Governor James R. Thompson, Moderator
The Seventh Annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum
The fifth most populous state in the Union, Illinois is an agricultural and industrial giant, a major source of human talent and natural resources, and a center of the nation’s corporate and cultural life. It also is famous for highly visible and well-documented political corruption, crippling debt and civic dysfunction. The state’s 37th and longest-serving governor leads a lively panel discussion on a great state’s problems and promise.