The Purple Shiver

Join us in Independence Grove in Libertyville for the all new Purple Shiver 5k! We’re so excited to be spreading epilepsy awareness during November Awareness Month so come join us! For more information, please contact Gayle Deja-Schultz at or 312-939-8622 ext 209.  

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Save people, not numbers: the 2016 Illinois budget

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner had failed to agree to an Illinois budget for the 2016 fiscal year.   As a result, statewide funding for epilepsy ceased, the Epilepsy Resource Center in Springfield closed its doors forever and other Illinois epilepsy organizations, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater […]

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Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Progam – for ADULTS

We are excited to bring adults (ages 18 and up) living with epilepsy the opportunity to express themselves through art as a part of Studio E, a five-week art therapy program. They will work with art therapists and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to strengthen their artistic voice in a safe, welcoming environment. […]

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EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP Join the Job Club as they head to the LinkedIn facilities for a special event about utilizing technology for employment purposes.  Topics include: An Introduction to Epilepsy Panel of Discussion An introduction to LinkedIn Tour of the Facilities Build Your Profile Interviewing Tips October 9th from 10am-12pm RSVP required to Casey at 312.939.8622 x […]

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Teen Group @ Color Me Mine

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:00am – 12:30pm Where: Color Me Mine (470 Village Center Drive in Burr Ridge, IL 60527) Who: Teen Grouper + Parents and Siblings Welcome!   RSVP to Tracy at or 312-939-8622 x224 by Monday, October 19, 2015 if you are able to attend.

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A Walk in the Park for Epilepsy

Join us Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Washington Park (Springfield, IL) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. as we walk for epilepsy awareness.   For more information call the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago-Springfield: 1.800.273.6027  

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Anti–Seizure Medications: New and Old

Join us at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital Frank Auditorium (2650 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201) for an evening about anti-seizure medications. Event will go from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with dinner and parking provided. RSVP to Tracy by October 9th Email or call 312.939.8622 x 224 SPEAKER: Jaishree Narayanan, MD NorthShore Neurological Institute Dr. Narayanan is […]

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The Sixth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference

The Sixth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference will be taking place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and is a FREE one-day event for individuals with epilepsy and their families regarding the latest issues facing the epilepsy community. For more information, contact Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or Registration is now open! Click here to […]

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Green Gate Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Show your support for medical cannabis in Rogers Park Township on Friday, August 21st! There will be a Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing on whether a dispensary will be allowed in that ward. Join us and the Green Gate Compassion Center to let politicians know how important medical cannabis can be for people with epilepsy. […]

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EFGC Awards Five Students with the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago announced the recipients of the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship, an annual award given to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full time-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year. Recipients include Abraham Bava of Flossmoor, IL, Alex […]

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