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NPR Illinois hosted an Illinois Issues Forum on the state budget impasse. Illinois residents who have been directly impacted discussed the burden placed on their community. 

Panelists included:

  • Jonathan Lackland, Director of State Government Relations, Illinois State University
  • Howard Peters, Former Secretary of Human Services, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Edgar, Former Warden at Pontiac Maximum Security Prison 
  • Amanda Vinicky, Chicago Tonight Correspondent, WTTW PBS Chicago

Moderator:  Sean Crawford, Anchor/Managing Editor, NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Watch the full video . Support is provided by AARP.

Nice earned her B.A in Communications from UIS. She has been creating measurable results in managing corporate communications, fundraising, advertising, external affairs, community relations, government relations, marketing and media for over 15 years.
Carter was the digital engagement producer at NPR Illinois 2017-2018. He graduated from the Capital Scholars Honors with a bachelors degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
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