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EIU’s Edgar Speaker Series to present Capitol Fax creator Rich Miller


Miller to speak on inner workings of Illinois government, politics Nov. 4


(Charleston, IL) – Eastern Illinois University’s Edgar Speaker Series will hold a free lecture by Rich Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Miller is the founder, publisher and editor of the well-known Illinois politics blog Capitol Fax. His lecture, titled “Inside Illinois Government and Politics,” will offer his audience insightful information about how government operates in Illinois.

Miller’s Capitol Fax blog is considered a daily must-read according to Springfield insiders and observers. Miller is also known as one of the most knowledgeable and insightful reporters on government and political affairs in Illinois. His lecture at EIU is sure to give attendees more understanding and awareness about how the Illinois government runs, which can be helpful for both out-of-state and in-state students, visitors and faculty members at EIU and throughout the Coles County communities.

The Edgar Speaker Series is supported by the endowment created by Governor Jim and Brenda Edgar. The Edgars are both EIU alumni and share a wonderful relationship with their alma mater. For more information on the history of the Edgars and their speaker series, visit

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Charleston, IL 61920
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