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Join us in celebrating the next 25 years, presenting "The Future of Illinois"The Future of Illinois

Join us in celebrating the Institute's first 25 years as we look to the future!

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar will begin the program with reflections on the “Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at year 25.”

Institute Director John Shaw will moderate a discussion about the future of Illinois with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Drinks will be served before the program begins and refreshments will be provided after the formal program concludes.

Date: September 29th
Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:45 p.m.

Location: Union League Club of Chicago
Presidents Hall - Second Floor
65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

Register for September 29th. Please RSVP by September 20th.

Saluki Takeover Tour Springfield IlliniosSaluki Takeover Tour: Springfield

Join the SIU Foundation on October 25 - 26 for the Springfield 2023 Saluki Takeover Tour.

Join a free reception at the Inn at 835. View the Jerome M. Mileur Presidential Campaign Memorabilia Collection and enjoy a selection of appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets while meeting with Chancellor Lane, representatives from SIU Carbondale, and fellow Saluki alumni.

Chancellor's Reception at the Inn at 835
835 South Second Street | Springfield, Illinois
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 6-8 p.m.

Join a free buffet breakfast at the Harvest Market and enjoy a variety of breakfast foods and beverages while connecting with WSIU Friends and staff.

WSIU Friends Breakfast at Harvest Market
3001 South Veterans Parkway| Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 9-11 a.m.

Register to attend the Saluki Takeover Tour in Springfield.

Darin LaHood and Ray LaHoodAn Illinois Political Family:A conversation with Congressman Darin LaHood & Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

Please join us for a special program celebrating the Institute's first 25 years at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, Illinois!

Monday, October 30th, Institute Director John Shaw will moderate a conversation between Congressman Darin LaHood, who represents Illinois’s 16th District, and his father, Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He also represented Illinois's 18th District.

They will discuss their careers in public service and the critical issues facing Illinois. They might even discuss some of the issues in which they don’t completely agree.

Date: October 30th
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.

Reception - SIU Student Center International Lounge
Program - SIU Student Center Auditorium

Register for October 30th. Please RSVP by October 23rd.

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities are welcome at all events. 

Call SIU Disability Support Services at 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.