Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 29, 2018
Winnetka Public Library will be closed for February, so meetings will be at the Northfield library. Great Decisions. Attend one or all sessions. Each program begins with an excellent documentary by Reuters News Service. Booklet of articles on each subject available for $20 each and eight copies are available at the library for circulation.

Week of January 29 & 31 - The Waning of Pax Americana
Week of February 5 & 7 + Russia's Foreign Policy
Week of February 12 & 14 + China & America + The New Geopolitcal Equation
Week of February 19 & 21 + Media and Foreign Policy
Week of February 26 & 28 - Turkey, a Partner in Crises
Week of March 5 & 7 + U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
Week of March 12 & 14 + South Africa's Fragile Democracy
Week of March 19 & 21 + Global Health: Progress and Challenge

Participants may attend Monday sessions from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, or Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 pm at the Winnetka Public Library/Northfield. More information

Monday, February 5, 2018
Community Room, Winnetka Park District, Happ Road Board Meeting.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
University Center
525 South State Street
Issues Briefing. Morning topic: Evidence Based Funding for Illinois Schools
The Honorable Will Davis, Illinois House of Representative
Ralph Martire, Center for Tax & Budget Accountability
Beth Purvis, Illinois Secretary of Education

Afternoon topic: The Damage Caused by the Illinois Budget Impasse

Dan Lesser, Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law
Paula Corrigan-Halpern, Children's Home + Aid
Taneka Jennings, Metropolitan Family Services

Afternoon breakout workshops discuss a variety of subjects from Coal Tar to Healthcare.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Wilmette Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Rd.,Wilmettte Candidate's Forum.
  • Four Republican candidates for 9th Congressional [9-10 a.m.]
  • Five Democratic candidates for 17th State Representative [10:10-11:10]
  • Three Democratic candidates for 13th District Cook County Commissioner [11:20-12:20]
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Happ-Inn Northfield The Opioid Epidemic - What North Shore Residents Need to Know. Speaker:Kate Mahoney of The Chicago School of Psychology.

$25.00 Reservations - Diane Onixt,

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Wilmette Golf Club
3900 Fairway Drive Wilmette (intersection of E. Lake and Harms Rd.)
Women's History Month Lunch. Topic: "This is What Activism Looks Like: Empowering Parent Leaders in the Community" Speaker: Ellen Schumer from Community Organizing and Family issues (COFI)

Please RSVP to Norine Meister, 1030 Forestview Lane, Glenview, IL 60025 by March 6.

$30 payable to LWVIL Ed Fund

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Happ-Inn Northfield "The Future Path of New Trier High School". Paul Sally, New Trier High School Superintendent, $25.00 Reservations - Diane Onixt,