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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.

Wish Child Khai

Our Story

The Make-A-Wish® Story

How We Came to Be
Hanna and Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Our Chapter

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 13,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

Central Services Team

Employment & Internships

Internship and employment opportunities at Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Latest Status Update

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, Make-A-Wish Illinois is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Our goal is to raise $30,000 in honor of our 30th Anniversary. We would love for you to be a part of it by choosing to support our campaign. Give to grant wishes:

Upcoming Events


Giving Tuesday 2015

December 01, 2015

Support Make-A-Wish Illinois on #GivingTuesday.


Peninsula's Christmas Holiday Afternoon Tea

December 01, 2015

Event benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois


2016 Penguin Plunge

January 09, 2016

100% of proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474