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Apr 15, 2020

Bloomington Family Brings Cheer to Make-A-Wish Families

Corey Schieler, a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Illinois, and his wife Pam have been dressing up in old Halloween costumes to bring community members some cheer. The couple visits several wish families in the area so they can see the costumes from their windows.

Dec 12, 2019

Ultimate Gymnastics

Ultimate Gymnastics 2019 Wish Classic

Daily Herald

Over the past 20 years, Ultimate Gymnastics has raised over $1,000,000 through the annual Wish Classic meet. This year, 1,000 athletes from more than 30 gymnastics clubs came together for the Wish Classic.

Dec 12, 2019

Alondra's Room Makeover

Make-A-Wish and Macy's Grant Wish

NBC 5 Chicago

A beautiful room makeover for a Beecher girl with a life-threatening heart condition was recently made possible through Macy's Believe letters to Santa campaign. Filled with her favorite things and decorated with a purple theme, Alondra's room will provide a lovely place to rest and recharge.

Dec 11, 2019

Great Wolf Lodge Snowland

Bears Player Launches Great Wolf Lodge Benefit for Make-A-Wish

Daily Herald

As part of the celebration, Great Wolf Lodge will sell festive Santa Hat Wolf Ears, with a portion from each sale being donated to Make-A-Wish through January 5, 2020.

Jun 24, 2019

Jamontae and his dad

Jamontae's Wish Reveal

WLS-CHI (ABC) -ABC 7 Eyewitness News

8-year-old Jamontae thought he was going to La Rabida Hospital for his appointment, but he was surprised with the news that his wish to go to Disney World was coming true! He enjoyed cake, ice cream, a dance battle with Sparkle and a special visit with the Illinois State Senator.

Apr 13, 2019


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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