Register today for MPC's 2010 Annual Luncheon Illinois: Is there a Cure?
Ill. Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate
LeAlan Jones, Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate
Monday, June 21, 2010
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand Ballroom, East Tower
151 East Wacker Drive
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Reception
12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon & Program
With the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, American voters are looking to their elected officials to make decisions and support reforms that will protect us from the kind of devastating downturn we have experienced the last two years.
In Illinois — which has a structural deficit estimated at $12.8 billion, among the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, and an infamous reputation for political shenanigans — voters are weary and wary. They have the opportunity, in 2010, to elect both a new U.S. Senator and Governor. Before they do, they want to know where the candidates stand on the issues that are essential to the ongoing economic and environmental health of our state and country.
In a non-debate format, the candidates will have the opportunity to share their plans and priorities for achieving livable communities, improving coordination among federal agencies, maximizing the next federal surface transportation bill, and implementing the region’s 2040 growth and development plan.
At the luncheon, MPC also will honor Whistler’s Crossing, Riverdale, Ill., with the 2010 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning. Learn more about the award
MPC’s 2010 Annual Meeting Luncheon is expected to attract more than 1,000 business, civic, public, and community leaders from around the region. It has featured a series of high profile speakers the last several years, including four high-ranking members of President Obama’s cabinet and White House team; presidential candidate surrogates in 2008, the U.K.’s Right Honorable Tessa Jowell, MP, minister for the Olympics and London in 2007; Illinois gubernatorial candidates in 2006; Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2005; U.S. Senate candidates in 2004; and former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert in 2003.
The Metropolitan Planning Council acknowledges the very generous contributions of our sponsors.
Bank of America
Cole Taylor Bank
ComEd, an Exelon Company
King Harris/Harris Family Foundation
David Hiller/McCormick Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Gates, Jr.
Jones Lang LaSalle/LaSalle Investment Management
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wintrust Commercial Banking
Alberto Culver Company
Baird & Warner
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
The Boeing Company
Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The Duchossois Group, Inc.
The Edgewater Funds
Ernst & Young LLP
The Habitat Company
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Mayer Brown LLP
Pepper Construction Company
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Capri Capital Partners LLC & Quintin E. Primo, III
Chicago Zoological Society
Anne Drake & DSC Logistics
M. Hill Hammock
Mary Ludgin & Heitman
SPAAN Tech, Inc.
Mary White Vasys
Valerie S. Kretchmer Associates