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October 2017

Integrity & Accountability in the 2018 Illinois Elections

October 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - October 30, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Please Join the League of Women Voters of Illinois and the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform for a special two-event series: Thursday, October 26th in Chicago 11am – 12:30pm Speakers: Jim Allen, Communications Director at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Scott Erickson, Knox County Clerk and President of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders Bernadette Matthews, Assistant Executive Director at the Illinois State Board of Elections Noah Praetz, Director of Elections at Cook County Clerk David Orr’s…

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Current Threats to Civil Liberties in America

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The past few months have presented numerous challenges to established rights, privileges and truths long held to be self-evident. The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area and Elgin Community College are honored to offer an educational program featuring Edwin C. Yohnka, Director of Communications and Public Policy for ACLU of Illinois, who will discuss the most pressing civil liberties issues of the day. There will be time for audience Q & A. If you'd like to get a…

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November 2017

Remarkable Women of Elgin’s Past

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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The second in a series, this presentation will take a look at some of the women and women's groups that have shaped the city's past. Included will be a look at some notable women who have passed through the city, contributions of women during World War II, and a look at those who have set local records. Presented by Jerry Turnquist of the Elgin History Museum.

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Hillbilly Elegy & The Legacy Of Poverty

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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JD Vance's searing memoir, HIllbilly Elegy, describes his hardscrabble childhood on the fringes of Appalachia, one of the most chronically impoverished areas of the country. Join Librarian Tish Calhamer and co-sponsors Women On The Brink for a lively, in-depth discussion of both the book and the poverty issue.

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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 save on processing fees!   Order Now ONLINE: Dinner Selection Christmas Cranberry Chicken $28 + processing fee $29.00 USD Baked…

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