April 03, 2018

Lecture on causes and consequences of Illinois’ fiscal woes – Media Advisory

Eileen Norcross Eileen Norcross, one of the nation’s top experts on public finance, will present “Illinois Fiscal Breaking Points: Causes and Consequences of a State in Distress” at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the SIU School of Law Auditorium.

The lecture is part of the 2018 Gene and Katy Simonds Lectureship in Democracy. The lecture is free and the public is invited. A Q-and-A and reception will follow.

Norcross is director for the State and Local Policy Project and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

For more information or to arrange interviews contact Diane Regan, the law school’s interim director of communication and alumni outreach, at 618/453-8768.

This is the third lecture in the series established in 2015 through a gift from Emma K. (Katy) Simonds. The funds support a lecture, symposium or debate on a topic of current or recurring public interest, which explores commonsense solutions to issues related to the common good by applying principles of limited government, popular sovereignty, personal liberty, personal responsibility and federalism.