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Meet Congressman Dan Lipinski on Nov 16th

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov 16, 6-7:30pm

Place: Everest Academy, 11550 Bell Road, Lemont

Town Hall with Congressman Dan Lipinski

Congressman Dan Lipinski (3rd Congressional District) is hosting a Town Hall Meeting - an opportunity to air important, current issues.

Learn About Recent Supreme Court Decisions

Date/Time: Thurs, Nov 30, 7pm

Place: Davanti Enoteca, 800 Hillgrove, Western Springs

Drinks and Dialog - Supreme Court Decisions

League members Jan Goldberg & Eileen Breslin will be giving a presentation on the overall structure of the Federal Government vs the State Government.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Jerry Allers at by Nov 28 if you can join us for the November Drinks & Dialogue.

NEW - Now Pay Your League Dues On-line!

Save a stamp! You can now use Paypal to pay your dues directly! Just follow the Join button here.

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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