News & Events

On March 18, join us to learn about the future of infrastructure spending and construction in Illinois.

While many construction projects have stalled during the pandemic, infrastructure is one sector that could help lead state and local economies to recovery while securing communities and positioning them for growth. With the State of Illinois poised to spend $45 billion in the coming years as it rolls out its Rebuild Illinois capital spending plan, and passage of a federal infrastructure spending bill possibly closer than ever, planning for a brighter, more prosperous future begins today.

What will political changes and post-pandemic needs mean for the future of state and federal infrastructure spending and construction? Find out what savvy communities, construction firms, and contractors need to know to make the most of emerging opportunities.

Join our forward-looking webinar to learn from industry experts and insiders about trends in Illinois infrastructure funding, the outlook for Rebuild Illinois funding and spending, and the outlook for federal infrastructure spending under the Biden administration.

The program will also feature a discussion on the current tax landscape in the real estate space, including an update on Biden administration tax proposals and discussion on strategies for navigating the current real estate environment. Also included will be Chicago and Illinois tax highlights focusing on current issues in local markets.


Speakers:

Tom Budescu
Senior Vice President, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors

Cydni Griswold, CPA
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Global Compliance & Reporting – Real Estate

Aaron Toppston
Managing Director, The Walsh Group

Who should attend?

• Contractors
• Construction Managers & Executives
• Municipal Leaders & Officials
• Planners
• Development Directors
• Community Stakeholders


Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 1:15 Login; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CDT Program
Location: Zoom Webinar

Register at

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jywrccsJRImBiJjxVn_ZRw

This event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has announced the adoption of new rules designed to help protect and strengthen community water supplies and safeguard the public and environment throughout Illinois.  The new rules stipulate that corrosion prevention and mitigation work must be carried out in accordance with defined standards based on industry best practices.  These include the use of protective coatings workers trained in corrosion work, measures to prevent environmental degradation, and new requirements for the inspection of corrosion work.    

What is included in the new rules and what will they mean for your firm or community?  How will they help Illinois communities create healthy and prosperous futures? 

Join our webinar for an informative conversation on the new rules and have your questions answered by expert speakers from the corrosion industry.

Speakers:

Richard Leber, Senior Project Manager, Robinson Engineering

Jennifer Merck, Director of Education & Training, AMPP

Stephen Lefaver, Director of Apprenticeship & Training,
North Central Illinois Finishing Trades Institute (NCIFTI)

Todd Dotson, Executive Director, Tri-Council Development Fund


Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 1:15 Login; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CDT Program
Location: Zoom Webinar

Register at

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yhegHst8TZ-1W9RVli2xtA

This event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
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On October 22, the TCDF presented an engaging and informative virtual town hall on the proposed Illinois Fair Tax Amendment. Watch the video here to learn more about how the Fair Tax would affect you, your family, and your community.


The Illinois Fair Tax Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would replace the state’s long-standing “flat tax” requirement for personal income with a graduated income tax, allowing the state government to tax households at different rates based on income.

How would the Illinois Fair Tax work? How would it affect you, your family, and your community?

Join our Virtual Town Hall and get the plain facts from expert speakers.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 5:45 Login; 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT Program
Location: Zoom Webinar

Register at

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5716021637190/WN_Ie-C2M0BS_mYGNaa4K074g

This event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
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The TCDF presented its virtual forum, Community Wealth Building in the Age of Recovery, on September 2, 2020.  An all-star panel of experts gathered for a solutions-oriented conversation on how community wealth building, an asset-based approach to economic development, can address inequities and create more inclusive and resilient local economies where economic opportunity is available to all.


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