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Transit Means Business

McDonald’s, Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions: These Chicago region-based companies employ thousands, drive our region’s economy and cite transit as a key factor in their location and recruitment strategy. Businesses throughout our community benefit from metropolitan Chicago’s transit system. Our new report, Transit Means Business, captures both the stories and statistics behind transit's vital role in our local economy. Transit Means Business brings together business leaders, transit leadership and state and local government to advocate for stronger investments in our region’s transit system.

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MPC Roundtable
Lead in Drinking Water: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out

October 30, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603

For centuries, lead was used to make many household products. From paint to pipes, lead was both prevalent and dangerous. Laws now limit how lead can be used, but hazards remain. Join MPC for a roundtable discussion delving into this pressing issue with experts. We’ll feature two municipalities who are forging ahead with innovative programs and community education, and we’ll hear about the latest funding and financing opportunities available for implementing replacement programs in our region.

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For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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