Friday, January 4, 2013
"Iron-Jawed Angels" will be screened at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Downers Grove Public Library.
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle will host a free movie screening and discussion Saturday on the topic of women's suffrage. Iron-Jawed Angels will play at 9:30 a.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. The award-winning film tells the story of a group of young women who put their lives on the line in 1920 to fight for women's right to vote, according to League officials. Stars include Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Angelica Huston, Julia Ormond and Patrick Dempsey. Light refreshments will be served, and a brief discussion will be held after the movie. For more information on the event, visit www.dgwl.il.lwvnet.org or contact Hilary Denk at 630-724-9528. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Election Day is Nov. 6. Find out where you'll be voting.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are your rights as an Illinois voter, according to the Illinois Attorney General. For details and articles about every candidate in Downers Grove, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Downers Grove Patch Election Central 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Monday, June 25, 2012
Nominate the library through Lego's Read! Build! Play! initiative and the library could win $5,000.
You like the Downers Grove Public Library, right? Of course you do. Since you like the library so much, here's an opportunity for you to help the library win $5,000 for books and supplies. Through a Lego Duplo initiative, the top nominated library will win $5,000. The top 200 nominated libraries will receive a Lego Duplo toolkit, but let's not even think about that. We're going for the gold! As it stand right now, the Downers Grove Public Library sits at #1 as the top nominated library today. Let's keep it that way! (The libraries of Yorktown, Indiana and Towanda, Illinois are #2 and #3.) The website is a little vague on when the contest ends, so be sure to vote as soon as you can! To nominate the library, CLICK HERE!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Local chapter focuses on issues, voter participation.
While the results of the 2010 Illinois Census have yet to be released, early indications indicate the state is poised to lose one, if not two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That development—and the redistricting that will result—was the focus of conversation at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle chapter of the League of Women Voters. It's the sort of discussion that has occupied the organization since its founding 90 years ago in Chicago with a mission to "encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy." In keeping with that mission, the Downers Grove, Lisle and Woodridge …