How To Help: 10 Organizations Providing Critical Support to Children, Youth and Families in Need Around Chicago

In Chicago, one in two children live in low income and homeless situations and many families are forced to decide between paying the bills and affording medication or basic necessities like diapers. If that choice sounds unimaginable, consider paying forward your good fortune by supporting these Chicagoland organizations that provide support and services to children, […]

Q&A: Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, on the Importance of Deep Understanding in a People-First Profession

Effectively operating in the nonprofit sector — specifically, working hand-in-hand with some of our most vulnerable community members — requires the ability to meet people where they are at, and an eagerness to offer assistance as opposed to passing judgment. This mentality has guided Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services (MFS), who has served […]

10 of Chicago's Top Family-Owned Businesses — 2023

Family-owned businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy. According to the US Census Bureau, they comprise 90% of all business enterprises in North America. Jill McCall, MBA, JD, CAE, Director of the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago says, “Family-owned businesses positively impact the general business climate because they set good examples. […]

31 Things To Do in Chicago and the Suburbs This March

Whether you’re celebrating Women’s History Month; the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day; or merely the resurgence of spring, Chicagoland is blossoming with events and celebrations of community, food, art and more — for everyone. For those who patiently waited for the winter blues to pass, the time has come to explore the city once again. […]

Chicago Theatre Week 2023 Is Being Extended an Additional Week — What to See and When to Buy Tickets

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 — For the first time ever, due to record ticket sales, League of Chicago Theatres has announced Chicago Theatre Week Continued. The series — February 27-March 5 — directly follows Chicago Theatre Week and promotes audience-loved productions that are currently running or will debut this spring. Chicago Theatre Week Continued tickets will […]