In this Issue of the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area newsletter:

Summary of Upcoming Events – for details, take a look at the Voter.:





January 23, 2012 6:30 pm Norris Center, St. Charles Candidates Forum – Kane County Chair & Contested OfficesPartnering with Kane County LWV
January 28, 2012 8:30 am University Center, Conference Chicago, 525 South State Street, Chicago

LWVIL Annual Issues Briefing

February 2, 2012 9:30 am see Voter

Program Planning Meeting

Attend this meeting to weigh in on the variety of issues the National, State, and local Leagues are considering.

February 16, 2012 7 pm Gail Borden Public Library

The Cost of War, the Price of Peace: A Report Back from Travel to Afghanistan

February 11, 2012 9 am Palatine City Hall

Candidates Forum – 6th & 8th US Congressional District

partnering with Palatine LWV

February 15, 2012 7 pm Tyler Towers Clubhouse1450 Plymouth Ln, Elgin, IL 60123

Board Meeting

Attend this action-oriented meeting to bring our local programs alive. Key community issues are always discussed in a non-partisan manner.

February 23, 2012 6 pm Batavia Public Library

Candidates Forum – 25th & 33rd IL Senate, & 14th US Congressional

Partnering with KC LWV

February 25, 2012 9 am Dundee Senior Center

Candidates Forum – Kane County Board & Kane County Chair

March 8, 2012 6 pm Streamwood High School

Candidates Forum – Ill Senate 22,23,25,28 & 33 focusing on Education

Partnering with School District U-46 CAC, ETA

March 10, 2012 10 am – 12:30 pm Randall Oaks Country Club on Binnie Road in Dundee

Women’s History Month Brunch

For 2012, Lynn Rymarz, who you may remember as Nellie Bly, returns to portray American artist Mary Cassatt.

March 14, 2012 6:30 pm -8:30 pm Gail Borden Public Library

The Future for Mental Health in Kane County

Jerry Murphy, Executive Director of the INC Board, (formerly Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, Inc.) will discuss exactly what a “708 board” is, and how they function here in Kane County as well as recent Illinois legislation that will also affect our county. He will also discuss the efforts of the Kane County Mental Health Council to raise awareness of mental health issues locally.  Join us and bring your questions. Sponsored by the LWV of the Elgin Area-Mental Health Committee and the Gail Borden Public Library.
April 10, 2012 7 pm Gail Borden Public Library

Illinois Tax Policy and Our State Fiscal Crisis

April 30, 2012 6 pm TBD

Annual Meeting

As usual, the potluck will kickoff at 6, with the Annual Meeting starting at 7.

Volunteers are needed at most of the events listed. Please get in touch if you can help!
By the way, did you see the coverage of our recent Candidates Forum? Take a look:
  • Circuit clerk candidates lay out plans via Kane County Chronicle
    “The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County sponsored the event   for the contested primary races for county board offices including coroner, …”