Celebrating Juneteenth 2023: The History of the Holiday and How To Support

The Fourth of July is a nationally recognized and celebrated holiday, commemorating American independence and freedom from Great Britain. However, this “freedom” was not designed with all in mind. Our nation has spent a considerable time building a society that was meant to uplift some while purposefully excluding many — as proved through systemic, institutional […]

The Night Ministry's Lighting Up the Night Raises $370,000 to Help 4,000 Chicagoans Struggling with Homelessness and Poverty

The Night Ministry, a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides human connection, housing support and healthcare to members of the community who are unhoused or experiencing poverty, held its Lighting Up the Night fundraiser on June 13 at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  It was the nonprofit’s first in-person benefit since 2019, attracting nearly 300 supporters who […]

Illuminate: The Woman's Board of RUSH University Medical Center to Celebrate Excellence in Cellular Therapy at Fall Benefit

After two years of virtual celebrations, The Woman’s Board of RUSH University Medical Center is ready to shine its light on the beloved Fall Benefit with its return as an in-person event on Friday, September 16. “I think we’re ready to strike the word ‘pivot’ from our vocabulary and to hold the Fall Benefit the […]

New in Town: George Trois and Aboyer Reopen in Winnetka, Sweetgreen Expands to Evanston, an Indoor Lake House at the Fairmont, a WHIM-sical Cocktail Experience and More

There’s no surer sign of success than the expansion to new locations of beloved businesses, and there are plenty of note this month. Salad mecca Sweetgreen opens a new location in Evanston, Soul & Smoke expands to Chicago, and La Boulangerie opens its third location — this time in Humboldt Park. A few fine dining […]