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Millennium Reserve Steering Committee Delivers Recommended Actions to Governor Quinn


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Report recommends 14 priorities to transform the Calumet region of Chicago 

After months of public outreach and research, the public/private Millennium Reserve Steering Committee has delivered its report to Governor Pat Quinn recommending priority actions within the Millennium Reserve, a 210-square mile region being developed into a thriving area for commerce, communities and wildlife in the Calumet region and southeast Chicago lakefront.

“This report is an important step in transforming this region and includes recommendations on things such as increased public access, facility construction, strategic trail connection and workforce plans,” Governor Quinn said. “The report complements the unique visions that have already been started for the Millennium Reserve. I want to thank the steering committee for their hard work and encourage the members to continue building upon this ambitious comprehensive plan for reinvesting in the Calumet region.”

The report recommends 14 specific regionally-significant opportunities that the committee believes will help realize the full promise and potential of the Millennium Reserve and improve the economy, community and environment of the area. “The Millennium Reserve Steering Committee is proud to present this report to Governor Quinn. We thank him for his leadership and vision to bring key players to the table to create a vision for this wonderful region of Chicago that is transforming right before our very eyes,” said Millennium Reserve Steering Committee Chair John Rogner.

The Millennium Reserve Steering Committee recommended 14 immediate priorities of regional significance, each considered pivotal in achieving the Reserve vision. These priorities are complemented by the objectives and on-the-ground work of dozens of partners, many of whom have been doing outstanding work in the region for decades…Please click here the full release.

Please click here to read a related Associated Press story in the Washington Times or here for the executive summary and full report.

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