February 19, 2007

Media Advisory – Rep. Arthur Turner

Reporters, photographers and camera crews may meet with Rep. Arthur L. Turner, D-Chicago, during his visit next week to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The news conference will start at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, in the Institute lobby.

Turner, who serves as deputy majority leader of the Illinois House, will receive the 2007 Ralph A. Dunn Public Service Award and deliver the annual Dunn Lecture on State Government at 7 p.m., Monday in the Student Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public

The award honors the former Du Quoin businessman and state legislator who served 22 years in the Illinois General Assembly. Dunn died in 2004 at the age of 90.

For more information, contact Institute assistant director Matthew C. Baughman at 618/453-4001.