Brews & Bites Fundraiser

The Chicago Wolves will be hosting their Brews & Bites Fundraiser at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont. This evening will include a variety of beer to sample along with delicious food that’s carefully selected to complement each beer. Fans will have the chance to bid on exciting auction items, win raffle prizes and socialize with Wolves […]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on Tuesday, March 26th when we head on down to Springfield, IL to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. We will be meeting with our State Representatives to address the need for programs and services to be provided to people with epilepsy. Issues to be discussed include: Cap the Co-Pay, which will remove […]

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The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, US Congresswoman, to be honored at annual Heroes Night Gala

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, United States Congresswoman, will be honored as the recipient of the Richard N. Rovner Hero Award for her outstanding commitment to people living with disabilities at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s annual Heroes Night Gala on February 20, 2015. In 2004, Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter […]

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Governor Rauner Needs to Know the Importance of Medical Marijuana

Former governor Pat Quinn left office on January 12th, 2015 without distributing the licenses needed to grow and distribute medical marijuana, leaving that responsibility to his successor, Gov. Bruce Rauner. This is a serious setback for those in need of cannabidiol to help control seizures. Gov. Rauner has expressed his concerns over the use of […]

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Interpretations Writing Program

The next Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s latest Interpretations Writing Program will start on Saturday, February 28th! This FREE workshop will hold four sessions on February 28th, March 7th, 14th, and 21st. Interpretations is designed to help those living with epilepsy who are having difficulty openly addressing their condition. It enables participants struggling to vocally […]

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2015 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5Ks

This spring, we’ll be hosting two 5K events in Wheaton (April 25), and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 9). Participants of the Montrose Harbor event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2015 5K Walk held in Wheaton on April 25th will be at Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking trails and beautiful foliage.  On […]

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Caregiver/Community Workshop About Epilepsy

Beverly/Morgan Park parents of children with epilepsy know how important it is to recognize seizures and to be prepared when a seizure occurs. They will be hosting a free event to help other parents better understand the issues they may face. They are inviting parents, caregivers, friends, family and community members to this community workshop […]

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Families with sick kids worry about delay in medical pot licenses

Carolyn and Mike Burkhead of downstate Maryville do not know what they are going to do. Their 3-year-old daughter Mira has a form of epilepsy that subjects her to severe, debilitating seizures. Her parents have tried nine different medications to treat Mira’s illness, but so far none have worked. The Burkheads’ last hope is cannabidiol, […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented […]

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ParentLink: Parent Support & Referral to Others

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Parent Support & Referral to Others and will be […]

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