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Mar 06, 2018


Mason Becomes a Blackhawks Player

Chicago Tribune

Mason's wish to meet and play with the Chicago Blackhawks was a an amazing day, showing him the support of his community and favorite players while creating memories that will bring a smile to his face for a very long time.

May 25, 2017

WGN / Make-A-Wish Miles Drive

Miles Drive

Chicago's Very Own WGN-TV

A day long event to encourage donation of frequent flyer miles to be used for future wishes. Hosted at GATX Corporation headquarters, this annual event offers inspiring stories from wish families while collecting these important miles.

Jan 08, 2017

Penguin Plunge 2017

Penguin Plunge Record Turnout

The Times

Heritage Harbor Event Draws Hundreds

Dec 14, 2016

David with officers

Chicago's Newest Police Officer

Fox Chicago / WFLD-TV

Chicago Boy Joins the force

Sep 11, 2016

Walk for Wishes, Busse Woods

Hundreds Walk for Wishes

WGN News

Costumed Walk for Wishes in Busse Woods

Aug 13, 2016

Wish Kid Yano

Superhero Yano

WGN Television

With help from Costumers With A Cause and the Kildeer Police Department, Lake Zurich Boy Defeats Villains

Aug 05, 2016

Tyler's Wish

Tyler Achieves Dream in Rio

NBC 5 Chicago

Oak Park teen attends Summer Olympics

Jul 13, 2016

Wish Kid Oliver

Oliver's Wish

Edwardsville Intelligencer

Southern Illinois teen enjoys new drums

Apr 04, 2016

Best Non-Profits to Work For

Non-Profit Times Best Places 2016

Non-Profit Times

Make-A-Wish Illinois named on of Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profits to Work For a third time.

Apr 02, 2016

NCAA Final Four

Austin Attends Final Four

ABC News (

Central Illinois teen lives basketball dream while honoring his late brother

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