Last year NPR Illinois toured the state to hear how the two-year state budget impasse impacted communities in Illinois. The adoption of a budget provided some clarity for those affected but many challenges remain. This year, we aim to seek solutions to many of the fiscal problems that persist and discuss the prominent issues in the 2018 elections. The first of these forums will be in Springfield followed by 10 more throughout the state. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts or to simply listen and learn. The forum will be moderated by NPR Illinois News Director Sean Crawford and the panel is to be determined.