Looking for Community Service Opportunities?

Below are some that are coming up! The League of Women Voters (nonpartisan, not-for-profit) is hosting SIX Candidate Forums and co-hosting a 7th this spring.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about and participate in the political process.   Students can help in all areas and can be mentored by a League member, and they DO NOT need to … Continue reading Looking for Community Service Opportunities?

Election Judges Needed

The April 2nd Election is quickly approaching. Are you interested in helping to make sure the election process runs smoothly? Become an election judge or site manager! Here's more information about those two different positions:Election Judges – Lake CountyThe Lake County Clerk’s Office is seeking election judges to process voters in their neighborhood Election Day … Continue reading Election Judges Needed

How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?

VIEW:  State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?