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LWVEA History

2001 – Homeless & P.A.D.S.

The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area believes that the Elgin community needs a permanent 12 month overnight shelter for the homeless. We also believe the permanent shelter shall be a resource center to provide programs and services as a continuum of care. Further, the Elgin League believes that the League shall take…

1996 – Kane County Juvenile Justice Center

The Leagues (Kane and DeKalb Counties) support the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee for the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center that would report to the Kane County Board. The Committee would be a resource suggesting programs and activities that would increase community involvement in the Center. Members of the Committee would come from the…

1988 – Opposition to Special Use Zoning for Metra Rail Yard

The League of Women Voters opposes the special use zoning for Metra to build a railroad yard south of National Street. The League has a long history of preservation and protection of open space. We have especially encouraged conservation and natural development of the river front. We have testified before the city council on numerous…