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Naperville City Council presents a workshop on the 5th Avenue Project

Monday, 7/15/19, @ 6 p.m.

Council Chambers, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

City Council will review the efforts to date of the 5th Ave. Project and seek Council input on outstanding issues including project direction, roles and responsibilities.

Naperville City Council Meeting

Tuesday, 7/16/19, @ 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville

The agenda will include an initial discussion of (a) Naperville to authorize the retail sale of adult-use recreational cannabis; (b) to opt out/prohibit of such sales; or (c) to administer a community engagement survey on this topic.

Citizens Climate Lobby July Meeting

Wednesday, 7/17/19, @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wentz Science Center, North Central College, 131 S. Loomis, Naperville

This group studies the problem and offers solutions. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Census 2020: Why it’s important and how it impacts Illinois

Thursday, 7/18/19, @ 6:30 p.m. Social time, and 7:00 p.m. for the program

McCormick House, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Hosted by the League of Women Voters-Wheaton. Guest speaker will be Tina Hone, Chief Impact Officer at YWCA Metro Chicago.

Immigration Policy and Social Media

Thursday, 7/18/19, @ 7-8 p.m.

Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton

Guest speaker Dr. Sabryna Cornish from North Central College and College of DuPage

Musing on Mueller: A Discussion

Friday, 7/19/19, @ 6-7:30 p.m.

908 Curtiss St., Downers Grove

If you haven’t read the report or only read part(s) of it, come to this discussion hosted by Downers Grove Township Democrats. More info here.

Feminist Agenda Rising: The Time Is NOW

Friday, 7/19/19, @ 9 a.m. through Sunday, 7/21/19, @ 3 p.m.

Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport-Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN

For more information on the 2019 NOW Convention, click here.

Solar Power Hours (an educational collaboration of DCEC, DuPage County, CUB, and Midwest Renewable Energy Assn.) 

Saturday, 7/20/19, @ 10:30 a.m.

Winfield Library, 0S0291 Winfield Rd., Winfield

Learn about solar energy and a group buy opportunity for owners of rooftop solar and how to get discounts “on top of” existing state and federal incentives. Presentation will be given in 10 DuPage cities and communities this summer. Repeating event.

Mental Health Awareness Walkathon

Sunday, 7/21/19, @ 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Herrick Lake Forrest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton

More event information here.

Naperville Area Leaders Network (NALN)

Monday, 7/22/19, @ 7 p.m.

Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Court, Naperville

Speakers will include Jodi Trendler of the Naperville Environmental Sustainability Task Force; Jeff Gahris from the DuPage Clean Energy Coalition; City Councilmen Patty Gustin and Kevin Coyne who will discuss the status of the city’s response to new cannabis legislation; and Reba Osborne, Dir. of Govt. Affairs for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, who will give an update on current issues the Chamber is watching.

DuPage Clean Energy Coalition July Meeting

Wednesday, 7/24/19, @ 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Public Library

400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn

Learn about solar energy and how buyers can get additional discounts for rooftop solar panels.

Presidential Debate Watch Parties 

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7/30/19 and 7/31/19, at varying times according to location

Watch Party in Warrenville, IL, with details and more information here. RSVP required at link.

Watch Party in Wheaton, IL, with details and more information here.

Watch Party in Cary, IL, with details and more information here.

Solar Power Hours (an educational collaboration of DCEC, DuPage County, CUB, and Midwest Renewable Energy Assn.) 

Wednesday, 7/31/19, @ 7 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn

Learn about solar energy and a group buy opportunity for owners of rooftop solar and how to get discounts “on top of” existing state and federal incentives. Presentation will be given in 10 DuPage cities and communities this summer. Repeating event.

Solar Power Hours (an educational collaboration of DCEC, DuPage County, CUB, and Midwest Renewable Energy Assn.) 

Thursday, 8/1/19, @ 7 p.m.

Location TBD, Naperville

Learn about solar energy and a group buy opportunity for owners of rooftop solar and how to get discounts “on top of” existing state and federal incentives. Presentation will be given in 10 DuPage cities and communities this summer. Repeating event.

Citizens Climate Lobby Summer Social 

Friday, 8/2/19, @ 6-9 p.m.

Ike & Oak Brewing, 6315 Main St., Woodridge

National Night Out in Naperville, IL

Monday and Tuesday, 8/5/19 and 8/6/19

Details and times for activities are given here.

National Night Out in McHenry, IL 

Tuesday, 8/6/19, @ 5-8 p.m.

Petersen Park, 4300 Peterson Park Rd., McHenry, IL

Presented by McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of McHenry Police Dept. More information here.


ACE Summer Book Discussion— The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

Saturday, 8/10/19, @ TBD

Naper Settlement, Naperville

Join ACE for the Food Truck Festival and a lively discussion of David Wallace-Wells’ book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.


Solar Power Hours (an educational collaboration of DCEC, DuPage County, CUB, and Midwest Renewable Energy Assn.) 

Wednesday, 8/12/19, @ 7 p.m.

Bloomington Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale

Learn about solar energy and a group buy opportunity for owners of rooftop solar and how to get discounts “on top of” existing state and federal incentives. Presentation will be given in 10 DuPage cities and communities this summer. Repeating event.

Naperville City Council Meeting

Tuesday, 8/20/19, @ 7-9 p.m.

Council Chambers, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville


There are many more events posted at Left Out-DuPage Area and Persist List, many of which are in the city of Chicago, often mid-week and scheduled mid-to-late afternoon. Nevertheless, members may find the time or inclination to join one of these, so please bookmark this site and look it over each week to see what’s coming up.

Check out the League of Women Voters-Naperville’s website and the upcoming events posted there.

 

Quick Contact Information (D.C. offices) for Legislators

Senator Dick Durbin: 202-224-2152

Senator Tammy Duckworth: 202-224-2854

Rep. Sean Casten: 202-225-4561

Rep. Bill Foster: 202-225-3515

Rep. Lauren Underwood: 202-225-2976

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