League of Women Voters of Wheaton to host April 8 program on gerrymandering with Madeline Doubek

  • Madeleine Doubek, executive director of Change Illinois

    Madeleine Doubek, executive director of Change Illinois

  • "Gerrymandering and Redistricting in Illinois"

    "Gerrymandering and Redistricting in Illinois" Courtesy of Mary Pritchard

Updated 3/31/2021 5:34 PM

Join the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and the Robert McCormick House at Cantigny Park for a virtual presentation on "Gerrymandering and Redistricting in Illinois."

Madeleine Doubek, executive director of Change Illinois, will talk about how to work together to create fair maps for Illinois on April 8 at 7 p.m.


This is a virtual program held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, via Zoom. Register via EventBrite.com.

A link to the Zoom room will be sent out to registered participants two days in advance.

Madeleine Doubek is a passionate, longtime advocate for improving government and politics in Illinois. She also worked to stop efforts to limit government transparency and championed laws that boost government efficiency. Doubek writes a government-focused column for Crain's Chicago Business. Prior to her direct advocacy and policy work, Doubek spent 32 years in journalism, many covering local and state government and politics. She has won several regional and national journalism awards during her career.

Before that, Doubek was the former assistant vice president/executive editor of the suburban Daily Herald. She served as the paper's political writer, columnist and editor for many years. While there, she also led a team of reporters and editors who wrote an award-winning, five-part series, "44 Minutes in January," that told in unprecedented detail the story of the Palatine Brown's Chicken murders.

You can follow Madeleine on Twitter at @mdoubek.

Change Illinois is a nonpartisan nonprofit that champions ethics and efficiency in government and elections in Illinois. Through research, education and advocacy, it works to achieve an Illinois with ethical and efficient governments, including fair maps and ballots and vibrant elections.

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The Wheaton chapter serves the people of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major political policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The non-partisan organization neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus.