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75th Annual Candlelight Ball

November 7, 2015—The Women’s Board of Heartland Alliance hosted the 75th Annual Candlelight Ball at the historic Palmer House. ABC-7 Chicago’s Ron Magers emceed the evening’s program and introduced Evelyn Diaz, Heartland Alliance’s new president. Nearly 460 guests bid on auction items and danced the night away while listening to the sounds of Rhythm City. … Read more

Eve J. Alfillé’s “Matisse” Unveiling

“Matisse” was released on November 14, 2015 at the Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio. The new series “Matisse”—full of robust colors and a heavy emphasis on reading what lies in-between the lines—was celebrated by partygoers with drinks, treats, music, and more.

The Laquan McDonald Video Didn’t “Rip” Chicago Apart, but Now Its Leaders Face a Reckoning

Shortly before the release of the Laquan McDonald video, John Kass captured the fears of what could happen in its wake in a widely read column, "The Video That Might Rip Chicago Apart—and Why You Need to See It." It was also captured by Britt Julious, writing in Esquire today. "Where is the rioting?" I heard … Read more

Five Great Things to Do in Chicago This Week

The Five Don’t-miss picks for Wednesday, November 25 through December 1, 2015 1 Towkio and SaveMoney Rap The local hip-hop crew known for launching the careers of Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper mount a post-Thanksgiving bonanza, with rising MC Towkio at the helm. 11/28 at 7. $20–$24. The Metro, 3730 N. Clark. metrochicago.com 2 … Read more