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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 /

Week of May 11, 2015

Pension Reform
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523,

The May 8 Illinois Supreme Court decision about pension reform legislation sent a clear message, says David Merriman, UIC professor of public administration and economics. "Bringing fiscal stability to Illinois will require sacrifice," he said. "Political leaders should quickly adopt a clear, credible long-term plan that recognizes the legal and economic realities."

Business Pitch Competitions
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Universities continue to stage business-plan competitions as a way to foster entrepreneurial activity needed to expand the startup sector. Following UIC's 10th Annual Concept2Venture Challenge Competition, Nancy Harvey, executive director of the UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, can comment on the importance of these pitch competitions to the region.

12, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

UIC's Great Cities Institute and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning invite citizens to share ideas on how to modernize Chicago's infrastructure to compete as a global economic center. 4 - 5:30 p.m. CMAP, Suite 800, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive. Call (312) 386-8766.

Thru Aug. 8 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Artists 96 Acres, Marianne Fairbanks, FULTONIA, Jason Lazarus, Cauleen Smith, Jan Tichy and Amanda Williams respond to Chicago's economic and social conditions with a number of projects highlighting the city’s criminal justice system. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.