District 214 panel previews Illinois gubernatorial election

District 214 Community Education will welcome political journalists and other experts in October for a conversation outlining issues at the heart of the Illinois gubernatorial election, part of a continued effort to engage community members on topics of importance.

The free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the theater at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

Community members are invited to explore the trends and topics shaping the 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Illinois, and will have an opportunity to submit written questions.

Panelists include Jim Slusher, deputy managing editor for the opinion section at the Daily Herald; Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and author of "Illinois Playbook"; Bob Secter, director of investigations for the Better Government Association; and Constance Mixon, an associate professor of political science at Elmhurst College.

Prospect High School journalism and American Studies teacher Jason Block will moderate.

Though the event is free, seats are limited. To secure your seat, visit

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