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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.

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Upcoming events

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
Oct 2, 2014 Thursday MPC Roundtable
Reimagine: Transforming Vacant Institutional Buildings
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
MPC, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, Ill
Oct 14, 2014 Tuesday MPC Roundtable
Rinse and Repeat: The Future of Water Reuse
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
MPC, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, Ill

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