League of Women Voters of the Greater Peoria Area

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Illinois was one of the first three states to ratify the suffrage amendment in 1919. The Peoria City Council Tuesday night passed a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the event.

Political Candidate 101

Oct 5, 2016

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is in the process of hosting candidate forums prior to the November 8th election. But they are also offering a workshop to help those who are considering running for elected office.


Cheryl Budzinski is the president of the League. She says ICC, the NAACP and the League are working together on the candidate classes.


eTransparency Unveiled in the Tri-County Area

Apr 13, 2016

  The Peoria Area League of Women Voters has a new e-Transparency survey. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:


The survey covers about 40 local government's websites. Rick Fox is the eTransparancy project chair for the league. He says the 20 question survey looked at website details for each governing body including meeting schedules and agendas, financial information and Freedom of Information ACT particulars.


Rethinking redistricting in the state

Oct 17, 2013
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Yes! for Independent Maps is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot. The effort needs 300,000 registered voters signatures by May 4, 2014 get the question on the gubernatorial ballot.