Police Reports: Feb. 15, 2015

Homewood residents Syvia Tillman and Erin Roeper were reelected to a two-year term as co-presidents for the League of Women Voters of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area at its annual meeting May 2.

State Sen. Michael Hastings 
speaks at the League of 
Women Voters annual meeting.

(Photo provided)

Serving with them are Mary Emily Grant of Hazel Crest, vice president; Rose Etta Martin of Hazel Crest, secretary; and Donna Moore of Flossmoor, treasurer.

Directors who will serve through May 2016 are Sharyl Inlow of South Holland, Maureen McSherry of Flossmoor, Joan Strohm of Flossmoor, Sharon Cooper of Flossmoor, Yvette Harris-Black of Hazel Crest and Chris Schmitt of Flossmoor.

Barbara Hayes of Flossmoor, June Gerrish of Flossmoor and Sandra Slayton of Hazel Crest will serve on the 2016 nominating committee. Betty Baker of Homewood chaired this year’s nominating committee.

The more than three dozen guests at the meeting at Calumet Country Club welcomed Sen. Michael Hastings (D-Tinley Park) as their speaker. He offered his insights into the state’s fiscal woes, including the underfunded pensions and the likelihood of state budget cutbacks. 

Barbara Hayes, left, and
Kimberly Nute-Jones attend
the League of Women Voters
annual meeting.

Co-President Tillman told members the major goal for the coming year is a study on money in politics being conducted by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the United States. The LWV Homewood-Flossmoor Area will be joining in this project with a study committee.

LWV of Illinois will be working actively to educate the public on legislative redistricting issues. 

Independent Maps, a coalition of business, clergy and civic leaders, is launching a petition drive to put the question before voters in 2016. The group proposes the drawing of legislative districts 

be removed from the legislature and given to an independent commission. LWV of Illinois will decide if it wants to join that initiative and circulate petitions.

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