LWV OPRF October 26 Week in Preview
Suffrage Stories
This Thursday, at 6:00pm, Her Story Theatre will perform a historical portrayal of Illinois suffragettes Grace Wilbur Trout, Ida B.Wells, and Catharine McCullough. Sponsored by LWV Chicago, "The Fight, Might, and Right to Vote: Then and Now" will be a virtual performance. You can register here to see the performance and participate in the question and answer portion of the event.

Also, Sinclair Community College is proud to present a virtual webinar titled “A Storied Centennial: Race and Racism In The Women’s Suffrage Movement.” You are invited to join this free event on Tuesday, October 27, beginning at 3:00pm by registering here. Dr. Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, will join Furaha Henry-Jones, Professor at Sinclair, for this webinar to explore the portrayal of race and the role of racism during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Poll Watching on Election Day
There may be an opportunity for a few of our League members to be pollwatchers for the Vote By Mail process at the Election Operation Center, 1330 S. 54th Ave., Cicero, on November 3, Election Day. There will be video screens set up to watch the process but a limit on the number of observers due to social distancing. There will be other groups also participating on the day. Credentials will have to be secured. If you are interested in volunteering during Election Day, please contact Peggy Kell with your name and time frame that you would like to work.
November Second Tuesday
Coming Soon!  (Maybe not soon enough??) Join us on Tuesday, November 10, for our not-to-be missed Second Tuesday discussion on the election. Sign up here to register, and the Zoom ink will be sent to you prior to the event.
Criminal Justice Consensus Study
Our Criminal Justice Committee has now reached consensus, answering “YES” to all questions on Sections 1 – 7 of the Criminal Justice Study Update. You can also refer back to the complete study materials here. The committee has scheduled a member-wide meeting on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30–8:00pm where we will provide short presentations on the first 7 sections of the study and answer questions. It's not too late to register here. We look forward to seeing you all then. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Beverly Graham.
Census 2020 Numbers
Illinois had the 6th highest self-response rate in the nation and River Forest was among the top 100 Illinois cities. Some neighbors:  
Chicago                     60.9
Riverside                    83.1
North Riverside         78.7
LaGrange                   78.0
Elmwood Park           69.1
Maywood                   63.7
River Forest              83.3
Oak Park                  74.2
Forest Park                71.7
Total results of the census by state can be accessed here.  
Sister, Sister
LWV Cook County October Newsletter