Join us for Twenty Ways to Stop Corruption in Illinois
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6-9 p.m. at the Chicago Temple First United
ICPR is co-sponsoring this panel discussion with the Better Government
Association, Business Professionals for the Public Interest,
Crossroads Fund, League of Women Voters, MALDEF, Wieboldt Foundation,
and Woods Fund of Chicago
Twenty Ways to Stop Corruption in Illinois: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6-9 p.m.
Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 77 W. Washington Street
The recent arrest and pending indictment of Governor Rod Blagojevich
have cast national and international attention on our state, leading
to the charge that Illinois is the most corrupt state in America.
While Blagojevich's actions may seem extreme to a wider audience, for
those of us who live in Chicago his shenanigans read more like
business as usual.
It's up to the citizens of Illinois to end the culture of corruption.
The featured panelists will share concrete ideas to eliminate
political corruption in Chicago and Illinois and offer tangible
actions for citizens and activists to take in order to gain control of
Cindi Canary, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Patrick Collins, Attorney and Chair of an Ethics Commission charged
with making recommendations to reform state government
Miguel Del Valle, Chicago City Clerk
Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science at UIC and former Chicago Alderman
Art Turner, State Representative (invited)
To register, contact Lisa Avila at 773.227.7676 or
lisa at crossroadsfund dot org by Friday, January 30th