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Katie Marsico

Katie Marsico
The Voter Editor

Katie joined the Elmhurst League of Women Voters in the winter of 2016. She is the proud mother of six children, ranging in age from one to eleven, three of whom attend District 205 schools. Katie received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, where she met her husband. They have been married since 2002.

When not working on the next edition of The Voter, Katie serves as one of the co-administrators of the Parents' Advocacy Group of Elmhurst (PAGE), which provides opportunities for Elmhurst parents to discuss and address issues that impact their children. She also writes children's and young-adult reference books and has authored more than 200 titles, including a book for Marshall Cavendish on the U.S. Suffrage Movement. Katie is excited to be involved in the LWV--Elmhurst, and is grateful for all that the organization brings to her community.

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Join Online Now Membership is open to women and men 18 years or older. We have The following membership levels!
Patron: $250
Benefactor: $200
Advocate: $150
Sponsor: $100
Two-Member Household Membership: $100
Individual Membership: $70
Full-time Student Membership: $35

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To learn about our recent and future activities, view our newsletter, The Voter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/Voter_October_2016.pdf


Community Events

Holiday Tree Lights Recycling Collection (FROM THE CITY OF ELMHURST WEBSITE) The City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are partnering with SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) for the seventh annual holiday lights recycling program from Monday, November 14 to Friday, January 20. Look for the bins with the "Holiday Lights" stickers at these locations:

* City Hall, 209 N. York Street: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Courts Plus, 186 S. West Avenue: M-F, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat/Sun 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
* Park District Administrative Building, 375 W. First Street: M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Road: M-Th, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; F, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Acceptable items include Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, and LED lights in both working and non-working condition. Lawn ornaments or other holiday decorations will not be accepted. Call Anne Scheppele at (630) 993-8941 or email ascheppele@epd.org with any questions. Additional information about recycling is available from SCARCE at www.scarceecoed.org or from Elgin Recycling at www.elginrecycling.com.


ELECTION RESULTS

To view the election results of races of concern to DuPage County citizens, go to the DuPage County Election Commission's website at http://www.dupageco.org/ElectionResults/


ATTENTION MEMBERS: Volunteers needed for our Observer Corps

Monitoring our local governments by attending their meetings in order to provide our members -- and the public -- with reports of the meetings is an invaluable service provided by the League. We are building up our Observer Corps, but we need your help! There are still many government meetings for which we have no observer.

If you are interested in attending and observing our local government meetings as a member of the Observer Corps, please do the following:

  • Click here for the spreadsheet listing meetings through November of 2016.
  • Add your name to the meeting for which you are able attend, observe and provide a report.
  • Send an email to our Observer Director, Becky Lipton, at observerreports@lwvelmhurst.org to let her know which meetings you will be able to attend.
You may also email Becky with any questions you might have.

Thank you for your consideration!


What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:

Glen Ellyn League's September 2016 edition of The Voter, can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/cs4s4ngpypiirby/current_voter.pdf?dl=0

Wheaton League's link to its September/October 2016 issue of The Voter, can be found athttp://www.wheatonlwvil.org/files/voter-09-12-2015.pdf

Naperville League's link to its September 2016 newsletter, The Naperville Voter, can be found at http://www.lwvnaperville.org/files/september_2016_voter.pdf


Car Pool/Ride Share

Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League event? Send an email to secretary@lwvelmhurst.org


The Observer Reports now include October and November 2016 meetings of the School Board, City Council, Library Board, Park Board and the College of DuPage Board of Trustees.

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.


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