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Statewide political magazine celebrates 30 years

September 8, 2005

SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Jim Edgar will moderate a panel discussion on the state’s future at a special luncheon honoring Illinois Issues magazine’s 30th Anniversary.  The celebration will be held Friday, September 30, at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson.  

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois House GOP Leader Tom Cross of Oswego, state Sen. James Clayborne Jr. (D-Belleville) and state Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) will serve on the panel.  State Sen. John J. Cullerton (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Robert S. Molaro (D-Chicago) will perform a comedy sketch on Illinois politics.  

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will serve as honorary chairs, along with University of Illinois President B. Joseph White, University of Illinois at Springfield Chancellor Richard D. Ringeisen and Samuel K. Gove, co-founder of the magazine. Former Illinois Issues publisher, Ed Wojcicki, will be the master of ceremonies. 

Illinois Issues, published by the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield, is a monthly magazine focusing on state government and politics. Gov. Edgar is a member of the magazine’s advisory board. 

For the past three decades, the magazine has published in-depth reporting and thoughtful analysis from a statewide perspective. The luncheon will provide an opportunity to explore, from a fresh perspective, some of the policy challenges Illinois could face in the coming decades. 

Tickets are $60 for individuals and $450 for a table of eight.  For reservations, call 217-206-6084. RSVP before September 23, 2005. Reservations will be held at the door.

 

 

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