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Epilepsy Awareness Resolution Introduced in U.S. House
Published on June 9, 2011

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful for the bi-partisan leadership and support of Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Dan Benishek (R-MI) for introducing epilepsy awareness resolution, H.Res. 298.  This resolution shows congressional support for coordinated epilepsy awareness programs. The Foundation has drafted a bill, the RAISE Act (Raising Awareness and Insight [...]

Epilepsy 5K Passes $200,000 Mark…and Keeps Growing
Published on May 21, 2011

Walkers, runners, and supporters of all ages have raised over $200,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago through the Foundation’s 11th annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K, which took place on Saturday, May 21 at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor. In addition to the May 21 event, a separate 5K event was held the previous weekend, on [...]

Drug Shortage Alert: Pfizer Announces DILANTIN® 30 mg Shortage
Published on May 20, 2011

The Epilepsy Foundation has learned that Pfizer is contacting health care professionals, including pharmacists, about a shortage of DILANTIN 30 mg. According to Pfizer, this product shortage is due to a manufacturing issue and not the result of any performance or safety concerns. The company expects DILANTIN 30 mg to be available to patients by June [...]

Television Star Greg Grunberg Teams Up With Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Published on May 16, 2011

IMPORTANT NOTE (5/19/11): Due to illness, Greg Grunberg’s appearance at the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K has been cancelled. *  *  * Greg Grunberg, star of TV shows such as “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Heroes,” and the upcoming NBC Thursday night comedy, “Love Bites”—and co-creator of the popular free national coupon, offer, and announcement application Yowza!!—is [...]

Second Chicago-Area Savers Thrift Store Opens in Naperville
Published on May 13, 2011

Savers thrift store, an international chain with 270 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, will open its second store in the greater Chicago area in Naperville, Illinois next week. The new store comes just a month after the first Illinois location opened in Downers Grove, and offers great deals on thousands of unique items [...]