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Answering Gov. Quinn's call for economic solutions
At his State of the State address on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Gov. Patrick Quinn focused on Illinois’ economic stability, asking the assembled members of the House and Senate, “Do we want, in the years to come, a prosperous Illinois where working people continue to have good jobs, where…
Regional Housing Initiative offers funding to developers and owners of rental housing in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Will counties
A new rolling application process allows developers and owners of affordable housing to submit proposals at any time.
Chicago’s leading environmental groups release Green Growth Platform questionnaire for Chicago mayoral candidates
  • Jan 5, 2011
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Conference Center, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1600, Chicago WHAT: Chicago’s leading environmental and conservation groups will release their green growth platform for…
Coalition urges mayoral candidates to make sustainable transportation a priority
  • Dec 16, 2010
On behalf of tens of thousands of members and supporters, a coalition of eight environmental and transportation leaders requested Thursday that Chicago mayoral candidates support their Sustainable Transportation Platform. The platform focuses on strategies to improve transportation safety and…
Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness
  • Audio
  • Nov 12, 2010
Listen to this Nov. 3, 2010, MPC roundtable forum about the effects of community and workplace design on public health, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
Chicago Dept. of Transportation's Complete Streets program
  • Presentation
  • Nov 12, 2010
Presented by Bobby L. Ware, commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT), on Nov. 3, 2010, at the MPC roundtable, "Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness," sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. The presentation explains the goals of CDOT's…
Obesity in Chicago: The Problem and Some Solutions
  • Presentation
  • Nov 11, 2010
Presented by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, executive director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, on Nov. 3, 2010, at the MPC roundtable, "Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness," sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. The presentation examines…
Why Wellness? The Cost of Doing Nothing
  • Presentation
  • Nov 11, 2010
Presented by Paul B. Handel, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois), on Nov. 3, 2010, at the MPC roundtable, "Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness," sponsored by…
MPC's Nov. 3 roundtable will explore how livable communities promote health, wellness
By Aleece Smith, MPC research assistant Thanks to the health care debate, most of us are familiar with the financial woes, social isolation, and high morbidity rates caused by poor health. We know that practicing unhealthy behaviors will likely lead us to one or more of these bleak consequences.…
Senate Banking Committee to mark up Livable Communities Act
Update: The Livable Communities Act passed out of committee and heads to the Senate floor. As communities and regions across the country craft proposals to apply for Sustainable Communities Initiative funding, the Senate Banking committee is preparing to mark-up the Livable Communities Act,…

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