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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
Hejsan--Children's Story and Craft Hour - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Third Friday of the Month, 11 a.m., September through June Fall Schedule: Sept. 19 – “It’s Milking Time” by Phyllis Alsduf and creating clothespin cows Oct. 17 &ndash...

Hugh Arnold presents "Agua Nacida" - HIlton | Asmus Contemporary
Fri
- Hilton | Asmus Contemporary - 1mi
“Agua Nacida,” meaning “water born” in Spanish, is a unique collection of large-scale underwater nudes, photographed amidst the unspoiled depths of the seas surrounding Fi...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

Ernest Bloch's "Macbeth" - Chicago Opera Theater
thru Sep 21
- Harris Theater for Music and D... - 0mi
A Chicago premiere, this powerful opera follows the torments that Macbeth and his Lady experience as they descend the spiral of ambition and murder. Doomed by his own guilt, Macbeth is slain by a man ...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
engAge - Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Thu
- Mars Gallery 1139 W Fulton Ma... - 1mi
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Have fun, win prizes and be a friend to a lonely and isolated Chicago senior by attending engAge, an annual rece...

CHICAGO TROLLEY CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH “THE YEAR OF GIVING FOOD AND SUPPLY DRIVES” - Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Bus Co.
thru Dec 22
- Chicago Trolley & Double Decke... - 0mi
Celebrating 20 years of serving the Chicago community with incredible tours and transportation, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company gives back in a new way with “The Year of Giving&rdquo...

Oktoberfest at Lagunita's - Child Link
Mon
- Lagunita's Brewery Chicago 18... - 3mi
Child Link's 2014 Oktoberfest Party will be held on Monday, September 15 from 5 PM to 8 PM. The event will be held to raise funds for Child L...

Style Under the Stars - Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement House
thru Nov 14
- Michigan Shores Club 911 Mic... - 14mi
Since 1891, Northwestern Settlement has served Chicago's West Town community by offering wrap-around services that holistically meet the complex needs of its "neighbors".  Northwestern Settlement...

engAge - Young Professionals Advisory Board of Little Brothers - Friends of the Eldlery, Chicago
Thu
- Mars Gallery 1139 W Fulton Ma... - 1mi
Normal 0 false false false EN-US KO X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Have fun, win prizes and be a friend to a lonely and isola...

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BUSINESS
Celebrate Martha Stewart's New Cookbook "One Pot" - Available First at Macy's! - Macy's State Street
Tue
- Macy's State Street 111 N Sta... - 0mi
Martha Stewart, Thomas Joseph and Sarah Carey will host a special cooking demonstration as Martha shares secrets from her new collection of recipes and tips for preparing an all-in-one meal using just...

National Latino Education Institute CAREER FAIR 2014 - National Latino Education Institute
Thu
- 2011 W. Pershing Rd. - 5mi
Join in this opportunity to job search, network and meet with employers. Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. Free open entry workshops and free parking availab...

Cake & Candy Supply Annual Tent Sale - Delicious Creations
Sat
- 8805 S. Roberts Road Hickory... - 15mi
Delicious Creations Cake Making & Decorating Supplies - Candy Making Supplies - Cookie Supplies - Pastry Supplies and everything else to make your own delicious creations! Outdoor Tent Sale: ...


FESTIVALS
EXPO CHICAGO - Navy Pier
thru Sep 21
- Navy Pier, Festival Hall 600 ... - 1mi
Now in its third year, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is a four-day art event featuring more than 140 leading international galleries and offering diverse p...

Andersonville "City Made Fest" - Andersonville Development Corp.
thru Sep 21
- 5000 N. Clark St., Chicago IL - 6mi

Chicago South Asian Film Festival - Chicago South Asian Arts Council
thru Sep 21
- Showplace ICON Theater 1011 So... - 1mi
Chicago South Asian Film Festival is the largest annual South Asian event in the heartland of America and is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience through world cinema. CSAFF brings fi...


EDUCATION
Stage 773 Launches New Education and Programming Series in Dedicated "Box" Theater - Stage 773
thru Nov 30
- Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave ... - 4mi
Stage 773 is turning its redesigned Box performance space into an actor’s training and performing destination. Starting in July, the Box will host an ever-growing number of classes,...


KIDS & FAMILY
Lapidary Day - Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
thru Nov 16
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Ar... - 16mi
Normal 0 November 16 – “Lapidary Day” See demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including: beading, silversmithing, cabochon cutting, wire wra...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Sep 20
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirbell. 4 Star Brass Band is a professional Chicago based New Orleans Style brass band that brings the Louisiana sizzle to you...

Opera Idol Competition Series - The Merion in Evanston
thru Sep 26
- The Merion in Evanston 1611 C... - 12mi
I would like to present our “Opera Idol” Series of Events to be held at The Merion in Evanston for inclusion on your event calendar. Please feel free to contact me with any question...

"Tosca" Concert Performances - New Philharmonic
thru Sep 21
- McAninch Arts Center, on the c... - 23mi
New Philharmonic (NP), under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, opens its 2014–2015 season at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, with two con...

The Lake County Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo - Brilliant Event Planning
Sat
- 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslak... - 38mi
The Lake County Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 on September 20th through September 21st, 2014. Expo hour...


SPORTS
4th Annual Oktoberfest 5k Run - St. Michael's In Old Town
Thu
- . near the intersection of Sto... - 3mi
Toast then Run to the 4th annual Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk Dina Bair of WGN News To Act As Emcee to Help Raise Funds to Restore St. Michael in Old Town   CHICAGO – Lace up your running sh...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Chez Moi Celebrates ‘Moules Fest' - Chez Moi
thru Sep 18
- Chez Moi 2100 N. Halsted Str... - 3mi
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OTHER
CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO.’S SIGNATURE, NEIGHBORHOODS AND CITY LIGHTS NIGHT TOURS - Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Bus Co.
thru Sep 30
- Chicago, IL - 0mi
The Signature Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour covers 13 miles with 13 stops, giving patrons the option of visiting Chicago’s hottest retail, cultural and family attractions. Among the stops on...

An Autumn Treat: New Pumpkin Apple Spice Epicuren Facial from Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa - Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa
thru Oct 31
- 3226 North Lincoln Ave., Chica... - 4mi
Enjoy a relaxing facial with an autumn aroma thanks to Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa’s newest Epicuren facial, the Pumpkin Apple Spice Facial. This seasonal treatment is perfect for ...

Northbrook Nine: Northbrook Farmers Market - Northbrook Farmers Merchant Association
thru Oct 8
- Cherry and Meadow, Northbrook,... - 20mi
“Northbrook Nine”, a series of nine events occuring between April and October sponsored by volunteer community organizations and their sponsors. Save the date for the last...

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Chicago - Hofbräuhaus Chicago
thru Oct 31
- Hofbrauhaus Chicago 5500 Park... - 16mi
Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the first and only German micro-brewery, beer hall and restaurant in the Chicago area, will celebrate its second annual Oktoberfest Sept. 12 – Oct. 31 in MB Financial P...

WEEKOF SEPTEMBER22

ARTS & THEATER
Start with Art - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Start your morning off with a little culture to go with your coffee at Start with Art. Join us early on Friday, Sept. 26 and take in our newest exhibit, "Bluescapes of Sweden."


SOCIAL & CHARITY
10 Pins For 10,000 Chicago Kids - HEART
Sun
- Timber Lanes Bowling Alley 18... - 5mi
10 PINS for 10,000 CHICAGO KIDS FUNDRAISER:  BOWLING EVENT We'll be bowled over if you grab some friends, or the whole family, and celebrate with HEART Chicago and the FOX 32 Good Day Chicago an...

3's For NEDSRA - Armstrong Aerospace, NEDSRA, Itasca Park District
Sat
- Itasca Park District 350 E Ir... - 21mi
   www.facebook.com/events/476815599088437/ This charity 3-on-3 basketball tournament benefits the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (www.nedsra.org), a group that organi...

Lawrence Hall Youth Services 2nd Annual Fall Fete - Lawrence Hall Youth Services
Fri
- Lacuna Artist Lofts 2150 S Ca... - 3mi
The 2nd Annual Lawrence Hall Youth Services Fall Fête will be held on Friday, September 26, at Lacuna Artist Lofts located at 2150 S Canalport Ave, Chicago, IL beginning at 6 PM.   Law...

6th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull - Special Olympics Illinois
Sat
- O'Hare International Airport - 15mi
The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300, weighing more than 190,000 lbs.  That’s right, the plane weighs more than 90...

NAMIWalks Chicago 2014 - NAMI Chicago
Sat
- Grant Park, Upper Hutchinson F... - 1mi
NAMIWalks Chicago 2014 is Chicago's FREE 5k Walk for Mental Health! This walk is hosted by NAMI Chicago & includes participation from our partner NAMI affiliates. Through NAMIWalks...

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BUSINESS
Illinois' Own Viking Ship: A Lecture with Lorraine Straw - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
In 1893 a replica of a 9th century Viking ship made from Norwegian black oak sailed through the Eerie Canal and into Lake Michigan as part of the World Columbian Exposition. After years of b...

8th Annual Big Shoulders Fund Ball - Big Shoulders Fund AuxiliaryBoard
Fri
- Museum of Broadcast Communicat... - 1mi
Big Shoulders Fund schools are transforming the lives of 24,000 deserving inner-city children; and the Auxiliary Board has been the megaphone of this mission for the last seven years.  The Auxili...

For The Lover of BEER - Cutting Edge Events
Wed
- BlackFinn American 65 W Kinz... - 1mi
Get $5 off promo code Eventcalendar Chicago LOVES Beer Sample 6 beers and then buy your favorite for only $3 ALL night!!! Appetizers , Networking and Surprises, and a perfect night to e...

The Midwest Franchise Expo - National Event Management
thru Sep 28
- Schaumburg Convention Center ... - 25mi
Take the next step in finding your success at the Midwest Franchise Expo. This event is your opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from top franchise concepts who want to expand or d...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
Quinceaneras Expo 2014 Chicago - Quinceaneras Magazine
Sun
- Sabre Room 8900 W. 95th Stree... - 15mi
Come out to the largest Quinceanera Expo in the Chicago area! You could win many items for your quinceaera and receive top discounts on products services needed for your quinceaera party. Take advanta...

NextGen IL Convention - Young Invincibles and the Roosevelt Institute
Sat
- UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd ... - 1mi
Join 1500 students and young people from all over Illinois to vote on a policy agenda for our state at the NextGen IL youth convention on September 27th. Help show Illinois’ elected officials th...


FESTIVALS
Northbrook Nine: Shermerfest - Northbrook Historical Society
Sun
- Village Green Park, Shermer an... - 20mi
It’s time to round up the kids and gather your friends to enjoy family-friendly fun suburban style! These events are presented by volunteer community organizations and their sponsors. Tog...

Cary Main Street Fest - Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
thru Sep 28
- Cary Metra Station Lot (100 W.... - 39mi

Evanston Green Living Festival - Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston
Sat
- Evanston Ecology Center 2024 ... - 12mi
The annual Evanston Green Living Festival provides a venue where local organizations can present their green products, services and ideas to attendees who are looking for ways to lower their personal ...

Vintage Garage Chicago Visits 1984 - Vintage Promotions, LLC
Sun
- Vintage Garage Chicago 5051 N... - 6mi
Looking back on the last century, there are several standout years, one of which is 1984. It may seem like a long time ago, but the folks at Vintage Garage Chicago aim bring it back September 21. It's...


EDUCATION
Bullerbyn--Swedish Playgroup - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2, 16 and 23 Taking place roughly every other Sunday in tandem with Svenska Skolan, Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished ch...

Genealogy Problem Solving Group Discussion - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Come to this genealogy session that discusses how to get over brick walls in your own genealogy research. This will be a group discussion where we share our own research issues. You never know but s...

ai Chi and Yin Yang Yoga OPEN HOUSE - Stirling Tai Chi Society
thru Sep 28
- Stirling Tai Chi Society 1123... - 2mi
Learn Tai Chi and Yin Yang Yoga through classes and demos in a studio setting. This event is for singles, couples, families - both beginner and advanced levels. Different Tai Chi practices will be dis...


KIDS & FAMILY
Family Night - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Join us for an evening of crafts and activities for the whole family and take in our current exhibit, "Bluescapes of Sweden." This is a free event, but reservations are recommended and can be made by ...

Food Patriots Film Screening & Discussion - North Park Elementary School
Tue
- North Park Elementary School - 6mi
Touched by their teenage son's battle with a food-borne super-bug, filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz document their family's struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food, and transform into Food Pa...

Apples for Kids - Spark Ventures
Sat
- Chicago Youth Centers ABC Pol... - 5mi
Join us on September 27th for Spark Ventures' inaugural Local Service Day - Apples for Kids. We are teaming up with Chicago Youth Centers to create an interactive community day targeted at teaching ki...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: Pieptone Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Sep 27
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with Pieptone Live at Mirbell. Pieptone is best known for their renditions of German chart hits, rarities and oddities of the 50's and 60's. Come enjoy great ...

Jammin' Away the Blues - Mental Health America of Illinois
Thu
- Buddy Guy's Legends - 1mi
Join Mental Health America of Illinois as we celebrate our 5th annual "Jammin' Away the Blues" benefit concert supporting suicide prevention and awareness in Illinois! Come out to Buddy Guy's Legends ...

The Lake County Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo - Brilliant Event Planning
Sun
- 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslak... - 38mi


SPORTS
Special Gifts Theatre 5k Run & 3k Walk To Neverland - Special Gifts Theatre
Sun
- Erickson Woods (1651 Willow Ro... - 16mi
The Special Gifts Theatre 5k Run & 3k Walk to Neverland is a community event designed to raise awareness and funds to support SGT's programs for individuals with special needs.  Enjoy a sceni...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
For the Love of BEER - Cutting Edge Events
Wed
- 65 W Kinzie St Chicago, IL - 1mi
Get $5 off promo code Eventcalendar Chicago LOVES Beer Sample 6 beers and then buy your favorite for only $3 ALL night!!! Appetizers , Networking and Surprises, and a perfect night to e...


FASHION
Ladies' Fashion Night at the Swedish American Museum Hosted by Chico's - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Learn how to wear the latest trends and accessories as well as see your fellow Museum members model what’s hot right now with Jackie Penner-Lourdes on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 10...

Orchard Village Fall Fantasy 2014 - Orchard Village
Sat
- Cafe La Cave 2777 Manheim Roa... - 16mi
 Soccer & Style - Chicago Fire Foundation
Thu
- Revel Downtown - 1mi
This isn't your typical fashion show! The 2nd annual Soccer & Style Fashion Show will be Thursday, September 25th from 6:30-8:30pm at Revel Downtown (440 W. Randolph). Chicago Fire Soccer players ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Macy's, Jasmine V, Kika Rocha, & Sincerely Jules! - Macy's
Thu
- Macy's State Street 111 N Sta... - 0mi
Join us "in conversation" with Jasmine V, Sincerely Jules, and Kika for a discussion on what being Latina means to them, their influences and their style hosted by Julissa Bermudez. Following the disc...


OTHER
Chicago Sinai Congregation's High Holiday Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church - Chicago Sinai Congregation
thru Oct 4
- Fourth Presbyterian Church, 12... - 1mi
Chicago Sinai Congregation will hold its annual High Holy Day services open to the community at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue. Services include:   ...

Chicago Sinai Congregation High Holiday Services - Chicago Sinai Congregation
thru Oct 4
- Fourth Presbyterian Church, 12... - 1mi
Chicago Sinai Congregation will hold its annual High Holy Day services open to the community at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue. Services include:   ...

Rogers Park Harvest Celebration - Rogers Park Business Alliance
Sat
- Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. ... - 9mi
Fifth Annual Rogers Park Harvest Celebration Free Fall Fest Fills Park with Family Fun WHAT:            Howard Street Special Service Area ...

WEEKOF SEPTEMBER29

ARTS & THEATER
9th Annual “Dancing With The Giordano Stars” - Giordano Dance Chicago
Thu
- Park West 322 W Armitage Ave,... - 3mi
GDC presents their popular ballroom dance competition and benefit with celebrity judges, teaming GDC dancers and partners from Chicago's Who's Who civic, social and business communities. Ticket pri...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
Fabulous! A Gala Celebrating 40 Years of Hope and Healing at Cathedral Counseling Center - Cathedral Counseling Center
Thu
- Chicago Cultural Center Prest... - 0mi
FABULOUS! A GALA CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF HOPE AND HEALINGOctober 2, 2014 6-10 p.m.New Location! Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall78 E. Washington Street, ChicagoThis will be our first gala...

Stimulus Social Club October Event at Old Town Social - Stimulus Social Club
Wed
- Old Town Social 455 W North A... - 1mi
Hey guys and ghouls! Get your party pants ready people because the October Stimulus Social Club event will be held on October 1 at Old Town Social! The charitable beneficiary for October is Launc...

2014 Coaster Challenge - Special Olympics Illinois
Sun
- Six Flags Great America 1 Gre... - 37mi
We have the perfect way for you to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and show the world you are a true RAGING BULL!  Simply register, fundraise and ride the distance of a 5k, 10k or ...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago 2014 - Datacenter Dynamics
Wed
- Hyatt Regency McCormick Place ... - 3mi
DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago Conference will take a close look at innovations that can maximize fiber efficiency, such as software-defined networking. The event will gather a wide spectrum of ...


FESTIVALS
The Great Chicago Fire Festival - Splash That
thru Oct 5
- The Chicago River, The River B... - 0mi
What Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. And the Running of the Bulls is to Pamplona. That's what the Great Chicago Fire Festival will become to the Windy City. Created to unite the neighborhoods of Ch...


KIDS & FAMILY
The Sound of Music Children Live - Hollywood Palms Cinema
thru Oct 5
- Hollywood Palms Cinema - 28mi
To honor one of the greatest family musicals of all time, Hollywood Palms is pleased to welcome the children from the Sound Of Music! Listen to first hand accounts of behind the scene details for o...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Oct 4
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirbell. 4 Star Brass Band is a professional Chicago based New Orleans Style brass band that brings the Louisiana sizzle to you a...

Queer Arts Showcase - CAKE Chicago - 8 Year Anniversary - CAKE Chicago
thru Oct 5
- Red Line Tap - 7006 N. Glenwoo... - 9mi
*Come for the Beer, Stay for the Queer* CAKE Chicago is 8 Years young and we're asking you to join us in our big celebration! Saturday, October 4th - 9pm 9pm - Marcus Waller -...

LAFS RIOT - KAYPE Productions
Thu
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Local Chicago comedy blog, LifesAFunnyScene.com (LAFS) is hosting LAFS RIOT, a one-night only comedy event featuring twelve of Chicago’s best sketch and improv performances on Thursday, October ...

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway - McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
Sun
- McAninch Arts Center Fawell a... - 23mi
 “100 Years of Broadway” recreates the greatest moments from the century’s biggest hits- “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “CATS,R...

The Orion Ensemble: Stepping Out - The Orion Ensemble
Wed
- Sherwood, the Community Music ... - 1mi
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, opens its 22nd season with a program featuring three guest musicians: bassist Robert Kassin...

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OTHER
Kanelbullens Dag/Swedish Cinnamon Roll Day - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Roll Day) has been celebrated in Sweden on Oct. 4, since 1999. The day was instituted to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hembakningsrådet. The purpose was to pa...

Chicago Graduate & Professional School Fair - UIC Office of Career Services
Thu
- UIC Forum 725 WE. Roosevelt ... - 1mi
The Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair is an annual event hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional schools nationwi...


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