Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, August 9, 2019
6pm
Richton Park Community Center
4455 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60443
Summer Social. Join us for a great opportunity to socialize AND meet Audra Wilson, the executive director of LWVIL.

Audra will talk about the 100th Anniversary of the LWV and women's right to vote.

There will be wine and snacks.

League members should bring a bottle of their favorite wine, a snack, and a friend!

For more information, contact Tiffani Graham at 708 748-1577 or Diane Hodges at 708 720-5954.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6pm
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Annual Kick-off-Manager/Council Form of Government. The program for the evening will be the Manager/Council Form of Government. Member Jane Nicoll, Museum Director and Archivist of the Park Forest Historical Society will explain the history of this form of government in the Village of Park Forest.

Erin Slone will explain the operations of a municipality using this form of government and how it differs from other ways of organizing the management of a local government. Erin is a retired Public Finance Banker who structured Finances for municipalities.

The September kick-off has traditionally been a potluck but this year it will be desserts only, provided by the board.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7pm
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Census Education. Siobhan Greene, issues specialist on the census with the LWVIL, will explain what we need to know and how we can help to see that everyone is counted in the upcoming census.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7pm
Park Forest Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Redistricting/Gerrymandering. Member Doug Price will explain the issues of gerrymandering and redistricting.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7pm
Park Forest Firearems Restraining Orders. You may have been hearing recently about "Red Flag Laws." Illinois already has one! Come hear how an individual can arrange to have firearms removed from an individual who presents a threat.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7pm
Tall Grass Arts Center
367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
Annual Social/Fundraiser. This popular annual event will again include a silent auction, wine (including champagne), soft drinks, and delicious snacks and desserts.

Items for the silent auction should be taken to Tall Grass Arts Center by 12/28/19. Check with Tall Grass to make sure it is open