Madigan legislation to study McPier passes House

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.

By Kathy Bergen
Ray Long
| SPRINGFIELD—Speaker Michael Madigan today easily pushed through the House a measure to study how to improve the financial position and efficiency of the agency overseeing McCormick Place and Navy Pier.

The measure, which sets up a legislative panel to come up with recommendations by April 30 on how to make McPier profitable, went to the Senate on a 113-0 vote.

“All of us will be better off if we can improve its operations,” Madigan said.

analysis by this panel would be in addition to an assessment expected
to be conducted by a soon-to-be-named interim board of the Metropolitan
Pier and Exposition Authority, the state-city agency that runs
McCormick Place. The legislature recently ousted the existing board.

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  1. bob Feb. 25, 2010 at 7:14 a.m.

    Then came madigan ,is he going to take on mayor chucky’s machine and ideas ,he wlll loose ,he can whip governors around but not the king of chicago

  2. JOHN C Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:14 a.m.

    Daley will stand there with his devil’s tail between his legs hoping Madigan does not put him a spit and roast HIM alive! Trickey dickey is DONE!