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    Bridget Gainer

    Cook County Commissioner, Chicago’s 10th District

    Noted by MSNBC’s Chuck Todd as a rising star in Illinois politics, Commissioner Gainer was elected to the Cook County Board in 2010. With an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a strong background in finance, Commissioner Gainer’s first act as a County Commissioner was to create Cook County’s first Pension Committee. As Chairman, Commissioner Gainer led the charge to find a pension reform solution that was fair to both taxpayers and workers. To keep the public engaged, Commissioner Gainer launched an open-data pension website where press, public and County employees could go for details on the plans and proposals. The result was a working group of labor and government officials who drafted one of state’s first collaborative pension reform bills.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 19 2016

    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    7 PM

    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real. It can be easy to to become disheartened and frustrated, but instead of dwelling on... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Harris Theater

    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    7 PM

    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real. It can be easy to to become disheartened and frustrated, but instead of dwelling on... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Harris Theater

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