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NORMAL — The League of Women Voters of McLean County will examine “Poverty in McLean County: It’s Worse Than You Think” during a free program set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Normal Public Library Community Room.

The discussion will be led by community members who have experienced poverty, including an Illinois State University student, a former resident of the Labyrinth House program and a previously homeless resident. Also offering perspectives will be social service providers from Mayors Manor, YWCA of McLean County and Abundant Life Church of Bloomington.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that promotes voter engagement and participation in the democratic system.

Future programs by the league include “Affordable Housing: How Do We Get There?” on Feb. 26 and “Aging in McLean County” on March 19. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Normal Public Library.

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