Watch School District 204 Board Meetings and more streaming on demand at www.204TV.org.
Watch City Council meetings live or replayed on-demand on the Internet
Residents and interested parties can watch City Council meeting videos live and on-demand on their computer with the new eAgenda system recently implemented by the City of Naperville . Television broadcasts on local cable also continues on Channels 6 and 10, depending on cable provider. Regular meetings are scheduled on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.This service is available at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html, allows viewers to watch video and hear audio of City Council meetings as they are happening.
Once the meeting is complete, the video will be archived on the Web site for access at future times.
“One of this system’s greatest features is the ability for residents to quickly and efficiently access both the video and accompanying documentation for a particular agenda item,” City Clerk Pam LaFeber said. “You can view these items side-by-side, which helps a person better understand the discussion taking place. This can all be done from the comfort of your home.”
One of the key features of the system allows residents to quickly access the portion of the meeting they are interested in seeing. If residents missed watching the meeting live, with a click of the mouse they can view archived meetings. When you click on your agenda item of interest, the corresponding video will load and begin playing. An item of interest can be viewed without having to view the rest of the meeting.
“This is an extremely valuable service for someone like me who follows the council’s activities but has satellite service and therefore can’t receive WCNC,” Naperville Area Homeowners Association Associate Director Thom Higgins said. “Being able to watch council meetings in real time on my computer, especially coupled with the ability to access the agenda items displayed on the same screen, is invaluable. The system takes the concept of open government into the 21st century by making council meetings so easily accessible, an important concept which the Homeowners Confederation applauds.”
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One website, How Money Walks, shows how citizens have been moving from state to state, county to county for the last decade. Which states are winning and losing?
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has launched an initiative to teach children about government: www.iCivics.org.
Here’s a Web site that can teach youngsters about the U.S. Constitution: http://www.constitutionalchampions.org/
What is a Democrat?
What is a Republican?
What is a libertarian, small “l”? According to folks at the CATO Institute, “libertarianism is a philosophy of peace, freedom, toleration, and individual rights.”
As David Boaz wrote in his work titled Libertarianism: A Primer, “Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others.”
Those ideals have played an important role for all advocates of freedom throughout American history.
Libertarians have been fighting ignorance, superstition, privilege and power for centuries. Libertarians reject bigotry and advocate equal rights for every individual.
For more, visit www.cato.org
What is the Green Party?
What is No Labels?
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” —Lotte E. Scharfman, Refugee from Hitler’s Germany,, Member of the Massachusetts. League of Women Voters in the 1970s
Important Contact Information:
DuPage County Residents – 630-407-5600 http://www.dupageelections.com
Will County Residents – 815-740-4620 http://www.willcountyillinois.com
Residents who will be out of the area on March 18, 2014, for the General Primary Election can cast an absentee ballot by mail. College students or those who will be out of town for an extended period of time can call their County office to obtain an application for an absentee ballot. The County will then handle the entire voting process by mail.
NEW: EARLY VOTING
Residents who will be in town early can take ad- vantage of the State of Illinois’ newly launched Early Voting initiative. Registered voters with a valid drivers license or photo ID card can vote early at the following locations:DuPage County Residents Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle, Naperville Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM, Sat 9AM – noon DuPage County Election Commission 421 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM, d Sun, 8AM to 12PM Will County Residents Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle, Naperville Hours: Mon – Fri 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12 PM or Will County Clerk’s Office 302 N Chicago Street, Joliet Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12 Hot Issues / Hot Topics Quality Education 203 – QE203Naperville Smart Meter Awareness City Council Watch Dog
The Mayor and Naperville City Council once again would like to extend an exciting invitation to the residents of Naperville. The city is looking for community members to serve on several boards and commissions.
Naperville residents, who are looking to get more involved in their community can volunteer to serve on one of the city’s more than 15 boards and commissions. Appointments are typically reserved for Naperville residents and are made by the Mayor and City Council based on experience and interest.
Interested residents can submit a letter, a copy of their resume, and a completed application for consideration to:
Naperville Municipal Center, Mayor’s OfficeP.O. Box 3020 Naperville, Illinois, 60566.Residents can also complete an application on the city’s Web site at www.naperville.il.us. To learn more about the city’s different boards and commissions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (630) 420-6018.
The following city boards and commissions are currently looking for new members. Meeting times are subject to change.
First Wednesday of every month at 7PM
Third Monday of every month at 7PM
One Wednesday a month at 7PM
Meets second Thursday of March, June, and September, and December, 3PM
One Tuesday a month at 7PM
Fourth Thursday of each month at 7PM
Four times a year
First and third Wednesdays of every month at 7PM, and fourth Wednesday as necessary
Second Wednesday of every month at 7:30AM
First Wednesday of every month at 7PM
First Saturday of every month at 8AM
Second Tuesday of every month at 7PM
Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (Endorsements 2011)
NapervilleTEAPatriots (Endorsements 2011)
Quality Education 203 – QE203 (Q&A 2011)
The Rosemary Martin Democracy in Action AwardPurpose of the Award
Democracy has flourished in the United States in great part because of the commitment of citizens at the grassroots level. Now more than ever, Americans are aware of the value we place on this system that pairs freedom with responsibility.The League of Women Voters was formed out of the struggle to extend the rights of democracy and the full stature and power of citizenship.
Knowing that rights must be exercised to reach their full value, the League continues to encourage citizens to take an active role in their government at all levels. Therefore, beginning in 2006, the League of Women Voters annually will honor a Naperville area resident, group, organization, or governing body for carrying out an initiative or program that furthers the effective participation of citizens in government.
The award itself honors the memory of Rosemary Martin, a lifelong resident who through sustained personal commitment made a difference in our community. As a long-time leader in the League of Women Voters, Rosemary demonstrated her belief in the principle that people can and should make their voices heard in the public decision-making process, and she set an example with her positive outlook, unquestioned integrity, creativity, intelligence, and sound judgment. The League is happy to recognize her legacy by honoring those who make democracy strong right here in our community.
Individuals or groups nominated for the Democracy in Action Award will have been instrumental in an activity such as one of the following:
The League solicits nominations from residents in the Naperville area. A review committee composed of League members, and others from time to time, will evaluate the nominations and select the recipient. The award will be announced at the League’s annual State of the Community Dinner.
Deadline for nominations: February 15. To make a nomination for the Rosemary Martin Democracy in Action Award, fill out the form attached and return it to:
1520 Aberdeen Court
Naperville, IL 60564
Questions? Call 820-0255.
For more information about LWV, visit their website: http://naperville.il.lwv.org
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