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 THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH when we head down to Springfield, IL to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. Together with our fellow Epilepsy Foundation affiliates from Southern Illinois and Rockford, we will be meeting with our State Representatives and Senators to urge our legislators to allocate funding for programs and services for people with epilepsy. […]

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Rauner announces who can grow and sell marijuana in Illinois

The marijuana seeds can soon be planted. In a move that surprised advocates of the medical marijuana program, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Monday announced it would issue most of the coveted licenses to grow and sell the medical product. Read more…

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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 5K

Our second 2015 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K will be taking place at Montrose Harbor in Chicago on Saturday, May 9th. Participants of the event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! Registration begins at 8:00 am and the 5K kick-off is at 10:00 am.  You can now register online by clicking here. Online registration will close […]

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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: Sibling Issues

On Saturday, March 7, 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 Sibling Issues and will be presented by Nilu Rahman, […]

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Peer Alliance presents Casino Night

Peer Alliance, a support group of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, will be hosting its annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. At this cocktail attire casino-themed night, guests enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, raffles, dancing and $150 of play money for games! Proceeds from Casino Night help provide […]

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Studio E 2015

The Spring 2015 session of Studio E begins March 7. Classes meet from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for eight consecutive Saturdays. This session is offered only to young adults with epilepsy (ages 21-35). Throughout this multi-week program, art therapists and other people with epilepsy work in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a […]

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