Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Shanghai Exhibit Depicts Largely Unknown Tale of Escape from the Nazis

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s latest special exhibit depicts a fascinating and rarely told story of Jews escaping Nazi persecution by fleeing to China. Twenty-two black-and-white photographs by photojournalist Arthur Rothstein show a harsh existence in the Shanghai ghetto for thousands of Jews during the Second World War.  The images offer an interesting […]

30 of the Best Things in Chicago and the Suburbs This September

This September, enjoy the last bit of summer Chicago has to offer with events like Printers Row Lit Fest, North Shore Art League’s Art in the Village, Highwood’s Bloody Mary Fest and more. Here are 30 of the best activities September has to offer. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts on Instagram @betterchicago! All […]

A New Exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Explores the Struggle for LGBTQ Rights Through the Stories of Those Who Fought for Change

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting a groundbreaking new exhibit, Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement, which explores the struggle for LGBTQ rights over the past 50-plus years.  The show, which begins on Oct. 17 and runs through May 8, is very much in keeping with the mission of the […]

Illinois Holocaust Museum President and Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall Has Died at 91

Fritzie Fritzshall, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and a Holocaust survivor, has died at 91, the museum announced on Sunday. “Fritzie Fritzshall devoted her life to combatting hatred and prejudice, inspiring people to become Upstanders instead of bystanders, and speaking out to make our world a better place,” the museum […]

Museum Celebrates Trailblazing Wilmette Women

In 1994, Catherine Pratt became the first female president of what was then Bank One in Wilmette. However, this was not a quick rise, as she had been working in the banking world for more than 20 years before breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. Her journey required a good attitude, hard work and jumping a […]

31 of the Best Things to Do This May Around Chicago and the Suburbs

Spring is in full swing around Chicago, but don’t let the season pass you by — make plans to attend these socially-distanced events, including a Spring Flower Show, a reopened Navy Pier, baseball and more. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts on Instagram @betterchicago! All Month Fireworks at Navy Pier Navy Pier officially reopened April […]