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The Cost of Segregation

Lost income. Lost lives. Lost potential.

The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of policy advisors, is leading a groundbreaking, two-year research and policy initiative. The first phase of the report reveals that segregation costs the Chicago region and all of its inhabitants billions of dollars each year. The next phase will focus on the work we can do—and policies we can adopt—to reduce Chicago's segregation and collectively create a metropolitan Chicago that works for everyone.

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Creating A Winning City: The Team. The Town. The Region.

September 22, 2017, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Please join Metropolitan Planning Council for an inspiring keynote address by Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, on the team’s extraordinary journey and the turnaround lessons that we can apply to Chicago’s pressing problems. The Cubs’ comeback balanced risks with short-term needs and long-term goals. This is a baseball storyone that offers ideas and inspiration for civic leaders and residents to unite and drive economic growth. In Chicago, we are, after all, one team, better together.

Tom will be joined in conversation with Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter.

During the Luncheon, MPC will recognize one of Chicago’s leading corporate citizens John A. Canning, Jr., Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, with the 2017 Champion Fighter Award. We honor him for his extraordinary civic contributions to the Chicago region through his transformative leadership and philanthropy.

More info on the event, here.

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