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2014 Annual Luncheon
Pat Quinn & Bruce Rauner answer.

August 28, 2014, Noon to 2 p.m.

This is a past event

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Imperial Ballroom
200 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago

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The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) was thrilled to host the two main candidates for Illinois governor, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R), at our Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. More than 1,000 civic, business and community leaders attended the luncheon to hear the candidates’ responses to questions about public finances, transportation funding, flooding, housing and government efficiency.

Media highlights

The event generated plenty of media buzz, with coverage from Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesNBC’s Ward Room blogWBEZ’s Afternoon ShiftCBSFOX and more.

In addition to hosting the candidates, MPC presented W. James Farrell, retired CEO and chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc., with our 80th Anniversary Champion Fighter Award for his determined work to ensure a sustainable, equitable and competitive future for the Chicago region.

The event was one of our best-attended luncheons, and we were happy to see so many familiar and new faces engaged in our issues. Thank you to everyone who made the event a success!

Event video

Introduction and Champion Fighter Award

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  1. Invocation
  2. 80th anniversary reflections
  3. Champion Fighter Award

Bruce Rauner

Jump to:

  1. Public finances
  2. Transportation infrastructure
  3. Water infrastructure
  4. Government efficiency
  5. Housing and community

Gov. Pat Quinn

Jump to:

  1. Public finances
  2. Transportation infrastructure
  3. Water infrastructure
  4. Government efficiency
  5. Housing and community

Photo gallery

A full slideshow with all the photos from the event will be available soon. In the meantime, click through a few highlights:

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/luncheon/detail/294

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