Illinois Northwest Suburban NOW Chapter

Illinois Northwest Suburban NOW Chapter

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Illinois North and Northwest Suburban NOW Chapter

National Organization for Women



Illinois North and Northwest Suburban NOW Chapter
P.O. Box 531
Techny, IL 60082


(815) 717-9833


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January 1, 2014

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Call Illinois NOW at (217) 503-0386 or write at PO Box 474, Springfield IL 62705

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Write to Chicago NOW at PO Box 641515, Chicago IL 60664

Visit DuPage NOW at
Contact DuPage NOW at
Write to DuPage NOW at PO Box 1106, Wheaton IL 60189

Contact West Suburban NOW
Write to West Suburban NOW at PO Box 996, Oak Park IL 60303

Visit Peoria NOW at
Contact Peoria NOW at

Check out National NOW's comprehensive list of Illinois NOW chapters.

Shop at Women and Children First
The world's best feminist bookstore, and one of the world's best bookstores, period!
Sponsors many fascinating readings and events every month.
Online at, or in the store at 5233 N. Clark in Chicago.

Visit and support the Chicago Foundation for Women
The CFW raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls.  It's all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions.  The CFW improves the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education.

Visit and subscribe to Ms. Magazine
More than a magazine -- a movement!

Join and contribute to the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority
At and
Cutting-edge organizations dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.  Led by former NOW president Eleanor Smeal.

Join and contribute to Personal PAC
At - vital to electing a pro-choice Illinois legislature. 
Sponsors wonderful and happening fundraising events -- not to be missed!

Join and contribute to Emily's List
At  The national political action committee -- electing women to create progressive change.

Join the Illinois Choice Action Team
And join NARAL Pro-Choice America at

Check out Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Visit and contribute to Planned Parenthood of Illinois, national Planned Parenthood, International Planned Parenthood, and International Planned Parenthood for the Western Hemisphere.

Visit and contribute to the Chicago Abortion Fund
Making Choice Possible -- fighting to overturn economic barriers to reproductive choice.  Assists women in obtaining safe abortion services, and engages and mobilizes women to become advocates for expanded reproductive access.

Support the National Abortion Federation
At  The National Abortion Federation is the professional association of abortion providers in North America.  "We believe that women should be trusted to make private medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers."  Want information?  This is the place to go.

Join the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride
At  Responding to the state of emergency and fighting to turn the tide -- for abortion rights on demand and without apology.

Visit the McHenry County Citizens for Choice
At  Email to or call 815-338-8030 or write to Box 16, Woodstock IL 60098.
Dedicated to education about women's reproductive rights.  Go McHenry County!  We should all be so well organized.

Visit Feminist.Com
At -- A thriving online community -- fostering awareness, education and activism.

Visit Viva La Feminista
At -- writing at the intersection of motherhood and feminism, by our own Veronica Arreola.

Visit the Working Women's History Project
At -- preserves and promotes the stories of historical and living Chicago women who worked for justice and equality in the areas of labor, women's, human and civil rights.

Visit the Chicago Area Women's History Council
At -- supporting women's history through research, writing, publication, preservation, interpretation, teaching and public education. 

Visit and support LifeSpan
At --  Committed to the cessation of domestic violence and sexual assault and to the immediate relief of those who suffer from its consequences.  "Our attorneys provide representation for victims of domestic violence in divorce, custody, visitation, orders of protection, and other issues."  Call them in Chicago at 312-408-1210 or in Desplaines at 847-824-0382.

Visit and support The Lilac Tree
At --  Evanston-based group provides resources for divorcing women, in the process or post-decree.  Call them at 847-328-0313.

Visit UltraViolet
At  -- A new online community of women and men across the US mobilized to fight sexism and expand women's rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture.

Visit the Women's Wisdom History Theater
Dedicated to the women who fought for our right to vote, obtain an education, and create and shape our destinies.  Fascinating performances by our own Jeanmarie Dwyer-Wrigley.

Visit the HerStory Theater
A theater for social change.  Creates all its original works based on Chicago lives!

Visit WomanLore -- Performing Women in History
Performances by Betsey Means and Eileen Vorbach, bringing powerful women to life, adapted directly from journals, autobiographies and personal writings.  A complete theatrical experience, authentically costumed and accurately evoking a bygone era.

Visit Teatro Luna -- Chicago's All-Latina Theater Company
Real Women -- Real Stories -- Real Change.

Visit and contribute to Equality Now!
Fights for women's rights and in particular to stamp out female genital mutilation, effectively, uncompromisingly, and in a culturally-sensitive way, in countries around the world.  Publishes a fascinating quarterly newsletter in Arabic, French and English.

Visit and support the ACLU of Illinois
The American Civil Liberties Union is a tireless defender of our rights and freedoms -- for reproductive choice, for equal rights for all citizens regardless of gender or sexual orientation, and many other causes.

Visit Women Employed
A highly-effective national organization, mobilizing people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America's working women -- based in Chicago -- celebrating its 40th year.

Check out the Women's & Gender Studies program at Oakton Community College
One of the few community colleges offering Women's and Gender Studies, Oakton boasts an innovative and comprehensive course of study.   Sponsors many fascinating events.

Visit the YWCA of Evanston and the North Shore
Visit the YWCA of Lake County
Works to end violence against women and children, provide resources and support that empower women and girls, combat racism in our community, and empower youth through sport.

Support the Northwest Center Against Sexual Abuse (NW CASA)
A full-service agency that provides free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County.  Advocacy, counseling, education and prevention.  Confidential Hotline at 888-802-8890.

Visit the Palatine-based Wings Program
Very important, wonderful group that works to end homelessness and domestic violence in the northwest suburbs, one family at a time.

Visit Illinois Unites for Marriage, and support the Human Rights Campaign
Illinois Unites for Marriage is the coalition that got marriage equality passed in Illinois in 2013.  The Human Rights Campaign is the major national group working for marriage equality.

Join and support Equality Illinois
Tremendously effective group working to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois.

Check out the Gay Liberation Network
A highly-effective Chicago-based organization for direct action.  Plug on in!

Visit the Northwestern University College Feminists
"The premier feminist and only pro-choice organization on the Evanston Northwestern campus"

Check out the Northwestern University Women's Center
"At the center of our endeavors is advocacy for gender equality."

Check out the Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Northwestern University
A dynamic, interdisciplinary program.  Sponsors many fascinating events.

Visit the League of Women Voters of Evanston, the League of Women Voters of Chicago, and the League of Women Voters of Oak Park/River Forest
Making democracy work!

Visit the Frances Willard Historical Association
Frances Willard (1839-1898) was one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th-century America.  President of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, her house at 1730 Chicago Avenue in Evanston was a headquarters for efforts to achieve the right of women to vote -- a right that was won in Illinois only 100 years ago!

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