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Venetian Masquerade Gala

Venetian Masquerade Gala

It was a night of who’s who as guests arrived decked out in their elegant masks for the Face the Future Foundation’s Gala, Venetian Masquerade Gala. Over 420 philanthropic-minded individuals came to support the not-for-profit, dedicated to helping transform the lives of children suffering from cleft palate and other craniofacial …

Aspen: Winter Brings Them There, Summer Keeps Them There

Springtime skiing in Aspen, Colorado during the second week of March has developed into a delightful tradition for outdoor enthusiasts not only in the Midwest but for individuals spread out across the U.S., from as far away as San Francisco and N.Y. Offering world-class ski slopes, unique shopping, fine dining, …

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Marshall Field’s in Chicago: Reconciling the Past With the Present

Marshall Field and Company located at State St. and Randolph in Chicago since 1881 when Marshall Field became director of operations to what would become one of the most successful and enterprising retail stores in the world. “Give the lady what she wants” has been the timeless slogan of retail …

Dog Shows

The Uncertain Future of Dog Shows

Criticism of prestigious breed shows such as Crufts and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is hardly new. For the past several years, these and such shows have found themselves increasingly under fire for encouraging breed standards that, in some cases, contribute to serious health problems.

Celebrity Fight Night

Celebrity Fight Night Returns to Knock Out Parkinson’s

Since its beginnings twenty years ago, Celebrity Fight Night has grown into one of the nation’s premiere charity events. By harnessing the star power of A-list celebrities, millions of dollars are raised for organizations like the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

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Bulls and Blackhawks

Bulls and Blackhawks – A 2015 of Transition in Chicago

Bulls and Hawks fans were in shock recently when for the first time in Chicago sports history, both teams lost their superstars within 24 hour period.

Lesley Gore: The Teenage Voice of Heartbreak

Once dubbed in the early sixties as the Queen of Teen Angst, Lesley Gore lost her battle with lung cancer Monday, February 16 at the age of sixty-eight.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier’s 5th Annual Snow Days

Skilled artisans from across the globe and around the Midwest descended on Navy Pier’s Polk Bros. park recently to demonstrate their trade and celebrate the mid-winter season at Navy Pier’s 5th Annual Snow Days Chicago.

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Vaccines

Vaccines: Behind the Debate

If you’ve been following the news at all, you’re probably aware of the recent measles outbreak in Disneyland and the subsequent public debate on the subject of vaccinations for children.

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Economic Forum

Andrea Bocelli Honored at the World Economic Forum

One of the most talented living performers was honored this month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, before an audience composed of the world’s leading economists, politicians, and business magnates.