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The League of Women Voters of Chicago is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Chicago in Focus
Event Date: 
Jan 21 2020 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

The Union League Club of Chicago

Census participation has a dramatic impact on our community. At its most basic, the Census determines the number of representatives each state has in Congress. Fewer representatives for a state means less ability to affect legislation.

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Event Date: 
Jan 25 2020 - 9:30am
Event location: 

League of Women Voters of Illinois

Learn the techniques for keeping control of a debate or forum with League-sponsored moderator training.

Chicago in Focus
Event Date: 
Mar 24 2020 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

The Union League Club

Is moderate and low income housing becoming a thing of the past in Chicago? Will Chicago's economic and employee base be hampered by the inability of people to find adequate housing?

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Elections will be held in April to fill positions on the council for every Chicago public school. As the sole authority for selecting and evaluating the school principal, approving an annual school improvement plan and helping develop and approve the school budget, Local School Councils are VERY important and powerful organizations; yet there is a critical lack of awareness of the LSC’s.

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Addressing the persistent problem of teacher vacancies in Illinois, Chicago and the rest of the country, Evening Education Committee Chair Clare McGuire reports on efforts to address the issue and a factor that may be overlooked: school culture.

Goodman Theatre presents Roe
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The Goodman Theatre offers League members and friends discount tickets to their latest production, Roe, a play that illuminates the complexities of the landmark Supreme Court decision.

Anne Jamieson
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Anne Jamieson came to recognize the importance of voting and voting rights early on. One of her first memories, she recalls, “was when my mother took me to vote with her and on the way back home told me stories about the suffragists.”

Housing Report
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Making good on a campaign promise to address the shortage of affordable housing in the city, Mayor Lightfoot has released new rules for allocating federal low-income housing tax credits.