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Chicago Ideas Week

Finding Voices to End Gun Violence

Chris Clark | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices
Chris Clark

If music can incite gun violence, can it also prevent it? As director of music for the agency, I knew that exploring this idea would require extreme commitment and collaboration both inside and outside the building.

Why Versus What

Amanda Slavin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

‎A very wise friend named Sean Stephenson always says: "You can only control two things in life, your reactions and your interpretations." I didn't ...

A Year After Hurricane Sandy, Community-Powered Recovery Gains Traction

Caitria O’Neill | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Caitria O’Neill

What we're seeing increasingly is an "action" itch by community members, both before and after disasters. And every time a group of neighbors gets together and provides aid, they are helping other communities across the globe learn how to do the same.

Tickets On Sale For Chicago Ideas Week 2013

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

General tickets went on sale Tuesday for the 2013 edition of Chicago Ideas Week. The mission of the annual seven-day gathering, held Oct. 14-20 thi...

Russell Simmons' Aide To Chief Keef: 'I Want To Listen'

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Chief Keef, please report to the advisor's office. Thursday, the top political advisor to influential hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said he wants ...

#WhatIfChicago Panel Considers Ideas To Curb Gun Violence

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago continues to reel from a summer that saw a surging rate of homicides, a Chicago Ideas Week panel on Thursday considered suggestions -- sour...

WATCH: Bill Clinton Weighs In On 'Occupy' Protests

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Tuesday evening as part of Chicago Ideas Week at a sold-out event at the city's Chase Auditorium. In conversati...

WATCH: Rahm Doesn't Agree With Occupy Movement's Solutions

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Speaking Monday at a panel kicking off Chicago Ideas Week at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the rapidly spreading Occupy W...