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Teens Speak Up 2016: Hugh O’Donnell
Published on April 20, 2016

On Friday, April 15, Hugh O’Donnell, a 16 year old living with epilepsy, along with his family and two EFGC case managers,  headed out to Washington DC, to attend Teens Speak Up!, an annual conference held by the national Epilepsy Foundation.  Every year this conference brings together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, […]

Save people, not numbers: the 2016 Illinois budget
Published on October 20, 2015

On September 24, 2015, the Illinois State Senate was able to pass SB 2046, which gives the governor authority to resume payments to health and human services organizations, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. As Illinois legislators and Governor Rauner continue to battle over the state budget, this is clearly a step in the […]

Epilepsy state funding REINSTATED FOR FY2015
Published on May 1, 2015

Our funding has been restored! Thank you so much for your support and advocacy these past few weeks. We are so thankful to have such an actively enthusiastic community.   Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article

2015 Camp Blackhawk Registration Now Open
Published on March 20, 2015

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION   The 2015 Camp Blackhawk dates are: July 5-10, 2015 August 2-7, 2015 And will be located at Camp Red Leaf (26710 W. Nippersink Rd in Ingleside) Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget – all with NO COST to parents! For […]

‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique in a study conducted by newly elected EFGC Board Member, Jeffery Loeb, MD
Published on December 17, 2014

Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.  The findings, by researchers at […]