Future of Chicago lecture series brings politicians to campus

Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks Nov. 30 in the Future of Chicago lecture series. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services


The annual “Future of Chicago” lecture series brings civic leaders to examine issues with students and the community.

Topics focus on the social, economic and political conditions of the Chicago metropolitan region. Former Chicago alderman Dick Simpson, professor of political science, moderates the series, hosted by the department of political science since 1976. Series co-sponsors are the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement and Honors College.

The lectures are noon to 12:50 p.m. in 140 Behavioral Sciences Building.

• Oct. 14: “The Future of Illinois and the 2016 Elections,” former Illinois governor Jim Edgar

• Oct. 21: “Reform in Chicago and Cook County,” Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

• Nov. 6: “The Chicago City Council and the Future of Chicago,” 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke

• Nov. 30: “Reform of Cook County Government,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.


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