Monday, April 14, 2014

Panelists from Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions Discuss the Wrongful Conviction of a Woman

(l to r) Jane Raley, Kristine Bunch, Judy Royal, Gayle Miller 

The League of Women Voters of Lake County convened a special panel to discuss the topic of wrongful convictions of women. Three speakers from Women's Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University presented on how wrongful convictions of women. How women's cases differ men's and what can be done to prevent false confessions were discussed. Audience members were particularly moved by the first-person account given by Kristine Bunch, an exoneree and client of the Center. Ms. Bunch had spent 17 years in prison for the death of her son.

Participants included

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Speaker at March 2014 Meeting

Mark Walsh, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
The League of Women Voters of Lake County was pleased to welcome the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) to our March 12, 2014 meeting held in the community room at the Gurnee Police Facility. Mark Walsh, Campaign Director, spoke about Illinois' new concealed carry law and discussed some statistics related to gun violence. In addition, he informed the group of some legislation related to firearms that is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly this spring session. He answered a number of questions related to liability/responsibility of homeowners and business owners should gun violence occur on their property.

ICHV has produced a handbook outlining some of the frequently asked questions about concealed carry in Illinois. The handbook can be downloaded at

Friday, June 21, 2013

Members celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage at the LWV-Illinois convention

Lake County League of Women Voters members attended the LWV-Ill. convention June 7-9.
Jeanne Kirby (Lake County League delegate),
Linda Bartmes (Lake Forest/Lake Bluff League delegate),
Rosemary Heilemann (Deerfield League delegate), and
 Kathleen Conlon-Wasik (Lake Forest/Lake Bluff League delegate).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2012 FALL CANDIDATE FORUMS, Wed., 10/10 & Wed., 10/17


State Senate District 30: Terry Link (D) and Don Castella (R)
State Representative District 60: Rita Mayfield (D) and Jackie Burleson (R)
Lake County States Attorney: Chris Kennedy (D) and Mike Nerheim (R)
Lake County Coroner: Tom Rudd (D) and Steve Newton (R)
Clerk of the Circuit Court: Rupam Davé (D) and Keith Brin (R)

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake County, Waukegan Township, AAUW Waukegan Area Branch, Lake County Seniors Council 

414 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085 
and is located in Belvidere Park. Enter off of Lewis Avenue and turn right.

FOR INFORMATION: Ms. Marty Williams, 847-244-9242 or .


Lake County States Attorney: Mr. Chris Kennedy (D) and Mike Nerheim (R)
Lake County Recorder: Mary Ellen Vanderventer (D) and Bob Bednar (R) 
Clerk of the Circuit Court: Ms. Rupam Davé (D) and Keith Brin (R)
Statement by Lake County Coroner Candidate: Steve Newton (R)

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake County, Lake County Bar Foundation, Daily Herald Newspaper, AAUW Waukegan Area Branch

College of Lake County 
C-Wing Auditorium Room C-005 (Lower Level)
19351 Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030