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Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner discuss regional, state challenges at MPC's 2014 Annual Luncheon

MPC recognizes W. James Farrell, retired CEO and chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc., with 80th Anniversary Champion Fighter Award

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) was thrilled to host the two major candidates for Illinois governor and more than 1,000 prominent business and civic leaders at our 2014 Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 28. Held at the Fairmont Chicago’s Imperial Ballroom, the event provided a non-debate, moderated forum for Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and his challenger, Bruce Rauner (R), to discuss some of the Chicago region’s most pressing challenges.

For more information, take a look at our slideshow of the event, links to video clips and the full list of sponsors.

Residents express interest and excitement in Logan Square in the first of three meetings Residents express interest and excitement in Logan Square in the first of three meetings
Tuesday night, the Hairpin Arts Center was buzzing with activity as Logan Square residents…
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This morning, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) board discussed the proposed…
An opportunity for the Chicago Riverwalk An opportunity for the Chicago Riverwalk
If you’ve been in and around downtown Chicago lately, you may have noticed the raised State Street…

Upcoming events

Sep 16, 2014 Tuesday Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! (Second meeting)
6 to 8 p.m.
Hairpin Arts Center
Sep 18, 2014 Thursday Preparing for Climate Change
6 to 8 p.m.
LiveLab Network Studios 678 N. Wells, Chicago
Sep 22, 2014 Monday Magic to Stir Men's Blood: A Celebration of Planning
5 to 7 p.m.
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago
Sep 29, 2014 Monday Will this Rain Barrel Fix My Flooding? Private Property Owners and Stormwater Interventions
4:30 to 5 p.m.
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
Sep 30, 2014 Tuesday Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! (Third meeting)
6 to 8 p.m.
Hairpin Arts Center

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For 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area’s toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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