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100 Years of Women's Vote in Illinois

Get to Know
Erika Ehmann
Elmhurst Park District
Observer

Erika Ehmann

Erika, a rising senior in Elmhurst College's Pre-Law Professional Program, is majoring in Political Science with minors in Criminal Justice and Urban Studies. Her activities include: Destinations Chair for the College's Event Programming Board; Vice President of Standards of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity; Student Representative on the Student Activity Fee Allocation Board; Building Manager of the Student Union; Student Worker in the Office of Student Activities; and Representative on the Student Union Council. Additionally, Erika is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the College's Social Science Honors Society, an Intern at the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Sarasota, Florida, and currently doing political movie research for a professor on sabbatical.

Erika's participation in these organizations has inspired her future aspirations. She will be going to law school and, with her interest in State and Local government, would like to become a State Prosecutor. Erika recognizes that local government gives the opportunity for its employees to connect, interact and, most importantly, represent the State and individuals in attempt to serve justice. Being a representative for her State's local government would be not only gratifying, but making a long-term aspiration a reality.

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Mark your Calendar!

  • Monday, October 20, 8 p.m., Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Debate: Pat Quinn (D); Bruce Rauner (R), sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, ABC7 Chicago, and WGBO/Univision Chicago. The scheduled Moderator will be Ron Magers. The debate will be streamed live at 8 p.m. on abc7chicago.com as well as the station's digital channel 7.2. The debate will air on ABC's main channel on Monday, October 20 at 10:35 p.m. and will be aired for one hour commercial-free. NOTE: ABC Chicago's 7.2 digital channel can be viewed on Comcast channel 217, 244 or 345.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m., U.S. Senate: Illinois Candidate Debate: Dick Durbin (D); Jim Oberweis (R)sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, ABC7 Chicago, and WGBO/Univision Chicago. The scheduled Moderator will be Kathy Brock. The debate will be streamed live at 7 p.m. on abc7chicago.com as well as the station's digital channel 7.2. The debate will air on ABC's main channel on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:35 p.m. and will be aired for one hour commercial-free. NOTE: ABC Chicago's 7.2 digital channel can be viewed on Comcast channel 217, 244 or 345.

  • Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m., Monthly Program Meeting: Voter Education 2014. Learn about ballot Initiatives and where to find candidate information.

    To help you find information about candidates, go to our Voting and Elections Webage here.
    To help you find information about Constitutional Amendments & Advisory Referenda Ballot Questions, go to our Voting and Elections Webpage here.
    For general information about Voter Registration, Early Voting, Absentee Voting and Grace Period Voting, go to our Voting and Elections Webpage here.


Shop Talk

Interested in what else the League has been up to? Read our May 2014 Shop Talk Newsletter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/ST_May2014.PDF. For links to read our past Shop Talk editions, go to http://lwvelmhurst.org/memberspage.asp.


What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view upcoming events and other 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 The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Naperville League's link to its newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/newsletter.html


Cool Cities CoalitionNeeded: 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 president@lwvelmhurst.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.

Issues Briefing 2014

LWV Elmhurst Board Members Sue Williams, Sue Whitworth and Jan Dorner
listen intently at the presentations.



Issues Briefing 2014

LWV Elmhurst Members Sue Williams, Laura Kratz and Marilyn Thompson
discuss the information presented at the Issues Briefing.


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 September 2014 meetings of the Park District, School Board and City Council.

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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