Last year NPR Illinois toured the state in partnership with NPR member stations 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. NPR Illinois will host the Election 2018: Seeking Solutions forum in Peoria on July 19th at 5:30 PM. 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. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM and the forum begins at 6 PM.