Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
Voter Education. This timely and instructive meeting will be presented by Al Sturges, LWVPFA member and longtime member of the Park Forest Nonpartisan Committee which provides forums for candidates for office in Park Forest. He will discuss the League of Women Voters Election Guide Site and the League's online voters' guide: (Vote 411). He will also explain Vote Smart, which provides free unbiased, in depth information about current candidates, their funding, positions on issues, and legislation.

In addition, Dora Ivory and Deborah Orr, past and current LWVPFA Voter Service Chairs, will present the logistics of voting in the statewide election to be held on November 6, 2018.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
Economic Development in the South Suburbs-Moved from Wed!. NOTE: This program was previous scheduled for Wednesday Nov 14, 2018.

This informative program will be presented by Mr. Reginald Greenwood, who is the Deputy Executive Director for Economic Development of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). This intergovernmental agency provides technical assistance and joint services to 44 municipalities representing a population over 650,000 in Cook and Will Counties. Mr. Greenwood's vision is a prosperous, safe, and beautiful Chicago Southland. His goals are to facilitate projects that create regional wealth, empower businesses to expand, and improve the overall quality of life for residents in the Chicago Southland. This promises to be an informative talk with discussion afterword.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10am
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Illinois income tax: A Graduated Rate. This program will explain the proposed change to how Illinois state income tax is computed and the hurdle which must be overcome before it could be implemented. It will be presented by Jean Pierce, issues specialist for the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Jean will also explain why the state league supports this change. After her presentation, Jean will take questions.

This topic is of particular interest now because a graduated state income tax is supported by Governor-Elect Pritzker.

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
1:30 pm
Park Forest Candidate's Forum. Candidates for Park Forest Village President (Mayor) and Village Board will provide their backgrounds 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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7pm
Ringering Room
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Blvd
Park Forest, IL 60466
Program.
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.