League of Women Voters of Cook County

League of Women Voters of Cook County The League of Women Voters of Cook County (LWVCC) is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
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The League of Women Voters is dedicated to education and advocacy on issues surrounding voting, elections, government, and public policy. Currently focusing on the Cook County Budget & Structure and the Health & Hospital System.. We never support or oppose a political party or candidate for office.

The League of Women Voters is dedicated to education and advocacy on issues surrounding voting, elections, government, and public policy. Currently focusing on the Cook County Budget & Structure and the Health & Hospital System.. We never support or oppose a political party or candidate for office.

Mission: Want Cook County government to operate better? Want to understand where your taxes are going? Want to make sure your health, your safety and the safety of your water are properly protected? Join the League of Women Voters chapter in your (Cook County) community and automatically become a member of the Cook County League, which keeps track of all of these things.

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Board of Review and Treasurer - Budget Hearings
11/10/2020
Board of Review and Treasurer - Budget Hearings

Board of Review and Treasurer - Budget Hearings

Cook County Board Finance Committee Departmental Budget Hearings November 2 ​Board of Review Proposed Budget for 2021 $14.073M 2020 Budget $13.473 MM Difference - increase of $0.6 MM...

Cook County Departmental Budget Hearings Chief Judge
11/09/2020
Cook County Departmental Budget Hearings Chief Judge

Cook County Departmental Budget Hearings Chief Judge

Cook County Board Finance Committee Departmental Budget Hearings November 6 CHIEF JUDGE - TIM EVANS Proposed 2021 Budget: $267,492,961 Proposed 2021 FTEs - 2783 2020...

Departmental Hearings Continue
11/09/2020
Departmental Hearings Continue

Departmental Hearings Continue

Finance Committee Meeting - Departmental Budget Hearings November 5 Capital Budget: FY2021 Capital Budget $517.1 million FY 2020 Capital Budget $491.5 million Difference - increase of...

Cook County Sheriff Budget Hearing
11/09/2020
Cook County Sheriff Budget Hearing

Cook County Sheriff Budget Hearing

Cook County Board Finance Committee Departmental Budget Hearings Nov. 5, 2020 Cook County Sheriff - Tom Dart Proposed Budget for 2021 - $573,162,818 Proposed # of FTEs...

Departmental Budget Hearings Continue
11/09/2020
Departmental Budget Hearings Continue

Departmental Budget Hearings Continue

Cook County Board Finance Committee - Departmental Budget Hearings November 4, 2020 Independent Inspector General - Patrick Blanchard Proposed Budget for 2021 - $1,874,663 Proposed...

Thanks to all for making democracy work! So many people helped make the 2020 election successful. While we wait for resu...
11/05/2020

Thanks to all for making democracy work! So many people helped make the 2020 election successful. While we wait for results, we want to thank the voters for making sure your voices were heard. And a special thanks to the people who made the election run: the election officials, poll workers, election observers, postal workers, and volunteers. Thank you, one and all!

All Things Covid!!!
11/04/2020
All Things Covid!!!

All Things Covid!!!

Cook County Health (CCH) Board Meeting October 30, 2020 From Public Health to Finances to Human Resources to the Managed Care Program, Cook County Health officials reported that COVID-19 impacted...

2021 Cook County Budget - Departmental Budget Hearings
11/04/2020
2021 Cook County Budget - Departmental Budget Hearings

2021 Cook County Budget - Departmental Budget Hearings

Cook County Board Finance Committee Budget Meeting Monday, Oct. 26, Morning Session Overview of Proposed Budget: $6.9 B (2021) - $6.2 B (2020) = increase of $0.7 B 21,820 FTEs...

Today is Election day! Exercise your right to vote in person before the polls close at 7 p.m. The CDC has a few voting-d...
11/03/2020

Today is Election day! Exercise your right to vote in person before the polls close at 7 p.m. The CDC has a few voting-day recommendations: 1) Avoid delays by showing an I.D., only if you are NOT registered to vote; 2) bring your own pen with blue or black ink, so you don’t have to use one that has been touched by other voters, and 3) know in advance how you plan to vote so you can vote and depart quickly. Remember to wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer, and maintain a six-foot distance from others. For more information, including voting locations, click here: Cook County https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/election-day-regi stration-and-voting; Chicago: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/home.html

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON ELECTION DAY! If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line. If you make a mistake on ...
11/02/2020

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON ELECTION DAY! If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line. If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one. If your right to vote is challenged for any reason, you’re entitled to a provisional ballot that allows you to vote on Election Day. A poll worker will explain how to make sure your ballot is counted. If you face any problems, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

Even if you haven’t registered to vote or updated your address with your election authority, it’s not too late to vote! ...
10/29/2020
League of Women Voters of Cook County

Even if you haven’t registered to vote or updated your address with your election authority, it’s not too late to vote! Though online voter registration is closed, you can still register or change your address and cast a ballot in person at an early voting site at an Election Day polling place on Nov. 3.

The only caveat? You must have lived in your current location for 30 days before the election. You’ll just need two forms of ID, including one with your current address, e.g., an envelope with your utility bill or bank statement. For a list of early voting sites, click here: Cook County: https://tinyurl.com/y5nxv7rb or in Chicago: https://tinyurl.com/tcjxaxo. For more voter tips: https://www.lwvcookcounty.org/ So no more putting it off – go vote!

Welcome and news from the League of Women Voters of Cook County

Attention Cook County voters: If you have not yet returned your vote-by-mail ballot, consider taking it directly to one ...
10/28/2020

Attention Cook County voters: If you have not yet returned your vote-by-mail ballot, consider taking it directly to one of the early voting sites for drop-off instead of mailing it. This will ensure your ballot arrives by election day on Nov. 3 and is counted.

If you applied for a vote-by-mail ballot and it hasn’t arrived, consider voting in person at an Early Voting site or on ...
10/26/2020
League of Women Voters of Cook County

If you applied for a vote-by-mail ballot and it hasn’t arrived, consider voting in person at an Early Voting site or on Election Day Nov. 3. At the polling place, talk to an election judge about your situation. You may be asked to vote provisionally, meaning your ballot will only count if election authorities can verify you only voted once. For a list of early voting and election day voting sites, click here: Cook County: https://tinyurl.com/y5nxv7rb or in Chicago: https://tinyurl.com/tcjxaxo. For more voter tips: https://www.lwvcookcounty.org/

Welcome and news from the League of Women Voters of Cook County

Hey, Suburban Cook County voters. If you want to know how long your wait time is at one of the 52 Suburban Cook County p...
10/23/2020
Early Voting Wait Time Viewer | Cook County Clerk's Office

Hey, Suburban Cook County voters. If you want to know how long your wait time is at one of the 52 Suburban Cook County polls, check out this link before you go:

https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/early-voting-wait-time-viewer

Suburban Cook County voters can now see how long they might have to wait to vote at any of our 52 Early Voting sites. The dots on this map correspond to each of the Cook County Clerk's early Voting sites. Click on a location to bring up information on the Early Voting site, including its address and...

OverflowAction Day: Heavy ShowersThe dry spell is over, and parts of Chicago will see nearly a half inch of rain over th...
10/23/2020
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

OverflowAction Day: Heavy Showers
The dry spell is over, and parts of Chicago will see nearly a half inch of rain over the next several hours. This much rain in a short amount of time can trigger a combined sewer overflow (CSO), releasing untreated wastewater and stormwater from our urban streets. Please do your part to lessen the likelihood of flooding and combined sewer overflows. Hold off on unnecessary water use during the next 24 to 48 hours. More info at https://mwrd.org/overflow-action-days

Like a kitchen sink, on a dry day there is capacity in sewers to manage the flow of water. But during a rain storm, the excess stormwater combined with the typical daily flow can overwhelm collection systems and can pollute area waterways, similar to the overflow at a kitchen sink. During overflow a...

MWRD Board Ramps Up Oversight Responsibilities
10/22/2020
MWRD Board Ramps Up Oversight Responsibilities

MWRD Board Ramps Up Oversight Responsibilities

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting ​October 15, 2020 By deleting one high profile item and deferring two others, Commissioners are increasingly expressing their desire...

Attention Suburban Cook County voters: Want to cast your ballot but dread the long lines at some of the early voting sit...
10/21/2020
2020 Elections | Cook County Clerk's Office

Attention Suburban Cook County voters: Want to cast your ballot but dread the long lines at some of the early voting sites? You can check to see the wait time on Cook County Clerk’s website. Once there, click on “Ways to Vote” then “Early Voting.” At the right, click on the interactive map, then the colored circle marking your preferred voting site to view wait times, if any. https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/2020-elections

November 3, 2020 Presidential Election View all candidates View all referenda View all write-in candidates About write-in candidates Info for candidates Candidates: Submit your Candidate Statement Schedule of Public Viewing Discovery Recount Information Key Dates for the November 3, 2020 Presidentia...

Can’t make it to the ballot box? A friend or neighbor can drop off your return envelope with your completed vote-by-mail...
10/16/2020
Voter Info

Can’t make it to the ballot box? A friend or neighbor can drop off your return envelope with your completed vote-by-mail ballot at one of the many ballot box locations in Chicago and Cook County. Make sure you complete the outside of the envelope, which requires you to sign, date, and fill in the blank with the name of the person dropping it off for you. For more voting tips, visit https://www.lwvcookcounty.org/voter-info.html.

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION COOK COUNTY RESIDENTS: PLAN YOUR VOTE Scroll down to find - The Election Authorities’ Web sites - Key election dates - Offices on the ballot in Cook County - Other Items...

Still undecided on who to vote for? Check out the WTTW Video Voters Guide for recorded video messages from the candidate...
10/12/2020
2020 Voter Guide to the General Election

Still undecided on who to vote for? Check out the WTTW Video Voters Guide for recorded video messages from the candidates stating their positions. The site includes candidates for U.S. Senate; Congressional districts 1 through 11, 14, and 16; Cook County Circuit Court Clerk; and Cook County State’s Attorney. The Guide was produced with help from the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

Before you head to the polls — or mail in your ballot — check out our guide to the Nov. 3 election to see who’s running for office locally and where they stand on the issues.

MWRD Commissioners ask for a Sharper Contract Bidding Process
10/11/2020
MWRD Commissioners ask for a Sharper Contract Bidding Process

MWRD Commissioners ask for a Sharper Contract Bidding Process

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting October 1, 2020 In general, the commissioners are digging deeper into the way contracts are defined and bidders’ responses screened....

Cook County Voters: To ensure your mail-in ballots are counted, they must be signed, sealed, and delivered! Carefully se...
10/07/2020
League of Women Voters of Cook County

Cook County Voters: To ensure your mail-in ballots are counted, they must be signed, sealed, and delivered! Carefully seal and clearly sign the outer envelope. Each signature will be reviewed by a bipartisan, three-person panel of election judges. If the signature doesn’t match the one they have on file, if the envelope is unsigned or unsealed, or if the voter already cast a ballot in person, among other reasons, the panel can vote to reject your ballot. The voter is notified within two days of the rejection and has the opportunity to resolve the issue with the election authority until 14 days after the election. For more election info, check out https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/elections (Cook County), https://chicagoelections.gov/en/home.html (Chicago), or www.lwvcookcounty.org.

Welcome and news from the League of Women Voters of Cook County

On your ballot, vote YES for the Fair Tax Constitutional Amendment! If the amendment fails to pass, the state of Illinoi...
10/06/2020

On your ballot, vote YES for the Fair Tax Constitutional Amendment! If the amendment fails to pass, the state of Illinois will face an even larger budget hole, and taxes would have to be raised. With a fair, graduated rate tax, only the top 3% will see a tax increase. For the 97% who will pay less or the same, and for all who care about the future of our state and our fellow Illinoisans, the choice is clear.

10/05/2020

Make it a family affair! Election judges are still needed to work at the polls on election day, and your teens age 16 and above can participate. The same state law that encourages voting by mail also lowered the election judge minimum age requirement and made November 3 a state holiday, meaning school’s out. Election judges are paid for their time. If you or a family member are interested in applying, check out one of these sites. Chicago: https://tinyurl.com/y3wk39tg Suburban Cook County: https://tinyurl.com/y3mf5ehs For further election info, visit www.lwvcookcounty.org.

Tree Mitigation Plan Amended by Cook County FPD Board
10/03/2020
Tree Mitigation Plan Amended by Cook County FPD Board

Tree Mitigation Plan Amended by Cook County FPD Board

Forest Preserve District (FPD) Cook County Board Meeting Sept. 22, 2020 ​Meeting called to order at 10:00 am Agenda Item 20-0279 Adoption of Amended Tree Mitigation Plan. ...

10/02/2020

It’s super: the Chicago Election Board's Loop Super Site, 191 N. Clark, is now open daily through Election Day Nov. 3. Other Early Voting sites in Chicago will open on Oct. 14 (Oct. 19 in Suburban Cook County). Polling places will be stocked with hand sanitizer, dividers, and floor markings to make sure people distance safely. Drop boxes are available for folks who received a ballot by mail.

MWRD Board Approves Funds for Disparity Study
10/02/2020
MWRD Board Approves Funds for Disparity Study

MWRD Board Approves Funds for Disparity Study

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting September 17, 2020 ​ Approved General Agenda Items 20-0708 A purchase order with Colette Holt & Associations to conduct the...

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The League of Women Voters of Cook County focuses on public policy, decisions and election processes impacting Cook County. Interest Groups allow members to become better educated on specific aspects of Cook County government. Currently, the topics of the interest groups are Budget and Structure and the Health and Hospital System.

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