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Chicago in Focus

Chicago in Focus

CHICAGO IN FOCUS is an educational program co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago.

The program features a series of speakers on topics and issues related to the City of Chicago.

Chicago in Focus is pleased to present the program list for 2017-18.

Secure the Vote: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

BUILDING AND SECURING THE VOTE Chicago Board of Election Commissioners: Marisel Hernandez, Chair and James Allen, Director of Communications

Our guests from the Board of Election Commissioners will be speaking about how Chicago builds participation through programs like Early Voting, Election Day Registration and Automatic Voter Registration -- while defending the integrity of the electoral franchise against hackers and other threats.

  • Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd. map
  • Doors open at 5:30pm; program begins at 6pm
  • Cash bar and light refreshments are available

Dress: Business casual, no jeans or denim.

Please RSVP to League@lwvchicago.org

Chicago's Pedway System: Howard A. Learner, JD

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

The Pedway System - Chicago's Amazing Underground Passageway

Presented by Howard A. Learner, JD, President & Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center.

This system of underground tunnels and overhead bridges links more than 40 blocks in the Central Business District, covering roughly five miles. How can we improve it?

  • Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd. map
  • Doors open at 5:30pm; program begins at 6pm
  • Cash bar and light refreshments are available

Dress: Business casual, no jeans or denim.

Please RSVP to League@lwvchicago.org