Join the On the Table discussion on building a strong, vibrant community

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On Monday, May 12, Sun-Times Media hosted a talk as part of the Chicago Community Trust’s “On the Table” initiative where thousands of Chicagoans discussed the future of the region over more than 1,000 meals across Chicago and its suburbs.

Several Sun-Times writers and editors participated in the discussion in the media company’s newsroom. The talk was frank and productive. But it was just a start. Now we want to hear from our readers. Feel free to watch excerpts from the discussion and then weigh in with your own ideas on how to make sure our city thrives in the future. We will publish some of the more innovative ones that come across and will forward all to the Chicago Community Trust. Please send your ideas to this email address:

You can find out more about “On the Table” by visiting

Thanks for your participation.

Jim Kirk

Editor and Publisher


What does a strong, vibrant community looks like, and how can we help build one here in Chicago?

That’s the question Chicago Sun-Times reporters, columnists and editors discussed over lunch today as we joined 10,000 people from all walks of life having 1,000 mealtime conversations on a single day, discussing and imagining the future of the Chicago area.

Those discussions are part of On the Table, an event organized by The Chicago Community Trust.

Here’s our conversation on social media, below.

Now it’s your turn.

Let us know what you think needs to be done to create a better future for Chicago: Join the discussion on Facebook, tweet at us at @Suntimes using the hashtag #OnTheTable2014 or tag us in a YouTube video, and we’ll share your posts below.

You also can email us at

[View the story “On the Table” on Storify]We’d love to hear your ideas and will try to share as many as possible in the newspaper.

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