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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.

Sanctuary Cities: Rebecca Glenberg, ACLU

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Chicago's Welcoming City Ordinance seeks to advance public safety and protect immigrant communities by limiting the City's participation in federal immigration enforcement. Rebecca Glenberg, ACLU lead attorney on immigration issues and sanctuary cities, will discuss this program.

How does it work, how does it fall short? What are the implications for immigrants in Chicago?

  • 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

Cook County Hospital and Health System: M. Hill Hammock

THURSDAY, November 30, 2018

COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM Guest Speaker:M. Hill Hammock, Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospital System

A brief history of how our health care system got to where we are today, how the Affordable Care Act affects every person in our country, and how VOTERS will play a critical role in determining the future and affordability of health care for all of us.

  • 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

Secure the Vote: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

SECURE THE VOTE Marisel Hernandez and James Allen, Commissioners, Chicago Board of Election will be speaking on the Election Integrity Commission and other timely topics: safety and security of our elections, and the effects of the hacking of voter rolls.

  • 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

Art and Democracy

MONDAY, February 26, 2018

ART AND DEMOCRACY Speaker information to be announced.

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