On behalf of the ISTC Board of Directors and ISTC staff, we are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Jerry Roper, one of Chicago's finest and most passionate civic leaders. Jerry loved Chicago and epitomized its spirit of collaboration, tenacity and resilience. He also played an integral role in the growth of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, serving as a board member and helping to incubate the organization previously in the offices of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. We send our thoughts to his family, and he will be greatly missed.
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