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State of Illinois: Crisis and Resolution

March 31, 2017

The Elmhurst College Governmental Forum is one of the region’s most widely respected venues for the discussion of the vital economic and governance issues facing Illinois. The Governmental Forum brings together highly accomplished governmental and civic leaders, business experts and policy analysts to offer their insight on topics ranging from how to foster long-term economic growth to how to resolve the state’s fiscal crisis.

In his three decades as a member of the Illinois General Assembly, John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has built a reputation as a negotiator and a legislator who will seek bipartisan compromise to achieve strong policy outcomes.

On March 31, Cullerton, currently serving as president of the Illinois Senate, will present State of Illinois: Crisis and Resolution as the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum. The 2017 Forum will take place at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conferece Center, Oak Brook Terrace on Friday, March 31, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and include lunch.

In previous years, the Forum has welcomed U.S. Atty. Zachary Fardon, former Illinois governors Jim Edgar and James Thompson, former U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, Business Roundtable President John Engler, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Michael J. Madigan and many others.

The Forum is an integral part of the College’s acclaimed cultural season of public lectures and special events. Each year, Elmhurst welcomes thousands of people to its campus to hear some of the country’s most thought-provoking and inspiring speakers. Previous speakers include retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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