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 •
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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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Discussion: The impact of basketball

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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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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like a Chicagoan

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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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Meet our 2020 March for Babies Ambassador Family

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Since 2008, Wintrust has contributed more than $800,000 to the March of Dimes organization to fight against premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. This year, in addition to defending its title as March of Dimes’ top fundraising partner in the Chicago metropolitan area, Wintrust is proud to announce that Founder & CEO Ed Wehmer

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How to brace yourself for a Polar Vortex 2.0

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January 2019 is a month that will go down in Chicago history. Record-breaking low temperatures struck the Midwest, and even Chicagoans—known for their tough resistance to severe winters—were not immune to the frigid temps. It felt like the entire city and surrounding suburbs shut down, bracing ourselves for windchills in the -50s. Chicago gave in

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Spending the holiday season in Chicago? Here’s what to do

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The city seems to sparkle a bit more around this time of year. As Chicago’s Bank®, we’ve put together a list of “must-do’s” for anyone who finds themselves in the city this holiday season. There are so many seasonal traditions that make this area unique. Let’s go! 24th Annual Christkindlmarket   This is a classic

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