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How to say thank you to essential workers such as cashiers, nurses, mail carriers, bus drivers and janitors

By Nara Schoenberg •
Chicago Tribune
Courier in protective mask delivers parcel to client, client in medical gloves signs on tablet. Delivery service under quarantine, disease outbreak, coronavirus covid-19 pandemic conditions.

Americans are brainstorming with neighbors, posting questions on social media, and Googling for tips and advice. The question at the center of all the hand wringing and head-scratching: How do you thank the essential workers who remain out in the world, exposing themselves to greater risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, so that we can

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The Mural Building: Girls in the Game

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Wintrust Mural Girls in the Game

We’re proud to unveil our new mural in partnership with Girls in the Game, an organization devoted to helping every girl find her voice, discover her strength, and build confidence through sports, health, and leadership programs. This year, Girls in the Game is celebrating 25 years of serving the needs of girls through the four

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How your family can volunteer during the pandemic

Angela Hatem on Offspring and shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker •
Lifehacker
How your family can volunteer during the pandemic

Right now, you and your family are on your own little Gilligan’s Island. It was supposed to be a three-hour tour, but thanks to COVID-19, you and your crew will be stranded for at least a few more weeks. Just like the merry castaways, you are probably feeling pretty isolated and disconnected from the rest

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Discussion: The impact of basketball

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Father and Daughter Playing Basketball

Basketball has piqued our interest and captured our attention for decades. But, it’s more than just a sport. The world of basketball is full of diversity, progressive ideas, and leadership that inspires change far beyond the court. Last month, Wintrust hosted an enlightening panel discussion about the impact of the sport on our communities led

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5 corporate social responsibility trends to follow in 2020

Timothy J. McClimon •
Forbes
Mature man organizing volunteers to clean nature

2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like a Chicagoan

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Chicago Green River.jpg

Editor’s note: This blog post was published before the city announced on March 11, 2020, that the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Chicago River dyeing were postponed. Click here for more information. Top of the mornin’ to ya, readers! We’re approaching a big holiday in Chicago: St. Patrick’s Day. As Chicago’s Bank®, just what

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