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.
- 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
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