Category: citylife

Jack McHugh: A beloved Chicago fixture has left us too soon

Jack McHugh: A beloved Chicago fixture has left us too soon
Jack McHugh, a member of the McHugh Construction family, passed away last week at age 87 in Florida. A celebration of his life will be hosted at Gibson’s Restaurant (1028 N. Rush St.) on Tuesday, July 25, from 5 to 9 pm. Jack’s longtime pal, comedian Tom Dreesen, will speak at 7 pm. Peg Lombardo... Read more »

The DuSable Museum hosts family-friendly celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The DuSable Museum hosts family-friendly celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Monday, January 16, the DuSable Museum will host a day of family-friendly fun to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Reaching Back, Moving Forward” will begin at 10 am until 5 pm with the celebration featuring a poetic salute to MLK, storytelling, youth and family “Make & Take” art project workshops, films dedicated to... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's Holiday Luncheon continues tradition of giving

Service Club president Kathy Cook with event co-chairs Millicent Holmes and Diane Freeman.
From the moment the 200 guests arrived at the annual Service Club Holiday Luncheon, held in historic Cathedral Hall of the University Club of Chicago, they were transported to a glittering celebration from a bygone era. Around the 40 foot Christmas tree and under the three-story ceiling, guests sipped champagne and enjoyed holiday shopping from... Read more »
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PAWS Chicago and Dylan's Candy BarN team up for sweet adoption event

PAWS Chicago and Dylan's Candy BarN team up for sweet adoption event
PAWS Chicago will team with Dylan’s Candy BarN, the nonprofit committed to supporting animal welfare organizations created by Dylan Lauren, founder/CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, to host a dog adoption event on Sunday, September 18. The  event will take place at Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N. Michigan Ave. from noon to 4 pm) to increase... Read more »

A dual celebration for Chef Art Smith's new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and Common Threads

Chef Art Smith and Linda Novick O'Keefe, Common Threads founding CEO, at celebration luncheon at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
It was a celebration, both for Chef Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and for Common Threads, his 13 year-old non-profit that educates kids on making better food choices. The private luncheon was held in the beautifully appointed upstairs dining room for longtime supporters of the organization as a way to introduce them... Read more »

Legendary Gene & Georgetti's restaurant celebrates 75th anniversary giving back

Legendary Gene & Georgetti's restaurant celebrates 75th anniversary giving back
Legendary restaurant, Gene & Georgetti’s,  is celebrating a milestone this month, its 75th anniversary! Picture this, the year is 1941: The Chicago Bears are the pro-football champs, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak begins, the Chicago Cubs are the first baseball team to play organ music during a game and gasoline costs 12 cents a gallon.... Read more »
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The best place to see America's Cup this weekend and so much more

Flew in this EC135 today, so exciting!
The BEST way to see America’s Cup is from a helicopter! How cool is this? Chicago Helicopter Experience is offering rides over the Cup and everyplace else along the skyline for only $148 per person this weekend. This was our second trip on a CHE Tour but it certainly won’t be our last! In 2015,... Read more »

Avon 39 Chicago Walk to End Breast Cancer raises over $4.1 million

AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer held its 14th annual event  in Chicago this weekend raising $4.1 million to fund breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment and educate people about breast cancer.  AVON 39 Chicago, the third of seven events across the country united by the theme #Powerof39, drew... Read more »

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award
Chicago Bear place kicker, Robbie Gould, will be honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award by the Israel Idonije Foundation on Thursday, July 14, at the Thompson Hotel, 21 E. Bellevue Place.  He is being recognized for his many contributions to Chicago and its youth. The Israel Idonije Foundation is a 501c3 charity committed to impacting... Read more »
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United Way's Young Leaders Society hosts "Ignite" bash to support local charities

Emily Brannon, Elise Ablin, and Maria Canzoneri.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s (UWMC) Young Leaders Society (YLS) hosted its 2nd annual Ignite fundraiser at Nellcôte in Chicago’s West Loop on February 19. Event co-chairs Will Darley and Emily Steckel welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 400 young professionals and supporters to the bistro where they enjoyed cocktails and Nellcôte’s European-inspired menu.... Read more »