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SXU hosts Legislative Breakfast

More than 100 area business people meet with elected officials

Chicago (Oct. 16, 2008) In a partnership with the Beverly Area Planning Association and the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce, Saint Xavier University hosted the third annual "Breakfast with Your Legislators." Approximately 100 area business people attended the event on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. 

The day began with registration and networking as SXU President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., welcomed guests and legislators. Elected officials taking part included, State Senator Ed Maloney, D-18, State Representative Kevin Joyce, D-35, State Representative Jim Brosnahan, D-36, and Cook County Commissioner John P. Daley D-11.

Some of the topics legislators discussed included the impact of the current financial crisis on state and local government, the pros and cons of a constitutional convention, passage of a capital bill, and a Cook County sales tax increase.

“Our third 'Breakfast with Your Legislators' hosted by Saint Xavier University was a terrific success,” said SXU Director of Community and Government Relations Maureen Connor Kelly.  “More than 100 area business people were able to meet and interact with our elected officials about a variety of topics.”
The event was sponsored by AT& T.