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April 30, 2017

Corvette Show & G.M. Parts Swap for Easterseals

Here’s a cool way to support Easterseals Joliet Region: attend the Corvette Show and G.M. Parts Swap.  It’s Sunday, April 30th, from 8:00am to 2:00pm., indoors, at Hawk Chevrolet Joliet. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free.

Where: Hawk Chevrolet Joliet
Location: 2001 W. Jefferson (Rt. 52), Joliet, IL

May 4, 2017

Back 2 School Illinois Kickoff Dinner

Back 2 School Illinois, the state’s largest free school supply distribution program,  is hosting it’s annual Kickoff Dinner on May 4th at Galleria Marchetti.  The event supports the organization’s work to aid the educational growth of underserved students by providing them with school supplies to which they would otherwise not have access.  For tickets go to


Where: Galleria Marchetti
Location: 825 W. Erie St., Chicago

May 5, 2017

KidsWork Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

Where: Trolley Barn Courtyard
Location: 11 S. White St. Frankfort, IL

May 7, 2017

Rock the Ribbon, a benefit for breast cancer

The local teen band Chapter 7, along with 45 RPM, present “Rock the Ribbon,” an afternoon of music, raffles and fun to benefit, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by the disease.  “Rock the Ribbon” is being held on Sunday, May 7th at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine.

Where: Durty Nellie's
Location: 180 N. Smith Street, Palatine, IL

May 7, 2017

Walk Strong to Cure JM

Walk Strong to Cure JM supports JM’s mission to find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, a life-threatening disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues.  It can cause pain, weakness, disfigurement, and inability to walk.  It can affect virtually any system in the body…the heart, lungs, skin, muscles and more.   Walk Strong to Cure JM is a family-friendly event on Sunday, May 7th, at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village.   More information is at Cure JM.

Where: Busse Woods
Location: Elk Grove Village

May 11, 2017

Spring into Recovery Gala

Make a difference in the lives of those living with serious mental illness by attending  the “Spring into Recovery Gala,” a benefit for Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare on Thursday, May 11th in the Grand Banking Hall of Wintrust, in Chicago.  It’s Trilogy’s celebration of self, purpose and community.  For more information, go to Trilogy Inc. 

Where: Wintrust-Grand Banking Hall
Location: 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL

May 19, 2017

Free dental care at “Smiles From The Heart”

Need dental care but don’t have insurance?  Head over to Lake County Dental Care on Friday, May 19th, for the 8th Annual “Smiles From The Heart,” a one-day event where adult patients can get fillings, extractions, cleanings, and other services free of charge.  It’s first come, first served from 7:30am until 3:00pm.  To get more information or to volunteer for “Smiles From The Heart,” call 847-362-6540 or email

Where: Lake County Dental Care
Location: 908 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL

May 20, 2017

Bike Palatine Club/Dirt n’ Durty Bike Ride

The Bike Palatine Club, Village of Palatine and Mark Dolezal from Durty Nellie’s are proud to show off two new bike racks at a ribbon cutting ceremony May 20th, at 9:45am.  The bike racks are being installed in front of Durty Nellie’s for residents to use when they ride their bikes to downtown Palatine. Then pedal away on the Dirt n’ Durty Bike Ride! All the proceeds will go toward increasing the number of bike racks around downtown Palatine.  For more information go to Bike Palatine.

Where: Palatine, IL

July 22, 2017

4th Annual Ride for The Kids

Help young burn survivors and join the Red Knights Motorcycle Club on their 4th Annual Ride for the Kids on Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30am. The ride will begin at Heritage Harley Davidson in Lisle, Illinois. Proceeds go to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Camp “I Am Me.” The burn camp helps Illinois children ages 8 through 16 who have experienced a burn injury requiring out-patient treatment or hospitalization.

For more information, or to donate, please visit

Where: Heritage Harley Davidson
Location: Lisle

November 9, 2017

Jimmy Buffett Musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Premieres in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). More information will be available soon at!

Where: Chicago
Location: Oriental Theatre