THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
OF ELMHURST, ILLINOIS
Celebrating over 80 Years of Leadership in Voter Education and Public Policy Debate in our Community.
Get to Know
Connie Zillig has lived in Elmhurst for 25 years with her husband and their two sons, who have been educated in the Elmhurst schools (K-12), and who have participated in numerous Park District activities through the years. Connie initially joined the League after attending a Candidate Forum. She said, "I was so impressed with the content and quality of the Forum that I wanted to get involved with League activities as well as become a Voter Registrar." She has been a member of the League for 8 years, and has been able to meet other women in Elmhurst who also wish to be more involved in their community.
In addition, Connie feels the programs are a wonderful opportunity to get more detailed information on specific issues, such as flooding in the city, the graduated income tax, immigration, and ways homeowners can do their part to be more "green", just to name a few. The topics range from very local to state and national issues.
Connie also has been involved in PTAs (elementary, middle school and Council level), and has volunteered at her church (St. Peter's United Church of Christ), the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation, Scouts with her sons, and in the York Music Parents Association. Connie received her BA from Whitman College in Biology-Chemistry, and a MBA from University of Chicago. She worked in the oil industry prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, volunteering in organizations related to her son's activities, and in the community.
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Membership is open to women and
men 18 years or older. We have NEW membership levels!
Two-Member Household Membership: $90
Individual Membership: $65
Full-time Student Membership: $30
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Sunday, December 8, 1 pm - 4 pm at the lovely home of Sally Hoffman: Annual LWVE Holiday Party
What's going on with other Local Leagues?
To 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 email@example.com.
LWV Elmhurst Members in Action!
On November 5, 2013, The member groups of the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition gathered at Wilder Mansion in appreciation of those who support the Coalition's mission and efforts. Lisa Gerhold, CCC Co-President, Jim Grabowski Elmhurst City Manager and Pete DiCianni, DuPage County Commissioner, spoke at the event, all sharing with those in attendance the efforts already in place, and expressing their hopes to continue the work towards an environmentally sound community. Pictured below is Erin, a "Cool Citizen", LWV Elmhurst Membership Officer Sue Williams & Jan Happel.
Interested in what the League is up to? Read our November 2013 Shop Talk Newsletter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/ST_November2013.PDF. For links to read our past Shop Talk editions, go to http://lwvelmhurst.org/memberspage.asp.
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.
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