The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will host the forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Downers Grove Village Hall.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle has tentatively rescheduled the forum for March 14.
With heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions gripping the Chicago area Tuesday, officials opted to postpone the public forum for Downers Grove school board candidates. The Community High School District 99 candidate forum—hosted by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle—was scheduled for Tuesday night at Village Hall, but was canceled around 5 p.m. due to the snowstorm. "We've heard from two of the candidates and know they can't make it, so we're going to wait until everyone can be there and we can have a better crowd," said Hilary Denk, co-president of the League of Women Voters in Downers Grove. Denk said they are hoping to reschedule the forum for 7 p.m. March 14 at Village Hall. Six candidates are running …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle will host a public discussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Downers Grove Fire Department Administration Building.
A public discussion on Illinois' fiscal problems will be held Wednesday night in Downers Grove. The League of Women Votersof Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle will host "The Challenge of Revenue" at 7:30 p.m. at the Downers Grove Fire Department Administration Building, located at the corner of Main and 55th streets. The forum will feature a discussion of the past, present and future of state revenue, as well as options being considered to address the state's fiscal problems. For more information on the event, visit the League website at www.dgwl.il.lwvnet.org, or contact Hilary Denk at 630-724-9528. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
On Nov. 6, Illinois voters will vote on a proposal to amend the Illinois Constitution to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system.
Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle On Nov. 6, Illinois voters will vote on a proposal to amend the Illinois Constitution to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system. Raising such a benefit would require a three-fifths majority vote in each chamber of the Illinois General Assembly, as well as in the governing bodies of any unit of local government, school district, or pension or retirement system. The League of Women Voters of Illinois opposes this proposal and urges voters to vote no. The League of Women Voters strongly supports governmental systems that are transparent, representative, accountable, and responsive. By …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Primary election will be March 20; early voting starts Feb. 27.
Republicans vying for a seat in DuPage County Board District 2 had a chance last weekend to set themselves apart from one another in the crowded Primary race. At the Elmhurst League of Women Voters candidate forum at Elmhurst College Sunday, the audience heard from Michael Loftus of Lisle, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, and Pete DiCianni, Charles Mueller, Sean Noonan and Rafael Rivadeneira, all of Elmhurst. Candidate Jim Long of Downers Grove did not attend. They answered questions posed by the League on transportation, affordable housing and attracting green businesses in DuPage County. But it was the audience questions, like "Will you sign up for a pension from DuPage County if elected?," that perhaps most …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Local chapter focuses on issues, voter participation.
While the results of the 2010 Illinois Census have yet to be released, early indications indicate the state is poised to lose one, if not two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That development—and the redistricting that will result—was the focus of conversation at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle chapter of the League of Women Voters. It's the sort of discussion that has occupied the organization since its founding 90 years ago in Chicago with a mission to "encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy." In keeping with that mission, the Downers Grove, Lisle and Woodridge …