"Representatives from school boards across Illinois voted down a resolution Saturday that would have instructed the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) to lobby for proposed legislation that would give school districts the option of allowing trained teachers and other school personnel to carry guns in schools as part of a Student Safety and Protection Plan..."
Published November 20, 2018.
"Despite affluence, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents need to be as proactive about gun violence as those in any other community, said Ingrid Wiemer, executive director of student services for Lake Forest School District 67.
'We want to make sure we're not too complacent to think it couldn't happen here,' Wiemer said at a gun violence forum Sunday."
Published November 12, 2018
The Morgan County League of Women Voters will be hosting a presentation next week about proposed legislation that would influence more gun regulations within Illinois.
Jane Masters, president of the Morgan County League of Women Voters, said the presentation “Gun Violence: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Heading,” will look at the organization’s stance on gun violence and prevention....
Published on November 8, 2018.
Students going door-to-door with League of Women Voters in Naperville to get out the vote in low-turnout precincts
On the heels of the organization’s success prior to the March primary, the League of Women Voters of Naperville will be out this weekend and next trying to get people to the polls in precincts with low voter turnout.
This spring the league worked with American government students from Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley high schools in Aurora on a Stroll to the Polls event in four Naperville Township precincts....
Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-stroll-to-the-polls-st-1019-story.html
Published October 18, 2018
Washington, Ill - Saturday morning the League of Women Voters hosted a Tazewell County candidates forum at Washington Community High School.
The event focused on the proposition to eliminate the position of the elected auditor. After it moved into candidates having time to speak about their office and why Tazewell County residents should vote for them. One of these positions that was discussed was the coroner's position....
Posted November 3, 2018
Diane Hodges, of Matteson, and Barbara Koger Hayes, of Flossmoor, are trying to make a difference in the Southland. They are both south suburban leaders with the League of Women Voters.
“Voting is one of the ways you can impact quality of life,” said Hodges, who has been involved with the League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area for five years. She is now the group’s board president....
Published October 22, 2018
From health care to immigration, there is much at stake for the average Illinois voter. Enter the League of Women Voters, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected civic engagement organizations. The League believes that informed and active participation of citizens in government is the hallmark of democracy....
Published November 1, 2018
From health care to immigration, there is much at stake for the average Illinois voter. Enter the League of Women Voters, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected civic engagement organizations....
Read more: https://thesouthern.com/opinion/letters/voice-of-the-reader-lmv-will-continue-the-fight/article_57d32bd7-2910-5f33-a36f-912cb7908a71.html
Published November 1, 2018
From health care to immigration, there is much at stake for the average Illinois voter. Enter the League of Women Voters, one of the nation's oldest and most respected civic engagement organizations....
Published November 5, 2018
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