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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.

Volunteer Registrars Needed for Voter Registration

The LaGrange LWV needs volunteer registrars on the following dates:

  • DePaul University, 11am-2pm on Sept 26

  • Triton College, 11am-1pm on Sept 27

    Please email us at league@lagrangearealwv.org if you're interested.

  • Volunteers Needed to Host Mock Election at LTHS

    On November 3rd, the LaGrange Area LWV will host a mock election at Lyons Township High School. The election is open to students from both campuses during the lunch hour.

    Volunteers are needed for checking in students and helping to answer questions on how to complete a ballot. Volunteers will be needed from 10AM -12:45PM

    If you're interested in helping out, please email mlieb@macbrady.com

    Next Drinks and Dialog to Cover Redistricting

    Our next Drinks and Dialogue is scheduled at Mecenat Bistro & Wine Store, 821 Burlington Ave, Western Springs from 7:00 - 9:00 PM on September 27th.

    Topic of Discussion: Redistricting

    November Program - Cook County Health and Hospitals System

    November 15th, 7 - 8:45pm

    Cook County Health and Hospitals System CEO Dr. Jay Shannon will talk about the budget and the ambitious strategic plan for CCHHS. Dierkes Community Room A at the La Grange Library.

    Make Sure You Know the Key Dates for the November Election

    You can find a complete schedule here.

    Cook County League Releases New Criminal Justice Report

    Jan Goldberg, long time member of the LaGrange League, has prepared a comprehensive report on the state of criminal justice in Cook County.

    "This report is the culmination of 18 months of research by the above group. We interviewed over 20 major stakeholders in the Cook County Criminal Justice System and professors in the criminal justice field, read countless criminal justice articles, and visited 5 area Bond Courts and the Cook County Jail. We were motivated by the growing numbers of non-violent detainees at the jail who were languishing there due to their inability to post bond. We saw this as a primary civil rights issue. We also were motivated by the report by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts that came up with 40 recommendations for improving justice at the pre-trial level."

    Read a summary of the report here. And download the entire report here.

    Read Our New Weekly Update

    You can read our weekly update here.

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