About Us

Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

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Our Story

The Make-A-Wish® Story

How We Came to Be
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Our Chapter

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 11,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

Make-A-Wish®Illinois
Central Services Team

Employment & Internships

Internship and employment opportunities at Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Latest Status Update

  • #WishBall14 raffle tickets are now available online at https://www.events.org/creg.aspx?e=70751&m=10#raffle $20 PER TICKET or $50 FOR 3 TICKETS (Winner need NOT be present at Wish Ball to win). Win 2 tickets to one of the following premier sporting events of your choice: Two (2) tickets to the 2014 MLB World Series; OR Two (2) tickets to the 2014 NBA Finals; OR Two (2) tickets to the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Good luck!
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654