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Candidates to speak at MPC's 2014 Annual Luncheon

On Thursday, Aug. 28, join us for a conversation with the two major party candidates for governor of Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and businessman Bruce Rauner (R). The non-debate format is in keeping with MPC’s tradition to provide a forum for candidates in key statewide races to share their plans, vision and priorities to secure a strong future for metropolitan Chicago's economy, communities, natural assets and infrastructure.

During the luncheon, MPC also will recognize W. James Farrell, former CEO of Illinois Tool Works Inc., with the 2014 Champion Fighter Award for his extraordinary civic contributions to our community.

For information on sponsoring the event, please visit our event page.

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Upcoming events

Aug 28, 2014 Thursday Pat Quinn & Bruce Rauner answer.
Noon to 2 p.m.
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Sep 9, 2014 Tuesday Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! (First meeting)
6 to 8 p.m.
Hairpin Arts Center
Sep 16, 2014 Tuesday Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! (Second meeting)
6 to 8 p.m.
Hairpin Arts 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 Reimagine: Transforming Vacant, Institutional Buildings
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
MPC, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, Ill

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