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NAMI: Eliminating the Stigma of Mental Illness

May 7, 2018

For too long, mental illness has been stigmatized and relegated to the shadows, but the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is on a mission to change that, and it is making significant progress. Light the Darkness is the NAMI Annual Awards Dinner where Chicagoans come together to illuminate the path to change. NAMI believes

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Mole De Mayo: A Family Event

April 2, 2018

Join in the celebration of mole, a sauce found in most Mexican households with fun, food and entertainment at Mole De Mayo. Mole (pronounced Moe-le) is a traditional Mexican staple typically made of chili peppers, spices, nuts, chocolate, and various seasonings. The most classical mole version is a dark red or brown sauce which is

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Gun Violence: What Kind of Country Do We Want? Insight from Tom Nash

March 6, 2018

There is a terrifying epidemic raging across our country. Over the past five years, more than 1,800 Americans have died and nearly 7,000 have been injured in mass shootings (defined as four or more people shot in one incident, not including the shooter). There have been 1,624 such shootings—mass carnage on average nine out of

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Celebrate the Coming Spring at a Free Family Event

February 5, 2018

After a cold, snowy winter, who can blame Chicagoans for wanting to break out and have some fun to welcome spring? You can at Holi, a Hindu spring festival also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” This boisterous event will feature music, dance, art and more, promising an exciting and

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