CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn last week signed legislation that replaces the current 13-member board of the fiscally struggling Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority with a seven-member interim panel charged with reviewing how to revamp the agency’s management of Chicago’s convention center business.
Quinn will have power over three appointments to the board and Mayor Richard Daley control over the other three and the board chairman post. The agency manages McCormick Place Convention Center and Navy Pier in Chicago. The appointments are expected to be made by next month.