WATCH-LISTEN: State Budget Forum - Macomb

Aug 29, 2017

NPR Illinois and Tri States Public Radio host the seventh Illinois Issues Forum on the state's financial health and the lasting impacts of the two-year-long state budget impasse.

 Support for the series is provided by AARP. 

The forum focuses on how the impasse affects the Macomb community and the future fiscal health of Illinois. 

The forum is moderated by Tri States Public Radio News Director, Rich Egger and the panel includes:

  • Kenny Boyd - President/CEO, McDonough District Hospital

  • Erin Clark Benedict - Adoption Support and Preservation Specialist, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

  • Dr. Chris Merrett  - Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

  • Dr. Jack Thomas - President, Western Illinois University

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