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Epilepsy Foundation Funding FY2016
Published on May 19, 2015

On Friday, April 3, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unexpectedly suspended $26 million in social services and public health care grants. This included 100% of the state’s epilepsy funding for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year. Through our advocacy efforts, however, and with the help of supporters like you, we let government officials know how […]

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 […]

Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy
Published on October 15, 2014

In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy. Read more…