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Finance Report

For more than 40 years, the League of Women Voters has supported a graduated rate income tax for Illinois. It made sense then, and it makes sense now. In the General Election in November 2020, we will have the opportunity to amend the Constitution in this way.

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One way to understand the battle to privatize public education is to learn about the origins of the privatization wars, arising in the years after the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, when Northern liberals and Southern segregationists were both espousing “school choice.”

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Illinois passes its first comprehensive regulation of prescription drug middlemen; new Title X regulations are facing challenges in court; the opioid crisis leads to court settlements; and several medicare-for-all proposals surface from the presidential race.

Voting Report

We have been out registering voters in anticipation of the March 17, 2020 Primary Election. Find out who is on the ballot and how you can register yourself and others to vote.

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On August 20, Mayor Lightfoot’s administration announced a $16.2 million, 5-year contract for additional water pitchers with cartridges certified to remove lead from the drinking water. These are free to qualifying residents.

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