The UIS Politics and Policy Series 2000-2001

The UIS Politics & Policy Series, 2000-2001 is comprised of public forums on important issues facing Illinois policymakers and citizens today, bringing together public officials, journalists, academics, and citizens to analyze events and share insights and perspectives.

Elections 2000 Illinois

Analysis of the 2000 state election campaigns and results in Illinois. Sponsored by the Illinois Legislative Studies Center, Illinois Issues magazine, the Institute for Public Affairs, and the UIS Political Studies Program.

When:
Tuesday, November 14, 2000. 7-8pm.
Broadcast on WUIS-FM on Friday, November 17, 7-8 pm.

Where:
University of Illinois Springfield. The Studio Theater. Public Affairs Center, 1st Floor.

Panelists:
Senator Kirk W. Dillard (R-Downers Grove)
Representative Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago)
Adriana Colindres, Copley Illinois Newspapers
Kent Redfield, Professor of Political Studies, UIS

Redistricting in Illinois, 2001

Critical discussion and analysis of the legalities, technicalities, and politics of the impending 2001 decennial redistricting of the congressional, legislative, and judicial districts in Illinois.

When:
Friday, February 2, 2001, 1-4pm.

Broadcast on WUIS-FM on Friday, February 9 and 16, 7-8 pm.

Where:
University of Illinois Springfield. The Studio Theater. Public Affairs Center, 1st Floor.

Panelists:
Senator Vince Demuzio (D-Carlinville)
Ron Michaelson, Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Elections
Kim Brace, President, Election Data Services
Maria Valdez, Senior Litigator, Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund
Sam Hirsch, Attorney, Jenner & Block, LLC
Michael McDonald, Assistant Professor, UIS
Charlie Wheeler, Director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program, UIS

Moderator:
Christopher Z. Mooney, Director, Illinois Legislative Studies Center, UIS