Panel to review first month of new American presidency

High School District 214 Community Education will host a panel of journalists and an experienced college professor for a free, conversational review of the first 30 days of the new American presidency.

The panel-style, nonpartisan event, part of a continued effort to engage the community on topics of importance, will discuss upcoming presidential priorities and achievements and potential changes and ramifications at the state and local levels resulting from the new leadership and a highly divisive election.

The panel will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, in Arlington Heights.

Guests include Madeleine Doubek, publisher of Reboot Illinois; Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and author of "Illinois Playbook"; Kerry Lester, columnist and senior writer at the Daily Herald; Michael Puente, WBEZ Chicago Public Media reporter who covered the Trump/Pence ticket in the presidential election; and Gary Midkiff, a college professor and guest lecturer who specializes in the American presidency.

The conversation will be moderated by Jason Block, journalism teacher at Prospect High School. Audience members may submit questions for consideration as they arrive. Seats are limited. Registration is available at

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