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6pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018

#307 Urban Commons: Hacking the City For All

Tom Llewellyn, Strategic Partnerships Director at and Chi Hack Night’s very own facilitator and commoner, Steve Ediger, will discuss Shareable’s new book “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons”, explore the commons and (true) sharing economy, and discuss how we can make a more equitable, sustainable and people-driven Chicago.

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Urban Commons: Hacking the City For All

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6pm Thursday, June 21, 2018

You Matter, State Matters

Kacie Smith and others from State Matters will lead a discussion about the importance and effect of state politics and how to raise awareness of how local issues are represented on our ballot.

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You Matter, State Matters

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Chi Hack Night on WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chi Hack Night on WTTW Chicago Tonight

May 18, 2018 by Derek Eder

On May 16, 2018 WTTW Chicago Tonight featured Chi Hack Night on their program. The segment covered our 300th event and included interviews with a cross-section of our community.

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