us have been asking for a listing of elected officials. If you go to our page on Facebook, select TOWN HALL from the sidebar and it will bring up all your representatives based on your address.

If you want a listing of phone numbers, websites, email addresses and mailing addresses for more than 4,000 federal, state, county and local officials elected in Cook County, the Cook County Clerk has just completed the 2017 Directory of Elected Officials (DOEO). Click here to access the DOEO and download a PDF copy of the document.

College of DuPage Observer Report

Your LWV Coalition for College of Dupage observers will be paying close attention to further developments between the faculty and the Board at future meetings. The faculty association does not strike us as a group that will give up easily. Just when things seemed quite peaceful and calm, this controversy about faculty hiring pops up. One can't help but remember that it was a letter from the faculty association to the Board of Trustees in September 2014 about a vote of no confidence in President Breuder which led directly to the election of the Clean Slate candidates in April 2015.

Click here for the current report.

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