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July 2017

Salon Chat: LWVIL Convention Recap

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmett’s West Dundee, 128 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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- Environmental Justice: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future - Using Social Media Effectively - Discussing Controversial Topics – Civics Education Lesson For Our Time - Engaging New Members/Developing Tomorrow’s League Leaders - Advocacy Through Alliances and Collaboration – Two Examples - Consolidation of Governmental Units Local Program Toolbox These are just a few of the topics that our attendees at this year's LWVIL Convention learned about. In addition, LWVUS CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Ph.D., spoke about diversity in the League.…

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October 2017

2017 State of the State Luncheon

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
League of Women Voters of Illinois, 332 S Michigan Ave Ste 634
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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"Shining the Light of Truth," the theme for the 2017 event, is inspired by a quote from Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, and early leader of the civils rights movement. Illinois' Senior Senator, the Honorable Dick Durbin and Chicago Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Renee Ferguson will make this year's program a compelling and timely one. Reservations are due by October 2.

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How to Run for Office- A Women’s Focus

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
YWCA Elgin, 220 E Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join us and let local politicians, campaign managers and social media experts teach you the ins and outs of running for office from their own personal experiences. $30 Registration Fee (box lunch is included in the registration fee)

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Integrity & Accountability in the 2018 Illinois Elections

October 26 @ 11:00 am - October 30 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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