Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 8, 2017
9:30am-1:00pm
University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
League of Women Voters of Cook County Annual Meeting Luncheon. Featuring Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner, 10th District and Chair of the County's Land Bank and Pension Committee.

9:00 Registration - Coffee/Muffins - Silent Auction
10:00 Annual Business Meeting
11:30 Buffet Lunch
12:00 Speaker - Bridget Gainer

Cost $35
RSVP by Monday, May 1

For further information contact the LWVCC at 312-939-5935x27 or go to cook@lwvil.org

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00am
Lunda Center
Western Technical College
319 7th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
LWV Upper Mississippi River Region Inter League Organization Annual Meeting. The theme of the conference will be "What is at Risk? What can be Lost?" as we look at the changing face of environmental regulation in our region. We will feature Howard Lerner from the Environmental Law and Policy Institute and other regional speakers as well as some fun events like a cruise on the Mississippi aboard the La Crosse Queen.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. From a former Marine and Yale Law school graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America's white working class through the author's own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis-that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. - Amazon
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
 
  Wilmette Municipal Election Day. Offices up for election this spring are
  • Village Board president
  • Village Board trustee (3 open positions)
  • Library Board (3 open positions)
  • Park District Board (4 open positions)
  • District 39 School Board (4 open positions)
  • District 37 School Board (4 open positions)
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00pm
Mallinckrodt Community Center
1041 Ridge Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Gillson Beach House and Parking Lot Public Input Meeting. The Wilmette Park District is hosting two public meetings to gather information for the Gillson Park Beach house and swimming beach parking lot. The architects from Woodhouse and Tinucci will be on hand to facilitate the meeting. Please consider attending a meeting to help deliver a final design that reflects the input of the entire community. If you have questions contact Steve Wilson, Executive Director of the Wilmette Park District, at 847-256-9617 or swilson@wilpark.org.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:30pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock Board meeting for students from Wilmette Junior High and the Wilmette Village Board.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellects to change their own lives, and their counttry's future. - Amazon
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Know Our Constitution; Executive Branch Powers and Constitutional Limits. Presented by Mark Rosen, Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Wilmette and the League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock board meeting for St. Joseph's students and the Wilmette Park District Board.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00pm
Lakeview Center
800 Gillson Park Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Gillson Beach House and Parking Lot Public Input Meeting. The Wilmette Park District is hosting two public meetings to gather information for the Gillson Park Beach house and swimming beach parking lot. The architects from Woodhouse and Tinucci will be on hand to facilitate the meeting. Please consider attending a meeting to help deliver a final design that reflects the input of the entire community. If you have questions contact Steve Wilson, Executive Director of the Wilmette Park District, at 847-256-9617 or swilson@wilpark.org.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00am-2:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forums. All candidates for local elections will be invited to join us for this candidate forum.
Offices up for election this spring are:
  • Village Board president
  • Village Board trustee (3 open positions)
  • Library Board (3 open positions)
  • Park District Board (4 open positions)
  • District 39 School Board (4 open positions)
  • District 37 School Board (4 open positions)
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock Board Meeting for Wilmette Junior High students and the Wilmette Village Board.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:30pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock Board Meeting for Wilmette Junior High students and the Wilmette Village Board.
Monday, March 13, 2017
5:00pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock board meeting for Wilmette Junior High students and the District 39 School Board.
Monday, March 13, 2017
3:30pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock board meeting for Wilmette Junior High students and the District 39 School Board.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
12:00-4:00pm
Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Going Green Matters. Go Green Wilmette's Environmental Fair. Going Green Matters draws more than 1,000 residents, neighbors, elected officials, exhibitors and volunteers. The latest hybrid and electric cars, demonstrations, home energy exhibits, and the ever popular interactive Eco-Zone make this a wonderful event for the entire family.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:30am-2:00pm
Wilmette Golf Club Restaurant
3900 Fairway Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Women's History Month & International Women's Day Luncheon and Celebration. Voting Rights Today: What Has Changed and Why We Should Care
Click here to see the flyer for complete information and RSVP form.
Friday, March 10, 2017
10:30am
Panera Bread
1199 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Member Get-Together: Ins and Outs of Candidate Forums. Join fellow members for a friendly introduction to LWV candidate forums. Voter Service Chairs Trish Nealon and Anne Treadway will be on hand.

BYO coffee and treats, and find out:

  • What is the overall plan and process of a League forum?
  • Who is invited, and why?
  • How are LWV forums different from debates?
  • How are the forums moderated, and how are the moderators trained?
  • What specific jobs are there for volunteers?
Monday, March 6, 2017
7-8:30pm
505 Maple Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWVIL and LWV-Wilmette Planning Meeting: Part 2. LWV- IL and LWV-Wilmette Program Planning is upon us. Please join us for a membership meeting to discuss LWV-IL and LWV-Wilmette Programs and foci for the coming year.
Discussion will begin promptly at 7:15 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30pm-4:00pm
University Center,
525 South State Street,
Chicago, IL 60605
2017 LWV-IL Issues Briefing. The LWVIL Issues Committee will be hosting the 2017 Issues Briefing on March 4. The theme is Making Democracy Work for Justice.

Topics will include: Illinois Schools, Immigration, Access to Healthcare and the ACA, the Illinois Budget Impasse, Addressing Violence and Coal Tar Driveway Sealants.

Go to http://www.lwvil.org/issuesbriefing.html for information about registration, speakers, workshop topics, and the dine-around option that caps the day. Registration is open now by mail. Online registration begins January 31.

You can also welcome the return of a continental breakfast to get the day started.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Oakton Community Center
4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076
Town Hall Meeting on Elections and How to Protect Voting Rights. A Town Hall Meeting with Cook County Clerk David Orr: On Elections and How to Protect Voting Rights.
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cook County, Wilmette, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, Glenview/Glencoe and Evanston.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV/WPL Book Discussion. If The Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power
The eye opening story of how Carla and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship - between a secular American and a madrassa-trained sheikh - had always seemed unlikely, but not they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. -- Amazon
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
4:30pm
  League of Student and Government Leaders. Mock board meeting for Marie Murphy students and the District 37 School Board.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00pm
Wilmette Junior High
620 Locust Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Program Kick-off Meeting. Kick-off meeting for all participants and parents from Wilmette Junior High, Avoca School and St. Joseph's.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
 
Wilmette Junior High School,
620 Locust Rd.,
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Kick-off. More information to come.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Book Club. The book to be discussed is Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Shultz, an illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error, and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about most everything. Kathryn Schulz, editor of Grist magazine, argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
7:00-9:00pm
Wilmette Historical Society
609 Ridge Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Holiday Party. All LWV Wilmette members are invited! Join us to kick off 2017 with refreshments, good conversation, and to learn more about LWV-Wilmette's plans for the new year. If you need a ride or can give a ride, please call Julie at (224) 216-9144. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017-Thursday, January 12, 2017
 
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
Galena, IL
Water: We're All in the Same Boat. The League of Women Voters Upper Mississippi Region Inter-league Organization presents a regional meeting on water issues with the LWV-Jo Davies County and the Galena Rotary Club.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
5:00-7:00pm
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago In Focus. Election 2016: What Just Happened? And how does it affect our city?
The speaker will be Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Doors open at 5:00pm, program begins at 5:30pm.
Admission is free, cash bar.
Dress is business casual, no jeans or denim.
RSVP to League@LWVChicago.org or 312-939-5949.

Chicago in Focus is a quarterly discussion series featuring All Things Chicago, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00am-7:00pm
Your Polling Place! U.S. General Election. VOTE!
Monday, November 7, 2016
 
Multiple locations. Last Day For Early Voting in General Election..
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00pm
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be the 10th Congressional District. The candidates will be Brad Schneider(D) and Robert Dold(R).
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00pm
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be the 8th Congressional District. The candidates are Raja Krishnamoorthi(D) and Peter DiCianni(R).
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:00pm
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be U.S. Senate. The candidate will be Tammy Duckworth(D). Senator Mark Kirk, the incumbent has declined to attend.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion:The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukerjee. Facilitated by Georgia Gebhardt
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00pm
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be Illinois Comptroller. The candidates are Susana Mendoza(D) and Leslie Munger(R).
Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be Cook County States Attorney. The candidates are Kim Foxx(D) and Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche(R).
Monday, October 24, 2016
 
Multiple locations. Early Voting Begins for General Election. Wilmette residents can vote early at Centennial Park, 2300 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL on the following dates:

  • Monday-Friday: Oct. 24-28: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday Oct. 29: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Oct. 30: 9am-3pm
  • Monday-Friday Oct. 31- Nov. 4: 9am-7pm
  • Saturday Nov.5: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Nov. 6: 9am-3pm
  • Monday Nov. 7: 9am-5pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00pm
WTTW Chicago WTTW Chicago Tonight Candidate Forum. WTTW Chicago Tonight is hosting several candidate discussion forums. Tonight will be Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The candidates are Dorothy Brown(D) and Diane Shapiro(R).
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8:00pm
  Third Presidential Debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate.Chris Wallace from Fox News is the moderator. Format will be identical to the first presidential debate.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30am-10:30am
1137 Greenwood Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Membership Outreach Coffee. Please invite friends and prospective members to come for coffee and discussion of league activities!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend. LWV-W member Paul Traynor will be attending to discuss his idea for an affordable housing video and Assistant Village Manager Mike Braiman will be attending the meeting to talk about the Village's capital improvements plan.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
9th District Candidate Forum. There will be two separate forums at this event:
  • 10am. U.S. Congressional 9th District: Jan Schakowsky(D) and Joan Lasonde(R)
  • 11am. IL House of Representatives 18th District: Robyn Gabel(D) and Jessica Tucker(R)

This event is a combined effort of LWV Wilmette, LWV Evanston, LWV Glenview-Glencoe and LWV Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth.
Friday, October 14, 2016-Saturday, October 15, 2016
 
Spring House Inn
303 N. Mineral Springs Rd.
Porter, IN 46304
LWVLMR Annual Conference and Meeting. The League of Women Voters - Lake Michigan Region Annual Conference and Meeting

Reserve your room now at beautiful Spring House Inn in Porter, IN! LWVLMR friends and supporters will gather for our Annual Conference and Meeting October 14-15. The venue is an historic locale and the Little Calumet River even flows through the back yard. Information will be emailed and posted on our website soon for the Conference, but attendees must make reservations at Spring House Inn separately from Conference registration. Since the Inn will fill up first come, first serve, we encourage you to reserve your room now and mention the LWVLMR Rate.

Though the Conference concludes on Saturday, you may want to stay on Sunday. We will provide a list of events in the area - from Arts in the Park at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the "new" Michigan City Uptown Arts District or local eateries and museums.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
 
  Last Day to Register for November 2016 Election!!.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
8:00pm
  Second Presidential Debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate.Martha Raddatz from ABC News and Anderson Cooper from CNN are the moderators. Format is town meeting, "in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources." "The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization."
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
8:00am-9:00am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8:00pm
  Vice-presidential Debate.. Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will debate. Elaine Quijano from CBSN (CBS' 24-hour streaming service) is the moderator. The debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. Format is traditional question/answer with moderator choosing specific questions.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8:00am-9:00am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion:The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency by Ellen Fitzpatrick. Facilitated by Trish Nealon
In The Highest Glass Ceiling, historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964) and Shirley Chisholm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers confronted by women presidential candidates. Their quest illuminates today's political landscape, showing that Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign belongs to a much longer, arduous and dramatic journey.
- Amazon.com
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:30pm
Village Hall Council Room
2nd floor
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Wilmette Board of Trustees Meeting. The Wilmette Village Board of Trustees will be considering the recommendation of the Environmental and Energy Commission to ban the use of coal tar driveway sealants in the Village of Wilmette. This has been a major advocacy focus of our league for the last year. All members are encouraged to attend to indicate our support for the proposal.
Monday, September 26, 2016
8:00pm
  First Presidential Debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate. Lester Holt from CBS News is the moderator. The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. Format is traditional question/answer with moderator choosing specific questions.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
1:00-5:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:30am-1:30pm
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
LWVIL State of the State Luncheon. This year's theme Democracy Goes Back to School: Celebrating Civic Education in Illinois celebrates the passage of HB4025 which creates a high school civics curriculum requirement.
Cheryl Corley of NPR will be the keynote speaker. An award will be given to the McCormick Foundation and Shawn Healy for their devotion to the principles of civic education and for their contribution to supporting professional development for teacher training in civics education throughout Illinois.
Cost is $110 League Member, $130 guest and $300 Friend.
For additional information and to make a reservation to attend go to http://www.lwvil.org/state-of-the-state
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:00am-1:00pm
Mather Place
2801 Old Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7:00pm-8:00pm
Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
HODC Community Meeting on Affordable Housing Proposal. Wilmette residents and others interested in the possible construction of affordable housing where the former American Legion Post 46 now stands can get their first look at the developer's revised proposal.

Richard Koenig, executive director of Northbrook-based Housing Opportunities Development Corporation, said the new proposal features fewer but larger apartments than HODC originally proposed for 1925 Wilmette Ave. last year.

Click here to read details of the new proposal in an article from the Chicago Tribune.

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00pm-8:30pm
Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd.
Evanston, IL 60201
Environmental Town Hall. Join State Senator Daniel Biss, State Representative Robyn Gabel and State Representative Laura Fine for an environmental Town Hall.
Panelist from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Illinois Environmental Council will discuss topics such as clean energy and climate change, pollinator decline and preventing lead in drinking water.
RSVP with Karen McCormick in Rep. Robyn Gabel's office. Phone:847-424-9898. Email:karen@robyngabel.com
Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Getting and Staying on the Ballot. Thinking about running for local office? Join us for an informative presentation about what is entailed. "Getting and Staying on the Ballot" will be presented by Greg Smith, a partner with the law firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., who provides legal counsel to local governments, their elected officials and staffs.

"Getting and Staying on the Ballot" is co-sponsored by the League of Wilmette Voters of Wilmette, Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth, and Glenview/Glencoe, and the Wilmette Public Library. Please contact the LWV-W at programslwvwilmette@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
7:00-8:00pm
Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
HODC Community Meeting on Affordable Housing Proposal. Wilmette residents and others interested in the possible construction of affordable housing where the former American Legion Post 46 now stands can get their first look at the developer's revised proposal.

Richard Koenig, executive director of Northbrook-based Housing Opportunities Development Corporation, said the new proposal features fewer but larger apartments than HODC originally proposed for 1925 Wilmette Ave. last year.

Click here to read details of the new proposal in an article from the Chicago Tribune.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
10am
YMCA North Shore
1215 Church St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Deputy Registrar Training. Be part of the League's Voter Registration team this election year! Become a Deputy Registrar!

LWV Wilmette members have been invited by LWV Evanston to join one of the League-only Deputy Registrar Trainings this summer.

You are also welcome to attend if you are already a registrar and would like a refresher.

Please contact Trish Nealon (trishnealon@me.com) if you are interested.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
12:30pm-2:30pm
Small Meeting Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of LWV Wilmette are welcome to attend.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm
DePaul Club
DePaul University Center, 11th floor
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2201
Lunch & Learn with LWV - Cook County. How Sustainable Is the Cook County Health & Hospital System?
Featuring Dr. Wayne Lerner, Director, Cook County Health & Hospitals System Independent Board and Mr. Laurence Msall, President, The Civic Federation in conversation with Dr. Susan B. Kern from the League.

$30 per person includes buffet lunch and hot and cold drinks. For more information call Priscilla Mims at 312-861-0166.
Click here for the complete invitation.

Monday, July 25, 2016
7:00-8:30pm
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
Forum on North Shore Mosquito Abatement District(NSMAD). Bring your public health and environmental questions to Executive Director Rober Nasci and communications Manager David Zazra.

Sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth

Monday, July 18, 2016
7:00-8:30pm
Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Forum on North Shore Mosquito Abatement District(NSMAD). Bring your public health and environmental questions to Executive Director Rober Nasci and communications Manager David Zazra.

Sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10am
Evanston Public Library(Main branch)
1703 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Deputy Registrar Training. Be part of the League's Voter Registration team this election year! Become a Deputy Registrar!

LWV Wilmette members have been invited by LWV Evanston to join one of the League-only Deputy Registrar Trainings this summer.

You are also welcome to attend if you are already a registrar and would like a refresher.

Please contact Trish Nealon (trishnealon@me.com) if you are interested.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
11am-2pm
TBD LWV Annual Book Luncheon. Please join us and invite prospective new members to our Annual Book Luncheon. The Book Stall from Winnetka will be there to discuss new summer books.
Friday, June 17, 2016
9:30am
Lakeview Room
The Park Center
2400 Chestnut Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
Town Hall Meeting with State Senator Daniel Biss. State Senator Daniel Biss and State Representatives Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel will be holding a Town Hall Meeting to update the public about the status of the state budget and the deeply disappointing spring legislative session in Springfield.

Please attend to ask questions and express your concerns about issues facing Illinois and your communities.

For more information contact Representative Fine's office at 847-998-1719 or email her at repfine@gmail.com. Senator Biss can be contacted at 847-568-1250 or at biss@senatedem.illinois.gov.

Thursday, June 16, 2016-Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008
LWV US 2016 Convention. Join hundreds of passionate and engaged leaders for this vibrant national gathering in our Nation's Capital next June. For further information please click here to go to the convention page on the LWV-US website.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:00pm
Parasol Room
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Town Hall Meeting with State Senator Daniel Biss. State Senator Daniel Biss and State Representatives Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel will be holding a Town Hall Meeting to update the public about the status of the state budget and the deeply disappointing spring legislative session in Springfield.

Please attend to ask questions and express your concerns about issues facing Illinois and your communities.

For more information contact Representative Fine's office at 847-998-1719 or email her at repfine@gmail.com. Senator Biss can be contacted at 847-568-1250 or at biss@senatedem.illinois.gov.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
10:00-1:30
325 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Annual Board Retreat. All new and returning Board members are invited to our Annual Board Retreat. New Board members should arrive at 10:00am for some orientation. Returning Board members may arrive at 10:30am.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
10am
Community Room
Winnetka Park District
540 Hibbard Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Can the Cook County Healthcare System Thrive - Or Even Survive - in this New Competitive Environment. A LWV Cook County Power Point presentation and discussion with Linda Christianson, LWVCC. The presentation allows for an open-ended discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the Cook County Health and Hospital System now. The complete invitation can be found here.

Please RSVP to Nancy Marcus ngmarcus614@gmail.com or 847-446-3546. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:45-8:30pm
"share" Event Space
1222 Washington Court
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Women Voters of Wilmette Annual Meeting. All members are invited to the League of Women Voters of Wilmette Annual Meeting. We will be meeting in the new event space "share" on Washington Court. (Above Norm's Car Wash) A light dinner will be served.

Come and hear a recap of our accomplishments from last year and participate in decision-making for next year. We will be voting on next year's leadership, dues and budget and establishing our focus for the 2016-2017 year.

Click here for the complete invitation!

We need your input!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion With the Author : Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto by Alexander Polikoff. The League of Women Voters Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library are co-sponsoring a book discussion on Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto by Alexander Polikoff. Facilitated by Lisa Braganca and Lali Watt.

Part memoir, part history, part legal case study, the book recounts the long effort by Polikoff and other fair-housing advocates to break the Jim Crow pattern of public housing in Chicago. What began in 1966 as a lawsuit to force the Chicago Housing Authority to locate new sites outside the city's black ghettos evolved by the 1980's and 90's into a campaign to move black families to subsidized apartments scattered throughout the largely white suburbs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:30-2:30pm
TBA LWV-Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, May 2, 2016
9:30am-1:00pm
Lake Room,
University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
League of Women Voters of Cook County 2016 Annual Meeting. LWVCC Board of Directors invites all Cook County League members and guests to the 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon. The featured speaker will be Justice Anne Baker of the Illinois Supreme Court. Cost is $35 per person. Please RSVP by April 25. For further information call 312-939-5935 x27 or email cook@lwvil.org.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
7:00pm
Parasol Room
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Illinois on the Brink: A Discussion with State Senator Daniel Biss. State Senator Daniel Biss will be hosting a panel entitled "Illinois on the Brink: A discussion of the state's budget impasse and its consequences". The state of Illinois is entering its 13th month without a state budget and this is a critical issue for all Illinois citizens.

Joining him will be

  • Therese McGuire, professor of strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University,
  • Bill Stafford, trustee, Oakton Community College and
  • Mark Weiner, president and CEO of CJE SeniorLife.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
12:30-2:30
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
50 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion - Dark Money by Jane Meyer. The League of Women Voters Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library are co-sponsoring a book discussion on "Dark Money-The Hidden History of the Billionaiares Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" by Jane Meyer. Facilitated by Georgia Gebhardt.

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion - Dark Money by Jane Meyer. The League of Women Voters Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library are co-sponsoring a book discussion on "Dark Money-The Hidden History of the Billionaiares Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" by Jane Meyer. Facilitated by Georgia Gebhardt.

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
 
Your local polling place! Illinois Presidential Primary Election.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
TBA
TBA LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. This meeting may be either in the afternoon or the evening. Please mark your calendar for both. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, March 14, 2016
 
Centennial Park
2300 Old Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Early Voting Ends for March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. In person voting begins for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. Polls will be open at Centennial Park in Wilmette and other locations through the northern suburbs. More information is available at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections.
Monday, March 14, 2016
 
Centennial Park
2300 Old Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Early Voting Ends for March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. In person voting begins for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. Polls will be open at Centennial Park in Wilmette and other locations through the northern suburbs. More information is available at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
12-5:00pm
Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Going Green Matters. Go Green Wilmette's annual Environmental Fair. LWV-WWilmette and LWV-Lake Michigan Region will share a table. We will be presenting important information about the health hazards of coal tar driveway sealants.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
11:30am-2:30pm
Wilmette Golf Club
3900 Fairway Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Women's History Month Luncheon. We are excited to have an opportunity to educate leaguers on the issue of sex trafficking in Chicago and celebrate the accomplishments of two women who are working to support victims and eradicate exploitation.

Our speakers are: Brenda Myers-Powell, founder of The Dreamcatcher Foundation and Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Executive Director CAASE Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Please click here to see the complete invitation

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:30pm
WTTW Studios
5400 N. St. Louis St.
Chicago, IL 60625
WTTW-TV Live Candidates Forum for Cook County State's Attorney. The League of Women Voters of Cook County is co-sponsoring this forum and all Cook County League members are invited to attend this live debate. There are 75 tickets available on a first-come basis. Please request tickets by March 7, 2016.

To RSVP, or for further information, contact the LWVCC at 312-939-5935 x27 or cook@lwvil.org.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00am-4:00pm
University Center
525 South State Street
Chicago, Il 60605
LWV of Illinois 2016 Issues Briefing. Speakers include: U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, IL State Representative Elaine Nekritz, IL State Senator Daniel Biss and 12 other leaders in the public sector.

Issues that will be addressed include: Gun Violence, Criminal Justice, Education, Redistricting, Clean Jobs, Healthy Water and Consolidation of Governmental Units.

Click here to register.

Friday, February 26, 2016
7:00pm
ABC7 Chicago and Univision Chicago Cook County State's Attorney Democratic Primary Debate. The Leagues of Women Voters of Illinois and Cook County are co-sponsoring with ABC7 and Univision Chicago a debate among the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for Cook County State's Attorney: Anita Alvarez, Kim Foxx and Donna More. This 60-minute debate will be broadcast live on Channel 7.2 and http://www.abc7chicago.com at 7:00 pm on Friday February 26th and will air on Channel 7 Chicago on Sunday, February 28th at 11:00am. The debate will air on Univision Chicago on Sunday, February 28th at 10:00am.
Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30-10:30am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Coffee and Conversation With Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel. The two State Representatives representing residents of Wilmette are Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel. They are hosting a coffee at the Wilmette Public Library and invite you to join them and tell them what is on your mind.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00-7:30pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Mock Park District Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:00-6:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Mock Marie Murphy Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:00-7:30pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Mock Village Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette and Wilmette Public Library Book Discussion. We will be discussing "Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA" by Tim Weiner.

"Is the Central Intelligence Agency a bulwark of freedom against dangerous foes, or a malevolent conspiracy to spread American imperialism? A little of both, according to this absorbing study. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Weiner musters extensive archival research and interviews with top-ranking insiders, including former CIA chiefs Richard Helms and Stansfield Turner, to present the agency's saga as an exercise in trying to change the world without bothering to understand it."--- Publishers Weekly

Monday, February 22, 2016
3:15-6:30pm
Mikaelian Education Center
615 Locust Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Mock District 39 Board Meeting.
Friday, February 19, 2016
7:00pm
ABC7 Chicago and Univision Chicago U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Debate. The League of Women Voters of Illinois is co-sponsoring with ABC7 and Univision Chicago a debate among the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate: Tammy Duckworth, Napoleon Harris and Andrea Zopp. This 60-minute debate will be broadcast live on Channel 7.2 and http://www.abc7chicago.com at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 19th and will air on Channel 7 Chicago on Sunday, February 21st at 11:00 am. It will air on Univision Chicago on Sunday, February 21st at 10:00 am.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:30-2:30
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, February 8, 2016
6:45-9:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Park Board Meeting. The students will meet their counterparts on the Wilmette Park Board and observe a Board meeting.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
5:45-9:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders Wilmette Board Meeting. The students will meet their counterparts on the Wilmette Village Board and observe a Board meeting.
Monday, January 25, 2016
5:45-9:00pm
Mikaelian Education Center
615 Locust Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders District 39 Board Meeting. The students will meet their counterparts on the D39 Board and observe a Board meeting.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
12:30-2:30pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
8:00pm
  State of the Union Address. President Obama's final State of the Union address of his presidency.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
12:30-2:30pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
7:00-9:00pm
Wilmette Historical Society
609 Ridge Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Holiday Party. Please join us for our Annual Holiday Party.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
10:00am
Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Consensus Meeting on Money in Politics. There will be a presentation on the issue of Money in Politics and then the Wilmette League will meet separately to determine by consensus our positions on this important issue.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:30pm
Levy Senior Center
Linden Room
300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
Town Hall Meeting with Daniel Biss. Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senator for the 9th District will be holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss the budget impass and other important updates from Springfield
Monday, November 30, 2015
 
  Deadline to Submit Petitions for Independent Map Constitutional Amendment. Click here to go to the Independent Map website for more information: http://www.mapamendment.org/About.html
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:30 pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. Please note that this meeting is at 7:30 in the evening. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12:15-2:45pm
Party Room
1616 Sheridan Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Consensus Meeting on LWVUS Position on Constitutional Amendments. Please come to help us reach consensus on recommending policies to the LWV-US regarding a policy on amending the U.S. Constitution. All members are welcome. Lunch will NOT be served but feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12:30-2:30pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV- Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6pm
Lakeview Center,
800 Gillson Park Drive,
Wilmette, IL 60091
State of the Village Dinner. Offered biennially, our State of the Village dinner provides an opportunity for the Presidents of each of Wilmette's local governing boards to come together to provide the community with information and answer questions. We ask each President to briefly discuss their Board's top three priorities for the next two years. Click here to download the registration flyer:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12:30-2:30pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Friday, September 25, 2015-Saturday, September 26, 2015
 
Wyndam Suites Glenview,
1400 N Milwaukee Avenue,
Glenview, IL 60025
Annual Meeting and Conference of LWV Lake Michigan Region. Do you love Lake Michigan? Do you drink its water? LWVLMR is an InterLeague Organization with 47 member leagues, including LWV Wilmette. This gathering is held in Illinois only once every 4 years, and offers terrific access to Great Lakes experts and activists. Leaguers from 4 states that surround our Great Lake will convene for workshops, social time and area field trips. Field trips include a tour of the Wilmette locks, a trip to ABT Electronics' recycling center and a guided nature and bird walk at The Grove in Glenview.

Click here for registration form:http://www.lwvlmr.org/uploads/2/6/9/9/26992586/registration_form_2015_lwvlmr-1.pdf

We have secured very beneficial rates from the Wyndham so invite your friends from out of state as well. All are welcome to register for the Conference.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
 
  National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette has joined other Leagues and organizations across the country to support National Voter Registration Day. Help us encourage all informed US citizens to register to vote or to update their current registration. Go to "Voters Services" for ways to participate.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
11:30am-1:30pm
The Union League Club of Chicago,
65 West Jackson Boulevard,
Chicago, Illinois 60604
LWVIL State of the State Luncheon. This is the annual fundraiser for LWVIL. Dr. Dianne Bystrom, Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics at Iowa State University will be speaking. Her current research focuses on (1) the styles and strategies used by women and men political candidates in their television advertising, websites and speeches and (2) the coverage of women candidates and political leaders by the media.

Individual tickets for the State of the State luncheon are $110 for League members and $130 for non-members. Those who purchase tickets at the Voter level of $275 will be acknowledged in the program. Sponsorship opportunities are also available ranging from $10,000 to $1,500.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
12:30-2:30pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV-Wilmette Board Meeting. Please note new time! All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, August 17, 2015
7-8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Impactful Strategies: Support the Environment. The workshop will discuss the value of advocating with local ordinances to deal with environmental concerns. What tools do we have now to make a difference for nature & for public health? Featuring Kim Stone, Highland Park City Councilwoman; Kelly Nichols; Moms Clean Air Force; John Sentell, Lake Forest Open Lands Association; & Ethan Brown, Alliance for the Great Lakes. Sponsored by LWV Lake Michigan Region, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, LWV Highland Park/Highwood and Go Green Highland Park.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
11:30am-1:00pm
DePaul Club
Depaul University Center
11th Floor
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
LUNCH & LEARN with The League of Women Voters of Cook County. Guest Speaker, Patrick M. Blanchard, Cook County Inspector General

Cost: $30 per person (includes box lunch and hot and cold drinks).

Please click here for flyer, details and registration instructions.

Reservations are due by July 31.

Monday, July 27, 2015
7:00pm
Glenview Park Center
2400 Chestnut Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
Clean Energy & Environment Town Hall. State Senator Daniel Biss and State Representative Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine are hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the state of Illinois. Speakers from Environmental Law and Policy Center, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club will participate.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
11am-2pm
The Home of Nancy Hoying
901 Forest Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
ANNUAL SUMMER POTLUCK LUNCHEON AND BOOK TALK.. LWV Wilmette Annual Summer Book Luncheon

Please join us for our

Summer Book Review & Potluck Lunch!

Join Stephanie Hochschild, owner and Jon Grand, manager of The Book Stall in Winnetka for compelling descriptions and discussion of a fabulous summer reading list with a bit of something for everyone!

This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to our Wilmette League + guests welcome!

Please bring:

  • Salad (for 8-10 people) OR
  • Dessert (for 8-10 people) OR
  • $10

RSVP by Friday July 10, to Allyson Haut program@lwvwilmette.org or 847-256-2941

Please let us know:

  • that you will attend
  • if you will bring salad or dessert or $
  • the names of your guests
  • if you would like a ride or give a ride
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7-8:30pm
Unitarian Church
1330 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Robyn Gabel. Join State Representatives Robyn Gabel and Kelly Cassidy for a Criminal Justice Town Hall Meeting. Topics will include Sentencing Reform, Treatment Programs, Legislative Updates and Juvenile Justice Reform.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7:00pm
Linden Room
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue,
Evanston, IL 60202
Town Hall Meeting with State Senator Daniel Biss. Senator Biss will be discussing what is happening in Sprinfield and progress on the state budget.
Friday, June 5, 2015-Thursday, May 7, 2015
TBA
Hilton Lisle-Naperville
3003 Corporate W Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
LWVIL Biennial Convention. June 5-7, 2015 Hilton Lisle-Naperville

What will happen at the bi-annual LWVIL Convention?

  • Friday afternoon, June 5th, there will be informative workshops.
  • Saturday, June 6th and Sunday morning, June 7th, we will:
  • Determine what portion of our local dues will go to LWVIL and set a budget;
  • Be taking positions on charter schools and consolidation of governmental units, among other issues; and
  • Be determining the state Program for the next two years. Check out the Convention in Brief for more information.

Join Gail Thomason and experience it for yourself!

Our League is able to send two voting delegates and we can often borrow credentials from other Leagues (particularly downstate) so you can vote. If you are interested in attending with me, please let me know. LWVIL will be taking positions on charter schools and on consolidation of governmental units, among other issues. Carpools to the Convention in Lisle are planned, but we need to register by May15.

For more information and registration, click here.

Click here for registration materials.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
7pm
The Home of Gail Thomason
505 Maple
Wilmette, Il 60091
Annual Meeting. Please join your League members to determine our Program for the year and elect a new Board.

Click here to read this message from Gail Thomason, President of LWV Wilmette.

What will happen at our Annual Meeting on May 27th?

  • We elect our leadership for the coming year
  • We vote on our dues and set our budget
  • We choose what local issue(s) we will focus on for the coming year, through selection of our "program" and discussion of planned events
  • We discuss the issues that will come up at the LWVIL Convention to inform our delegates (but not instruct them)
  • We review what we have accomplished this past year
  • Steve Wilson, Executive Director of the Park District, will discuss what happens next at the lakefront
  • We have a chance to catch up and visit with our fellow members.

PROGRAM PLANNING

Program is the League's reason for being, the basis for both advocacy and education efforts.

The process used in formulating positions and in taking action at the grassroots level makes the League unique and sets the League apart from other organizations. The fact that we are members not only of a local League, but of both the state League and of the League of Women Voters of the United States, makes us a powerful force.

Examples of the local issues adopted as our Program in past years include storm water management and local referenda (School Districts 39 and 203, and Park District).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate W Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
Deadline to Register for LWVIL Convention. League of Women Voters of Illinois 57th Biennium Lisle, Illinois June 6th--June 7th 2015 CLICK HERE FOR CONVENTION REGISTRATION
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11am-12:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion Group.

Book Discussion Group Returns in 2015

LWV Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library will again join forces to co-sponsor its well-received public book discussion group.

Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson

Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

During World War I, the course of the modern day Middle East was set by a handful of young, low-ranking actors who exerted oversized influence on the region. Anderson focuses our attention on four men: a minor German diplomat and spy, an American oilman descended from the Yale family, a Romanian-born agronomist, and T.E. Lawrence himself. As we witness the western nations attempting to carve up a region that they were never able to master, these adventurous and often duplicitous men come to full life--none more so than Lawrence. The amount of research it must have taken to write this book is astounding. But there is no filler here: this is the kind of detail that causes the narrative to pop, that makes it live and breathe, and it will keep you reading long into the night.

Click here for details on the event.

Contact book group organizer Trish Nealon (trishanealon@me.com) with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:30-9:00pm
DIRK'S FISH & GOURMET SHOP
2070 N. Clybourn
Chicagod, IL 60614
Fundraiser for Lake Michigan League of Women Voters. You Are Invited to Attend a VERY SPECIAL Fundraiser Benefiting the Lake Michigan League of Women Voters

GREAT LAKES SUSTAINABLE AND INVASIVE SPECIES DINNER

Limited to 25 People You must be 21 years old. BYOB

Click here for registration.

Monday, May 11, 2015
9:30am-1pm
University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF COOK COUNTY 2015 Annual Meeting. The business meeting will begin at 9:30am and will be followed by a speaker and lunch that will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Featured speaker: Toni Preckwinkle.

The Silent Auction that serves as a fund-raiser for our Operating Fund will also be part of the program for the day and we will again be asking for donations for items for the auction from the local Leagues. For more information, click here.

Monday, April 27, 2015
12:30-2:30pm
Glenview Library
1930 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
Legislative Interviews of Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine. Every spring our LWV, along with other North Shore Leagues, conducts Legislative Interviews of our state representatives. It is a great opportunity to hear our state senator and representatives in a reasonably intimate setting and, at least based on last year's event, hear refreshingly candid answers. We will interview Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senator, 9th District, Robyn Gabel, State Representative, 18th District, and Laura Fine, State Representative, 17th District.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
2pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Wilmette Public Library's 2015 One Book Program. The Wilmette Public Library's tenth annual One Book, Everybody Reads program moves into full gear in March with a series of events that will culminate on April 26 when Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses her latest book, Some Luck.

Community partners for the 2015 One Book program include The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, League of Women Voters of Wilmette, Make It Better, NS (Modern Luxury for the North Shore), Rotary Club of Wilmette, Village of Kenilworth, Village of Wilmette, Wilmette Beacon, Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, Wilmette Life, Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch, and Wilmette Public Schools District 39.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
1-3pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:45 am-2 pm
The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road
Northfield, Il 60093
Conversations withLeague of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth invites you to attend

Conversations

"Conversations" is a monthly gathering of League members and their friends who enjoy a mid-day meal followed by stimulating conversation on a variety of important and evolving issues led by experts in the field.

Cost $25 per person, pay at the door

Leaders: Padraig (Paddie) Brennen, Supervisor New Trier Township, and Miguel Nunez, Case Manager, Northfield Township. Topic: "What is the role of Township government in Local government; are they still relevant in 2015?" R.S.V.P. Required by April 8, 2015 To Nancy Marcus,ngmarcus614@gmail.com (847-446-3546) or Diane Onixt, manuelo42@aol.com, (847-998-6693)

This is the conclusion of Conversations Series for 2015. We hope you enjoyed them. We thank you for attending and The Happ Inn for the delicious lunches. We look forward to the 2016 Series. See you then!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
 
  Wilmette Municipal Election. Municipal Election
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7pm
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
Cook County Matters. In the November election, Cook County voters elected the County President, Sheriff, County Clerk, Assessor and all 17 Commissioners to the County Board

What do these officials do? How much does it cost? Where does the money come from?

COME FIND OUT!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015
 
  Early Voting Begins.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
 
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
One Book, Everybody Reads. The Wilmette Public Library's tenth annual One Book, Everybody Reads program moves into full gear in March with a series of events that will culminate on April 26 when Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses her latest book, Some Luck.

In exploring Some Luck, this year's robust series of programs focuses on the themes of farming, family, and the decades featured in the novel. Events will begin on March 21 and run for 5 weeks, culminating with Ms. Smiley's visit.

Please note that some programs will be held offsite.

The 2015 One Book series begins on March 21 at 2:00 p.m. when Terra Brockman, author of The Seasons on Henry's Farm, discusses her family's multi-generational, biodiverse, sustainable farm in Central Illinois. Ms. Brockman and film director Ines Sommer also will preview excerpts from their upcoming documentary, A Season of Change on Henry's Farm. Produce, jam, and herbal tea blends from Henry's Farm will be available for tasting. The Brockmans may be familiar to some area residents as they have been selling their organic vegetables and fruits at the Evanston Farmers' Market for more than 20 years.

Click here for all dates, places and times.

All events are free and open to the public.

Please note that some programs will be held offsite.

Community partners for the 2015 One Book program include The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, League of Women Voters of Wilmette, Make It Better, NS (Modern Luxury for the North Shore), Rotary Club of Wilmette, Village of Kenilworth, Village of Wilmette, Wilmette Beacon, Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, Wilmette Life, Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch, and Wilmette Public Schools District 39.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
1-3pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Education/Registration Event.
  • Opportunity: To register to vote, update an address, record a name change
  • Help needed: to provide information to library patrons, assist with online registration, or to register on paper forms. (Contact Trudy Gibbs at trudygibbs28@gmail.com)
  • Stop by and learn about the contested races on the April 7th ballot for our local boards and commissions. Also available will be information about the two local referenda for the Wilmette Park District.

Let your friends and new neighbors know about the opportunity to update records and learn about the municipal election on April 7th.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00am
Wilmette Village Hall
Council Room + 2nd Floor
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Candidate Forum. SAVE THE DATE!

Live Forum!

The League of Women Voters of Wilmette will host a traditional Candidates Forum for three contested local races in the April 7th Municipal Election.

Click here for Candidate Forum Program

Forum Schedule:

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am Board of Directors, School District #39

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am Board of Commissioners, Wilmette Park District

  • Board of Directors, New Trier Township High School CANCELLED

This live forum gives the public a chance to ask candidates questions about current Wilmette issues. The forum will be videotaped and shown multiple times on WCTV-6. Viewing times and links to view the videotaped forum will be posted on the LWV-Wilmette website: http://www.lwvwilmette.org.

Volunteers needed the day of the Candidates Forum: greeters, ushers, question sorters, and timers.

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the upcoming Candidates Forum, please contact: Trudy Gibbs Voter Services Chair trudygibbs28@gmail.com 224-622-0741

Friday, March 13, 2015
12-3pm
Sheridan Shores Yacht Club
Harbor Drive,
Wilmette, IL 60091
Park District Referenda Consensus Meeting. Park District Consensus Study Committee has been hard at work, researching the two proposed Park District Referenda
  • Gillson Park
  • Langdon Park

The Committee has been meeting with both pro and con groups that have formed around passage. The Study Committee's findings will be presented on Friday, March 13th, Noon-3pm at Sheridan Shores.

After the Study Committee's presentation, which is open to the public, and will include time for LWV members' questions. Consensus Meeting open to LWV Wilmette Members ONLY follows to see if LWV Wilmette can reach a position, by answering a series of questions + on each of the two Referenda. If a position is reached, LWV Wilmette will then advocate on behalf of that position. Please plan on attending; only members who attend can participate indetermining LWV Wilmette's position.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11am
Wilmette Public Library
West Side of the Media Area on the First Floor
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion Group.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

Click here for flyer.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review,The Washington Post,The Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews

From Amazon -

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship--and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

"Just Mercy is every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so. . . . [It] demonstrates, as powerfully as any book on criminal justice that I've ever read, the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the United States. But at the same time that Stevenson tells an utterly damning story of deep-seated and widespread injustice, he also recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, and justice that offer hope. . . . Just Mercy is a remarkable amalgam, at once a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields."--David Cole, The New York Review of Books

LWV Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library will again join forces to co-sponsor its well-received public book discussion group.

Contact book group organizer Trish Nealon (trishanealon@me.com) with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
TBA
University Center Conference Chicago
525 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
LWVILIssues Briefing. In our organization League members first study issues,then through discussion come to consensus and adopt a position.!!!

But what do we do with these positions?

WE ADVOCATE!!!

On Saturday March 7th you can become immersed in briefings on some of our state positions by attending the LWVIL Annual Issues Briefing at the University Center on 525 S. State Street.

Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 8:30, followed by a Plenary on Fiscal Issues Confronting Illinois.

Morning workshop choices! include:

  • The School Funding Reform Act of 2014: Does it meet its Goal of Equity?
  • Immigration: Status of Unaccompanied Minors & Expectations for 2015
  • Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Following a box lunch, there will be a second Plenary on The Criminalization of Mental Illness, then another set of workshops:

  • Becoming a More Effective Advocate
  • Climate Change: the Hot Issues in Illinois
  • How human services are affected by state cutbacks

For more information click here
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7-9pm
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Panel Discussion on Privacy in the Digital Age. 4th Amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated...."

Panelists: Kathryn Callaghan & Jeremy Staum, of Restore the Fourth Chicago

Restore the Fourth, an independent organization with local chapters, aims to end all forms of unconstitutional surveillance of digital communications by the U.S. government. After a short review of the Amendment, panelists will discuss how new surveillance technologies, such as cameras and facial recognition software, as used by government entities can be balanced with the very legitimate concerns about their potential overreach.

For more information, click here. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
12:00-1:30pm
Roosevelt University
Auditorium Building Congress Lounge, 2nd floor 430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Empowering Candidates, Empowering Voters. A round-table discussion between voters, candidates, non-partisan experts, and members of the press, sponsored by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.

Reserve your spot, seating will be limited! RSVP to icprforums@ilcampaign.org

Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, January 19, 2015
11:45am
Merion - Crystal Ballroom
1611 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
League of Women Voters of Evanston Presentation. Jim Kenney, Executive Director, Common Ground presents:

The Political Landscape-2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:30pm
Arlington Heights Historical Society
110 W. Fremont
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Charter School Program. LWV will honor Martin Luther King's Jan. 15 birthday with this program on charter schools.

At 2 p.m. a panel discussion on video will be shown at the Arlington Heights Historical Society, 110 W. Fremont. This discussion took place & was videotaped at the LWV Oak Park/ River Forest meeting in September 2014.

Panelist include:

  • Dr. Marvin Hoffman, U of C, who started the Kenwood/Oakland Charter School in Chicago
  • Andrew Broy, President of the IL Network of Charter Schools
  • Kurt Hilgendorf, Researcher for the Chicago Teachers Union
  • Dr. Gary Miron, Western Michigan U, Studies for-profit & nonprofit charter management organizations

Because problems and issues involving charter schools have become a cause of discussion and unrest, particularly in Black neighborhoods of Chicago, this is an appropriate way to honor the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King. Recent events in IL suggest more oversight and accountability might be needed to prevent abuses of charter schools' freedom from the transparency & reporting requirement that apply to traditional public schools. LWVIL is studying this issue. http://www.lwvil.org/charter-schools.html

Also, nonperishable food items will be collected and donated to Northwest Compass, Inc., formerly CEDA Northwest, http://www.cedanorthwest.org.

The doors will open Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and resource papers will be distributed at 1:45 p.m. before the panel discussion, focusing on questions of transparency and accountability.

Members of the community are invited to this free, public event, and they are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items. Visit http://www.lwvah.org. www.lwvil.og

Click here for poster.

Sponsored by League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Area

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Discussion Group.

Book Discussion Group Returns in 2015

LWV Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library will again join forces to co-sponsor its well-received public book discussion group.

January Book Discussion

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S. Purdum

Its provisions were simple enough: The key sections outlawed the segregation of public spaces and prohibited employers and federal agencies from discriminating on the basis of race, sex or national origin. But the act's significance extended far beyond its particulars, its purpose defined as much by morality as policy. Drafted in the midst of a crisis created by the courage of children, pushed through the Senate past the defenders of an indefensible social order, it marked one of those extraordinary moments when the promise and practice of equality align and democracy is affirmed.

Kevin Boyle, "All the Way: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and The Bill of the Century," The New York Times, May 15, 2014

Who were the key players, what were the obstacles, and what has the passage of the Civil Rights Act shown us about how government can work? Is there hope it can work this way again?

Please join us for an enlightening book and a spirited discussion of it.

Note: The New York Times article cited here also reviews The Bill of the Century by Clay Risen, which takes an alternative look at the process. If we have any avid readers among us who would also like to cover that book as well and share insights with us, you are most welcome!

Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, January 12, 2015
7pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust
Wilmette, Il 60091
Student & Government Leaders Program Kick-Off Meeting.

Student & Government Leaders Program Kick-Off Meeting

The program will run from January to the end of February. The program's kick-off, which is attended by all students and their parents, is scheduled for Monday, January 12th at 7 pm at Wilmette Junior High School.

We need League volunteers to help at the kick-off - we need people to take pictures, mingle with parents and simply be a League presence. We also need League volunteers to help stuff folders. We will have a folder stuffing party at Joyce's house on Thursday, January 8th from 10:30 to 11:30. We also need volunteers to help at the workshops (to observe, not teach) and at the mock meetings.

To volunteer, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca4af2aa57-help.

If you are interested in volunteering for this exciting program or have questions, please contact Joyce Pollack, jpollack200@gmail.com.

To read more about Student and Government Leaders 2015, click here.

Friday, January 9, 2015
9:15
The home of
Gail Thomason
505 Maple
Wilmette, IL 60091
Wilmette Park District Referendum Planning Meeting for Consensus Study. The Wilmette Park District Board will be placing two referenda on the April 2015 ballot, requesting taxpayer permission to issue bonds to fund Lakefront improvements:

Langdon Beach ($1.3 million), and Gillson Park (approximately $13.2 million).

While the Park District Board has not yet voted to place these items on the ballot, the League anticipates they will do so in the next two weeks.

The League is interested in studying the issues, educating members, and, if consensus is reached among members on a position, advocating on behalf of the League position. (As you are aware, the League cannot take a position on any issue without first studying the issue and reaching consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, the League does not take a position.)

As a first step in the process, interested members will be meeting Wednesday, January 9th at 9:15 am at Gail Thomason's house (505 Maple Avenue) to determine what questions the League should ask and what issues should be examined in weighing the pros and cons of the referendum. Possible areas of examination include: legal and financial issues, community input, environmental impact, safety, and health. No need to RSVP + just come to the meeting. Once these questions are determined, the League will form a Consensus Study Committee to gather materials, interview interested parties, and present findings to the full membership.

Please contact Gail Thomason (presidentlwvwilmette@gmail.com) if you are interested in this issue.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette are welcome.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
7-9pm
Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette Holiday Party.

Making History for 90 Years: Personal Reflections and a Special Exhibit

Join League Friends and Guests for a wonderful evening Hors D'oeuvres, Desserts, Holiday Cheer
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
9:30-10:30am
The home of Gail Thomason
505 Maple Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Student & Government Leaders Program Meeting. For over 40 years our LWV Wilmette has been offering a multi-week interactive program for 8th grade students at the local junior high schools that pairs students with local administrators and elected officials to learn about local government and civil service. Board members and administrators from the Village, School Districts 37 and 39, the Library and the Park District participate. Students study a real issue facing their entity and the program culminates with the students holding a mock board meeting. This year the program will run from January 12th to the end of February.

Come learn more about the program and see if you are interested in helping. Getting involved can mean giving one hour of your time or as much of it as you want.

Questions? Contact Joyce Pollack, the chair of the program, at jpollack200@gmail.com, or by phone at 847-730-5057. RSVPs to Joyce appreciated but not required.

We hope that you can join us at the meeting. If you cannot make the meeting, but want to get involved, please contact Joyce.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:30pm
Arlington Heights Historical Society
110 W Fremont Street
Arlington Hts, IL 60004
MOVIE NIGHT! MONEY IN POLITICS: "CITIZEN KOCH". Doors open at 7:00 pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Have you noticed how much money is spent on election campaigns? Did you see $3.7 billion--likely more-- was spent during this last election cycle? In Illinois $100 million or more was spent on the gubernatorial race.

By showing the film CITIZEN KOCH the LWV of Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove will focus on the effects of the Supreme Court's decisions in Citizens United (corporate contributions allowed) and McCutcheon (no limits on individual contributions) on our country's political process. Everyone is invited to the Arlington Heights Historical Society, 110 W. Fremont, at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and it is free.

This film CITIZEN KOCH pre-dates the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision and focuses on corporate spending on elections, including the citizen recall campaign against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Washington Post review says, "The Oscar-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin go out of their way to appear non-partisan. Yet CITIZEN KOCH was effectively censored from the public airwaves when public TV officials--in fear of losing the financial backing of major PBS donor David Koch, the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist and WGBH and WNET trustee--pulled $150,000 in funds committed to the documentary and cancelled plans for the film's broadcast premiere. CITIZEN KOCH was effectively censored from the public airwaves."

Presented by the League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free. Visit http://www.lwvah.org.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters Wilmette are welcome.
Monday, November 17, 2014
7-9pm
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60093
Great Lakes - Vast But Vulnerable. Pete Mulvaney, Sustainability Specialist at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, will present some of the challenges facing the Great Lakes Region today and discuss principles to guide future growth and development.

The 100-year Great Lakes Vision Plan depicts the basin as one region defined by the watershed rather than political boundaries, illustrating a vision for the region as an international park that encompasses culturally-rich urban and rural areas.

Click here for flyer.

LWV Wilmette is co-sponsoring this with the Wilmette Public Library, Go Green Wilmette and Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
 
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Town Hall Meeting.

TOWN HALL MEETING

Local Government Consolidation

  • What: More Efficiency and Better Governance:

  • Date: Thursday, November 13th
  • Time: 7:00p.m.
  • Location: Winnetka Community House,
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss
  • Illinois State Rep. Elaine Nekritz

Illinois is home to more units of local government than any other state by quite a wide margin! Academics, legislators, community leaders and political scientists (not to mention taxpayers) interested in understanding and possibly streamlining these units of government have made strides, but much work remains to be done. The critical issue is how to do it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:30-9pm
New Trier High School West
Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093
Inter-League Stormwater Presentation- Managing Stormwater/Protecting Lake Michigan. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, Glencoe, Glenview, Evanston, and League of Women Voters Lake Michigan present: Managing Stormwater/Protecting Lake Michigan Severe storms in recent years have seriously impacted our communites prompting new strategies for managing stormwater disposal. The methods, means and approaches vary and are often complex, especially when they involve a major natural resource, Lake Michigan, upon which so many of us rely for our drinking water and recreation. Come learn about the state of Lake Michigan, learn about best practices, and current proposals to manage the varying volumes of stormwater we are experiencing, and hear the role of federal, state and local governments play.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters Wilmette are welcome.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
12:30pm-3pm
Activity Room
Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Leauge Of Women Voters Wilmette Consensus Meeting on District 203 Referendum. LWV Wilmette's consensus meeting to determine whether or not our League takes a position on the New Trier High School, District 203 referendum. A study committee of LWV Wilmette members + Georgia Gebhardt, Kimberly Miller, Joyce Pollak and Gail Thomason along with members of the LWV Glencoe, Glenview and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth + have met during the fall and prepared a report for your information.

The committee will be hosting a joint LWV meeting to present the report and answer questions on October 15th starting at 12:30 pm. At 2 pm the Leagues will each meet separately to determine their own positions. To participate in building consensus you must be present, so please plan on attending.

Park and enter the building at the back, away from Green Bay Road, where there is a manned front desk. Lunch will not be served.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6-8pm
The Happ Inn
305 Happ Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093
WORLD FOCUS 2014. League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth Cordially Invites You To WORLD FOCUS 2014

NSA's Challenge: Privacy v. Security in a Dangerous World

An examination of the delicate balance between protecting our nation while upholding our civil liberties.

Click here for flyer.

Special Guest Speaker

  • Geoffrey R. Stone
  • Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law,University of Chicago

R.S.V.P. by October 6 Write check to "LWVIL Ed Fund" shryer@sbcglobal.net or Mail to League of Women Voters For Information: WNK Charlene Shryer 847-486-1356 P.O. Box 93, Winnetka, IL 60093
Sunday, October 5, 2014
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration. Volunteers needed include 4 League member each event, at least two of whom are deputy registrars. This a great event to talk to patrons about the November 4th ballot (races that will be determined, judge retention voting, referendums, new rules for early voting and more).

Click here for flyer.

A large poster showing the working for all of the advisory and binding referendums on the ballot will be displayed. There are currently more than 10. Please contact Trudy Gibbs (trudygibbs28@gmail.com).

Friday, October 3, 2014-Sunday, October 5, 2014
 
Park Place Hotel
300 E State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Annual Meeting. "Climate Change and Biodiversity for Lake Michigan" is the theme of this year's LWVLMR Annual Meeting, October 3, 4, and 5. Traverse City is the perfect venue for this time together, with a wide variety of dining, sight-seeing, and shopping. Early arrivals on Friday can choose from a wide variety of restaurants in Traverse city, including fine or casual dining, with or without music, organic, gluten free, vegan or steak house, river or bay waterfront location, American, Greek, Asian, or Italian, walking or driving distance from hotel. The first session, Nate Winkler's Dam Removal on the Boardman River begins at 8:00 Friday evening.

The presentations, many of which will be available on our website, will touch on trends, food webs, conservancy, water studies, advocacy, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Boardman River. Field trips include the Dunes, a kayak/paddle trip, and the inland seas museum. All LWV members and friends are invited to attend!

We are holding our annual meeting in Michigan this year. In order to allow as many of you as possible to attend, we're holding the meeting portions of the program on Saturday, October 4. There will be a meet-and-greet gathering Friday evening with a special presentation on a dam removal project in the Traverse City area. On Sunday following the breakfast guest speaker, attendees may depart for their selected field trip.

The overall topic this year is Climate Change and Biodiversity of Lake Michigan.

Among our speakers are:

Dr. David Bunnell, Research Fishery Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Jeffrey Andresen, Associate Professor of Geography, Michigan State University
Hans VanSumeren, Director of Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College

Field trips include:

Paddling the Boardman River
Walking in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Click here for information on Annual Meeting details.

Click here for registration materials.

Plan to join us in Traverse City!!! Check Traverse City out at http://www.TraverseCity.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9am
The home of Kate Gjaja
325 Central Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Welcome Coffee to Introduce the League to Potential New Members.
Bring your friends to meet the League.

Click here for invitation.

Monday, September 29, 2014
7-9pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
Rm 106
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
"Stormwater from the Ground Up". League of Women Voters Wilmette presents:

"Stormwater from the Ground Up"

This program provides information for homeowners, businesspeople, and community leaders on local residential flooding and and solutions for preventing or minimizing damage and pollution caused by stormwater runoff and flooding. More frequent and severe storms have resulted in property damage in all our communities, and have made stormwater the topic of the moment. This presentation features speakers Krista Grimm, Water Issues Specialist LWV Illinois and Lake Michigan Region and Brigitte Berger, Director of Engineering Village of Wilmette.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, September 29, 2014
7-9pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
Rm 106
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
"Stormwater from the Ground Up". This program provides information for homeowners, businesspeople, and community leaders on local residential flooding and and solutions for preventing or minimizing damage and pollution caused by stormwater runoff and flooding. More frequent and severe storms have resulted in property damage in all our communities, and have made stormwater the topic of the moment. This presentation features speakers Krista Grimm, Water Issues Specialist LWV Illinois and Lake Michigan Region and Brigitte Berger, Director of Engineering Village of Wilmette.

Free and Open to the Public

Click here for flyer.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration. Volunteers needed include 4 League member each event, at least two of whom are deputy registrars. This a great event to talk to patrons about the November 4th ballot (races that will be determined, judge retention voting, referendums, new rules for early voting and more).

Click here for flyer.

A large poster showing the working for all of the advisory and binding referendums on the ballot will be displayed. There are currently more than 10. Please contact Trudy Gibbs (trudygibbs28@gmail.com).

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10-11am
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forum. Candidate Forum for 17th State House of Representatives [Laura Fine (D) and Kathy Myalls (R)] Click here to read Questions and Answers from the Candidates

This is an InterLeague event with Evanston and Glenview. We will host and volunteers will be needed to help on the day of the event (eg, greeters, handout and collect question cards, help with set up and restoring the council room to the way we find it. Those interested in participating should contact Trudy Gibbs (trudygibbs28@gmail.com) Click here for poster.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
1-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Board Meeting. All members of the League of Women Voters Wilmette are welcome.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10am-1pm
Loyola High School
1100 Laramie Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration for qualified high school students in the Loyola Cafeteria. This is an inter-league event with League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, Glenview and Wilmette.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
TBA
New Trier High School
l385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration will occur before and during morning advisery period in the EPI Center. This is an inter-league event with League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, Glenview and Wilmette.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30am Registration 10am Speech
Oakton Community College
Skokie Campus
7701 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
Margaret B. Lee, President Oakton Community College Speaks. Dr. Lee will speak on "The Role of Oakton Community College in Serving the Community." She will explain the range of programs offered by the College, current funding challenges, goals and achievements of various programs, and recent efforts in work force preparation.

The meeting will begin with registration and coffee at 9:30 am, with the presentation starting at 10:00.

The program is co-hosted by the Leagues of Women Voters of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. All League members and the public are welcome.

Lee, also a professor of English, became Oakton's third president in 1995. From 1985 to 1995, she served as the vice president for academic affairs at the College. The Wilmette resident holds a doctorate and master of arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow in the Humanities and a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Scholar in Women's Studies.

This past June the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) honored Lee with its 2013 Advocacy Award, presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting the needs of students and the Illinois community college system. She was cited for her commitment to educational opportunities and her role as "a steadying influence during sometimes turbulent negotiations on pension reform" and her effort to "bring together adjunct faculty and college presidents to discuss health care issues surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act." Oakton Board of Trustees member Ann Tennes praised Lee for her "dedication to education, the community college system, and unwavering advocacy for both traditional and non-traditional students" as well as her effort to develop "partnerships and innovative programming to meet the rapidly changing educational needs of the community."

Oakton Community College is a two-year community college with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie serving communities in northeast Cook County. It opened in 1969 and offers programs on two campuses, in Des Plaines and in Skokie, as well as off-campus locations in high schools and other sites throughout the district.

Click here to view Poster.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7pm
JEH Center
1500 McDaniel Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Critical Issues Series - Senator Daniel Biss 9th District. This month's topic is School Funding in Illinois: Opportunities, challenges and striking a balance. I'm excited to be joined by two fantastic panelists: Paul Goren, the recently appointed superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and my colleague Andy Manar, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 16.

Topic: School Funding in Illinois: Opportunities, challenges and striking a balance. Discussion of SB16 which proposes to revamp our state's education funding formula.

Panelists: District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren, Illinois State Senator Andy Manar

Call 847-568-1250 with any questions.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10am
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
320 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
League of Women Voters Glencoe Sponsors "Stormwater from the Ground Up". Stormwater runoff causes flooding of homes, businesses, and communities. It also carries pesticides, chemicals, and other pollutants into lakes and rivers. The Glencoe League's second presentation will focus on Agricultural Chemicals and best practices for their use in growing food and protecting our water. This meeting examines the role agriculture plays in water quality concerns. Can we protect our water from agricultural chemicals and still grow the food we need? Jean Payne, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, will be the featured speaker.

The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. We encourage everyone with an interest in water quality and flooding to attend.

Click here for flyer.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
12:30pm
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
320 Park Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
League of Women Voters Glencoe Sponsors "Stormwater from the Ground Up". This program provides information for homeowners, businesspeople, and community leaders about how to prevent the damage and pollution caused by stormwater runoff and flooding. More frequent and severe storms have resulted in property damage in all our communities, and have made stormwater the topic of the moment. This presentation will focus on local residential flooding and solutions, and will feature Krista Grimm, LWV Illinois Water Issues Specialist, and Harriet Festing, Water Program Director for the Center for Neighborhood Technology. David Mau, Glencoe Director of Public Works, will be available for questions.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. We encourage everyone with an interest in water quality and flooding to attend.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
7-8:30pm
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
CHARTER SCHOOLS PANEL DISCUSSION. Distinguished panel discussion of issues in the League of Women Voters of Illinois Charter School Position Update: accountability, transparency and funding.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Marvin Hoffman, University of Chicago, who started the Kenwood/Oakland Charter School
  • Andrew Broy, President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools
  • Kurt Hilgendorf, Researcher for the Chicago Teachers Union
  • Dr. Gary Miron, Western Michigan University, who studies for-profit and nonprofit charter management organizations

Note: A video recording will be made of the discussion and will be available for local Leagues to show in programs.

For more information, please email charterstudy@lwvil.org.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
2014 STATE OF THE STATE. League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund

Join other League members in this opportunity to socialize and participate in a panel discussion about the role of the media in 21st century American democracy. Moderator David Kohn, Executive Director, Public Affairs, the Union League Club of Chicago, will be joined by Randi Belisomo, General Assignment Reporter with WGN-TV; Kristen McQueary with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board; and Amanda Vinicky, Statehouse Bureau Chief, WUIS Radio.

This event celebrates the League's accomplishments and is a key component of our fundraising activity. Proceeds from the September 9 luncheon support our 501(c)(3) Education Fund and its mission of civic education and voter service. RSVP here.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
10-11am
  Deputy Registrar Training Session. A Deputy Registrar Training session is planned for Saturday September 6th, 10 am to 11 am, Skokie Public Library, Book Discussion Room, 5215 Oakton, Skokie, IL. Calling on all member who are interested in helping to register voters and current deputy registrars who would like to learn about the new rules and regulations for assisting with online voting. Those interested in taking the training should contact Trudy Gibbs (trudygibbs28@gmail.com). Names must be turned in no later than August 26th.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
11:30am-1pm
DePaul Club
DePaul University Center
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
League of Women Voters Cook County Annual Lunch & Learn. Did you know that until two summers ago, it had been over 30 years since the 2nd installment of the Cook County property tax bills were mailed out on time? Delays in mailing the tax bills meant delays in the deadline for paying the bills, which in turn meant that all the government taxing bodies (schools, municipalities, libraries, park districts, etc., as well as Cook County government) had to wait to receive their shares of the property tax revenues. In some cases, that meant the government entities had to borrow money (and incur the cost of interest on that borrowing) to pay bills until the tax revenues were received.

So what changed in the last two years? Find out by attending the annual Lunch & Learn with the League sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be the featured speaker.

Commissioner Patlak is one of three Board of Review Commissioners who review appeals from owners of property tax assessments issued by the Cook County Assessor. Learn about the workings of this body and the process improvements that have been made that helped enable the tax bills to go out on time.

See the enclosed flyer for information on reserving your place for the Lunch & Learn.

Reservations, along with payments, are due by August 1. Click here for registration form.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:00am
LWVIL Office
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
LWV COOK COUNTY -MODERATOR TRAINING.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SESSION OF MODERATOR TRAINING

  • WITH ROBIN LaBEDZ
  • SATURDAY, JULY 19th at 10:00AM

In anticipation of the need for more trained moderators for candidates debates prior to the November election, Robin LaBedz will present a training session for all Cook County League members interested in becoming moderators.

Robin, a long time member and past President and Voter Service Chair of the Arlington Heights/Mt Prospect/Buffalo Grove League, and a past LWVIL Voter Service Chair, has had extensive experience as a league moderator and also as a moderator trainer. She currently works for the U.S. Department of Labor and is a member of the Arlington Height Board of Trustees.

The training will focus on how to moderate a forum, including practical tips for moderators as well as a discussion of situations a moderator might face and how to handle them. It will also briefly touch on setting up forums and handouts will be given to all participants.

The meeting will be held on Saturday morning, July 19th at 10:00 AM in the 4th floor conference room (Room 430) in the LWVIL office building, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. We expect the meeting to last about two hours.

Please respond to Sue Kravis, suekravis@comcast.net, by July 14th if you are planning to attend. Since this meeting is on a Saturday, only those who have responded and are on the list with the doorman will be allowed to enter the building. Click here for flyer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
11:00 am + 2:00 pm
The Home of
Nancy Hoying
901 Forest Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
ANNUAL SUMMER POTLUCK LUNCHEON AND BOOK TALK. Thursday, July 17 11:00 am + 2:00 pm

Join Stephanie Hochschild, current owner of The Book Stall, for our annual book talk and potluck luncheon. Bring a salad or dessert for 8-10 people or $10. This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to our Wilmette League + we encourage you to bring non-members.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
TBA
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Food Safety Fact and Fiction. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Glenview, as the first of 3 Agriculture talks.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
2pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Village of Wilmette Capital Budget Presentation. Village of Wilmette Capital Budget Presentation by Bob Bielinski, Village Board President
Monday, June 30, 2014
7pm
Elawa Farm
1401 Middlefork Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
3 Speakers Talk about Stormwater, Conservation and More. Rain, Rain, Go THIS Way!

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters - Lake Forest/Lake Bluff

While we need rain, too much can cause problems: erosion, flooding, unstable ravines and bluffs, water pollution, beach closures, etc. The League of Women Voters - Lake Forest/Lake Bluff is sponsoring a program addressing these issues. Hear and question three experts, and learn some practical and attractive landscaping solutions in mitigating expensive flooding and erosion damages. On Monday, June 30, 7:00 pm, at Elawa Farm, three speakers will explain the problems and provide some solutions:

  • Krista Grimm, Urban Planner, and LWV-Illiinois Water Specialist
  • Curt Volkmann, Chair of Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership
  • Sarah Surroz, Conservation Director at Conserve Lake County

This program is part of a project partially funded by an Illinois Coastal Management grant. Remember, we all live downstream. Anything we can learn and implement about storm water management will help ourselves and others, and may save you money. The program is free, but please register at http://www.lwv-lflb.org/ Elawa Farm is located at 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest (off Waukegan Road north of Deerpath).
Thursday, May 29, 2014
7pm
The home of Gail Thomason
505 Maple
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette Membership. The meeting will begin at 7 SHARP. LWV Wilmette's Annual Meeting

The agenda will include nomination and election of officers for the 2014-2015 term; discussion of any items relevant to program/by-laws, and a brief summary of League activities during the past year.

  • Speaker: Steve Wilson, Executive Director Wilmette Park District 7:30 pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for this informative and important meeting. Refreshments served.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
7pm
TBA League of Women Voters Wilmette Annual Meeting. LWV Wilmette Annual Meeting: May 28, 2015
Friday, May 23, 2014
11am -12:30pm
New Trier High School Gymnasium
385 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
New Trier Voter Registration - Trevia Day. Voter Registration Event (Trevia Day)
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:30am-1pm
Lake Room
University Center
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
League of Women Voters of Cook County 2014 Annual Meeting. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LWVCC INVITES ALL COOK COUNTY LEAGUE MEMBERS AND GUESTS to the

2014 LWVCC ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 9:30am-1pm

Directions and Parking Info at: http://www.universitycenterconference.com/overviewnew/location

Featured Speaker Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

  • 9:30am: Registration + Coffee/Muffins - Silent Auction
  • 10am: Annual Business Meeting
  • 11:30am: Box Lunch
  • 12noon: Speaker + Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown

  • Cost: $35 per person
  • RSVP by Friday, April 25. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER.

    For further information contact LWVCC at 312-939-5935 x27 or cook@lwvil.orG.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
2pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
One Book Everybody Reads, Co-Sponsored with the Wilmette Public LIbrary. Author Edwidge Danticat will join the community to discuss her book Claire of the Sea Light as the culminating event of the Wilmette Public Library's 2014 One Book, Everybody Reads program.

As the highlight of the Wilmette Public Library's 2014 One Book, Everybody Reads program, two-time National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat will visit Wilmette on May 4 to discuss her latest novel, Claire of the Sea Light. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court will have books available for purchase, and Ms. Danticat will sign books after her talk.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
1-3pm
Glenview Public LIbrary
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Legislative Interviews with Senator Daniel Biss, Representative Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel. ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE INTERVIEW meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd, 1 pm to 3 pm - Glenview Public Library, East Community Room

Our League has joined neighboring Leagues from Glenview, Evanston, Glencoe and Winnetka-Kennilworth in participating in the annual State-sponsored Legislative Interviews. State Issues Specialists have supplied a list of questions relevant to state-held positions. The Q & A format allows us to learn the positions held on these topics by our locally elected legislators Danial Biss, Laura Fine, and Robyn Gabel.

Answers to the state questions will be shared with our full membership and with State Issue Specialists. The rationale for the interview sessions is to get a sense of support for positions LWV IL has taken through our study and consensus process state-wide.

In addition to the State questions, questions have been submitted by our Board of Directors that relate to pressing issues, such as state financing, charter schools, and the allocation of educational dollars.

If you plan to attend, please email Trudy Gibbs trudygibbs28@gmail.com so that we have an idea of the number of League members to expect. This is not a public meeting, but spouses, adult children, and good friends are welcome.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting - Rescheduled to April 29.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
11:30am-1:30pm
Evanston Ecology Center
2024 N McCormick Blvd
Evanston, IL 60201
What Can SWANCC Do For You - Luncheon and Presentation. David Van Vooren, Director of SWANCC will present progress on the 20-year plan.

Click here for flyer.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Evanston

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:45am-2pm
The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road
Northfield, Il 60093
League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth invites you to attend "CONVERSATIONS". "Conversations" is a monthly gathering of League members and their friends who enjoy a mid-day meal followed by stimulating conversation on a variety of important and evolving issues led by experts in the field.

Wednesday,April 16, 2014 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost $25 per person, pay at the door

  • Leader: Professor Dan Lewis Director of Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement.
  • Topic: "Looking to the Future-Engaging Young Adults in Issues of the Community and What It Means for the League."
  • r.s.v.p. Required by February 12, 2014 To Nancy Marcus,ngmarcus614@gmail.com (847-446-3546) or Diane Onixt, manuelo42@aol.com, (847-998-6693)

Thank you for attending the 2014 LWVWNK Conversations Series. We look forward to seeing you winter 2015.
Sunday, March 30, 2014-Sunday, May 4, 2014
See info below
  One Book Everybody Reads, Co-Sponsored with the Wilmette Public Library. As part of its 2014 One Book, Everybody Reads program, the Wilmette Public Library presents a series of events related to Claire of the Sea Light by two-time National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the Wilmette Public Library Auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Avenue.

March 30 at 2 pm - Haiti: An Insider's Perspective. Griselda Garibay, Advancement Coordinator for the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative, gives insight into Haiti's past, present and future and describes how the organization empowers Haitians to create better lives for themselves.

April 8 at 10:30 am - Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion Group. A staff librarian leads a discussion of Claire of the Sea Light.

April 22 at 2 pm, repeated at 7 pm - Trees That Feed: Making a Difference in Haiti and Beyond. Local residents and founders Mary and Michael McLaughlin describe their global nonprofit organization, which plants breadfruit trees in Haiti and other countries to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. An Earth Day program, co-sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.

April 27 at 2 pm - The Real Vodou: A Haitian Classical Music Concert. Explore Haiti through music with Crossing Borders Music Collective, which will present string quartets by Haitian composers and, through narrative, images, and video, explore the rich culture of Haitian Vodou that inspired their music.

April 28 at 7 pm - Fourth Monday Book Discussion. A staff librarian leads a discussion of Claire of the Sea Light.

May 1 at 7 pm - A Taste of Haiti. Owners Yvon and Ernst Medard of Leonie's Delice Bakery in Evanston present the flavors of Haiti with tastings of sweet and savory treats. Seating is limited. Register using the Library's online calendar or call (847) 256-6930 beginning April 12.

May 4 at 2 pm - Author Visit. Author Edwidge Danticat discusses her novel, Claire of the Sea Light. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court will have books available for purchase, and a book signing will be held following the program. Please note that this program will be held at the Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents who wish to attend the event may pick up a maximum of 2 free tickets at the Library's Recent Arrivals Desk beginning Saturday, April 26. Any remaining tickets will be available to non-residents beginning Thursday, May 1. No phone reservations will be taken. Ticketed seats will be held until 5 minutes before the event; at that time, all unfilled seats will be open to the public.

One Book Everybody Reads is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Community partners include The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Go Green Wilmette, League of Women Voters of Wilmette, Make It Better, NS (Modern Luxury for the North Shore), Rotary Club of Wilmette, Sheridan Road, Trees That Feed, Village of Kenilworth, Village of Wilmette, Wilmette Beacon, Wilmette Chamber of Commerce, Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, Wilmette Life, Wilmette Public Schools District 39, and Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch.

For more information, visit http://www.wilmettelibrary.info/onebook or call (847) 256-6930.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
TBA
  League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. Speaker Judy Beck, U.S. EPA. Topic: "Storm Water, where does it go and how can we protect ourselves from flooding."
Saturday, March 8, 2014
11:30am-2pm
Wilmette Golf Club
3900 Fairway Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
Women's History Month Luncheon. Please join us for an InterLeague presentation of the Women's History Month Luncheon.

Please make your reservation NOW!

  • $25 - send form and check made out to Education Fund LWV IL to Valerie Krejcie, 4029 Kirk St, Skokie, IL 60076 Presenters from the Center on Wrongful Convictions - Women's Project, will discuss Wrongful Convictions of Women.

Reminder: The Women's History Month Luncheons are a great way to showcase the kinds of thoughtful programming offered by the League of Women Voters. Please invite friends and colleagues to join us.

CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION FORM.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7pm
Glencoe Public Library 320 Park Avenue
Glencoe, Il 60022
Why Cook County Matters - March 6. Why Cook County Matters - March 6

A timely presentation with primary elections for the county around the corner on March 18 Cynthia Schilsky, of the LWV of Cook County and former president of the LWV Cook County will discuss Cook County's $3.5 billion budget, where the money comes from and where it goes. Ms Schilsky will also highlight hot topics for voters to be aware of for the coming year.

Thursday, March 6th, 7:00 pm Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue, Glencoe

March 2014
 
  Applications being accepted for League of Women Voters of Florida Trip to Cuba. As you may know, the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund hosts week-long delegation visits to Cuba under a special people-to-people license.

All League members, both women and men, are eligible to attend, and the Florida League plans to organize four more trips in 2014.

Currently, we are accepting applications for the following trips in 2014:

May 3-8 (Havana-Cienfuegos) October 13-19 (Havana-Cienfuegos) November 10-16 (Havana) December 8-14 (Havana-Cienfuegos)

The cost of the trip starts at $2,800 per person, which includes: round-trip airfare from Miami; hotel accommodations in Cuba for six nights; a full schedule of people-to-people educational exchanges; some meals, including six breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners; all ground transportation aboard an air-conditioned motor coach; a professional bilingual tour guide, plus League group leader; tips for tour guide, driver and wait staff; thought-provoking exchanges with academics and women leaders; and visits to museums and historical sites.

In order to ensure that League members from all across the country are able to participate, we are offering a special promotion. For every member from your League who travels with us, we will give $50 to your League's Education Fund!

What could be better? Your League members get the chance of a lifetime, and your League gets a donation to assist with it's voter education efforts.

To take advantage of this unique fundraising opportunity, please email LWVF Office & Events Manager Heather Hernandez at LWVFoffice@gmail.com today. All you will have to do is notify your membership about the trips so that they can sign up!

To learn more about the Florida League's "Sisters Across the Straits" program, please visit: http://www.thefloridavoter.org/events/sisters-across-the-straits.

Sincerely, Jessica Lowe-Minor Executive Director League of Women Voters of Florida

Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:35pm
Televised debate. Republican Debate for Gubernatorial Candidates. A LWV debate among the four Republican gubernatorial candidates will be held in Chicago on February 27th at 10:35 pm. It will be co-sponsored by our local ABC Channel (7) and Univision. All four Republican gubernatorial candidates have confirmed they will participate.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
11:45am-2pm
The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth "Conversations" - Monthly Gathering of League Members Invites You to Attend.

Conversations

"Conversations" is a monthly gathering of League members and their friends who enjoy a mid-day meal followed by stimulating conversation on a variety of important and evolving issues led by experts in the field.

  • Wednesday,February 19, 2014
  • 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost $25 per person, pay at the door

Leader: Stacy Sigman, Northfield Village Manager. Topic:" An In Depth Discussion on the Construction of Willow Road" r.s.v.p. Required by February 12, 2014 To Nancy Marcus,ngmarcus614@gmail.com (847-446-3546) or Diane Onixt, manuelo42@aol.com, (847-998-6693)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
9am-1pm
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 70091
Stormwater Consensus Meeting. All League members are welcome.

If you have never attended a LWV Consensus Meeting you will find the process fascinating. The program part is in three sections, each followed by an open discussion.

  • An introduction to how stormwater is managed in Wilmette -- where our water goes; why stormwater has become more problematic as we experience more frequent, intense storms; and why we need to consider watersheds not just village boundaries when we talk about stormwater issues.
  • A review of the regulatory codes and ordinances within our community as well as those from external entities that impact how stormwater is managed in Wilmette
  • A presentation of established and emerging best practices for stormwater management, followed by a discussion of how best to plan an educational component for our findings.

The consensus part of the meeting is a moderated session based on a set of study questions. The objective is to try and reach consensus on the recommended path forward to address this growing problem. We anticipate the participation of League members from neighboring Leagues and welcome their input. Their comments during the discussion session are often germane to problems and solutions they have encountered ahead of us. Voting during the consensus session is limited to Wilmette League members.

Please join the study group and general membership on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 9:00-1:00 in the Wilmette Public Library auditorium. After a presentation of the study questions and the research related to them, we will attempt to come to consensus. That consensus will form the basis of a position that will allow the Wilmette League to advocate on matters related to Village stormwater policy.

If you wish to join this timely discussion, please RSVP to Georgia Gebhardt by email (gtgebhardt@comcast.net) or by phone at (847) 853-8225.

Since we will be providing a light lunch for those members attending, it is necessary to have a count by February 7, 2014. Do plan on attending! I think you'll find it informative, and your presence will assure that our final decisions truly represent the Wilmette League membership.

Members of the study group: Joanne Aggens, Nancy Canafax, Georgia Gebhardt, Trudy Gibbs, Joel Kurzman, Trish Nealon and Lali Watt.

Gail Thomason and Dorothy Speidel have kindly agreed to facilitate and to record.

Sunday, February 9, 2014
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration Drive. Four deputy registrars needed. Please contact Trudy Gibbs.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion. Book Discussion of The Big Short; Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis Leader: Susan Morrison

Please join us at the Wilmette Public Library Fiction Room seating area for a lively and informative discussion.

FROM AMAZON WEBSITE: "The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time."

A League of Women Voters event co-sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
January 28, 2014 Board Meeting Rescheduled to February 4, 2014.
Monday, February 3, 2014-Friday, February 7, 2014
TBD
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration Drive. New Trier East, EPI Center, 3rd Floor First week in February dates TBD, during morning advisory session Help Needed: Many Deputy Registrars and a few volunteers to let the students know what to expect in order to streamline the process.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
8:30-3:00pm
University Center
525 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
LWV IL Issues Briefing Meeting. Topics on agenda:
  • Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) in Illinois
  • Redistricting: What's Been Happening Since 2011? Workshops include:
  • Everything You've Wanted to Know about Strategies for Tax Fairness But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Sustainable Food & Water: Plowing Through the LWVUS Agriculture Update
  • Healthcare: Where ACA Stands
  • Charter Schools: Are They Reaching Their Goals?
  • Gun Violence Prevention: Concealed Carry and Other News
  • Storm Water Project: When it Pours, it Floods

Click here for more information.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting- RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER - FEBRUARY 4, 2014.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration Drive. Help Needed: Four deputy registrars. Please contact Trudy Gibbs
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:15-noon
Arlington Heights Public Library
500 N Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Moderator Training Class. A Moderator Training Class will be offered at the Arlington Heights Public Library. (847) 392-0100 Leader: Robin LaBedz
Friday, January 17, 2014
8:15-8:40am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, Il 60093
Voter Registration Drive. New Trier East, EPI Center, 3rd Floor during Advisery Period

Help Needed: This is an interLeague effort share with colleagues from Glenview, Glencoe, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. We need a total of 30 deputy registrars and 6 League assistants to help streamline the process.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
8:15-8:40am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, Il 60093
Voter Registration Drive. New Trier East, EPI Center, 3rd Floor during Advisery Period

Help Needed: This is an interLeague effort share with colleagues from Glenview, Glencoe, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. We need a total of 30 deputy registrars and 6 League assistants to help streamline the process.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7-8:30pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Student and Government Leaders 2014 Kick-Off Meeting. New this year is a more interactive format for the traditional kick-off Meeting. Students will rotate through different stations to learn about the five branches of Wilmette government and the roles the elected officials and manager play in running our Village. During this part of the program, parents who accompany their students to the Kick-off Meeting will meet with Lali Watt to learn about the interactions between the governmental groups and how decisions are made to plan, fund, and implement Village operations.

In order for this new format to be successful, the LSGL Committee needs your help + we need volunteers to help direct students and parents to the various stations during the event.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
8:15-8:40am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration Drive. New Trier East, EPI Center, 3rd Floor during Advisery Period

Help Needed: This is an interLeague effort share with colleagues from Glenview, Glencoe, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. We need a total of 30 deputy registrars and 6 League assistants to help streamline the process.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
10:15am-1pm
Loyola Academy
1100 Laramie Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration. Looking for VOLUNTEERS for Voter Registration at Loyola Academy.

Please join Loyola's AP Political Science teacher, Betty O'Shaunessey who makes all the arrangements and helps register students herself. She is an amazing advocate for student participation and recruits students to help direct classmates to our station at the entrance to the cafeteria.

Another teacher, Paul Witt, is also a deputy registrar and helps out. The two teachers come and go as their class schedule permits.

We need two people to come at 10:15 and set up to be ready when the first group of students arrive at 10:30. Please stay for the second shift at 11:45 am and stay until the end at 1:00pm if you are able..

This is an exciting year because 17 year olds who will be 18 by November 4, 2014 can register and then vote in the March 18th primary. This will be more students to register.

If you feel rusty on your skills, there is a video on the Cook County Clerk's website: hhttp://http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/registertovote/Pages/DeputyRegistrar.aspx Please contact Trudy Gibbs for more information.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. MEETING CANCELLED.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
4-6pm
The home of Kate Gjaja
325 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Holiday Party. Join us for our annual Holiday Party at the home of Kate Gjaja

325 Central Avenue Wilmette, Il 60091

Significant others are welcome!

RSVP to Andrea Ventrell, andreathee@yahoo.com

Thursday, December 5, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Talk. Trish Nealon will lead the discussion on - The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.

From Amazon website:

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible--challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you're ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
8am-9:30am
Office of the
Cook County Medical Examiner
2121 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
A Tour of the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner. The League of Women Voters of Cook County invites you to take a tour of the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner.

The event begins at 8am (you must be there by 8am).

RSVP required to Cynthia Schilsky at cschilsky@comcast.net

We are limited to 20 persons so after the first 20 a waiting list will be compiled in case of cancellations.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Talk. Lali Watt leads the discussion on - Gun Guys: A Road Trip by Dan Baum.

From Amazon website:

Here is armed America--a land of machine-gun gatherings in the desert, lederhosened German shooting societies, feral-hog hunts in Texas, and Hollywood gun armories. Whether they're collecting antique weapons, practicing concealed carry, or firing an AR-15 or a Glock at their local range, many Americans love guns--which horrifies and fascinates many other Americans, and much of the rest of the world. This lively, sometimes raucous book explores from the inside the American love affair with firearms.

Dan Baum is both a lifelong gun guy and a Jewish Democrat who grew up in suburban New Jersey feeling like a "child of a bitter divorce with allegiance to both parents." In Gun Guys he grabs his licensed concealed handgun and hits the road to meet some of the 40 percent of Americans who own guns. We meet Rick Ector, a black Detroit autoworker who buys a Smith & Wesson after suffering an armed robbery--then quits his job to preach the gospel of armed self-defense, especially to the resistant black community; Jeremy and Marcey Parker, a young, successful Kentucky couple whose idea of a romantic getaway is the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Championship in Bowling Green; and Aaron Zelman, head of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Baum also travels to New Orleans, where he enters the world of a man disabled by a bullet, and to Chicago to interview a killer. Along the way, he takes us to gun shows, gun stores, and shooting ranges trying to figure out why so many of us love these things and why they inspire such passions.

In the tradition of Confederates in the Attic and Among the Thugs, Baum brings an entire world to life. Written equally for avid shooters and those who would never touch a firearm, Gun Guys is more than a travelogue. It gives a fresh assessment of the heated politics surrounding guns, one that will challenge and inform people on all sides of the issue. This may be the first book that goes beyond gun politics to illuminate the visceral appeal of guns--an original, perceptive, and surprisingly funny journey through American gun culture.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
10am-noon
Glenview Police Station
2500 E Lake Ave
Glenview, IL 60026
Fair Tax Amendment Presentation by Glenview League of Women Voters. Glenview League invites you to participate in the latest Fair Tax Amendment Presentation (for League members only).The purpose of this presentation is threefold:

1. to acquaint League members with the Fair Tax Amendment
2. to get feedback & critique that can be used to improve the presentation for non-league organizations
3. to get leads on organizations to present to.

Click here read more about GRIT (Graduated Rate Income Tax).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6pm
Lakeview Center in Gillson Park
800 Gillson Park Drive (Enter at Lake & Michigan)
Wilmette, IL 60091
State of the Village. Wilmette League of Women Voters is hosting its biannual "State of the Village" event at the Park District's Lakeview Center in Gillson Park. This is an opportunity for the Presidents of each of Wilmette's local governing boards to provide the community with information and answer questions. This year, each President will focus their remarks on their board's top three priorities for the next two years.

A buffet dinner and refreshments will be provided. The event begins at 6 pm with the speakers' remarks at 7 pm. Cost is $15/person. Please RSVP to kategjaja@comcast.net or send checks Kate at LWV-Wilmette, PO Box 432, Wilmette, IL 60091.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
 
Blue Harbor Resort
725 Blue Harbor Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
LMLWV Annual Meeting. LMLWV Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin!

The 2013 LMLWV Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, October 17 at the Blue Harbor Resort [(920) 452-2900] Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is scheduled to immediately follow the EPA's State of Lake Michigan Conference (also at Blue Harbor). For many years we have wished we could meet concurrently with them, so LMLWV is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the SOLM this year. Mark the dates: Oct. 15-17. The speakers and workshops there will be amazing and informative, and the networking possibilities are terrific! Consider attending the entire event! Check out the SOLM website now.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Health Care Privacy - Third in our series on Health Care. Is My Healthcare Information Private? Extent and Limitations of the Law

  • What: Privacy and the ACA: Discussion of the Law's Extent and Limitations
  • When: Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Wilmette Public Library Auditorium

Third in a series of presentations about the Affordable Health Care Act, this evening focuses on privacy and protection of an individual's personal healthcare information. Know your rights, and know where there may be gaps in the law. Be informed about how health information is protected in the United States versus the rest of the world. Join us for this important event spearheaded by Professor Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas.

Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas holds the titles of Corporate and Regulatory Health Care Attorney, Zacharakis Loumbas Law, LLC Adjunct Professor, Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy at Loyola Law School, and Adjunct Professor, Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law at the John Marshall Law School.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Talk. Georgia Gebhardt will lead a discussion on the book, The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History by Libby Hill.

Book description from Amazon website:

American Regional History Publishing Award -

  • 1st Place - Midwest Region

Midwest Independent Publishers Association Merit Award -
  • 2nd Place - History

One of ten 'outstanding nominations' for the Abel Wolman Award for the best new book in the field of public works history. The Chicago River - used and abused. Straightened and channelized. Reversed and revered. But never ignored...

An Intimate Biography of the Heroic Creek that Chicago Made

When French explorers Jolliet and Marquette used the Chicago portage to access the Mississippi River system, the Chicago River was but a humble, even sluggish, stream in the right place at the right time. That's the story of the making of Chicago. This is the other story--the story of the making and perpetual re-making of a river by everything from pre-glacial forces to the interventions of an emerging and mighty city.

Friday, September 27, 2013
2-4pm
League of Women Voters of Illinois Office
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Rm. 525
Chicago, IL 60604
LWVIL Charter School Position Update Committee. CHARTER SCHOOLS POSITION COMMITTEE

Ann Courter, from the Oak Park/River Forest League, has agreed to chair the LWVIL Charter Position Update Committee. The first meeting of the committee will be Friday, September 27 in the League office (332 S. Michigan, Rm. 525, Chicago) from 2-4 pm. To join the committee, please contact issues@lwvil.org.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12 pm
Takiff Community Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe. IL 60022
LWV of Glencoe Fall Luncheon 2013. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to meet with our state senators. Senator Biss and Senator Morrison will provide a legislative update.

Cost: $25 Members are welcome to invite guests.

Click here for reservation information

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
  • Guest Speakers: 1:00 p.m.

Speakers:
  • DanieL Biss, State Senator 9th District
  • Julie Morrison, State Senator 29th District
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
7 pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
LIQUID ASSETS - Film and Discussion on Water as a Natural and Economic Resource. LIQUID ASSETS

The League of Women Voters of Wilmette, Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette, present an abridged viewing of the film Liquid Assets, to be followed by a discussion of community and regional water management issues.

About the Liquid Assets Program

Liquid Assets is a public media and outreach initiative that seeks to inform the nation about the critical role that our water infrastructure plays in protecting public health and promoting economic prosperity. Liquid Assets explores the history, engineering, and political and economic challenges of our water infrastructure and engages communities in local discussion about public water and wastewater issues. Source: http://liquidassets.psu.edu

Liquid Assets is a documentary film about the management of wastewater and stormwater and the protection of municipal drinking water. The film is a part of public television initiative to inform people about the critical role that our water systems play in protecting public health and promoting economic prosperity. Excerpts from the documentary will be shown that tell the story of our nation's aging, poorly maintained systems and what some major metropolitan areas have done to upgrade their systems using innovative delivery systems. Ample time will be left for a discussion about the state of our own village's water system

Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Friday, September 20, 2013
11:30am
TBA Cook County Matters, Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 
Union League Club of Chicago
5 West Jackson Street
Chicago, IL 60604
LWVIL - STATE OF THE STATE, A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN ILLINOIS. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR STATE OF THE STATE, A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN ILLINOIS.

We know you don't want to miss this event featuring a discussion about the women's vote by a distinguished panel of women holding elected office in Illinois--Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, and Assistant House Republican Leader Patricia Bellock--and moderated by award-winning journalist Mary Schmich.

If you haven't yet done so, please RSVP to this event celebrating the 100th anniversary of passage of the Presidential and Municipal Suffrage Act granting Illinois women the right to vote in Presidential elections.

Individual ticket prices range from $275 to $110. Opportunities to pledge at a sponsorship level are also available.

Reservation deadline is September 11, 2013.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public LIbrary
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
11:30am
King Home
1555 Oak Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Jan Schakowsky Legislative Lunch. Please make your reservations for the luncheon by calling the LWVE office, 847-866-7844 or send email to lwvevanston@att.net. Lunch is $20 payable at the door.

Space is limited so reservations will be cut-off when the space is full. Make your reservation today!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
11:30am-1pm
DePaul Club, DePaul University Center, 11th floor
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604-2201
Lunch and Learn -LWVCC. Wednesday, July 31, 11:30 am to 1 pm DePaul Club, DePaul University Center, 11th floor 1 E. Jackson (corner of State Street and Jackson), Chicago (walk through the Barnes & Noble store to reach the elevators to the 11th floor)

cost: $30 per person (includes box lunch and hot and cold drinks) Proceeds benefit The League of Women Voters of Cook County

Our next speaker: David Carvalho, Chair of the Board of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (HHS) Cook County is one of the few counties in the nation to fund a health care system. About 1/3 of the Cook County Budget is used to fund the HHS and about 60% of the patients last year using the HHS did not have an ability to pay. Come find out what HHS is doing now and what are the plans for the future as more people have a choice as to their health providers with the implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act.

See LWVCC website for registration information. http://cookcounty.il.lwvnet.org/calendar.html Questions? Call Pris at 312-861-0166

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
1pm-3pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
11am-2pm
The home of Susan Morrison
822 Forest
Wilmette, Il 60091
Summer Potluck Luncheon and Book Review. Summer Book Event Luncheon. Once again, Roberta Rubin of the Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka will review this summer's selection of books at our annual potluck luncheon. Members are welcome to share their own book recommendations. Bring salad or dessert for 8 or $10.00. This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to the Wilmette League.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
4pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Presentation about new ways to handle stormwater by Jim Patchett of Conservation Design Forum.

Sponsored by Citizens Greener Evanston, Go Green Kenilworth, Go Green Wilmette, Wilmette Public Library and League of Women Voters Wilmette.

Click here for more information in FLYER

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
7-9pm
Glencoe Historical Society
375 Park Avenue,
Glencoe, Il 60022
A Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Illinois. Please join the Glencoe League of Women Voters and the Glencoe Historical Society for...

A Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Illinois

Women gained the right to vote in Illinois on June 26, 1913. Eileen Vorbach from WomenLore will be portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure in the woman's rights and suffrage movements. Refreshments served. Event is free.

Please RSVP by June 23, 2013 at lwvglencoe@hotmail.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
7-9pm
St Augustine's Church
1140 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Storm Water Management Program- Storm Water From the Ground Up. Speakers include:

  • David St.Pierre, Exec. Director Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Diane Tecic, Director, Illinois Coastal Management Program
  • Amy Walkenbach, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ryan Wilson, Program Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Co-sponsored by: Lake Michigan League of Women Voters -- lmlwv.org Faith in Place Local Leagues of Women Voters of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, and Wilmette
Friday, June 7, 2013-Sunday, June 9, 2013
 
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761
LWVIL 56th Annual Convention. 100 Years of Voting: Power, Influence, Change

League of Women Voters of Illinois - 56th State Convention - Bloomington-Normal Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 2013

The 2013 LWVIL Convention will be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 201 Broadway Street, Normal, Illinois conveniently located within walking distance of the Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station.

Think of State Farm, Beer Nuts, Steak N Shake, electric cars, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Special Olympics and a beautiful weekend in a convenient downstate location and you will find yourself in Bloomington-Normal.

This convention marks a special anniversary for women's suffrage. On June 26, 1913, Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi River to allow women to vote in national elections. It would be another nine years before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution would be ratified.

So join other League members and guests in celebrating 100 years of voting. The convention planning committee has set a goal of achieving 100% participation by local league delegations. Mark your calendars NOW;

Send your suggestions for convention workshops, "chats," and caucuses to Rachel Lane, LWVIL Member Services Coordinator at rlane@lwvil.org or call her at 312.939.5935 x-37;

Keep coming back to this website for regular updates: how to register, how to make reservations for a room at the Marriott and other important details;

Consider contributing an item(s) to the Convention Auction.

Directions for reaching Bloomington are here.

The Pre-convention packet of information for delegates is here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
 
  Deadline to register for LWVIL Convention. The League of Women Voters of Illinois 56th Biennium convenes in three weeks and we want you there.

For all of you who have registered for this year's convention, thank you; we look forward to your participation.

For those of you still considering whether or not to attend, please decide to do so. You have until May 28th to send in your registration to the LWVIL office or register online.

The deadline for lodging reservations at the convention rate at the Marriott expired today, but there are rooms available at a Courtyard or at a Comfort Suites in the area. Both hotels are approximately 2 miles from the Convention hotel, just east of Veterans Highway (I-55).

Thursday, May 23, 2013
7 pm
The home of Gail Thomason
505 Maple
Wilmette, Il 60091
Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette Membership. Please join us to hear about our League, vote for our 2013-2014 slate of officers and approve changes to our bylaws. Refreshments and good conversation is promised.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10am-2pm
Chicago Loop, exact location to be determined. LWVIL MODERATOR TRAINING. Consider becoming a moderator or just brush up on your technique at our Moderator Training session.

TRAINER: ROBIN LABEDZ Email your RSVP by May 11th to voterservice@lwvil.org A minimum of 10 participants required.

Note: Every debate needs a Moderator, who, as a representative of the sponsor, introduces the proceedings and participants, enforces rules and keeps things civil, while producing a "coherent exposition of the differences among candidates..."

Currently our Wilmette League has no trained moderators. It would serve us well when we need a moderator for Wilmette events to have moderators we can recommend in exchange with other leagues.

Monday, May 6, 2013
9:30am-1pm
University Center, Lake Room
525 S. State St.
Chicago, Il 60605
2013 LWVCC Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Featured Speaker: Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans Cook County Circuit Court Cost: $35/person For further information contact LWVCC at 312-939-5935 x27 or cook@lwvil.org
Sunday, May 5, 2013
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Women Voters Wilmette Partners with the Library. One Book, Everybody Reads

The Wilmette Public Library is thrilled to announce that "Beautiful Ruins," the bestselling novel by author Jess Walter, has been named the 2013 "One Book, Everybody Reads" selection. Mr. Walter will visit Wilmette on Sunday, May 5, to discuss his book with members of the community.

"One Book, Everybody Reads" is the library's annual community-wide reading and book discussion program, funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Local residents are encouraged to read the selected title and participate in various events that explore the book and its themes. For more information go to The Wilmette Public Library website or call (847) 256-6930.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
7-9pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Central
Wilmette, Il 60091
Getting Ready for the Affordable Health Care Act -Panel Discussion - Part of LWV Wilmette Series on Health Reform Co-Sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library. Learn how health care professionals are preparing to implement the nation's health care law at this informative panel discussion. Panelists joining us are professionals working in three areas of the health care industry:
  • hospitals/facilities
  • health insurance
  • pharmaceuticals

Moderator: Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas, attorney at Zacharakis Loumbas Law LLC, law professor at Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Panelists include:

  • Nora Byrne, Senior Associate General Counsel, Presence Health (formerly Resurrection and Provena Health Systems)
  • Lauren Macklis, Senior Manager for Retail Strategy at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). HCSC operates the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • Blasine Penkowski, Division Vice President, Oncology, Abbvie (formerly Abbott Laboratories pharmaceutical division)
May 2013
TBD
TBD Annual Board Meeting.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
 
Washburne Little Theatre
515 Hibbard
Winnetka, IL 60093
Graduated Rate Income Tax (GRIT) A Fairer Way to Tax. Speakers: Therese McGuire, Economist, Northwestern U. Professor Illinois legislators Sen. Daniel Biss and Rep. Robyn Gabel Sunday, April 28, 3-4:30 p.m.

Program sponsored by North Shore Leagues of Women Voters. More info Joan Fragen, 847-446-0184, joanfragen@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Discussion: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander. Please join us for a book discussion onThe New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Monday, April 22, 2013
1-3pm
The home of Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood
Wilmette, IL 60091
Legislative Interviews. Please join us for legislative interviews with
  • Daniel Biss
  • Laura Fine
  • Robyn Gabel
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome. Please note this is scheduled on the third Tuesday due to Spring Break.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
1-5pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Candidate Forum for Municipal Election. In preparation for the April 9th Municipal Election, the League will hold a Candidate Forum at the Village Hall on Sunday, March 17th. Come and listen to the candidates answer questions about how they would deal with pressing issues before the Village Board, Park Board, District #39 School Board and the Wilmette Public Library Board

  • Wilmette Village President 1-2 pm
  • Wilmette Park District Commissioners 2-3 pm
  • Wilmette School District 39 3-4 pm
  • Wilmette Public Library 4-5 pm

1 to 2 Village Board Presidential Candidates

2 to 3 Candidates for Park District Board of Commissioners

3 to 4 Candidates for Wilmette District #39 Board of Education

4 to 5 Candidates for the Wilmette Public Library Board of Education

Sunday, March 3, 2013
1-5pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration. Deputy registrars will be on hand at the Wilmette Public Library Sunday, March 3rd. If you know someone who needs to register to vote or update a registration before the April 9th Municipal Election, please share this information. Or just stop by and find out about candidates on the ballot for Village President, Park Board Commissioners, School Boards of Education (Wilmette D39, Avoca D37, New Trier D203), and the Wilmette Public Library Board of Directors.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Discussion: "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court" by Jeffrey Toobin. Here's what the critics are saying:

"From the awkward swearing in of President Obama by Chief Justice Roberts to
Obama's caustic reaction to the Citizens United ruling to Roberts' support of Obama's health care law, the tumultuous relationship between the administration and the Supreme Court has been increasingly evident...Legal analyst Toobin offers a vivid inside look at the personalities and politics behind the fractious relationship... Among the highlights: Ginsburg's scathing dissent on a ruling against a claim of pay disparity, in which she urged congressional action; Souter's caustic dissent in Citizens United that questioned Roberts' integrity; and Scalia's bitter disappointment in Roberts' decision on the health care law. A revealing look at the ideological battle between the White House and the Supreme Court." Booklist, starred review

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
8:30am
University Center, Lake Room
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
LWVIL Issues Briefing. 8:30 am Registration Register online here.

Download Registration form here

9-Noon Morning Plenary Sessions<b/>

  • LWVIL: Leading the Way to a Graduated Rate Income Tax for Illinois

  • Challenges to Women's Health Care

Noon-12:30 pm LUNCH

12:30-1:45 pm Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Voting in Illinois: Stories from the Front Lines

2-3:00 pm ISSUES WORKSHOPS (attend one)

  • The Impact of Climate Change on the Midwest: Droughts and Deluges

  • After the Pension Study: Next Steps

  • What's New in Criminal Justice
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
9:30-11am
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Discussion "Revolutions 2.0 - The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power" by Wael Gohnim. Join us for a discussion about the revolution in Egypt. The reviews say:
"There's no doubting that his tell it like it is memoir will be studied by historians for generations to come." Bloomberg
"A remarkable personal testament that will be cited by future historians of both Facebook and the Arab Spring." Kirkus
Saturday, January 26, 2013
4:45-5:30pm
Chicago Temple Building
77 West Washington,
Chicago, Il 60602

Corner of Clark and Washington
LWVIL Invites you to join - A RALLY and CALL TO ACTION for common sense gun laws in Illinois. Make your voice heard for Common Sense Gun Laws!!

Recently, the Board of League of Women Voters of Illinois added Gun Violence Prevention to our list of Legislative Action Priorities for 2013 based on interest expressed by our members.

A RALLY and CALL TO ACTION for common sense gun laws in Illinois and on the national level is being organized by our coalition partner, the Illinois Council for the Prevention of Gun Violence:

Thursday, January 24, 2013
7pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Julie Hamos Speaks about the ACA (Affordable Healthcare Act). The focus of the discussion will be on aspects of the ACA from the perspective of the consumer--you. Participants will learn about the ongoing expansion of Medicare and Medicaid and what that means to our state, our community, and all of our residents. There will be time for questions and audience discussion. Ms. Hamos was appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in April 2010. She is in charge of implementing the ACA statewide and is the "go to" person for information and answers.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Planning Meeting.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
4-6:00pm
The Home of
Kate Gjaja
325 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Holiday Party.

Join us for our annual Holiday Party at the home of Kate Gjaja 325 Central Avenue Wilmette, Il 60091

Spouses are welcome!

RSVP to Andrea Ventrell, andreathee@yahoo.com

Saturday, December 1, 2012
3-5pm
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Community Room - First Floor
Suffragist Celebrations - Iron Jawed Angels Sponsored by the LWV Evanston. Iron Jawed Angels - Film Screening & Discussion. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
5-7:00pm
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Il 60604
Chicago Government in Focus - What Will the Election Results Mean for Chicago?. November program co-sponsored by the LWVChicago and the Union League Club, Mary Ann Ahern, reporter on WMAQ TV will discuss
What will the election results mean for Chicago?

Admission is free, no jeans or denim. RSVP 312-939-5949 or League@LWVChicago.org

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00am-2:00pm
The home of
Leslie Weyhrich
1018 Elmwood
Wilmette, IL 60091
Consensus Meeting for WILMETTE LWV PENSION REFORM STUDY GROUP. This study will cover the five state pension systems: judicial, state employees, teachers (excluding Chicago), university employees, and the general assembly. Local pension systems and the issue of health care are not a focus of this study. For more information,

QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Morrison, skm822@aol.com, 847-251-1214 or Georgia Gebhardt, gtgebhardt@comcast.net, 847-853-8225

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:00pm
Skokie Courthouse
Second Municipal District Courthouse 5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie , IL 60077
Public Hearing on Proposed Cook County Budget. There are various public hearings scheduled on the budget the nearest one of which is:

  • 6:00 pm for Forest Preserve District Budget
  • 6:30 pm for Cook County Budget

Click here for more information
Monday, October 22, 2012-Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:00am-5pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL 60091


Glenview Road & Skokie Blvd
(Glenview Road side of the building)
Room 106 (except one Friday - then upstairs)
Early Voting. Monday Through Saturday 9am to 5pm -Note Change in Location. New Location For Early Voting - Now at Community Recreation Center
Monday, October 22, 2012-Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:00am-5pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL 60091


Glenview Road & Skokie Blvd
(Glenview Road side of the building)
Room 106 (except one Friday - then upstairs)
Early Voting - Monday Through Saturday 9am to 5pm -Note Change in Location. New Location For Early Voting - Now at Community Recreation Center
Sunday, October 21, 2012
1-5pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Forum for 17th & 18th Illinois House of Representatives and the 9th Illinois Senate. Laura Fine vs Kyle Frank - 17th Daniel Biss vs Glen Farkas - 9th Robyn Gabel vs Eric Lieberman 18th

  • 1:00 pm Ground Rules and Introduction of Moderator
  • 1:15 to 2:15 17th IL House: Laura Fine and Kyle Frank
  • 2:30 to 3:30 9th Senate Daniel Biss and Greg Farkas
  • 3:45 to 4:45 18th IL House: Robyn Gabel and Eric Joseph Lieberman

The forum is co-sponsored by the Leagues from Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth and Glencoe. LWV Wilmette is the host. Please sign up to assist or to simply participate.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
2-4PM
Oakton Community College
Room 1600
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Il 60016
Forum for 9th Congressional District (Jan Schakowsky vs Timothy Wolfe). The forum is cosponsored by the Leagues from Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth and the Union League Club of Chicago. Please sign up to assist or to simply participate. For information, please contact Trudy Gibbs.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration. Your Vote Counts! A Leader and Deputy Registrars are needed. Contact Trudy Gibbs for more information.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Voter Registration. Your Vote Counts! Deputy Regusrars are needed. Contact Trudy Gibbs for information.
Friday, September 28, 2012-Saturday, September 29, 2012
 
Michigan City, Indiana Lake Michigan League of Women Voters Annual Meeting. Tour of U.S. Steel works in Gary, Indiana, Calument Region Tour. Details can be found on the website, http://lakemichiganlwv.wordpress.com Featured speakers this year will include Jared Teutsch, from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Kim Ferraro from Hoosier Environmental Council, Eric Neagu, environmental expert on the Calumet Region (also our Field Trip Leader), IDEM specialist in restoring habitats Jim Smith, LWV IL member and EPA Lake Michigan expert Judy Beck, LMLWV IN member and Save the Dunes President Jeanette Neagu.
Friday, September 28, 2012-Saturday, September 29, 2012
 
Michigan City, Indiana Annual Meeting - Lake Michigan League of Women Voters. Indiana will host the LMLWV Annual Meeting this year. Please join us for tours, speakers, fellowship and, of course, the annual business meeting of the LMLWV. The meeting will take place the weekend of September 28-29, 2012. Details to come.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 
Skokie Court House
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
National Voter Registration Day. Local Leagues will help register voters at the Skokie Court House. Details will be provided when available. For questions, contact Trudy Gibbs.
Monday, September 24, 2012
7:00pm
Sheridan Shore Yacht Club
Gillson Park
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, Il 60091
LWV Wilmette FRIENDRAISER: An Evening With U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky. This promises to be an evening of exciting conversation. Join us for an intriguing introduction to the League for friends, appetizers, desserts, wine... and discussion about real issues that affect our lives today. Come enjoy this informal opportunity to meet Congresswoman Schakowsky.
Please invite your friends, as the evening will be a great way to showcase the League: who we are, what we stand for, and how welcoming we can be.
Questions? Please contact Trish Nealon.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00pm
Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Discussion of Pension Issues with Representative Daniel Biss. This month's discussion the state's budget situation with two extraordinary guests: Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
 
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, Il 60093
Voter Registration. Your Vote Counts! This registration is cosponsored by Leagues from Wilmette, Glenview, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, and Glencoe Deputy Registrars are needed. Contact Trudy Gibbs for information.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
5-7pm
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Program - Chicago Government in Focus - Subject: Transportation. Peter Skosey, Vice President of the Metropolitan Planning Council will discuss

A Three Pronged Approach to Transportation: Policy Changes, New Bus Rapid Transit Projects and Making Communities More Walkable

This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chicago and the Union League Club. Admission is free, cash bar (business casual, no jeans/denim). RSVPs appreciated, 312-939-5949 or League@LWVchicago.org.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
 
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, Il 60093
Voter Registration. Your Vote Counts! NEED Deputy Registrars This registration is cosponsored by Leagues from Wilmette, Glenview, Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, and Glencoe. Contact Trudy Gibbs for information.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
7-9:00pm
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Movie Sponsored by the Evanston League of Women Voters.

"PATRIOCRACY"

Evanston Public Library - Community Room - First Floor (go left as you enter the library)

SYNOPSIS:

"We are not condemned to have a political system whose chief characteristics are venom, dysfunction and paralysis." Fareed Zakaria The Washington Post Op-ed - July 20, 2011

Patriocracy: a voice of reason in the age of polarization. Patriocracy is a non-partisan examination of Washington dysfunction. Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer, Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Senator Mark Warner and Senator Kent Conrad are just a few of the notable Washington personalities who offer their valuable perspectives. Patriocracy drills down and illustrates the forces that drive a wedge into the middle ground of America and the solutions required to move forward. 90 Minutes. Questions/discussion following.

Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00pm
Takiff Community Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Discussion on Pension Issues Sponsored by Glencoe League of Women Voters. Amanda Kass from Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Noon luncheon, $25.
If you would like to attend, please contact Georgia Gephardt.
Monday, September 10, 2012
7:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Panel Discussion - How Do You Know Which Judges to Vote For?. Co-Sponsored by LWV Wilmette and Wilmette Public Library

Panel Guests include our own Abby Fishman Romanek and Special Guest Speaker Michelle Jordan

If you're like most people, you may have to admit that you are absolutely befuddled by the process of voting for judges. Taking a page of endorsements from the Chicago Tribune into the voting booth with you (provided you remembered to stuff it in your purse or pocket before running out of the house) is your only hope of redemption. But even with that, you may wonder if you agree with the Trib or any other local paper. So how DO you know? Join us for an informative evening on how judges are elected in Illinois. Find out how to really make making educated choices on retaining judges on the November Ballot.

Saturday, September 8, 2012-Sunday, September 9, 2012
 
Holiday Inn Joliet Banquet and Conference Center
411 South Larking Avenue
Joliet, Il 60436
LWV Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program. LWV Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program The training will take place at the Holiday Inn Joliet Banquet and Conference Center from 1pm on Saturday, September 8 until Noon on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Click here for Registration Form
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
1:00pm
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview IL 60025
Representative Daniel Biss Talks about Pension Issues. Glenview League is hosting Illinois Rep. Daniel Biss to discuss our questions on Illinois' pension issues as part of the Illinois Pension Study.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
12:00pm
North Shore Retirement Hotel
1611 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
League of Women Voters Evanston Legislative Lunch. Speakers: State Representatives Robyn Gabel, Daniel Biss, Louis Lang and State Senator Jeff Schoenberg

You'll want to be there to hear their updates from Springfield and ask those questions on your mind in this important time about current and pending legislation.

Cost of lunch is $20.00 and please make your reservations via email at lwvevanston@att.net including your names and any guests you would like to bring with you.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd.
DesPlaines, IL 60016
Voter Registration. Your Vote Counts! This endeavor is co-sponsored by the Leagues from Evanston, Glenview, and Wilmette. Saima Abbasi and Susan Witz will serve as the deputy registrars from Wilmette.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
6:30pm
Online Town Hall Meeting Online Budget Town Hall Meeting. On behalf of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, please join us for an online budget town hall on August 23 at 6:30 pm. This town hall, which follows the public budget hearing on July 18, is another example of the President's commitment to creating a budget process that is transparent and accountable to our constituents. Please share this information with your members and/or constituencies.

Office of the Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

CONTACT President's Press Office (312) 254-6211

President Preckwinkle Announces Online Town Hall Residents can submit questions on 2013 Budget using website, Twitter Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that she will be holding an online town hall on August 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Cook County residents will have an opportunity to "Tell Toni" their ideas for the Cook County budget and engage directly with the President and her office in the financial decision making process taking place over the coming weeks and months.

"Public participation is critical to crafting a fair and responsible budget that strengthens our financial health and improves County services," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. "Using social media allows us to engage residents more broadly and aid us as we incorporate new ideas into our budget. This is an important part of our budget process and I'm looking forward to hearing from the public."

There will be video of the town hall live-streaming online at the President's new budget website http://www.cookcountyil.gov/budget. Participants can submit questions at the "TellToni" page of the website and via Twitter using the hashtag "#TellToni"

On June 27, 2012, President Preckwinkle released a preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013 projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection comes after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.

Monday, August 13, 2012
12:30-2:30pm
LWVCC Office Headquarters
Conference Room
332 S. Michigan, Suite 525
Chicago, IL 60604
LWVCC Budget and Structure Interest Group meeting. Contact person: Donna Moore - ddmoore@uchicago.edu Topics to be discussed:
  • Issue of elected vs appointed public officials
  • 2013 Cook County budget
  • Other topics of concern

For questions or concerns (or you are unable to attend but would like to be involved) please contact Linda about the CCHHS meeting and Donna for the Budget and Structure Interest Group - or call the League office at 312-939-5935 x27 and someone will get back to you.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
10:00am-12:00pm
LWVCC Office Headquarters
332 S. Michigan, Suite 525
Chicago, IL 60604
League of Women Voters Cook County (LWVCC) - Cook County Health and Hospital System. This initial meeting will identify issues of concern and a possible method of ongoing communication that will not necessarily involve meetings.

Contact person: Linda Christianson - lchristi99@eartlink.net

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Changes to the CCHHS Board
  • Progress on the strategic plan that was developed a few years ago
  • How the Affordable Care Act and changes in Medicaid might impact CCHHS
  • Possible plans for Chicago and Cook County to combine efforts in public health and clinics
  • Any other issues that may arise
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
11:30am-1pm
DePaul Club, DePaul University Center, 11th Floor
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, Il 60604
LUNCH & LEARN WITH The League of Women Votersof Cook County. Speaker: Cook County Clerk David Orr Cost: $30 per person (includes box lunch and hot and cold drinks)

Proceeds benefit The League of Women Voters of Cook County Please provide the following information, along with your check, to the address listed below by Friday, July 13

Contact: Priscilla Mims 225 N. Columbus Drive, Unit 6508 Chicago, IL 60601 Questions? Call Pris at 312-861-0166

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
Lower Level Small Meeting Room
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome.
Monday, June 25, 2012
12:00pm
TBD Book Event - Summer Potluck Luncheon. Save the date!
Friday, May 25, 2012
12:00 -2pm
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration. New Trier on Trevia Day: Friday, May 25th noon to 2 pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:30pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Public Hearing on Electrical Aggregation Contract. The Village has drafted a Plan of Operation and Governance (POG) in order to provide an overview of WP3 for residents and potential suppliers. The Village is seeking input on the POG and will hold the second of two public hearings during the Village Board meeting on May 22nd beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Board Conference Room, Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Avenue. Although the document details numerous aspects of WP3, some important areas include: fees and charges associated with WP3, the length of the opt-out period, notification requirements, and how new enrollments will be handled. The initial Plan of Governance requires that the new supplier not charge any fees associated with the program.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:30pm
Home of Gail Thomason
505 Maple
Wilmette, IL 60091
Wilmette LWV Annual Meeting. Agenda will include nomination and election of officers for the 2012-2013 term; discussion of any items relevant to program/by-laws, a brief summary of League activities during the past year, and a special program on the League's use of technology--sort of a "Iron-jawed Angels with IPads!"

Of course, there will be delicious "bites" to go with the "bytes," and a chance to chat with friends! See you there!

To view the Annual Meeting Packet for 2012-2013 click here.

Please arrive close to 7 pm so that the meeting can begin promptly at 7:30.

Questions? Email Georgia Gebhardt at gtgebhardt@comcast.net or phone: (847)853-8225

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00pm
Wilmette Jr. High School Auditorium
620 Locust Road, Wilmette,, IL 60091
One Book, Everybody Reads-Ann Patchett's State of Wonder. put caption hereOne Book, Everybody Reads is the library's annual community-wide reading and book discussion program, funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Local residents are encouraged to read the selected title and participate in a series of events that explore the book and its themes. This year's programs will begin in April and culminate with Ms. Patchett's visit to Wilmette in May.

State of Wonder Ann Patchett. Photo by Melissa Ann Pinney

For more information visit http://www.wilmettelibrary.info/onebook or call (847) 256-6930. For event calendar click here.

Monday, May 7, 2012
9:30am-1pm
University Center
Lake Room
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
2012 LWVCC ANNUAL MEETING and LUNCHEON. Featured Speaker - Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

9:30am Registration + Coffee/Muffins - Silent Auction

10am Annual Business Meeting

11:30am Box Lunch

12noon Speaker + Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Cost: $35 per person RSVP by Friday, April 27 Click here for Flyer For further information contact LWVCC at 312-939-5935X27 or cook@lwvil.org

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
12:00pm
TBA 2012 State of the State. Keynote Speaker, Sheila Simon, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
9:30-1pm
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Il 60604
LWV Cook County Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker Toni Preckwinkle. Monday, May 7, from 9:30 to 1 pm; the Annual Meeting of the Cook County League with featured speaker Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. Remember, you don't need to be a delegate for your local league to attend. Look for information about signing up in April. For more information on tickets, click here or call 312-939-5935 ext. 37.
Monday, April 30, 2012
1:00pm
The home of Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood
Wilmette, Il 60091
State Legislative Interviews. Please join us for interviews with our two Illinois representatives, Daniel Biss and Robyn Gabel who will discuss important legislation and answer questions in an informal setting. Any LWV participant can ask questions about specific bills or areas of concern, such as education, pension reform, health care, and so on.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 
  Election Day.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
1:00pm
Takiff Center
999 Greenbay Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Glencoe LWV Solid Waste and Recycling Study - SWANCC Information. Ever wonder where your garbage and recyclables go? Does Glencoe or other communities receive money for the recycling you leave in the tote on the curb? How do Glencoe's garbage and recycling fees compare to neighboring communities? What is the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and how does it affect Glencoe? Are there recycling and reuse opportunities we might be missing?

Find the answers to these questions and more Wednesday, March 14 when the Glencoe League of Women Voter's presents its SWANCC Study findings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
1-4:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
LWV Wilmette, Voter Registration.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12:00pm
North Shore Retirement Hotel
1611 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Il 60201
Women's History Month Luncheon. Sponsored by the Evanston League - Speaker: Prof. Elizabeth Kelly, DePaul University CLICK HERE FOR INVITTION
Thursday, March 1, 2012
1:00pm
Glencoe Public LIbrary
320 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
Glencoe LWV - Solid Waste and Recycling Study. Ever wonder where your garbage and recyclables go? Does Glencoe or other communities receive money for the recycling you leave in the tote on the curb? How do Glencoe's garbage and recycling fees compare to neighboring communities? What is the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and how does it affect Glencoe? Are there recycling and reuse opportunities we might be missing?

Find the answers to these questions and more this Thursday, March 1 when the Glencoe League of Women Voter's presents its Solid Waste and Recycling Study findings.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
11:45am-2pm
Little Ricky's
540 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka IL 60093
"Conversations" sponsored by the League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. "Conversations" is a monthly gathering of League members and their friends who enjoy a mid-day meal followed by stimulating conversation on a variety of important and evolving issues led by experts in the field. Cost $15 per person, pay at the door. Leader: Jennifer Bishop Jenkins Director, Marsy's Law for Illinois Issue: Victims Rights "Criminals have rights, but what about the victims of crimes? Why is Illinois the only state in the nation that limits victims rights' enforcement?" R.S.V.P. by February 8 Nancy Marcus ngmarcus614@gmail.com 847-446-3546
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:45-9am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
LWV Wilmette, Voter Registration.
Monday, February 13, 2012
7:45-9am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
LWV Wilmette, Voter Registration.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
3:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
17th State Representative District Candidate Forum.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
TBA
To be announced LWVIL Issues Briefing. LWVIL Issues Briefing will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012. Information on workshops and sign-up will be in the upcoming LWVIL Voter coming out in mid-December. We will notify Wilmette members as soon as we have the details.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
10:15am-1:20pm
Loyola Academy
1100 Laramie
Wilmette, Il 60091
LWV Wilmette, Voter Registration.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
7-8:00pm
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
New Deputy Registrar Class. An inter-League 1-hour class for League members who want to become deputy registrars.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
4-6:00pm
The home of Mari Terman
941 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
League of Women Voters of Wilmette HOLIDAY PARTY. Please join us for our annual Holiday Party!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Monday, November 14, 2011
10:00am-2:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Role of Federal Government in Education Study -Consensus Meeting.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
1:00pm
The home of Trudy Gibbs
112 Hollywood Court
Wilmette, Il 60091
Role of Federal Government in Education Study - Status Meeting. Summarization meeting. Study teams will report and we'll do a run through of the consensus meeting.
Monday, November 7, 2011
6:30pm
Wilmette Park District Recreation Center Room 107
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Seminar New Trier Property Tax. Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner-13th District, will conduct a seminar November 7. New Trier Property Tax Seminar will include presentations by the following: Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, 13th District, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak, New Trier Township Assessor JoAnn Shrier Gordon. Please attend this November 7 meeting for a better understanding of their property tax bill.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
12:00pm
  Role of Federal Government in Education Study - Status Meeting. Teams report on status.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
9:00am
  Role of Federal Government in Education Study - Status Meeting. At least one member of each team (history, common core, and equity funding) should attend.
Monday, October 3, 2011
7:00pm
The home of Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
A Discussion of the State League's Redistricting Lawsuit with Jan Dorner, President of the LWVIL. The President of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, Jan Dorner, will tell us about the lawsuit the State League has filed against the Illinois General Assembly to overturn the new redistricting map act ("The General Assembly Redistricting Act of 2011").
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7:00pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
League of Student Government Leaders Kickoff.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
1pm
Wilemtte Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
12:00pm
The home of Mari Terman
941 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Summer Potluck Luncheon and Book Review. Please join us for this popular, annual event! After luncheon, the Book Stall's Roberta Rubin will do a review of the "Best of" this year's crop of books.

  • This is a great time to buy books for friends & family.

Please bring a salad or dessert to serve 8-10 guests, or $10.

Reservations are being taken by Mari Terman at 847-251-6383 or mariterman@comcast.net.

Friday, June 10, 2011-Sunday, June 12, 2011
 
Holiday Inn North Shore Chicago
5300 Touhy
Skokie, IL 60077
League of Women Voters of Illinois State of the State Convention. League of Women Voters of Illinois - 55th State Convention - Skokie

Help LWVIL MAP THE FUTURE at our Convention + June 10-12, 2011

Convention is at the Holiday Inn, North Shore Chicago at 5300 Touhy in Skokie, IL 60077 Convention Committee has an exciting, educational and entertaining weekend planned. Meet LWVUS President Elisabeth McNamara. Attend stimulating workshops, and help Map the Future of the League. Friday, June 10, 2011 Afternoon workshops will be presented on a variety of topics important to the work of your local Leagues. The evening dinner will feature the presentation of awards, a tasty dinner and our speaker Mary Ann Ahern, NBC political reporter to motivate us to take action.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 Opening session will start at 9 am with LWVUS President Elisabeth McNamara as our keynote speaker. During the plenary sessions we will hear many reports and discuss relevant topics. Stimulating discussions will enhance the lunch hour, and Saturday evening is our banquet. the Carrie Chapman Catt Award winner will be presented, and the Traveling Road Show from the Chicago Bar Association will regale us with their political satire. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend the Friday and Saturday night dinners, enjoy the entertainment, and have an opportunity to network.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 Sunday morning we will elect officers and state board members, and determine the LWVIL program of issues for 2011-2013. Be there and have your voice heard!

Pubs and Wares and Silent Auction will again be featured, enticing you to bid and buy + and maybe make money for your local League. Caucuses on issues and budget will be included. Plus, this is Networking time for Leaguers from all over Illinois.

The Online Auction starts the middle of May. Check it out. Deadline for Convention Registration is May 18, 2011.

Attend the 2011 LWVIL Convention in Skokie, IL. June 10-12, 2011.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
7:00pm
The home of Mari Terman
941 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Annual Board Meeting. At the Annual Meeting the membership is encouraged to attend. Among other issues, we will elect our 2011-2012 slate and adopt the 2011-2012 budget. PLEASE BRING YOUR PACKET WITH YOU. It is part of the June, 2011 Bulletin .
Sunday, May 22, 2011
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
One Book, Everybody Reads - Colum McCann's "Let the Great World Spin". "One Book, Everybody Reads" Wilmette Public Library's 2011 Selection Colum McCann's "Let the Great World Spin" "Let the Great World Spin," the 2009 National Book Award winning novel by Colum McCann, is the Wilmette Public Library's selection for its sixth annual "One Book, Everybody Reads" program to be held in spring 2011. This is the third time in the short lifespan of the "One Book" program that the library is featuring a major award-winning author. "One Book, Everybody Reads" was created to provide Wilmette and Kenilworth residents with a shared reading experience. It features a multi-faceted series of programs that explore the book and its themes, while creating interest in and discussion of the book. This year's programs, designed to create opportunities for shared enjoyment of the book and enhance the personal reading experience, will begin in April and culminate with the author's visit to Wilmette on May 22. To facilitate the experience, the library will offer numerous copies of the book in various formats for patron use. The Friends of the Wilmette Public Library annually provide funding for this series. As in years past, the League of Women Voters of Wilmette is proud to partner with the library for this program. The League has a copy of the selected book available for member's use. Contact Therese Steinken (tmsteinken@gmail.com) if you would like to borrow the book. "Let the Great World Spin" is the story of seemingly unrelated individuals whose ordinary lives become intricately woven amidst the backdrop of the day in August of 1974 when a mysterious tightrope walker crossed between New York City's twin towers. The book explores the dual themes of love and loss and was hailed by the New York Times as an "emotional tour de force" and "one of the most electric, profound novels...in years." In addition to the 2009 National Book Award, the book has received numerous other awards and accolades.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. Board Meeting As usual, all board meetings are open to all members.
Monday, May 16, 2011
9:30am-1pm
University Center
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
League of Women Voters Cook County Annual Luncheon. Click here for invitation
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
9:45am
Cook County Building
118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602-1390
"Guided Visit" to Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Cook County, in our goal to increase all League members' knowledge of Cook County government and see your county board commissioners in action, have scheduled a series of "guided" visits to the board meetings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. These meetings are held twice a month, most months. Leagues are being invited throughout the year.

We would like to invite the League members from the Wilmette, Evanston, Glencoe, and Glenview Leagues, to the Tuesday, May 3rd meeting at 10:00 am. Karin Hribar (me), Vice-President of the LVWCC, will meet your members at the County Building, explain the proceedings, and provide agendas, seating charts, vote tally sheets and an introduction to the commissioners from your area.

This is a great opportunity to witness how your county government works (or in some cases doesn't). Remember that we now have a new County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, who operates quite differently from the previous president; also three new commissioners are on the board.

Here are the particulars: At 9:45 am, meet on the 5th floor of the County Building (the old building, bordered by Washington, Randolph and Clark Sts.--west of the Daley Center. When you get to the 5th floor, go through security (near Toni Preckwinkle's office) and we will assemble by the doors of the board room. We will have agendas, seating charts, vote tally sheets, etc. to make following the meeting easier. Public transportation is the best way to get there.

Please let me (Karin Hribar) know by April 26th if you plan to attend (I will be out of town March 16-30 and will check e-mail when I return). I will then call the County and have seats reserved. If you happen to know who your commissioner is, let me know that as well.

At your service! Karin Hribar LWVCC-VP and Observer Chair khribar@comcast.net 847.818.0206

Friday, April 29, 2011
12:00pm
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Il 60604
League of Women Voters of Illinois State of the State Luncheon. Speaker: Charles Thomas, ABC 7 Political Reporter

Honorees: Eileen Subak, LWVIL Criminal Justice and Children's Services Issues Specialist

Recipient of the Flora

Sylvester Cheney Award honoring excellent volunteer efforts that further the LWVIL mission. Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Recipient of the Civic Participation Award honoring
efforts toward the betterment of our community

Click here for Registration/Invite

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
 
  Election Day.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
 
To be determined Informational Program on District 39 Referendum. Time and place to be determined.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
3:15-4:15pm
Wilmette Village Hall
Board Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forums. Wilmette Park Board

Please consider volunteering for the Forums: we need ushers, question sorters, timers.

Please contact Dorothy Speidel, Voter Services Chair d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716

Sunday, March 6, 2011
2-3pm
Wilmette Village Hall
Board Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Wilmtte Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forums. Wilmette Village Trustees

Please consider volunteering for the Forums: we need ushers, question sorters, timers.

Please contact Dorothy Speidel, Voter Services Chair d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716

Saturday, March 5, 2011
1:30-4:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration. We need 3 registrars at the Library on March 5.

Please contact: Dorothy Speidel Voter Services Chair, d-speidel@northwestern.edu, 847-989-4716

Saturday, March 5, 2011
11:45am
The Glen Club
2901 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, Il 60026
Woman's History Month Luncheon - Speaker Rachel Bronson. 11:45am Reception, 12:15pm Luncheon, 1:00pm Speaker

Rachel Bronson is Vice President of Programs and Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She oversees more than 150 yearly programs as well as The Council's increasing entellectual capital. Prior to that, Dr. Bronson was Senior Fellow and director, Middle East Studies, at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. She received her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Cost $38.00 - Reservations must be received by March 1. For more information call 847-604-1207, Glencoe extension. Click here for flyer and reservation form.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
7:30pm
The home of
Susan Morrison
822 Forest
Wilmette, Il 60091
District 39 Referendum Consensus Meeting. Wilmette Public Schools District 39 has placed a funding referendum on the April 5th ballot. The Wilmette and Glenview Leagues decided to study the referendum question as the first step in determining whether or not each League will take a position on the referendum. Consequently, a D39 Referendum Study Committee was formed. This committee has (and continues to) thoroughly research this issue to ascertain all facts, alternatives and consequences related to it.

Therefore, a D39 Referendum Consensus meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm. It is at this meeting that the study committee's research will be presented and we, as a membership, will discuss the issue and see if we come to CONSENSUS (substantial agreement) on the issue of the referendum.

It is so important that all League members attend! One might even say, it is akin to voting in any election. It is one of the few responsibilities of each and every member.

We hope to see you on March 1st! For your convenience, here is the link to the District 39 website regarding information on the referendum: District 39 Referendum Website

Sunday, February 27, 2011
3:15-4:15pm
Wilmette Village Hall
Board Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forums. District 39 School Board

Please consider volunteering for the Forums: we need ushers, question sorters, timers.

Please contact Dorothy Speidel, Voter Services Chair d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716

Sunday, February 27, 2011
2-3pm
Wilmette Village Hall
Board Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Forums. New Trier School Board

Please consider volunteering for the Forums: we need ushers, question sorters, timers.

Please contact Dorothy Speidel, Voter Services Chair d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilemtte, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011-Wednesday, February 16, 2011
 
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Voter Registration. Voter Registration will take place during Advisery Periods.

We need 8 registrars each day Feb 15-16 for the New Trier registration.

Please contact Dorothy Speidel, Voter Services Chair d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716

Sunday, February 13, 2011
3:00-4:30pm
New Trier High School
Northfield Campus
7 Happ Road
Northfield, Il 60093
MEET YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES. The Leagues of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glencoe invite you to meet Your State Representatives and learn their views on the Illinois Fiscal Crisis and other significant issues.

Please Join the Conversation with Representatives Daniel Biss (17th) - Robyn Gabel (18th) - Karen May (58th)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
7:00pm
The Wilmette Theater
1122 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
LWV Wilmette presents the movie 'Iron Jawed Angels'. The movie, `Iron Jawed Angels' tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote.

As an added bonus, the Wilmette League has put together a brief power point slide show depicting its own history. This short history will be shown immediately prior to the feature presentation!

Cost is $5.00 (includes small bag of popcorn)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
1:00pm
Wilmette Library Board Meeting. Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette, Il 60091
Sunday, December 12, 2010
4-6:00pm
The home of Sarah Oliver
110 Broadway
Wilmette, Il 60091
Holiday Party. Our league's annual holiday party has been scheduled for Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 4-6 pm. Sarah Oliver, once again, has offered to welcome all of us at her home (110 Broadway). More details to follow but please plan to join us!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:00pm
Wilmette Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Program on WHAT IS THE (IDEAL) ROLE OF GOVERNMENT. Solving Social Problems: The Case for a More Powerful Presidency A talk given by William G. Howell, PhD Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics Harris School, Department of Political Science and the College The University of Chicago Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:00 pm The Wilmette Public Library William Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics in the Harris School, co-director of the Program on Political Institutions, and a professor in the Department of Political Science and the College of the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency.

Before coming to the Harris School, Howell taught in the government department at Harvard University and the political science department at the University of Wisconsin. In 2000, he received a PhD in political science from Stanford University.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091-2558
Board Meeting.
Monday, November 15, 2010
11:30-1pm
DePaul University Center
2320 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3210
Lunch and Learn with League of Women Voters of Cook County. Judge Abishi C. Cunningham, Jr, Cook County Public Defender, will speak on "How Does the Public Defender's Office Serve the People of Cook County." $30 per person, includes box lunch. Return Registration Form and payment by Wednesday, November 11.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
 
  Elelction Day.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
7:00pm
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201-2716
Public Forum on proposed amendment to Recall the Governor. On the ballot November 2, there is a question whether or not the Illinois Constitution should be amended to allow a governor to be recalled by the voters.

The LWV of Evanston is presenting a public forum: Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 7 pm at the Evanston Civic Center 2100 Ridge Ave., 4th Floor

Speaking for the amendment: Recall

State Senator Susan Garrett
Speaking against the amendment:
State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie.

Light refreshments will be served.

The League of Women Voters does not have a position but the Illinois League has put out a pamphlet on the pros and cons of the amendment. Recall of the Governor

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
 
  Illinois League and ABC to present Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Debate. Ron Magers, ABC 7 anchor/reporter, will moderate the gubernatorial candidates' debate on October 20 from 10:35-11:35 PM on ABC 7. During both debates, a panel of journalists will ask the candidates pertinent questions on issues key to the voters of Illinois. For the Senate debate, the panel will include Charles Thomas, political editor, ABC 7; Andy Shaw, executive director of the Better Government Association; and Kerry Lester, political reporter at the "Daily Herald." The Governor's debate will also include panelists Thomas and Shaw. The third panelist will be announced soon.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
1:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmettte, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
 
  Illinois League and ABC to present Illinois Senate Candidate Debate. LLWVIL and ABC 7 to present "VOTE 2010: THE CANDIDATES DEBATE" George Stephanopoulos, Chief Political Correspondent for ABC, will moderate the debate between Illinois senatorial candidates on October 19 from 10:35-11:35 PM.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
2:00pm
Niles North High School Auditorium
9800 North Lawler St.
Skokie, IL 60077
9th Congressional District Candidate Forum. Candidate Forum between Jan Shakowsky and Joel Pollak.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
3:30 pm
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202-1293
18th Congressional Candidate Forum. Note: If Robyn Gable is unopposed, this forum will be canceled.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
2:00pm
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202-1293
13th District Cook County Candidate Forum. Larry Suffredin, Dem/Linda Thompson LaFianza, Rep/George Milkowski, Green
Sunday, October 3, 2010
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091-2558
Voter Registration. Last day to register for Nov. 2nd election is Oct 5.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
2:00pm
Wilmette Village Hall, Council Chambers
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
17th State Representative District Candidate Forum. 17th State Representative District Candidate Forum between Daniel Biss and Hamilton Chang.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7:00pm
Glenbrook South High School
4000 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026-1271
10th Congressional District Candidate Forum. 10th Congressional District Forum: Dan Seals and Robert Dold. The Leagues are working directly with a faculty member and the students in the Political Science Club. The Leagues have been asked to involve the students in the process as much as possible. The League will not be charged for the use of the auditorium or the video services.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilmette Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091-2558
Voter Registration. Last day to register for Nov 2 is Oct 5.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
6:30pm
Wagner Farm
1150 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60025An
An Evening With Beth Coulson - Sponsored by the Glenview League of Women Voters. Beth Coulson is the State Representative for the 17th district and will be departing from the Illinois Legislature at the end of the year. A long time member and supporter of the Glenview League of Women Voters, Beth Coulson will join the League for dinner and conversation. RSVP by September 10 to Pam Peterson, 10459 Dearlove Rd., Glenview, Il 60025. Send your check payable to GLWV for $17 to reserve your place. Tickets at the door - $25. Questions? Contact Pam at pbp46@aol.com.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
1:30-4:00pm
League of Women Voters of Illinois
322 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60604
Redistricting: A Training Opportunity. Hear more about why this issue is so important. Listen to people who have been involved in prior redistricting, including Virginia Martinez, the recipeint of the LWVIL 2010 Citizen of Action Award. Learn how you can educate both your League and your community. Leave prepared to make a public education presentation. Receive your LWVIL Redistricting Toolkit.

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
1pm
Panera Bread
1199 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091-2751
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
11:30-1pm
DePaul University Center
2320 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Cook County League Lunch and Learn. See invitation in July Bulletin.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
12:00pm
Glencoe Park District
Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, Il 60022
League of Women Voters Glencoe Summer Luncheon. See invitation in July Bulletin.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
12:00pm
The home of
Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Event - Summer Potluck Luncheon. Summer Book Event Luncheon featuring Roberta Rubin of The Book Stall with summer reading suggestions and an opportunity to purchase books Tuesday, July 20 at Noon Beth Nyhan's 2624 Blackhawk Wilm ette Please bring a salad or dessert to serve 8 guests or $7.00 Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 13 to Libby Bankoff at 847-256-7509 or Lbankoff@sbcglobal.net RSVP should include number of guests (including yourself) and whether you will be bringing a salad/dessert or $7.00 This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to the League!
Friday, July 9, 2010
11:30am
45 Woodley Road
Winnetka, Il 60093
Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth LWV Luncheon. W/N/K Luncheon, 11:30 am. The Stroebel's, 45 Woodley Road, See invitation in July Bulletin.
Friday, July 9, 2010-Saturday, July 10, 2010
9:00am-4:00pm
Downtown Wilmette Wilmette Sidewalk Sale.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
10:00am-12:00pm
LWVIL Office
332 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1150
Chicago, Il 60604
Meeting on Recall Amendment which will appear on November 2, 2010 ballot. The Illinois General Assembly has passed a Constitutional Initiative to Recall the Governor, HJRCA31. It will be placed on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voter approval. Recall is a procedure that allows citizens to remove and replace a public official before the end of a term of office.

LWVIL will be developing an educational piece explaining the Recall Amendment HJRCA31 and it pros and cons.

After the initial look at the Recall Amendment the committee may continue on to review and update our positions on Recall and Term Limits as supported by a program recommendation passed at the LWVIL 2009 Convention.

All interested League members are invited to attend the June 30, 2010 meeting. RSVP: Paula Lawson; plawson@lwvil.org

Monday, June 28, 2010
6:00pm
Ravinia Festival
400 Iris Lane
Highland Park, Il 60035
Night at Ravinia. It's summertime!!! And, with summertime comes Ravinia!

Purchase your own tickets, bring your own food/drink and join the group on the lawn to picnic together and then listen to CSO perform Chopin. Bring your lawn chairs (or blanket) and enjoy the music under the stars. However, some folk have indicated that they would prefer to enjoy the concert from the Pavilion. Great! But, picnic with us first!

We will begin to gather on the lawn at 6:00 pm.

Note: Spouses/significant others are VERY, VERY welcome!

Although an RSVP is not `required', it would be nice to have an idea of how many will be gathering. So, if you can/will, please let me know if you are planning to attend.

I hope you will join us. It promises to be a fun and relaxing evening together! Please RSVP to Libby Bankoff at Lbankoff@sbcglobal.net or 847-256-7509

Program information: Enchanting Chopin Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Frédéric Chopin Monday, June 28, 2010 8:00 PM Pavilion

Chicago Symphony Orchestra James Conlon, Conductor Garrick Ohlsson, Piano Reserved $50/$40 Lawn $12 Ticket & dining package $65

Gates open at 5:00 PM

Audiences clamor for music of Poland's ultimate musical ambassador, Frédéric Chopin, and Ravinia gets regular requests to program the timeless preludes, waltzes, nocturnes and concertos that have remained popular for centuries because of their memorable and beautiful melodies. Now your musical prayers have been answered.

Chopin explored new forms that his predecessors and contemporaries had not: his ballades, preludes, Polonaises and mazurkas made attendance at one of his "salons" Europe's most coveted invitation, and his liaison with the charismatic counter-culture author Georges Sand, as well as his abiding yet fraught friendship with his fellow keyboard genius, Franz Liszt, kept his personal life as fascinating as his music. The opening concert of the 2010 Chicago Symphony Orchestra summer residency demonstrates why Garrick Ohlsson was the first American ever to win the coveted Chopin Prize. The all-Chopin program includes both concertos and various famous solo works. Chopin:Fantasie in F Minor/A-flat Major, Op. 49 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 Scherzo in B-flat Minor/D-flat Major, Op. 31 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

http://www.ravinia.org/ViewDate.aspx?date=6/28/2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
12.:30pm
Panera Bread
1199 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 70091
Board Meeting.
June 2010-12/11
 
Holiday Inn North Shore Chicago
5300 Touhy
Skokie, IL 60077
League of Women Voters of Illinois State of the State Convention. League of Women Voters of Illinois - 55th State Convention - Skokie

Help LWVIL MAP THE FUTURE at our Convention + June 10-12, 2011

Pre-Convention Packet

Photos of 2011-2013 LWVIL Board Candidates

Convention is at the Holiday Inn, North Shore Chicago at 5300 Touhy in Skokie, IL 60077 (Easy access if you fly, drive or take public transportation. You will, however, need a taxi to get you from the airport to the hotel.)

Convention Committee has an exciting, educational and entertaining weekend planned. Meet LWVUS President Elisabeth McNamara. Attend stimulating workshops, and help Map the Future of the League. Room rates are reasonable, and the rooms can be shared. The cost per room is $95 plus tax per night.

Friday + June 10, 2011 Afternoon workshops will be presented on a variety of topics important to the work of your local Leagues. You can find descriptions of these workshops HERE. The evening dinner will feature the presentation of awards, a tasty dinner and our speaker Mary Ann Ahern, NBC political reporter to motivate us to take action.

Saturday + June 11, 2011 Opening session will start at 9 am with LWVUS President Elisabeth McNamara as our keynote speaker. During the plenary sessions we will hear many reports and discuss relevant topics. Stimulating discussions will enhance the lunch hour, and Saturday evening is our banquet. the Carrie Chapman Catt Award winner will be presented, and the Traveling Road Show from the Chicago Bar Association will regale us with their political satire. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend the Friday and Saturday night dinners, enjoy the entertainment, and have an opportunity to network.

Sunday - June 12, 2011 Sunday morning we will elect officers and state board members, and determine the LWVIL program of issues for 2011-2013. Be there and have your voice heard!

Pubs and Wares and Silent Auction will again be featured, enticing you to bid and buy + and maybe make money for your local League. Caucuses on issues and budget will be included. Plus, this is Networking time for Leaguers from all over Illinois.

The Online Auction starts the middle of May. Check it out.

Remember to reserve your hotel room no later than May 11, 2011.

Deadline for Convention Registration is May 18, 2011.

Attend the 2011 LWVIL Convention in Skokie, IL. June 10-12, 2011.

Thursday, May 27, 2010
7:00pm
The home of
Dale Cohodes
2531 Kenilworth Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
League of Women Voters of Wilmette Annual Meeting. Our Annual Meeting will convene at the home of Dale Cohodes, 2531 Kenilworth Avenue, Wilmette. This is a CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED LOCATION. In addition to the Treasurer's Report and Budget presentation, the Nominating Committe will present the slate of officers for election for the next term. A hearty "thank you" to Therese Steinken and the rest of our Board for jobs well done.
Monday, May 17, 2010
9:00am-1:00pm
Discovery Center
Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
2010 Annual Meeting LWVCC Annual Meeting Luncheon. Panel discussion featurning Mary Robinson, Cook County Shakman Decree Compliance Administrator, Clifford Meacham, Shakman Decree Compliance Administrator for Sheriff of Cook County, and Jan Carlson, Shakman Decree Compliance Administrator for Forest Preserve District of Cook County. To RSVP, see flyer in April Bulletin.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
2:00pm
Community recreation Center
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
One Book, Everybody Reads. One Book Everybody Reads Discussion with Elizabeth Strout at the Wilmette Community Recreation Center, 2:00 pm.
Monday, May 3, 2010
7:30-8:30pm
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Crisis Point - An Examination of the Illinois State Budget. Learn what the current fiscal climate really is in Illinois and what it portends for public services. Illinois' budget is of great concern, including issues regarding sustainable funding for essential services and revenue sources.

Featuring: Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability representing The Responsible Budget Coalition

Mr. Martire is the one who popularized the term "structural deficit." He is a technical advisor to the bipartisan, bicameral Legislative Education Caucus of the Illinois General Assembly, an advisor to the Legislative Black Caucus, and gives policy briefings, technical assistance, key testimony and legislative drafting at the request of legislators on both sides of the political aisle.

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is a bi-partisan 501(c)3 research and advocacy think tank that promotes fair, efficient and progressive tax, spending and economic policies.

May 2010
TBD
The home of
Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Annual Board Meeting. Agenda, 2009 Minutes, Nominating Slate, and Budgets will be sent via email by April 22
Thursday, April 22, 2010
7:00pm
Arlington Heights Historical Society
110 West Fremont
Arlington Heights, Il 60004
Fatal Budget Cuts, Missing State Payments- THE ILLINOIS STATE BUDGET CRISIS. Mr. John Bouman from the Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) will describe how the State of Illinois's current financial crisis developed; ways to reduce its impact on essential public services; and approaches for correcting our situation. The RBC is a coalition of over 200 organizations from AARP to the YWCA, including the League of Women Voters Illinois, the Illinois Library Association, teachers unions, and community action/social services organizations. For more information go to http://www.abetterillinois.com.

For more information go to http://www.lwvah.org or contact Judith O. Royal, 847-259-5838, Vice President, League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area.

Monday, April 19, 2010
1:00pm
The Home of
Deena Mitchell
115 Dupee
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
6:30pm
Lakeview Center
800 Gillson Park Drive
Wilmette, Il 60091
State of the Village. The Wilmette League of Women Voters is hosting their bi-ennial State of the Village event. Please join us for a buffet dinner and brief remarks followed by a question and answer period for our community leaders: Christopher Canning, President, Village of Wilmette Board of Trustees; Dennis O'Malley, President, Wilmette Board of Park Commissioners; Keith Dronen, President, District 39 Board of Education; James B. Koch, President, New Trier District 203 Board of Education; Cinda Axley, President, Wilmette Library Board of Trustees; Jeffrey Greengoss, President, District 37 Board of Education. Buffet Dinner - 6:30 p.m.,Remarks - 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15/person RSVP: April 4, 2010 Click State of the Village Invitation or call 847-251-1214 for further information.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
10:00am
  League of Women Voters Illinois - Visit ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTER - CHICAGO. The League of Women Voters of Illinois invites you to visit the ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTER-CHICAGO Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm In addition to the tour we will hear about pilot programs unique to this facility. IYC-Chicago is one of eight centers administered by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice that receive youth committed from Cook County. Limited to twenty people. RSVP to Millie Juskevice by April 5th millie@juskevice.com or call 773-848-0062
April 2010
 
TBD WBEZ's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!. Hopefully, we'll have tickets to "Wait, Wait Don't Tell me." If you've never been, you're in for a treat! Tune into WBEZ on any Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for a preview!
Friday, March 19, 2010
1:00pm
The home of Susan Morrison
822 Forest
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
6:30pm
Koenig and Strey
1009 Waukegan Road
Glenview, Il 60025
League of Women Voters Annual Phonathon. It is time once again for our League to participate in the LWVIL Phonathon. Callers from our League will phone Wilmette League members on Tuesday, March 9 to solicit monetary support for the state League. The state League (LWVIL) provides guidance, information, and support to our local Leagues in ways both concrete and philosophical. The LWVIL plays an important, if sometimes unnoticed, role in even our local activities. This fundraiser benefits both the LWVIL Ed Fund (voter service and citizen education) and the IL Fund (advocacy activities and membership). We need callers for this important fundraiser. Our League will receive 15% of all contributions made in response to our calls. Additionally, any gifts mailed to LWVIL by our local members prior to May 1, 2010, will be counted toward the total gifts upon which our share is based. We must participate in the Phonathon to receive any percentages from mail contributions. The Annual Phonathon will be held Tuesday, March 9 at Koenig and Strey at the northeast corner of Glenview and Waukegan Roads. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. The orientation will begin at 6:30, and we will start calling at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Therese Steinken (tmsteinken@gmail.com or 847-251-3818) if you would like to be a volunteer caller.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
11:45am
The Glen Club
2901 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
Women's History Month Luncheon - Speaker: Elizabeth Brackett. This year we are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Brackett, PBS news correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, host for WTTW-TV's Chicago Tonight and author of Pay to Play, How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption into a National Sideshow. Not only is Elizabeth a distinguished reporter and world-class athlete, but she is actually one of our own, having attended New Trier High School. Her observations of the Illinois political scene should be fascinating. If you have had the pleasure of dining at the Glen Club, then you know that the ambiance and the food are top notch. Click here for reservation form.
Friday, February 19, 2010
1:00pm
The home of
Therese Steinken
900 Chestnut
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
11:30am
The Home of Dale Cohodes
2531 Kenilworth Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Special Luncheon Meeting. FAIR MAP AMMENDMENT PRESENTATION Given by Mary Schaafsma from the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEAGUE PLANNING Discuss what issues the League will consider for possible study or action 2010-2012.

ALL MEMBERS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. RSVP BY FEBRUARY 12 ---- THERESE STEINKIEN, tmsteinken@gmail.com or 847-251-3818.

Saturday, February 6, 2010
8:30a,-3:00pm
University Center, Conference Chicago: Lake Room
525 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
LWVIL Annual Issues Briefing. Registration, Breakfast & Networking Starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Issues Program 9:15 a.m. to Noon Redistricting + How Can We Ensure the Lines Will Be Drawn Fairly? 1) Rep. Mike Fortner, Illinois' 95th District and a Winner in Ohio's Redistricting Map Drawing Contest; 2) Tom Geoghegan, Attorney, Author, and Activist; and 3) Justin Levitt, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law Illinois' Fiscal Crisis + What Can We Do? John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Spokesperson for the Responsible Budget Coalition
  • Luncheon Noon + 1:00 p.m.
  • Workshops (select one of four) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 2010 Census: Uncle Sam needs YOU! What your League can do to help achieve a complete count. Redistricting Citizen's Initiative: Let's get going! How Local Leagues can educate their communities and get those petitions signed! Term Limits for Leaders: Is this the solution? The Illinois Budget: A look from all sides + What can we eliminate, from where, and what are the consequences? To register for the Issues Briefing online, go to http://www.lwvil.org by January 27
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
 
  Illinois Primary Election. Note: Early voting available January 11-28, 2010 at Centennial Park 2800 Glenview Road, Wilmette, Il 60091 Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Monday, February 1, 2010
8:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
9:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
9:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
9:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Friday, January 29, 2010
9:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
9:00pm
Wilmette Public Access Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
7:30pm
Wilmette Public Access Television Channel 6 The 10th Congressional District Candidate Forum Will Be Televised on Channel 6.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
9:30
The home of Heidi Voorhees
1225 Richmond
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting --Please note change of date and time!!.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
3pm
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge
Evanston, Il 60201
Candidate Forums for 18th District Representatives. CANDIDATE FORUM FOR THE FEBRUARY 2, 2010 PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Sunday, December 6, 2009
5-7:00pm
The home of
Jan Peterson
1049 Pontiac Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
'Tis the season for the annual League Holiday Party!..
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
7pm
Winnetka Community House
670 Lincoln
Winnetka, IL 60093
United We Learn Presentation. Rev. Sen. James Meeks brought busloads of Chicago Public School students to New Trier High School last year to protest Illinois' system of funding public school education. By relying primarily on the local property tax, Illinois school systems differ sharply in quality depending on the wealth and the racial makeup of the community. The educational achievement gap not only undermines the potential of individual children, but costs us billions of dollars in lost GDP.

Ralph Martire, the long time executive director of the Center for Tax & Budget Accountability, has studied and advocated for systemic change in the way schools are funded in Illinois. He is best known for coining the term "structural deficit" as the root cause of Illinois' fiscal crisis - that is, the result of a tax system that does not generate enough revenue to continue funding the current level of public services, adjusting for inflation and population growth.

Free and Open to the Public

CO-SPONSORS [list in progress]:

  • League of Women Voters of Wilmette
  • Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs
  • Legislative Task Force of School District 65/202 PTA Council
  • Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
  • Education Justice Committee of Congregation Hakafa
  • Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • New Beginnings North Shore Church-Evanston
  • Temple Jeremiah

United We Learn a grassroots group of parents, teachers and community leaders, coalesced in August 2008 with the immediate aim of creating an atmosphere of welcome for the State Sen. Rev. Meeks-sponsored boycott and rally at New Trier High School on September 2, 2008. UWL supports the aims of all Illinois Public School communities to secure a higher quality public school education - and brighter future - for all our children. http://www.UnitedWeLearnIL.org

For more information: Lali Watt, IntrepidLW@gmail.com; Barb Hiller, barbhome@sbcglobal.net; Gail Schechter gail@interfaithhousingcenter.org

Friday, November 20, 2009
1:00pm
The home of
Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
7:45am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Register Voters at New Trier High School. Voter Registration at New Trier High School will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, November 10 and 11. Deputy Registrars will meet between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the Advisery office at New Trier East High School in Winnetka and then proceed to senior adviseries to register new voters. Last year more than 200 seniors were registered! If you have not received an e-mail about participating, but would like to participate, please contact Heidi Voorhees, Voter Services Co-Chair at 847-256-7299 or via e-mail at HeidiJVoorhees@aol.com. You must have a current deputy registrar commission to register voters. If your commission has expired you may renew it by filling out a form you can download from the Cook County Clerk's website voterinfonet.com. Click on Voter Registration, then Deputy Registrar. You will find the form to download. It takes just a few minutes to fill out and then you can mail it in to the Clerk's office. Additional information about parking, the room number where we are meeting on November 10 and 11 will be sent out prior to November 10.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
7:45am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
Register Voters at New Trier High School. Voter Registration at New Trier High School will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, November 10 and 11. Deputy Registrars will meet between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the Advisery office at New Trier East High School in Winnetka and then proceed to senior adviseries to register new voters. Last year more than 200 seniors were registered! If you have not received an e-mail about participating, but would like to participate, please contact Heidi Voorhees, Voter Services Co-Chair at 847-256-7299 or via e-mail at HeidiJVoorhees@aol.com. You must have a current deputy registrar commission to register voters. If your commission has expired you may renew it by filling out a form you can download from the Cook County Clerk's website voterinfonet.com. Click on Voter Registration, then Deputy Registrar. You will find the form to download. It takes just a few minutes to fill out and then you can mail it in to the Clerk's office. Additional information about parking, the room number where we are meeting on November 10 and 11 will be sent out prior to November 10.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
2:00pm
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60010
"Votes for Women" Play.
November 2009
 
TBD Chicago Humanities Festival. We'll take in a program offered by the Chicago Humanities Festival. The year's theme is "Laughter." Just in time!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
7:00pm
Conference Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Informational presentation by the ACLU on impending Reproductive Health & Access Act. A lawyer from the ACLU will describe the legislation, including an explanation of the bill's impact on availability of sex education, prenatal care, contraception and abortion. There will also be a discussion of the balance between "conscience exclusions" for health care providers and the rights of patients to secure those services. A question & answer period will follow the presentation. The entire program will last 60-90 minutes. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Wilmette, Evanston, and Glenview. If you have questions, contact Georgia Gebhardt at 847-853-8225 or email ggebhardt@sbcglobal.net.
Friday, October 23, 2009
1pm
Elizabeth Coulson's
District Office
3801 W. Lake Ave. (NW corner of Lake & Pfingsten)
Glenview, Il 60026
Lesgislative Interview with Elizabeth Coulson. Members of the Wilmette Leage will be asking Representative Coulson for her perspective on what's `happened' in the spring '09 session, what actions (if any) she anticipates in the veto session, and what legislation she is particularly `keen' on passing (or NOT passing) in the near future. In addition, as the core issues and action priorities for the LWVIL are fiscal policy and tax reform (which must include funding of public education and social services), climate change issues and campaign finance and ethics reform, we will be asking questions about these issues.
Monday, October 19, 2009
7:30pm
The home of
Carole Liebson
1109 Illinois Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Legislative interview with Jeff Schoenberg. Members of the Wilmette Leage will be asking State Senator Jeff Schoenberg for his perspective on what's `happened' in the spring '09 session, what actions (if any) he anticipates in the veto session, and what legislation he is particularly `keen' on passing (or NOT passing) in the near future. In addition, as the core issues and action priorities for the LWVIL are fiscal policy and tax reform (which must include funding of public education and social services), climate change issues and campaign finance and ethics reform, we will be asking questions about these issues.
Friday, October 16, 2009
1:00pm
The home of
Jan Peterson
1049 Pontiac
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00pm
Conference Room
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Book Review of Malcolm Gladwell's The Outliers. Book Discussion of Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Discussion Leader: Georgia Gebhardt

Outliers: The Story of Success explains why some people succeed far more than others. The author argues that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them---at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date.

Saturday, October 3, 2009
11:00am-1:00pm
Glenview Police Station
2500 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
COOK COUNTY MATTERS - THE FACTS. COOK COUNTY MATTERS + THE FACTS

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND HOW IT SPENDS OUR MONEY.

FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION THERE WILL BE A SPIRITED LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DISCUSSION. PLEASE BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!!

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY THE ED FUNDS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF GLENVIEW, EVANSTON, GLENCOE, PARK RIDGE, WILMETTE, & WINNETKA/NORTHFIELD/KENILWORTH

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
1:00pm
Home of Mari Terman
941 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
Legislative interview with Julie Hamos.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
11:00am
Oriental Institute
1155 E. 88th Street
Chicago, Il 60607
Lunch and Tour of Oriental Institute- Meet at Mari Terman's 941 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, Illinois. YOU ARE INVITED TO A Tour of the Oriental Institute! At the University of Chicago with our own Mari Terman, docent Sunday, September 20, 2009 Lunch @ Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen in the Woodlawn Mall, followed by the tour of the museum Meet at the home of Mari Terman 941 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette At 11:00 a.m. We'll have enough cars and drivers available Reply to Dorothy Speidel by September 18 d-speidel@northwestern.edu 847-989-4716
Thursday, September 17, 2009
7:00pm
Chase Bank Auditorium
10 South Dearborn
Chicago, Il 60603
Performance of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Join the League of Women Voters of Illinois For a Special Presentation of WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! The NPR news quiz show will be noting our presence on air! LWVIL NIGHT OF COMEDY!! WHO: League of Women Voters and their guests WHAT: Performance of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Jokes will be told at the League's expense!!! WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:00 P.M. WHERE: Chase Bank Auditorium 10 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 60603 WHY: To have a great time and raise money for the League PRICE: $60.00 includes ticket plus reception after the show REGISTER TODAY!! To pay by phone call Mo Ormiston, Member Services Coordinator at 312-939-5935, ext. 37. Or mail in the registration form (found on page 10) LWVIL, 332 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, 60604, Suite 1150 REGISTRATIONS DUE BY August 17, 2009. LIMITED SPACE! BOOK NOW! If you are unfamiliar with the show, check out the web cast of past shows at: hhtp://http://www.npr.org/programs/waitwait or listen to WBEZ Saturdays at 10:00 am. The cost of attendance in excess of $30 (fair market value of the event) is tax deductible subject to applicable limitations on charitable contributions Registration form on page 9 of August, 2009 BULLETIN.
Friday, September 11, 2009
1:00pm
The home of
Georgia Gebhardt
411 Third Street
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
12:00-2:00pm
Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Il 60201
Legislative Luncheon with Jan Schakowsky. Informative opportunity hosted by The League of Women Voters of Evanston and co-sponsored by the Wilmette and Glenview leagues. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will give her legislative update to the Leagues of the 9th Congressional District, followed by a question and answer session. Bring a friend!

Registration begins at 11:45 am.

Cost: $15 includes a box lunch, drinks and dessert. Payable at the door (cash or check).

Please RSVP by August 17 to rsvp1@lwve.org (note: that is a number "1" after "rsvp") or leave a voicemail message at the LWVE office, 847-866-7844, ext. 1 Please include which League you are with in your RSVP

Friday, August 21, 2009
1:00pm
The home of Libby Bankoff
2106 Elmwood
Wilmette, Il60091
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
5:00pm
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Evening at Ravina - "First Concertos of Russian Masters," featuring three women pianists. CANCELLED-------Meet at the steps at the Martin at 5:30pm. Look for more details. For more information, contact Georgia Gebhardt (847)853-8225, ggebhardt@sbcglobal.net; or Dorothy Speidel (847)989-4716, d-speidel@northwestern.edu.
Monday, August 3, 2009
11:30am-1pm
North Cafe
DePaul University Center
1 East Jackson
Chicago, Il 60604
Fundraising Lunchen for League of Women Voters of Cook County. The first in a series of fundraiser luncheons. The Cook County League will have U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (former Cook County Commissioner) speak on "Thoughts on How to Improve Cook County Government". The luncheon will be at North Café at DePaul University Center, 1 E. Jackson in Chicago and will cost $30. Proceeds will benefit the League of Women Voters of Cook County. Reservations are required. Check the LWVCC website for details or reservations: http://www.cookcounty.il.lwvnet.org.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
12:00pm
The home of
Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Event - Summer Potluck Luncheon. Please join us for our Summer Potluck Luncheon featuring Roberta Rubin of The Book Stall in Winnetka. She will bring us summer reading suggestions and an opportunity to purchase books after we share a lovely luncheon.

Please bring a salad or dessert to serve 8 guests OR $7.00. To help with planning, please reply to DOROTHY SPEIDEL at 847-989-4716 or d-speidel@northwestern.edu BY JULY 20th.

This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to the League.

Thursday, July 23, 2009
9:30am-11:30am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
New Trier High School Facilities Tour for League of Women Voters. New Trier High School Facilities Tour for League of Women Voters. Tour for the Leagues of Women Voters of Glencoe, Glenview, Wilmette and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth After three years of study by staff, parents, students and community members, the New Trier Board of Education has endorsed a Long Range Facilities Plan that outlines facilities priorities over the next several decades. As a next step, the Board will identify a first construction project and its timing. The suggested plan would consist of:

West side addition at Winnetka (replacing the Cafeteria, Music /Performing Arts Building, and Tech Arts Building +which also would construct approximately 25 new large classrooms for o ther academic programs) East side athletic addition at Winnetka (replacing the Gates facility and adding a Field House with 12 classrooms and additional extracurricular spaces) Improvements at Northfield campus (modest renovation of classroom spaces and outdoor athletic space) The proposed project would require the New Trier Board to seek community approval. The earliest possible referendum would be in February 2010.
--above from the New Trier High School June 2009 Facilities Plan Looks to Future League members and guests are invited to a guided tour of the New Trier High School Winnetka Campus at 385 Winnetka Avenue. Tour participants will meet in Room 301 for a 30 minute informal presentation by Superintendent Linda Yonke, followed by Q and A and a 90 minute tour with Linda Yonke and John Neiweem, Director of Physical Plant Services. WILMETTE LEAGUE MEMBERS: R.S.V.P no later than Thursday, July 16 to Therese Steinken: tmsteinken@gmail.com For more information about the proposed projects: www.newtrier.k12.il.us/facilities PLEASE NOTE: OUR BOOK EVENT FOLLOWS AT NOON. PLEASE RSVP.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
6pm-8pm
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, Il 60093
New Trier High School Facilities Tour for League of Women Voters. Tour for the Leagues of Women Voters of Glencoe, Glenview, Wilmette and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth

After three years of study by staff, parents, students and community members, the New Trier Board of Education has endorsed a Long Range Facilities Plan that outlines facilities priorities over the next several decades. As a next step, the Board will identify a first construction project and its timing. The suggested plan would consist of:

  • West side addition at Winnetka (replacing the Cafeteria, Music /Performing Arts Building, and Tech Arts Building +which also would construct approximately 25 new large classrooms for o ther academic programs)
  • East side athletic addition at Winnetka (replacing the Gates facility and adding a Field House with 12 classrooms and additional extracurricular spaces)
  • Improvements at Northfield campus (modest renovation of classroom spaces and outdoor athletic space) The proposed project would require the New Trier Board to seek community approval. The earliest possible referendum would be in February 2010.
    --above from the New Trier High School June 2009 Facilities Plan Looks to Future League members and guests are invited to a guided tour of the New Trier High School Winnetka Campus at 385 Winnetka Avenue. Tour participants will meet in Room 301 for a 30 minute informal presentation by Superintendent Linda Yonke, followed by Q and A and a 90 minute tour with Linda Yonke and John Neiweem, Director of Physical Plant Services. WILMETTE LEAGUE MEMBERS: R.S.V.P no later than Thursday, July 16 to Therese Steinken: tmsteinken@gmail.com For more information about the proposed projects: www.newtrier.k12.il.us/facilities
Friday, July 17, 2009
1:00pm
The home of
Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Friday, July 10, 2009-Saturday, July 11, 2009
9:00am-4:00pm
Downtown Wilmette League of Women Voters' Table at the Wilmette Sidewalk Sale. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette will provide information for voters at the annual Wilmette Sidewalk Sale. We're still looking for volunteers to help at our table. Please contact Judy Mandel @847-2615 or jinxmandel@aol.com.
Friday, June 19, 2009
11:00am
Home of Therese Steinken
900 Chestnut Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
board Meeting and Luncheon.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
7:00pm
New Trier High School Northfield Campus
Board Room, Room 234, Building C
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
United We Learn Forum: Equity Funding and Education in Illinois. The League of Women Voters Wilmette will be co-sponsoring a forum on "The Future of Illlinois Education and What We Can Do About It" with United We Learn, a grassroots group of three dozen parents and community leaders in New Trier Township.

Max McGee, President of the Illinois Math & Science Academy and former superintendent of Wilmette District 39, will be joined by Gov. Pat Quinn's Deputy Chief of Staff Julie Smith, to discuss the status quo in public school education in Illinois and why it has become a problem for all students and communities in the state. Also speaking is Dea C. Meyer, Executive Vice President, Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Please click here for UNITEDWELEARNFLYER

For more information on the forum, please contact gail@interfaithhousingcenter.org or visit http://www.interfaithhousingcenter.org for a link to join UWL's Google Group.

Sunday, May 3, 2009
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
"One Book, Everyone Reads" - Simon Winchester, author of The Man Who Loved China , is speaking. Simon Winchester, author of The Man Who Loved China, is speaking. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette, in conjunction with the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce, the Woman's Club of Wilmette, Borders Books & Music, and House of Chan, is partnering with the Wilmette Public Library for its 2009 "One Book, Everyone Reads." This program, now in its fourth year, is an effort to unite the local community in a shared reading experience. The library selects one book, invites residents to read it, and hosts a series of book discussions and related events. See http://www.wilmettelibrary.info/onebook for the specific schedule. Funding for "One Book, Everybody Reads" is made possible by Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.
May 2009
7:30pm
The Home of Susan Morrison
822 Forest Avenue
Wilmette, Il 60091
Annual Board Meeting. Please come to hear an assessment of our accomplishments for the past year and our goals for the coming year. The 2009-2010 Board Slate will be announced, the minutes of our last Annual Meeting will be released and our new budget will be accepted.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
7-9:30pm
New Trier High School Northfield Campus
Room C234
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
National Popular Vote Study Consensus Meeting. Question: Should the League of Women Voters support the National Popular Vote Compact to ensure direct election of the President and Vice President of the U.S.? At this meeting we will explore the pros and cons of the National Popular Vote Compact, an alternative direct approach to electing the President and Vice President of the United States. We will determine whether or not there is a Consensus on the questions presented. Questions? Call Georgia Gebhardt (847)853-8225 or email at ggebhardt@sbcglobal.net.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
7:30-9pm
Room C234
New Trier High School Northfield Campus
7 Happ Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Rethinking the Drinking Age: A Debate -Moderated and Co-Sponsored by LWV Wilmette and Other Local Leagues. Representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Youth Rights Association square off in a debate format to cover the studies, the facts and the logical reasons pro and con for keeping the legal minimum drinking age at 21-years of age. The debate was inspired by the Amethyst Initiative - a call by 134 university presidents and chancellors to "weigh all the consequences of current alcohol policies and to invite new ideas on how best to prepare young adults to make responsible decisions about alcohol use." Parents, students and all members of the community will gain insight into this important public policy issue.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:00pm
Party Room
1440 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, Il 60091
LWV Wilmette Social Night - Play Bunco - It's Fun. Plan on an evening of JPF (JUST PLAIN FUN) with the LWV and friends!!!! If you don't know how to play Bunco, never fear. Everyone is guaranteed to learn in 2 minutes flat!

What is Bunco?

It's a dice game with 4 people per card table, playing as partners. There are as many tables as there are (multiples of 4) people. After a prescribed number of dice rolls, one team per table wins and the other loses. The winners move up to the next table and tothe losers move 'down" to a lower table. Thus, there is movement and change of players at each table for each round resulting in a very social as well as fun game!!!! Check flyer

Thursday, April 2, 2009
1:00pm
The home of Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
2-4:15pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Village Board and Park Board Candidate Forum. Village Board candidates' forum is from 2-3pm. Candidates are: Cameron Krueger, Ted McKenna, Alan Swanson and Lali Watt.

Park Board candidates' forum is from 3:15-4:15pm. Candidates for Park Board are: James L. "Jim" Brault, Carol Farrell, Darrell J. Graham and Michael Murdock.

The forum will be moderated by Joan Kaltsas from the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest League. This event will be broadcast live on local cable.

Click here to see VOTERS GUIDE. .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
1:30pm
The home of Georgia Gebhardt
411 Third Street
Wilmette, Il 60091
Board Meeting.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
11:45am
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035
16th Annual Luncheon Commenorating Women's History Month - Women in Jazz. 11:45am Reception, 12:15pm Luncheon, 1:00pm Speaker, Nicole Mitchell.

Ms. Mitchell, is a creative flutist, composer and bandleader.

She was Downbeat magazine's "Risisng Star Flutist 2005-2008"; she was voted "Chicagoan of the Year 2006" by the Chicago Tribune; and Jazz Journalist Association awarded her "Jazz Flutist of the Year 2008." Ms. Mitchell is also the founder of the critically acclaimed Black Earth Ensemble and Black Earth Strings.

Cost: $35 RSVP by March 1 or call 847-604-1207.

Sponsored by the Education Funds of the Leagues of Women Voters of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park; Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Park Ridge, Wilmette, and Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth. Click link for flyer and reservation form. link

Thursday, March 5, 2009
 
  Board Meeting Date Changed to March 11, 2009.
Monday, March 2, 2009
6:30-9:30pm
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Il 60201
Panel Discussion - STOP PAY TO PLAY IN ILLINOIS. Representative Julie Hamos and Paul Froehlich will be among speakers for a panel discussion regarding alternatives to the business-as-usual way of funding elections in Illinois. Discussion will include learning about an alternative -- the Illinois Clean Elections Act, sponsored in the Illinois House.
  • 6:30pm Meet and greet
  • 7:00pm Clean elections video (PBS production)
  • 7:20pm Panel discussion
  • 8:00pm Questions and answers
  • 9:00pm Refreshments off sight

This forum is sponsored by the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project, the Illinois Clean Elections Foundation, and the Quick and Clean Foundation. For more information go to Clean Elections website
Thursday, February 26, 2009
12:00pm
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60604
League of Women Voters of Illinois State of the State Luncheon. Carol Marin will be keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters of Illinois annualState of the State luncheon.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
2:00pm
Home of Libby Bankoff
2106 Elmwood
Wilmette, IL 60091
All Member Meeting. All Wilmette League members welcome! The League of Women Voters Wilmette will meet to discuss our league's input to the League of Women Voters Illinois' Program Planning.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
1-2:00pm
Home of Libby Bankoff
2106 Elmwood
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
4-6:00pm
The home of Sarah Oliver
110 Broadway
Wilmette, IL 60091

Contact phone #: 847-256-3542
HOLIDAY PARTY. Annual holiday party - details to follow. Please bring paper products for the New Trier food pantry. Spouses and friends are welcome. Please RSVP to d.speidel@northwestern.edu.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
1:00pm
The home of Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Committee of the Whole Meeting. Meeting will focus on the League of Women Voters Wilmette's undertaking a program of ACTION in support of the LWVIL's position on School Funding. In brief, the LWVIL position is that "schools should be provided stable, reliable,and adequate revenue through a combination of federal, state, and local sources. That schools are currently funded in a manner that is heavily weighted on local resources, creating a disparity in quality based on local property wealth, is unacceptable."
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
 
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Student Government Mock Board Meeting.
Friday, November 7, 2008
12-1:30pm
  Humanities Festival Event: Election Results: A Distinguished Roundtable.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
1:00pm
The home of
Ellen Falkof
2205 Greenwood Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
1:30-2:30pm
Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Candidate Debate. 17th District Candidate Debate Elizabeth Coulson and Daniel Biss
Sunday, October 19, 2008
2:00pm
Deerfield High School
1959 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Candidate Debate: Mark Kirk/Dan Seals Candidates for 10th Congressional District. As the November election approaches, Republican Rep. Mark Kirk and Democratic candidate Dan Seals will speak on the important local and national issues in the 10th Congressional District. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters in the 10th Congressional District.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7:30pm
New Trier High School Northfield Campus Board Room
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Constitutional Convention Community Meeting - WHY VOTE NO?. Dawn Clark Netsch and Julie Hamos will speak on why there should not be a CON-CON. Dawn Clark Netsch will present a historical perspective on the 1970 Constitutional Convention, to which she was a delegate. What was the political climate at that time? Why was there a need to write a new constitution? How does our present situation, some 38 years later, compare? Julie Hamos will discuss the current situation in Springfield. If the source of the dysfunction is not the constitution, then what are the alternatives for building a more responsive, ethical government? Those of you familiar with the work of these outstanding speakers will know that we can expect an informative, interactive evening. There will be ample time reserved for questions. This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wilmette, WNK, Glencoe, Evanston and Glenview.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
1:00pm
To be determined Board Meeting.
Monday, September 29, 2008
8am
New Trier High School
285 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
New Trier Voter Registration. Meet at New Trier High School East Campus
Saturday, September 27, 2008
9/27/2008
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration.
Friday, September 26, 2008
8am
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
New Trier Voter Registration. Meet at New Trier High School East Campus
Saturday, September 20, 2008
1:30-4:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 50091
Voter Registration.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
1:30-4:30pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Voter Registration.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
1:00pm
The home of
Deena Mitchell
115 Dupee Place
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
1:00pm
The home of Dorothy Speidel
1535 Elmwood
Wilmette, IL 60091
Brunch and Block Museum Tour: Design in the Age of Darwin: from William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy brunch at the home of Dorothy Speidel, then tour the exhibit at the Block: Design in teh Age of Darwin: From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright (tour by Dorothy, who is a docent.) R.S.V.P. to Dorothy - d-speidel@northwestern.edu or 847-989-4716
Thursday, August 7, 2008
2:00pm
The home of Beth Nyhan
2624 Blackhawk Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
6:00pm
Ravinia, Highland Park, Illinois Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 50 Years of Perlman. Itzhak Perlman celebrates the 50th anniversary of his U.S. debut by playing the Beethoven violin concerto. Janes Conlon conducts the CSO. Meet on the steps of the Martin Theater at 6:00pm. If you arrive late call Judy Mandel on her cell phone to find out the location of the Leaguers on the Lawn: 847-828-7106. (CSO at 8:00pm.) Bring your dinner, wine, chair etc or bring $$$ to fulfill your gastronomic desires. Questions between now and then? Contact Libby Bankoff, president@lwvwilmette.org or 847-256-7509.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
7:00pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Dessert and Dialogue with Julie Hamos. An opportunity to enjoy dessert and a lively discussion led by Julie Hamos, the Illinois State Representative from the 18th District. She will describe the successful caompaign leading to the passage of the Transportation Bill by the Illinois Legislature. How we can apply the lessons learned to other crucial issues will be the subject of the discussion that follows. This event is co-sponsored by the Wilmette, Winnetka/Northfield/Kenilworth and Evanston Leagues of Women Voters.
Friday, July 11, 2008-Saturday, July 12, 2008
9:00am-4:00pm
Downtown Wilmette League of Women Voters' Table at the Wilmette Sidewalk Sale. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette will provide information for voters at the annual Wilmette Sidewalk Sale.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
12:00pm
Home of Mari Terman
941 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Book Event Luncheon. Summer Book Event Luncheon with book reviews by Roberta Rubin of the Book Stall in Winnetka. Bring salad or dessert for 8 or $5.00. Please RSVP to Cinda Axley at 847-251-4346 or caxley112@comcast.net. This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to the Wilmette League.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
11:30am
The home of Dale Cohodes
2531 Kenilworth Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Board Meeting. Board Meeting - Bring Lunch