Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events: 2016-2017

Wheaton League of Women Voters

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Please join us at the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 1777 S. Blanchard Road, Wheaton unless another location is noted on the calendar. We will be conducting League business in the first 10 minutes of each meeting.

Board meetings will be at 7:00 PM at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL

TV Programming

Our programs are sometimes broadcast on the City of Wheaton Channel 10. Please look at the Channel 10 for exact times.
Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, June 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 PM
Klein Creek Golf Course Annual Meeting. Business Meeting at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM. Here is the Reservation Form. Sign up by May 11th.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7 PM
Barb Kilton's Book Group. Discussion of Ken Haruf's "Our Souls at Night" led by Roberta Jacobson
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 PM Networking, 7:00 PM Program
  Unit Meeting: Water Quality. Join us for our April program meeting on "Water: Get the Lead Out!" The Program will address concerns regarding the level of lead in drinking water sources. The presenters will address the water crisis in Flint Michigan, effects of lead in children, what a local city is doing to provide safe water to its residents,and the results of the Wheaton League's local water quality survey. Learn More.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:30 PM
Prairie Path Books
302 E Wesley
Discussion Night: Corruption in Illinois. Political scientist and commentator Dick Simpson will discuss his book, "Corruption in Illinois". Autographed copies of his book "Corrupt Illinois" will be available for sale. Event is free but reservations are limited. RSVP to
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30 to 7:30
Carol Stream Fire District
365 Kuhn Road
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Candidate Meet and Greet in Carol Stream. Invited candidates are for:
Park District
Library Trustee
Village Trustee
Fire Protection District
Glenbard Township High School District 87
Community Consolidated School District 93
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 - 8:40 PM
Wheaton Park District Community Center
1777 S. Blanchard Road
Candidates Forum. Wheaton City Council and Milton Township. Four seats on the Wheaton City Council expire in May 2017; only Districts East and West are contested.

6:00 to 6:30 Meet and Greet
6:30 to 7:30 Wheaton City Council
7:40 to 8:40 Milton Township Trustee

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Warrenville City Hall
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL
Candidates Forum. Warrenville City Candidate Forum and District 200 School Board Partnering with Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce

6:30 to 7:00 Meet and Greet for District 200 School Board Candidates
7:00 to 7:45 Candidates for Contested Alderman Seats
7:50 to 8:30 Candidates for Mayor

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Wheaton Park District Community Center
1777 S. Blanchard Road
Candidates Forum. Wheaton Warrenville District 200 Board Wheaton Park District LWV is partnering with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

6:30 to 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 to 8:00 District 200 Candidate Forum

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7 PM
Mary Tupper's Book Group. Discussion of Coleman Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" led by Barb Kilton
Monday, March 13, 2017
6:30 PM Networking, 7:00 PM Program
  CANCELLED: Unit Meeting: Gun Violence. As a Health and Safety issue. We will have VIP speaker, Robin Kelly, U.S. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district since 2013. View the poster.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Wayne & Helen Fox Center
306 Main Street
West Chicago
Candidates Forum. District 94 School Board Candidates (West Chicago) LWV is partnering with Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce.

9:00 - 9:30 Meet and Greet for D94 Candidates
9:30 to 10:30 District 94 Candidate Forum
10:30 to 11:00 Meet and Greet for uncontested
School Board candidates for District 25, 33, 34

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Center, 2nd Floor,
525 South State Street
2017 Issues Briefing. THEME: Making Democracy Work for Justice
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 PM
Wheaton Park District
Community Center
Unit Meeting: Program Planning and Registrar Training. 1) We will notify the LWV of Illinois of any actions we'd like it to take during 2017-2019. Our response form will aid the State Board in setting priorities for the 2017 Convention.

2) We will review Wheaton League's local positions for possible revisions.

3) We will discuss possible topics for unit meetings in 2017-2018. What issues would you like our League to explore?

If you wish to become a voter registrar or update your status as a registrar, you will have the opportunity to do so from noon to 12:30 p.m

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30 Networking, 7 PM Program
  Unit Meeting: Sex Offenders: A difficult subject that needs to be discussed. Sex Offending is an extremely difficult subject to discuss. If the term "Child Predator" is introduced most people grimace, become uncomfortable and quickly change the topic of conversation. This mind-set is entirely understandable but it is also misguided and can even be dangerous. Legislatures are labeled as being "soft on sex offenders" if they try to amend sex offenders laws. Men (and women) have been driven from their neighborhoods, forced from jobs, and their families split apart because of the misinformation on this subject. Take a deep breath if you need to, but please come and be prepared to learn something new. Bring your questions!!!!!

Presented by Anne Krick, Psy.D., a Clinical Psychology and certified as a Sex Addiction Therapist; and Robert A. Heap, a criminal defense attorney.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7 PM
Nancy Bielawski's Book Group. Discussion of Susan Trott's "The Holy Man" led by Barb Wonser
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Lori MIller's Holiday Brunch. Enjoy conversation with your fellow LWV members. Board members provide the food.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 AM Networking, 12:00 PM Program
  Unit Meeting: Early Childhood Education in District 200: the Program and the Needs. The League of Women Voters of Wheaton and the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council are presenting a roundtable discussion on "Early Childhood Education in District 200: the Program and the Needs" on Thursday, November 17. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Schuler will be the featured guest. Also participating will be Stephanie Farrelly, Principal of the Early Childhood Center. Opening comments will be followed by questions and answers and open discussion moderated by the League.

Attendees are invited to bring brown bag lunches (optional). Coffee and tea will be provided.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Barb Wonser's Book Group. Discussion of "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger led by Roberta Jacobson
Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Monday, October 24, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Wheaton North High School Cafeteria
701 W. Thomas Rd. Wheaton
Candidate Meet and Greet. A candidate Meet & Greet will be sponsored by the Wheaton League on October 24. Candidates will be invited to informally mingle and talk to League members and guests that evening. More details.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 p.m. Special Salad Supper For Members and Their Guests
7:00 Doors open for Program
7:15 Program Begins
Warrenville Public Library, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville Unit Meeting: Program and Salad Supper. "The Judiciary and How Judges are Appointed and Elected"

Have you ever wondered how Judges are chosen to serve? Join the League and Circuit Judge Paul M. Fullerton for an informative and interesting session on how the DuPage County court system is structured. Learn how Judges are elected, appointed and retained in this critical position in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

1. Overview of DuPage County Circuit Court (18th Judicial Circuit) a. Divisions within circuit​

- Criminal - Felony/misdemeanor
- Civil - Law/Chancery
​- Domestic - Family/Juvenile/Divorce
​b. Circuit Judges​ c. Associate Judges ​d. Judicial assignments

2. How Judges are elected/appointed​ a. Appointment Process - tb. Election process - terms

​​- Primary election​
- General election
​​- Retention

3. Meet and greet Judicial candidates of the 18th Judicial Circuit

Sunday, October 16, 2016
1:00 - 5:15
Glenbard South High School
23 W 200 Butterfield Road
2016 Candidates Forum. The LWV of Wheaton and five other Leagues will sponsor a Candidate Forum being arranged by LWV of Glen Ellyn. The forum will provide an excellent opportunity for the public to meet candidates and become more informed prior to the November 8 General Election. At the Forum, candidates will each give a two-minute opening statement and will then respond to questions from the audience. The questions will be screened by League representatives and a League trained Moderator to ensure appropriateness and to avoid duplication. More Information.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
doors open at 5:30 pm, presentation at 6:00 pm
Cooper's Corner, 27w150 Roosevelt Road, Winfield Drinks and Discussion: "The Future of Municipalities". Don Rose, newly retired Wheaton City Manager, and Greg Bielawski, former Carol Stream Village Manager will discuss and lead a discussion of the municipality and its future, noting the trends: financial, legal, labor issues consolidation and national models. How will consolidation play out as government seeks to streamline, yet provide resident desired services at an acceptable cost? How will cost/income trends change?
Appetizers, cash bar
Free for Members
Cost: $10.00 nonmembers and guests (can be credited toward membership dues if joining in October).
Thursday, October 6, 2016
High Schools Mock Elections.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  National Voter Registration Day. Website
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Program
Prairie Path Books Unit Meeting: Agatha Christie from WomenLore. We will be kicking-off the League year with a presentation from WomanLore -- bringing to life powerful women of bygone eras. Our program will be "Agatha Christie: The Mystery of Living". Here's the poster.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Union League Club of Chicago
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
LWVIL State of the State luncheon. The League of Women Voters of Illinois will celebrate the return of civics to the Illinois high school curriculum: Democracy Goes Back to School: Celebrating Civics Education in Illinois.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7 PM
Book Group. Discussion of Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose led by Diane Niesman
Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Gary United Methodist Church LWV Board Meeting.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
7-9 PM
Pat Schwarze's House Book Discussion Group. "Life on the Road" by Gloria Steinem led by Mary Tupper