We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government
-Working together to learn about Cook County, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, Cook County Health, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
-Being nonpartisan: we do not support political parties or candidates
-Observing Cook County Government entities' meetings and reporting on actions in our Observer Reports
-Advocating for change to make government more effective
-Providing non-partisan voting information
-Presenting candidate forums
Election Season is Starting!
Presidential Primary Election March 19,2024
Candidate Petitions Start Circulating September 5, 2023 Candidates (other than for President and Delegates) for the March Primary may begin circulating Nominating Petitions for Registered Voters to sign on September 5, 2023. (Candidates for President and for the Delegates to the National Party Convention may begin on October 7, 2023.)
Registered votersmay only sign petitions for one Political Party, but may sign petitions for multiple candidates for the same office.
After giving overall information about property taxes in Illinois, the report digs into the specifics regarding property taxes within Cook County, including all the government entities involved, each step in the process from initial assessments based on market value through appeals, collection, disbursement, and enforcement.
Written in plain language this is a useful resource to check out.·
2023 LWVCC Annual Meeting
May 9, 2023
80 members met in the Ida B. Wells Room of Roosevelt University to plan for the LWVCC 23-24 year. New officers were elected, a budget was passed, and the program was approved. A $2 per member PMP was also approved.
MWRD Commissioner Cam Davis was an excellent speaker discussing the workings of the MWRD and what League members can do to conserve water and prevent flooding.