I joined the League with the explicit goal of becoming more politically engaged at the local level, and I've been a League member for eighteen months now. Did the League of Women Voters of Chicago help me become a more politically active citizen? Yes!
President Annie Logue opened the LWV Chicago Annual Meeting on June 9 by welcoming members and guests, reminding them all that the 2017-2018 League year had been the “Year of Engagement”—and an engaged year it was.
In the wake of the Charlottesville confrontation and ensuing demands for the removal of offensive monuments, a number of aldermen in Chicago began to call for the removal of tributes commemorating the fascist warlord Italo Balbo.