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Chicago Furnature Bank
C hicago Furniture Bank (CFB) co-founder Griffin Amdur had an “a ha” moment while staring at his grandfather’s antique china. Fifty years ago, people paid the equivalent of a week’s worth of wages for it, his grandfather told him, but now it was n...

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Anna Karenina
From words upon a page to a stage, Joffrey Ballet performed its world premiere of “Anna Karenina” on February 13. The Joffrey Ballet is a world class, Chicago-based ballet company, whose performances always seem to amaze their viewers, equally dur...

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Op-Ed: Higher Mental Health Reimbursment Rates Needed
Over 24,000 people in the state of Illinois aren’t receiving the consistent, quality mental health care they need. I am one of those people: my name is Mike Slachetka and I receive mental health care services through Medicaid. In the past five yea...

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Remembering Roy Davis
In October, I lost one of my closest friends and role models, Roy, who passed away in Chicago. The man was a constant inspiration for me growing up and taught me some of the values I hold most dear. This is tough.   I met Roy when I was a little...

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Giordano Dance Fall Series
To start off their 2018-2019 aptly named “Live in the Momentum”, Giordano Dance Chicago, now entering its 56th year, premiered a new, full-company work titled “SOUL” during their fall engagement at the Harris Theater on October 26. The piece is ch...