Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters invite the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Thursday, February 9, at 7 pm. Jim Slusher from the Daily Herald Editorial Board will lead a discussion about ideas for election reform.
The free online program will be conducted via Zoom. To receive a link, register at Cantigny.org.
Recently, the Daily Herald ran a series of editorials focusing on a variety of election issues that have not gotten much attention in the news or public policy discussions in Illinois. The goal was to spark discussion and consider the ways we select candidates and make decisions through the ballot box. Join a discussion about possible reforms that have not been examined closely and could perhaps lead to restored faith in our elections.
Jim Slusher, Assistant Managing Editor for Opinion and Administration, oversees the Daily Herald’s editorial writing, selection of syndicated columns, and cartoons and letters to the editor for the Opinion Page. Working with an editorial board made up of top editors in the Herald newsroom, he helps shape the newspaper’s voice on subjects of interest to suburban readers, while seeking to present an engaging mix of opinions on broad social and political topics along with a forum for readers to present their views on whatever topics they consider important.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates. Learn more at my.lwv.org/
About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation and located in Wheaton, Illinois, is the 500-acre estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with a banquet and meeting facilities, café, gift shop and theater. More information is online at Cantigny.org, including hours, directions, and upcoming events.