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Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

WATCH IDEAS WEEK TALKS HERE

WATCH IDEAS WEEK TALKS HERE

If you can't make it to all of the events during Chicago Ideas Week, tune in to NBC Chicago for live streams and get involved in the action. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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Chicago Ideas Week Kicks Off With CIW YOU(th) Event

Less than three weeks before the start of Chicago Ideas Week, ideas begin to swirl Thursday for the annual series' official kickoff event. Watch it live here! Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: The Great Debate: Markets and Morality

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: The Great Debate: Markets and Morality

Chicago Ideas Week presents The Great Debate: Markets and Morality. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Work, The Remix

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Work, The Remix

Chicago Ideas Week presents Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Work, The Remix. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Defy Expectations: Lessons of Life and Entrepreneurship

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Defy Expectations: Lessons of Life and Entrepreneurship

Chicago Ideas Week presents Defy Expectations: Lessons of Life and Entrepreneurship. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Entrepreneurship: How I Did It

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Entrepreneurship: How I Did It

Chicago Ideas Week presents Entrepreneurship: How I Did It. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week presents Small Business in the City. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Witness: I Changed History

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Witness: I Changed History

Chicago Ideas Week presents Witness: I Changed History. Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab

Chicago Ideas Week presents the Vosges Haut Chocolate Youth Lab. Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Accenture Seamless Retail

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Accenture Seamless Retail

Chicago Ideas Week presents the event Accenture: Seamless Retail. Read »

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