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May 19, 2014

Daniel's Wish

Teen Gives Back

Chicago Tribune

North suburban teen gives back after wish

Jan 26, 2014

Joseph meets Andrew Luck

NFL Pro Bowl

Peoria Journal-Star

Joey, 18 of Peoria was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with ICD. He wished to go to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii where he met Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and other players at the All-Stars of the NFL meet and greet at Aloha Stadium.

Jan 04, 2014

Heritage Harbor Penguin Plunge 2014

Penguin Plunge

LaSalle News Tribune

More than 250 people braved the frigid temperatures to raise money for Illinois children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jan 01, 2014

Wish child Jacob

Rose Bowl


Teen enjoys college football's favorite bowl game

Sep 15, 2013


Walk on WLS

WLS-TV / ABC 7 Chicago

Inspiring stories and coloful costumes were the order of the day at Walk & Run for Wishes Chicago

Jun 14, 2013

Richard Oleff

Deerfield Volunteer

Deerfield Review

Local volunteer talks about granting wishes and finding himself enriched by the work.

Jun 13, 2013

NBC Chicago Miles Drive

NBC 5 Chicago helps Make-A-Wish Illinois raise millions of air miles for wishes

Mar 14, 2013

Hanna and Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Dream Comes True

CBS Chicago

A Texas teen travels to Chicago to realize her dream of playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Feb 18, 2013

photo by Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

Make-A-Wish Illinois is recognized for forward thinking on employee development through comprehensive training program.

Feb 07, 2013


Naperville Boy Travels to Pro Bowl

Chicago Tribune

Spirits soar when wish to visit Pro Bowl is granted to Naperville boy

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