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The Mural Building: Chicago Urban League

Wintrust •
Wintrust

Wintrust is proud to partner with the Chicago Urban League for our latest mural. This mural is inspired not only by the current movement calling for justice for Black people across the country, but also the Chicago Urban League’s 104-year history of working to advance racial equity here in our hometown city. We’re honored to

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Caravans, peace grants and basketball. Finding ways around the pandemic to keep children and others safe in Chicago this summer.

Annie Sweeney and Sophie Sherry •
Chicago Tribune
Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune

In the blistering heat of a late afternoon sun, the referee called the teens to center court and whistled the start of the 2020 Kids Off the Block basketball season. The kids in Roseland were eager to finally play. The tipoff Tuesday afternoon was far from certain. Longtime anti-violence advocate Diane Latiker, who founded the

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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

Wintrust
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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