Better Makers: Michael Reinsdorf, Tom Ricketts and Rocky Wirtz Talk Family-Owned Sports Teams, Help Raise $640,000 for WINGS

After two years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Chicago’s most prominent business leaders and sports franchise owners — including Michael Reinsdorf, Tom Ricketts and Rocky Wirtz — were finally able to gather on March 14 to raise funds for WINGS, a nonprofit centered on ending domestic violence in Chicago. The […]

Better Makers: SHALVA Luncheon Raises $195,000 for Victims of Domestic Violence

On June 20, SHALVA, a Chicago organization that “supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse, through counseling, supportive services, and community education,” hosted their annual luncheon at The Standard Club. The event raised more than $195,000 to support victims of domestic violence and featured speaker Cara Brookins, a survivor of domestic abuse.   […]

How One Brave Woman Escaped Domestic Violence

It takes a lot for a victim of domestic violence to speak about the horrible abuse that they went through. But, if and when they do feel comfortable enough to share their stories with us, it is extremely eye-opening. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which may bring back some unwanted memories for former victims. […]