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Release No: 165-00
September 22, 2000

SecDef to Address Chicago Business Community and Junior ROTC Students

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will address the business community of Chicago on "Assuring American Security in the 21st Century" at the Mid-America Club at 1 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000.

The event will take place in the Ballroom of the Mid-America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, Ill., and is open to the media. For further information on this event contact Debbie Kroll, director of development, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations at (312) 726-3860, extension 230.

Later that day Cohen will join Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Cubs Vice President Ernie Banks to visit the Chicago Military Academy-Bronzeville. Cohen will speak to the Student Junior ROTC Assembly on "Why Make the Military Service the Right Choice for the Future" at the Academy at 3 p.m. CDT.

The event is open to the media and will take place at the Academy on 3519 South Giles Avenue, Chicago. For further information on this event contact Col. Charles E. Fleming, U.S. Army (Reserve) (773) 534-9750.

Attempts will be made to pipe the Mid-America Club address back to the Pentagon.

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