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November 2017

Money in Politics: How much is too much?

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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This event will be held in the Cantigny Park McCormick House. Meet at the Visitor Center and you will be shuttled to the McCormick House. About this program: The cost of Illinois elections is officially on the rise. With a significant number of House and Senate races above $4 million last year, and the Gubernatorial election topping $100 million already, there's never been a more important time to talk about money in politics in our state. This conversation will include…

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Chicago in Focus: Health Care – A Right or a Responsibility?

November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Our guest speaker will be M. Hill Hammock, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Mr. Hammock will provide a brief history of how our health care system got to where it is today, how the Affordable Care Act affects every person in our country, and how voters will play a critical role in determining the future and affordability of health care for all of us. Chicago in Focus events are free; advance…

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December 2017

Public Forum: The Integrity of Your Vote

December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 8, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Batavia Public Library of Illinois, 10 S Batavia Ave
Batavia, IL 60510-2793 United States
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From Russian hackers to concerns about voter fraud, our communities have been rocked by recent events that threaten to undermine our democracy. Learn how we can sort the myths from the real threats and work towards solutions. Join us on Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm for a public forum with Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights', a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Ami will discuss the voting rights landscape in Illinois,…

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Holiday Party with Team Trivia!

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Randall Oaks Golf Club & Banquets, 4101 Binnie Rd
West Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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Celebrate the season & get your geek on with the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area Test your knowledge with Team Trivia Gather up a group or join a team the night of! 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. gather with cash bar 7:00 dinner served 7:45 the game is afoot RSVP before November 28, 2017! Print the order form to┬ásave on processing fees!   Order Now ONLINE: Dinner Selection Christmas Cranberry Chicken $28 + processing fee $29.00 USD Baked…

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January 2018

2018 Women’s March to the Polls

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
League of Women Voters of Illinois, 332 S Michigan Ave Ste 634
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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You are welcome to march with LWVIL for this event. Women and allies across the state will be raising our voice to celebrate the spirit and efforts of 2017 and focus on the 2018 elections. Please RSVP to this event or send an email to lwvil.org to let us know you are attending with us. We will be meeting between 10:00 am and 10:30 am at the west side of Buckingham Fountain. Watch this page for updates. More information at…

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Elgin Standing Together II

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Elgin (and surrounding communities) Standing Together In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in our diversity to show our presence in numbers to great to ignore. Elgin Standing Together will take place in solidarity with marches and rallies that are occurring throughout the United States. Elgin Standing Together will send a bold message that our community stands together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among…

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February 2018

Program Planning

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Members welcome! It's a brunch! Please bring a dish or drink to share. This planning event typically takes 2-3 hours. It's an informal working session. Feel free to leave early if you must. MEMBERS - PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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2018 Issues Briefing

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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We have seen the terrible impact of an historic budget impasse in Illinois and witness the vocal and often hostile divides in our civil society. League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization and we learn all sides of an issue before coming to consensus on a position and advocating for legislation that supports that position. We are passionate about making democracy work for every individual in our country but how can we achieve anything when the divides distract and…

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