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About Our Chapter

Recent Happenings:

State President and local League member Bonnie Cox finished up her presidential tenure to a room full of appreciation and rousing support at the 2019 state convention.  Local League member Beth Baranski was awarded the "Inspired Leadership" award at the convention for her outstanding work on watershed issues, water safety, and bringing people together.  Co-President, Irene Thraen-Borowski and Beth Baranski represented our League as voting delegates.

Join us for League Social Hour - November 6, 6pm at Los Aztecas, Galena IL

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The League supports legislation, funding, and administration of a wide range of prevention and early intervention mental health services in order to meet the needs of the residents of Jo Daviess County.  These services should be provided by qualified personnel working for private and governmental agencies and organizations, as well as individual health care providers.  The League supports the use of all possible funding sources, but favors a strong base of continuous local funding 

The League supports the principles of sound land use planning and zoning to guide growth management in Jo Daviess County.  A zoning ordinance should make adequate provision for open space and buffer zones to preserve rural character of the county, and for the removal of abandoned and non-conforming signs.  Group homes should be permitted in residential districts.  The League supports the hiring of a full time professional zoning administrator who meets high and clearly defined       qualifications.  

The League supports a wide range of measures to control potential sources of groundwater contamination in Jo Daviess County.  Both existing and future county and city ordinances which influence groundwater quality should be consistently enforced.  The League supports efforts to educate residents of Jo Daviess County about groundwater contamination and methods to reduce potential sources of contamination.  The League opposes local control of landfill     operations.  

Our Positions
Our Projects

Watershed Programs

Increasing Voter Turn Out
Abolish the
Electoral College
The LWV of Jo Daviess County has done extensive research regarding local water quality.
 
Beginning Fall of 2019, the LWV of Jo Daviess County will be partnering with local schools to present "Welcome to 18" gifts to students turning 18.  These gifts encourages them to vote and include voting resources.  See more details under the Voter Services tab.  
An official platform of the National League since the 1970s, our local League is committed to this platform.

During the summer of 2019, North Central College senior Padgham Larson completed an Internship under the mentor-ship of Beth Baranski.  Padgham created a 4 unit set of lessons plans dedicated to water stewardship.  These lessons are being used in the Galena Middle School science classes.  

Internship Update