Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 3, 2019
7pm
Tall Grass Arts Center
367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
Annual Winter Social. This event is now our League's largest fundraiser. We depend on its success to help support our programs throughout the year. It also is an opportunity to enjoy the gallery's artwork and socialize with friends -- as well as bid on fantastic auction items. Bring auction items to Tall Grass Arts Center, with a note that they are for Mary Dankowski.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
1:00-4 pm
Park Forest Village Hall Board Room
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Candidate's Forum. Candidates for Park Forest Village Board and Village President (Mayor)will provide their backgrounds and answer questions. Questions from the audience will be answered.

The current schedule is that trustee candidates will appear from 1pm until 2pm; Mayoral candidates from 2:30 - 4 pm.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
2-4pm
Richton Park Village Hall Board Room
4455 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60471
Richton Park Candidates Forum. Candidates for office in Richton Park will address the audience and answer questions.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
Program Planning. Diana Hodges and Barbara Moore will coordinate this session which will focus on national issues, as well as local issues. This is an opportunity for members to review our current positions and, if they want, recommend a new study.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2-4:30pm
University Park Village Hall
698 Burnham Drive
University Park, IL 60484
University Park Candidates Forum. Candidates for Village Clerk, Mayor, and Trustee will jointly participate in a forum to introduce themselves to the audience and answer questions.

2:00 - 2:45 Village Clerk Candidates 3:00 - 4:30 Trustees and Mayoral Candidates

Saturday, February 9, 2019
11am-4:30pm
Park Forest Village Hall Board Room
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
School Board Candidates Forums. This will be a full day of forums for local school districts, beginning at 11 am with candidates for SD163; followed by candidates for SD162.

Candidates for SD227 school board will speak from 1 -2:30 pm followed by those for Prairie State Board of Trustees from 3 - 4:30pm.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7-8:30pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Candidates for Park Forest Library Board. Candidates for the Park Forest Library Board will address the audience and answer questions.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
1-3pm
Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Ave
Matteson, IL 60443
Village of Matteson Candidates Forum. Candidates for office in Matteson will address the audience and answer questions.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
Educational Standards for Local Public Schools. This program will be coordinated by Diane Hodge and William Wiley.