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

Public finances, government efficiency, infrastructure funding among topics candidates discuss at forum

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

(Chicago) … The two main candidates for Illinois governor, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R), spoke at the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. Nearly 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.

Illinois’ next governor must adopt new paradigm to fix flooding Illinois’ next governor must adopt new paradigm to fix flooding
  • The Connector
  • By Peter Mulvaney, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
  • Aug 22, 2014
Illinois’ flooding issues are widespread, and come in many forms: river flooding, urban street…
States must explore all revenue options to overcome federal transportation funding slump States must explore all revenue options to overcome federal transportation funding slump
  • The Connector
  • By Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Aug 21, 2014
Federal support for transportation infrastructure will likely continue to face cuts and budgetary…
Narrowing Illinois’ affordable housing gap will require multiple approaches Narrowing Illinois’ affordable housing gap will require multiple approaches
  • The Connector
  • By Geoff Smith, executive director, Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University
  • Aug 15, 2014
As Illinois continues its slow and uneven recovery from the depths of the housing and economic…

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