Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
4:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Education Committee. Chair: Glenda Shaver
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10am
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Health Care Committee Meeting. Chair: Elaine Pfluger
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6-8 PM
North Suburban Library
6340 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Impact of Property Taxes on our Public Schools Hosted by the Education Committee. Discussion presented by the Education Committee.

A panel discussion on the impact of local property taxes on the school budget.

Speakers:
- Josh Aurand, Harlem District Assistant Superintendent, who will discuss the local impact of property taxes
- Ben Boer, Deputy Director Advance Illinois, will speak about the big picture of property taxes on Illinois public schools and the impact of a potential property tax freeze.
- It will be moderated by Jean Harezlak, League member and former superintendent of the Rockton School District.

Even though the new Evidence Based Model will increase the state's share of public school funding, it will require an additional $7 B to reach adequacy, which ISBE anticipates will take approximately 10 years to reach. So property taxes will still figure prominently in school budgets. Please come and learn more about their importance as a source of funding for public schools. Again, bring a friend. Bring a lot of friends.This is an extremely important topic to understand.

Presentations to be followed by questions from the audience.

Please come and learn more about their importance as a source of funding for public schools. Again, bring a friend. Bring a lot of friends. This is an extremely important topic to understand.

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00pm
Katie's Cup
502 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Environmental Issues Committee. Chair: Shawn Choinard
Thursday, May 3, 2018
9:30am
Stockholm Inn at Rockford Plaza
2420 Charles Street
Rockford, IL
Voter Service Committee Meeting. Chair: Susan Janson
Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Immigration Committee. Chair: Jo Minor
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10am
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Health Care Committee Meeting. Chair: Elaine Pfluger
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Education Committee. Chair: Glenda Shaver
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6-8 PM
North Suburban Library
6340 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL
Health Care Cmte. presents: "Monthly Meeting/Forum". The speakers will be an experts in their field. TBA.

Refreshments will be served.

Free to the public. Please bring a guest...or three.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9-11am
Forest Hills Country Club
5135 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Annual Meeting. All League members and their guests are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting. Remember to print and bring your Annual Report from the PDF emailed to you.

We will enjoy a delicious breakfast and commence with the annual meeting agenda. See you there!

$25.00 payable by check sent with your yearly dues or on-line on the Join Form page on this website.

Questions? please contact Chris Hiltrop.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:30am
Stockholm Inn at Rockford Plaza
2420 Charles Street
Rockford, IL
Voter Service Committee Meeting. Chair: Susan Janson
Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Immigration Committee. Chair: Jo Minor
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
4:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Education Committee. Chair: Glenda Shaver
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10am
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Health Care Committee Meeting. Chair: Elaine Pfluger
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
1:00pm
Katie's Cup
502 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Environmental Issues Committee. Chair: Shawn Choinard
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00pm
Katie's Cup
502 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Environmental Issues Committee. Chair: Shawn Choinard
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:15pm
Meg's on Alpine Road
1141 Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Education Committee. Chair: Glenda Shaver
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6-8 PM
North Suburban Library
6340 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL
League Cmte. presents: "Monthly Meeting/Forum". The speakers will be an experts in their field. TBA.

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:00pm
Katie's Cup
502 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Environmental Issues Committee. Chair: Shawn Choinard
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
5pm
at Rockford Plaza Health Care Committee Meeting. Chair: Elaine Pfluger