Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UIS Speakers Series explores the impact of primary elections on the future of Illinois government

WHAT: Three statehouse journalists will discuss the impact of primary elections on the future of Illinois government during a University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series forum.

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: The Illinois Primary Election set the stage for the governance of the state over the next four years, as it selected the major parties’ choices of candidates to run in the November general election.

Jamey Dunn, statehouse bureau chief for Illinois Issues magazine; Bernard Schoenburg, political writer and columnist for The State Journal Register; and Amanda Vinicky, statehouse bureau chief for WUIS/Illinois Public Radio will discuss the leadership styles and policy agendas of the two major party candidates running for governor in Illinois.

The panel will look beyond the candidates issue driven debates and provide their insights into how candidate’s personalities, attitudes and inclinations may affect the future of Illinois and its government for years to come.

The discussion will be moderated by Kent Redfield, UIS emeritus professor of political science.

This event is sponsored by the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

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