Members volunteer to attend or watch a meeting and share what they observed in a written report.
LWVChicago observes several bodies associated with the City of Chicago. Members also assist with observing Cook County agencies as part of the LWV Cook County ILO. Please see their website for details on observing Cook County agencies.
LWVChicago attends as many meetings as there are volunteers! In person is always best, but several Chicago agencies videotape their meetings, so it is possible to view a meeting online and create an observer report.
If you are interested in participating in this program as a regular or occasional Observer, please contact the individual listed for each agency.
When: Meetings typically begin at 10 a.m., are generally on Wednesdays and held monthly. Check the calendar to verify dates.
Where: Held in Council Chambers located on the second floor at City Hall - 121 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago IL 60602
Registration/Additional Information: For more information on attending a Chicago City Council meeting, or to reserve seating, contact the Chicago City Council Sergeant-at-Arms at 312-744-6800 or via email at CityCouncilSeating@cityofchicago.org. Details on meetings can also be found on the City Council website at here.
City Council Committee Meetings: The public also is invited to committee meetings. The schedules are also listed on the online City Council calendar.
Questions? Contact Rochelle Riffer, League@LWVChicago.org
When: Held on the 3rd or 4th wednesday of every month, unless noted, generally at 10:30am. Meetings last approximately 2-2.5 hours. It is suggested to arrive early for seating.
Where: Held in Board room, 42 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, Garden Level.
Registration/Additional Information: You must register to observe - Go online to register and to check for the correct date of the meeting and the time to register.
You also can sign up to speak (two minutes). If you plan to speak on behalf of the LWVChicago, comments must be approved by the League President.
Questions? Contact Rae Sokolow, League@LWVChicago.org
When: meets at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Where: in the Board's 8th Floor offices at 69 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Registration/Additional Info: It is not necessary to register to attend. There is an opportunity for public comment (five minutes), which you can register for at the meeting. If you plan to speak on behalf of LWVChicago, comments must be approved by the League President.
Chicago Board of Elections meeting information, videos and minutes are available here.
Questions? Contact Helene Gabelnick, League@LWVChicago.org
Recent Report:: September 12, 2017
The Board of Elections discussed the recent passage of Automatic Voter Registration legislation in Illinois. While passed, it is not yet implemented. Read more about it in the full report here.