June 9 and 10, 2017: LWVIL Convention, Des Plaines. 


LWV-JDC Past President Bonnie Cox is the newly elected LWIL President! CONGRATULATIONS BONNIE!!!


For more information about the convention, contact Sue, Bonnie or Kathy. Or visit the LWV-IL website - http://www.lwvil.org/convention-2017.html.


2017-6-30 - IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT -BUDGET UPDATE &

4TH OF JULY PARADES- click on link for information.

Making Democracy Work

OUR MISSION

CAN YOU VOLUNTEER? lwv-jdc NEEDS VOLUNTEERS


AREAS NEEDING VOLUNTEERS- - In the fall, the LWV will have a Fudge booth at Country Fair. Fudge needs to be made, the tent setup/taken down, and working during Country Fair. Check with President Sue C about these and other options.

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PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 17 SESSION ON OPEN MEETINGS/FOIA

Open meetings and the Illinois Freedom of Information Act will be center stage during a special presentation at the DeSoto House Hotel on Thursday, August 17. The 7 p.m. meeting will feature Don Craven, acting executive director for the Illinois Press Association. He also serves as general counsel for the association.


The session is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County and the Galena Gazette.


Upon earning his law degree in 1981 from Southern Illionois University, Craven practiced general business law until 1986 when he began working on media issues. his work now concentrates on liable and First Amendment issues, access to government meetings and records, and the business issues of concern to newspapers. He has also counseled executive directors and board members of the Illinois Press Association, Illinois Broadcasters Association. and Illinois News Broadcasters Association on association activities, legal and legislative.


The Aug. 17 session will provide a broader understanding of open meetings and access to government records. There will also be an opportunity to pose questions.


Questions can be directed to P. Carter Newton, Galena Gazette ppublisher at 815-777-0019 or cnewton@galgazette.com

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P. Carter Newton, publisher

The Galena Gazette

Galena, IL

​815-777-0019 (office