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Creating A Winning City

The Team. The Town. The Region.

Please join Metropolitan Planning Council for an inspiring conversation between Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, and Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter, on the team’s extraordinary journey and the turnaround lessons that we can apply to Chicago’s pressing problems.

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.

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Contract Buying Forum

September 29, 2017, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Together with the Woods Fund Chicago and Polk Bros. Foundation, MPC will host a half-day forum that will bring together a set of civic, government and community leaders in a series of conversations to discuss contract buying as it exists today. We invite you to join us for this discussion on Friday, September 29 where we will explore the history of contract buying (also known as contracts for deed, or rent-to-own contracts) and its relationship to segregation in Chicago, how it continues to damage present-day communities of color, and solutions to address this resurging housing practice.

More info on the event, here.

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Chicago, Ill. 60603
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