Visit Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art this holiday season and beyond

Established in 1967, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of the world’s premier institutions celebrating the work of leading contemporary artists. Located just off Michigan Avenue near the historic Chicago Water Tower and the John Hancock Building, the 220,000-square-foot venue was designed by Berlin architect Josef Paul Klienhues and features three stories of […]

Chicago area AFS-USA host families and students make the world more just and peaceful through intercultural exchange

It takes just one person to open your eyes to a new perspective and change your life forever. AFS-USA fosters those sorts of experiences by matching high school exchange students with host families around the world.  It all started in 1915 with the founding of the American Ambulance Field Service, a volunteer ambulance corps that […]

Support Illinois Veterans with your purchase of the Winter Riches Instant Ticket from the Illinois Lottery

In 2006, the Illinois Lottery launched the first Instant Lottery ticket in the country that designated 100 percent of its profits toward organizations that support Veterans in Illinois. Working with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA), the Illinois Lottery has raised over $21 million to fund the Veterans’ Cash program, which has awarded grants […]

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RICJ Racial Justice Writers’ Room Fall Cohort Concludes

On Wednesday, November 1, the second cohort of the RICJ Racial Justice Writers’ Room concluded with a celebration at DePaul University. The Writers’ Room was led by Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker, and media activist Judith McCray, who is the Senior Professional in Residence in DePaul University’s journalism program, teaching documentary production, social justice […]

The Chicago Public Library Foundation invites you to make the future now

Join Colson Whitehead, Rebecca Makkai, Richard Hunt, and Bob Wislow on November 1 to celebrate the power of public libraries. This November, the Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards returns for its 23rd year, in celebration of the Chicago Public Library’s 150-year legacy of serving Chicagoans through community-building and access to information while highlighting the crucial […]

Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure saves lives in Illinois

Senator Mattie Hunter shares the backstory of the first Illinois Lottery specialty ticket dedicated to breast cancer support The Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure (TFTC) is an Illinois Lottery specialty ticket where 100 percent of profits go towards breast cancer research and support services in Illinois. Initiated by Senator Mattie Hunter and Senate President […]

Patric McCoy’s “At First Glance” celebrates the complexities of being a Black man in Chicago

The third installment of the photographer’s seminal collection opens at Blanc Gallery on October 14 Starting October 14, Blanc Gallery will present the third installment of Patric McCoy’s seminal collection of Black male vernacular photography, “At First Glance.” Curated by Viktor L. Ewing-Givens, this collection of largely black-and-white images provides a photojournalistic glimpse into both […]