Much has been said and written this year about the now 200-year-old history of Illinois. But what about the next 200? What about the next 20?

The future of our transportation, information technology and gender equity were the focus of discussions last week in Springfield at an event hosted by the State Journal-Register and the Better Government Association.

One of Illinois’ biggest and most critical assets always has been its transportation network. We’re smack dab in the middle of America, but we lost Amazon’s HQ2 and we could lose more economic opportunity if we don’t tend to that network.

Read the rest of Madeleine Doubek’s column in the Chicago Sun-Times.