Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle has tentatively rescheduled the forum for March 14.
With heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions gripping the Chicago area Tuesday, officials opted to postpone the public forum for Downers Grove school board candidates. The Community High School District 99 candidate forum—hosted by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle—was scheduled for Tuesday night at Village Hall, but was canceled around 5 p.m. due to the snowstorm. "We've heard from two of the candidates and know they can't make it, so we're going to wait until everyone can be there and we can have a better crowd," said Hilary Denk, co-president of the League of Women Voters in Downers Grove. Denk said they are hoping to reschedule the forum for 7 p.m. March 14 at Village Hall. Six candidates are running …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will host the forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Downers Grove Village Hall.
Written by Amanda Luevano The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will host a forum Tuesday for candidates in the Community High School District 99 school board race. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. Six candidates are running for four open seats on the District 99 school board—incumbents Debbie Boyle, Terry Pavesich and Julia Beckman, and newcomers Rick Pavinato, Henry Jakobsze and Martin Gorski. The consolidated election will be held April 9. Related Stories: There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lisle news:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle will host a public discussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Downers Grove Fire Department Administration Building.
A public discussion on Illinois' fiscal problems will be held Wednesday night in Downers Grove. The League of Women Votersof Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle will host "The Challenge of Revenue" at 7:30 p.m. at the Downers Grove Fire Department Administration Building, located at the corner of Main and 55th streets. The forum will feature a discussion of the past, present and future of state revenue, as well as options being considered to address the state's fiscal problems. For more information on the event, visit the League website at www.dgwl.il.lwvnet.org, or contact Hilary Denk at 630-724-9528. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patch has partnered with the Palatine-area League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District race on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palatine.
Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation. The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Primary election will be March 20; early voting starts Feb. 27.
Republicans vying for a seat in DuPage County Board District 2 had a chance last weekend to set themselves apart from one another in the crowded Primary race. At the Elmhurst League of Women Voters candidate forum at Elmhurst College Sunday, the audience heard from Michael Loftus of Lisle, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, and Pete DiCianni, Charles Mueller, Sean Noonan and Rafael Rivadeneira, all of Elmhurst. Candidate Jim Long of Downers Grove did not attend. They answered questions posed by the League on transportation, affordable housing and attracting green businesses in DuPage County. But it was the audience questions, like "Will you sign up for a pension from DuPage County if elected?," that perhaps most …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Local chapter focuses on issues, voter participation.
While the results of the 2010 Illinois Census have yet to be released, early indications indicate the state is poised to lose one, if not two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That development—and the redistricting that will result—was the focus of conversation at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle chapter of the League of Women Voters. It's the sort of discussion that has occupied the organization since its founding 90 years ago in Chicago with a mission to "encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy." In keeping with that mission, the Downers Grove, Lisle and Woodridge …