“Shining the Light of Truth,” the theme for the 2017 event, is inspired by a quote from Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, and early leader of the civils rights movement. Illinois’ Senior Senator, the Honorable Dick Durbin and Chicago Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Renee Ferguson will make this year’s program a compelling and timely one. Reservations are due by October 2.