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Apr 13, 2019

Azka

WBEZ Helps Grant Our First Podcast Wish

Chicago SunTimes

Azka is a 5-year-old from Des Plaines that recently became the first kid ever to wish to create a podcast. Her mystery podcast was aired on WBEZ-FM and WGN-TV.

Jan 21, 2019

Penguin Plunge 2019

The Penguin Plunge Was As Popular As Ever This Year

The Times

As it turns out, snow, ice and chilly temperatures can’t keep a good penguin down.

Dec 20, 2018

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Jackson's Wish Revealed in Time for Christmas

Central Illinois Proud

Santa Claus reveals to Jackson Wert that he will be going on a wish trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios just in time for Christmas.
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May 04, 2018

Make-A-Wish and gyro wanted to show that Hope is Medicine.

Gyro offers Bottles of Hope for World Wish Day

Reel Chicago

Make-A-Wish and gyro created a "Hope is Medicine" outdoor exhibit in Chicago's Pioneer Plaza on World Wish Day 2018.
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Apr 04, 2018

Cristian's Garage Makeover with Snap-on Incorporated

Cristian's Garage Makeover

Kane County Chronicle

Sugar Grove Teen with Seizure Disorder Granted Dream Garage Makeover
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Mar 06, 2018

Mason

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

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