October 26, 2017
Forum on state’s budget issues is tonight
The university will host an Illinois Issues forum on the state budget at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 26, in Student Center, Ballroom B. The event is free and open to the public.
The forum is an opportunity to discuss and examine the impact of the state’s two-year budget impasse, the impact on the region, and Illinois’ financial future. This is the 10th of 11 scheduled forums. The forum is a collaboration of WSIU Public Radio, NPR Illinois and AARP Illinois.
Panel guests include:
- Brent Clark - executive director, Illinois Association of School Administrators
- Sherrie Crabb - executive director, Family Counseling Center, Inc.
- Connie Favreau - director of project development, Shawnee Health Service
- Marleen Shepherd - Sparrow Coalition
- Jak Tichenor - interim director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Sean Crawford, NPR Illinois news director, will moderate the event.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m.