Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
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.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2-4:30pm
University Park
90 Town Center 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-NO LONGER SPONSORED. Candidates for the Park Forest Library Board had been invited to address the audience and answer questions. However only one candidate indicated he/she would attend. The LWV does not hold forums with an "empty chair" so LWVPFA is no longer sponsoring this forum.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
2-3:30pm
Rich Central HS Little Theater
3600 W 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Olympia Fields Trustee Candidates Forum. Candidates for trustee will introduce themselves and answer questions from the audience.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7-8:30pm
Crete-Monee Middle School
635 Olmstead Lane
University Park, IL 60484
Crete-Monee SD 201-U Candidates Forum. Candidates for the School District 201-U school board will introduce themselves and take questions from the audience.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
2-3:30pm
Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Ave
Matteson, IL 60443
Village of Matteson Trustee Candidates Forum. Candidates for village trustee in Matteson will address the audience and answer questions.
Sunday, February 24, 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, 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.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
10am-noon
Village Hall of Sauk Village
21801 Torrence Avenue
Sauk Village, IL 60411
Sauk Village Trustee Candidates Forum. Candidates for trustee will introduce themselves and answer questions from the audience.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
1-2:30pm
Village Hall of Sauk Village
21801 Torrence Avenue
Sauk Village, IL 60411
School District 168 Candidates Forum. Candidates for school board will introduce themselves and answer questions from the audience.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
10:30am
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Helping Illinois Climb Out of its Fiscal Hole: With a Graduated Rate Income Tax. LWVPFA member David Bonner will discuss the current fiscal problems in Illinois and how the graduated rate income tax can close the budget gap and put Illinois on a road to fiscal stability. This presentation is part of the library's Potpourri Series, held Thursdays during winter months. For more information, contact Rebecca Cert at 708 748-3731 or email at rebecca.cerf@pfpl.org.