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All Stars Project Lead Conversation on Chicago Afterschool Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made welcome remarks at the 2016 All Stars Project of Chicago Afterschool Development Conference on Thursday, October 20.

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Historic Lockport theater may undergo renovations

An historic downtown Lockport theater could soon be getting a face-lift to help restore it to its former glory. City officials recently discussed awarding a $10,000 grant to the owner of the Roxy Theatre building to pay for some of the renovations.

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Montezuma Lecture at Mitchell Museum Nov. 2

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is pleased to announce Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Creek), founding president of the Morning Star Institute, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and policy advocate who has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of Native peoples, will be the keynote speaker, and receive the event's namesake award, at the seventh annual Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture & Awards. Fr. Peter Powell, recently retired director of the St. Augustine's Center for American Indians for 55 years, will be honored with the Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell Award for service and philanthropy, and artist Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Lakota) will receive the Woodrow "Woody" Crumbo Award for Native arts.

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A dazzling 36th Diwali Gala Banquet and Annual Meeting of Indian American Medical Association of Illinois

Chicago IL: Indian American Medical Association of Illinois (IAMA-IL) celebrated a very special 36th Annual Meeting and Gala Banquet on October 15th, 2016 at the Meadows Club Grand Ball Room at the Rolling Meadows. Despite number of other events of Diwali Festivities in Chicago, the event was well attended by many members and guests.

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Gilda's Club hosts a laugh fest for charity

The Associate Board of Gilda's Club of Chicago hosted its 13th annual "Night of a Thousand Noogies" benefit Oct. 15 at Park West. Members of The Second City performed their signature sketch comedy and improv with emcee T.J. Shanoff as he interviewed notable Chicagoans onstage. The event raised funds for Gilda's Club, a nonprofit that provides free cancer support for anyone affected by the disease.