2016 State of the State Luncheon
On September 21, 2016, the League of Women Voters of Illinois will hosted its annual State of the State Luncheon at the Union League Club in Chicago. This year’s theme: “Democracy Goes Back to School: Celebrating Civics Education in Illinois,” highlighted the passage of HB4025 which creates a high school civics curriculum requirement. (Illinois had not required a specific civics course for decades.)
We honored the McCormick Foundation and its program officer, Shawn Healy, for their contribution to supporting professional development for teacher training in civics education throughout Illinois.
Cheryl Corley, an NPR correspondent on the National Desk in Chicago provided the keynote address.
This annual event celebrates the League's accomplishments and is a key component of our fundraising activity. Proceeds from the luncheon support our 501(c)(3) Education Fund and its mission of civic education and voter service.
League of Women Voters of Illinois
Mary Kubasak, President
Nancy Clark, 1st Vice President
Mary Cay Murray, 2nd Vice President
Jean Pierce, 3rd Vice President
Ann Yoshida, Secretary
Kathi Graffam, Treasurer