League's Upcoming Events and News
On the Home Front: Ellen Swain, Anke Voss, and TJ Blakeman
Wed., May 11, at 7 pm at the Champaign Public Library
WHAT WAS HAPPENING in Champaign-Urbana during World War II, while the fighting was going on overseas? As part of the library’s month-long tribute to the 1940s, get a glimpse of what life was like in Champaign County, from Ellen Swain,UI archivist, Anke Voss from Champaign County Historical Archives, and TJ Blakeman from the Champaign County Historical Museum.
Social Media Workshop April 19th 7 PM
The League on Smile Politely Radio
Listen to Barbara (President) and Kelsey (Communications director) talking league history, upcoming event and all things League of Women Voters HERE.
Podcast about the League
Our president, Barbara Wysocki, was interviewed by Campus Middle School for girls. Listen below!
Candidate Forum February 17th, 2016
How To Be An Informed Voter
Our student intern, Katie Mertens recently presented at the Junior League's boot camp event about voting. You can view her presentation here!
The Voter, February 2016
The Voter, February 2016 has arrived! Check it out here.
This issue includes: Election dates and candidate forum info + upcoming League events.
To sign up to get The Voter delivered right to your inbox monthly, head over here.
Hot Topic: Coal, Its Impact on Illinois
When: @11:30 on February 16th
Where: Lewis Auditorium @the Urbana Free Library
Program: Coal: Its Impact on Illinois – the 2nd Hot Topic in our Spring Series
Speaker: Tyler Rotche
Tyler is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Environmental Science and Political Science. He has been at Prairie Rivers Network since 2013 with a focus on coal pollution. He will offer us some insights into the process of opening a coal mine, dealing with the IEPA and the coal company.
Early Voting Schedule --- Spring Primary, 2016
Early Voting begins at a date yet to be determined. You can stay updated by visiting the County Clerk's website here.
The only voting site will be at the Office of the County Clerk
Brookens Administative Center – 1776 E. Washington, Urbana
March 7 – 12th -- Additional Early Voting will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following sites:
-- Illini Union Federal room (basement)
-- Church of the Living God, 1109 N. Fourth St., Champaign
-- Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd., Champaign
-- Leonhard Center, 2307 Sangamon Dr., Champaign
-- Lake of the Woods Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Rd., Mahomet
-- The Gathering Place, 200 S. Century Blvd, Rantoul
-- Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 E. Douglas St., St. Joseph
-- Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St.
The League in the Media
"In 1949, the League of Women Voters performed a “Shack Study” that investigated African-American housing in the North End. Of a random sample of 85 “shacks,” less than a third, or 27, had inside faucets."
Read full article by The Public i Here
Celebrating our newest 50 year members
We had a fabulous celebration at Milo's restaurant on Tuesday December 15th honoring all our 50 year members. We had four new inductees this year (left picture: Maureen McCord, Nancy Morse, Ruth Fisher & Margaret Stewart).
We also had 5 of our existing 50 year members in attendance (top right picture: standing- Barbara Wysocki (LWVILCC President), Bernadine Stake, Priscilla Joyner (State League representative and guest speaker). Sitting left to right- Liza Goldwasser, Helen Sattherthwaite, Antje Kolodziej & Louise Allen.
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