KCDW Hosts Forum Immigration 101

KCDW Hosts Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois and Why it Matters

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Carolyn Bird Salazar, Chair, kcdw@kcdwomen.comKane County Democratic Women “Women & Power Speakers Series” Hosts A Panel Discussion Entitled “Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois and Why It Matters”  ST. CHARLES, June 28, 2024 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum entitled “Immigration 101: A Path … Read more

KCDW Hosts Forum Immigration 101

KCDW Hosts Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois, and Why it Matters: Panelists

Dr. Sandy Lopez, Director of the Undocumented Student Resource Ctr., Northern IL UniversityModerator, Dr. Sandy López is currently the Director of the Undocumented Student Resource Center at NIU. She has served students, staff, faculty, and school business officials for over 30 years in many roles, including those of academic advisor, teaching consultant, administrator, and most … Read more

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Judge Sandra Parga – Kane County’s First Latina Judge


(Linda Willet and Sylvia Marshall, interviewers)Judge Sandra Parga is a member of KCDW who is currently running for circuit judge in the 4th Judicial Subcircuit. Currently, she is an associate judge assigned to Juvenile Court. We asked about the differences between associate and circuit court judges. Associate judges apply for the position and are appointed … Read more

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KCDW Hosts: Justice Partners Forum

On April 20th KCDW held a forum entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women in the Justice System” and featured three women who work in the Kane County justice system. The three women were introduced by Judge Julio Valdez who began by saying that Kane County residents are fortunate to have this talented and dedicated … Read more

Justice Partners: the impact of women on the justice system

PRESS RELEASE: KCDW Hosts Forum – Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Carolyn Bird Salazar, Chair, chair@kcdwomen.comKane County Democratic Women “Women & Power Speakers Series” Hosts A Panel Discussion Entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System.”  ST. CHARLES, March 15, 2024 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of … Read more

KCDW Election of Officers

KCDW 2024 Election of Officers for Two-Year Term

On January 20. 2024, the Kane County Democratic Women held its annual meeting and installation of officers. Martha Hanna, the Nominating Chair, introduced the officers, who were unanimously elected by the members present. The 2024-2026 officers are Carolyn Bird Salazar, Chair; Cherryl Strathmann, Vice Chair; Lois Swatscheno, Treasurer; and Kim Young, Secretary.  Following the installation, … Read more