Decision 2020 panel to offer election insight

District 214
Updated 10/27/2020 9:47 AM

Journalists, academics and other experts will convene for a non-partisan virtual panel discussion regarding the 2020 Presidential Election, hosted by High School District 214 Community Education, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27.

Guests will discuss the central themes and issues at the heart of the election as the campaign enters its final week, including effects it may have on the Northwest suburbs.


Panelists Include:

Madeleine Doubek, Executive Director, CHANGE Illinois. Madeleine was formerly Vice President of Policy for the BGA in Illinois, Publisher of Reboot Illinois, and Executive Editor at the Daily Herald. She is an award-winning journalist focused on politics, reform and investigative reporting. She routinely is named one of the top five female journalists in Chicago.

John Lampinen, Senior Vice President/Editor, Daily Herald. John is an award-winning journalist on multiple levels and was recently inducted into the prestigious Lincoln League of Journalists.

Gary Midkiff, Professor/Lecturer. Gary is a Community Education instructor focused on politics and also teaches as an adjunct at multiple colleges in the area focused on political science and presidential history. He lends a great historical voice to presidential races.

Moderator Jason Block, Prospect High School journalism teacher. Jason has moderated several of our panels and has a particular interest in politics and the presidential election and is working remotely w/ his students now to cover some of those issues.

Guests will be able to submit questions in advance for consideration. Those who register for this free event online at the Community Education website ( will receive an electronic receipt that will include the Zoom link and password to join the event online.

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