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Upcoming events at City Club of Chicago At Maggiano's Banquets
Kirk Dillard: Chairman, Regional Transportation Authority
Thursday 11:30am (30 November)
City Club of Chicago At Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago
Events around City Club of Chicago At Maggiano's Banquets
IWIL Training Academy Trailblazers Award and Reception
Thursday 5:30pm (30 November)
Maggiano's Little Italy, Chicago
Marco Foster presents "The White Party" 2018 benefiting OHU
Friday 8:00pm (27 July)
The Underground Chicago, Chicago
Regional BARocker Competition at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
Thursday 7:00pm (30 November)
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago
Prospect Class of 2007 Ten Year Reunion
Saturday 8:00pm (25 November)
Ironside Bar & Galley, Chicago
Chicago Whiskey Festival (Formerly River North Whiskey Festival)
Saturday 1:00pm (03 February)
Old Crow Smokehouse River North, Chicago
Randy Blankenhorn Secretary of IDOT
When?Start time: Tuesday 11:30am (14 November)
End time: Tuesday 1:30pm (14 November)
Randy Blankenhorn has served as Illinois Transportation Secretary under Governor Bruce Rauner since 2015. Under the secretary’s leadership, the Illinois Department of Transportation has focused on strengthening the state’s status as the transportation hub of North America.
At his direction, the department is striving to become the most innovative department of transportation in the country, with a goal of providing safer, more cost-effective transportation to the people of Illinois. He oversees a $3 billion operating budget that supports a work force of 4,800 employees, with annual oversight of more than $3.4 billion in capital projects.
Prior to his appointment, Blankenhorn was the executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. His appointment as Transportation Secretary represented a return to IDOT, after having worked at the agency for 22 years.
During his time as the head of the agency, IDOT has embraced new approaches and developed new strategies to investing in infrastructure. Blankenhorn led the first reorganization in several decades to make IDOT more efficient, improve customer service, integrate safety throughout the agency and instill a multimodal approach in all planning and programming activities.
A lifelong Illinois resident, Blankenhorn leads an agency of 10 offices that serve the transportation needs of the state across multiple modes, in rural, suburban and urban environments.