Author: Amanda Berrios

Small Business Saturday encourages Chicago-area shoppers to buy local

ABC7: On Small Business Saturday, customers can shop for holiday presents and support local businesses without spending big bucks, as dozens of stores offer discounts and specials on this day. Pamela Maass from Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce shares why it’s important to shop small from Transit Tees, the Chicago-themed merchandise authority. Click here […]

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Dancers with cerebral palsy to grace stage in Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

ABC7: The Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is coming back to a Chicago stage. This year, the legendary dance company is adding a new role for children with physical challenges in one of its iconic scenes. Two young women with cerebral palsy, Emma Lookatch and Larke Johnson, are overjoyed to perform in the holiday classic. Click […]

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Chicago’s storefront theaters find lifeline through Donnelley Foundation Theater grants

Chicago Sun Times: The 65-year-old Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation isn’t really interested in engraved plaques or namesake greenrooms. Yet since 1952, the Foundation has — sometimes literally — been keeping the lights on in Chicago theaters. And, as it turns out, paying for the occasional manny. Click here to read the full article.

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