The OP-RF Workgroup for Positive Youth Development (+PYD) and the League of Women Voters OP-RF, sent the following letter:

With January 2020 just around the corner, village boards and policymakers are beginning to consider the impact that legal recreational marijuana will have on our communities. The League of Women Voters OP-RF and OP-RF Workgroup for Positive Youth Development ( PYD) have organized a Marijuana town hall to facilitate discussions with policymakers and community members. 

The evening will feature a panel of speakers, including state Senator Kimberly Lightford, local law enforcement, Anita Pindiur from Way Back Inn, the State’s Attorney Office, and a representative from Smart Approaches to Marijuana. 

Following their presentations, the League will moderate Q&A from those in attendance. We feel this is an important opportunity to begin dialogue on the legal aspect of this issue. We are encouraging community members from Oak Park and River Forest to bring their questions and concerns. 

The town hall will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, beginning 7 p.m. at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. For more information, call Amanda at 708-383-8005 or email

Ken Trainor

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