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New Ballot Access Laws in Illinois!
In Illinois, Seventeen-year-olds in Illinois will be able to vote in primary elections if their 18th birthday falls on or before the date of the next general election. See Public Act 098-0051, effective date January 1, 2014. Also, qualified Illinois citizens are now able to register to vote online, making Illinois the 18th state in the nation to provide for a paperless registration process. See Sec. 1A-16.5 of Public Act 098-0115, which took effect upon becoming law on July 27, 2013.
Mark your Calendar!
Did you miss our January program on Immigration Reform? Click here to view the program's slide presentation (you will need Microsoft® Power Point). This file may take some time to download.
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014: General Primary Election. GO VOTE!! Please watch this space in the fall for further details about our Candidate Forum for the candidates of the November 4, 2014 General Election.
- Thursday, March 27, 2014, Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., Conference Rm #1, 7:00 p.m.: The Public Hearing for Case 14ZBA03 Nitti Subdivision located at 200 N. Berteau (the former Elmhurst Hospital property). The City has already begun to post documents regarding the case on BoardDocs in the Library, General, Zoning Cases. It is a featured item in the Library and is available at the following
link: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/coe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9GV4MQ78F6A6. The applications for the variance and subdivision are both posted.
The subdivision application includes the preliminary plat of subdivision.
What's going on with other Local Leagues?
Glen Ellyn League:
February 20, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 pm, at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center: Update on Area School Districts --
Referendums: District 87 wants one to improve their physical facilities and District 41 needs to add classrooms in all of their schools. Both districts will be providing community information sessions regarding the building plans. All three superintendents will present information about what else is happening in the school districts. Curriculum: Dr. Perdue from District 89 will talk about the Common Core and what it will mean to our students and districts. Dr. Gordon from District 41 will talk about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math). Dr. Larson from District 87 will talk about replacing some textbooks with computer tablets.
To view other upcoming events and other news from the Glen Ellyn League and/or the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of The Voter:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Needed: LWV Elmhurst Rep for Cool Cities Coalition
Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to work with Cool Cities members from the Library, College, City Centre, Bike Club, AAUW, Garden Club, churches, The City, and with other local interested businesses and "cool" citizens? LWV Elmhurst has been well-represented in the Cool Cities Coalition, but we currently need someone new to volunteer to attend the Coalition meetings. Please consider becoming the Elmhurst League's Cool Cities representative.
To read about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here. For more information, please contact Sue Whitworh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LWV Elmhurst Members in Action!
Despite predictions of 8 - 10 inches of snow on February 1, eight Elmhurst Leaguers braved what was potentially the worst storm of the season to attend the LWVIL Issues Briefing
in the Chicago Loop. The Briefing featured topics which will feature prominently in the current legislative session, including fracking, redistricting, a graduated rate income tax, and charter schools. Supporting materials from the event may be viewed by clicking here.
LWV Elmhurst Board Members Sue Williams, Sue Whitworth and Jan Dorner
listen intently at the presentations.
LWV Elmhurst Members Sue Williams, Laura Kratz and Marilyn Thompson
discuss the information presented at the Issues Briefing.
Interested in what the League is up to? Read our November 2013 Shop Talk Newsletter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/ST_February 2014.PDF. For links to read our past Shop Talk editions, go to http://lwvelmhurst.org/memberspage.asp.
Car Pool/Ride Share
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To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.