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Learn what our committees have been working on lately!

Transportation Briefing speakers
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Chicagoans who bike, walk, take public transit and share cars may not realize it, but they’re in the midst of a transportation revolution.

Environment Briefing
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Chicago residents in economically-disadvantaged communities of color are highly vulnerable to the effects of toxic pollution and its threats to health, air, water, soil and local economies.

Catherine Mardikes
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In commemoration of the historic election of Chicago’s first African American and openly gay female mayor, League members marked the occasion at Ida B. Wells-Barnett Oak Woods Cemetery gravesite.

Issue Reports
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Learn the latest on Medicaid, reproductive rights, and healthcare bills in the Illinois legislature.

Issue Reports
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On April 18, LWV Chicago Education Committee Co-chair Nancy Brandt contacted Illinois Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19th) about the optimal size of an elected school board as suggested by observers of effective representation.

Issue Reports
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This article marks the beginning of a series of updates regarding the Lightfoot administration’s progress in expanding rigorous, regular testing in Chicago’s most high risk locations, including schools, childcare centers, and parks.

Issue Reports
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“Campaign financing,” notes Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, “is like the gateway issue to every other issue you might care about…whether it be education, tax reform or foreign policy.”

Springfield Capitol
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SB2090 requires county jails and election authorities to ensure citizens who have not been convicted and are awaiting trial can vote in elections. HB 2040 would bar state and local governments from contracting with private prison companies to run any kind of detention center in Illinois.

U.S. Capitol
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H.R. 1 bites back at the erosion of democratic practices in three areas: voting rights, campaign finance and ethics. What are the pros and cons? What next?

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