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Civic Federation Special Board Meetings with U.S. Senate Candidates Alan Keyes and Barack Obama

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 5:00am

Hosted by Exelon, 227 W. Monroe, 12th floor, Chicago, IL

At two Special Board Meetings, Civic Federation members heard presentations by former United Nations Ambassador and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes, and State Senator and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama. The candidates discussed a range of issues including federal transportation funding for Illinois, expansion of O'Hare airport, federal tax reform, and education funding. Following the candidates' presentations, Civic Federation members and guests had the opportunity to direct questions to the candidates on specific issues. Both meetings were well attended and received significant media attention.

Barack Obama addresses Civic Federation members and guests

Former Civic Federation Chairwoman Carol Garnant (left) and Sarah Garvey speak with Barack Obama

Civic Federation Board Members Charles Gardner (left) and George Lofton discuss issues with Alan Keyes

Civic Federation Board Member George Lofton (left), Chairman Kevork Derderian, and President Laurence Msall (right) with Alan Keyes