Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Nov 24 2014 - 11:30am

Early & Often panel at Chicago City Club

Natasha Korecki, Mary Mitchell, Fran Spielman, Dan Mihalopoulos, and Neil Steinberg will discuss results of November 4 election and preview February 24 Chicago election.

Oct 30 2014 - 5:30pm

Starring Roles in Wellness: How 3 Well-Known Organizations Are Making A Difference

The Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often Live has partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois to present "Starring Roles in Wellness,'' a look at how well-known organizations are improving the health and wellness of Chicagoans. Featured speakers include former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, famed Chef Art Smith and Opella Ernest, M.D., chief medical officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois. Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and compelling conversation. The panel will be moderated by Sun-Times editor-in-chief, Jim Kirk.

Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m., refreshments and socializing begin at 5:30 p.m. The panel of speakers will start at 6:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Please note: There is no cost to attend, but guests must register online 24 hours prior to the event to attend. Thank you! 

Oct 24 2014 - 12:30pm

Madeleine Albright speaks at University of Chicago Institute of Politics

CHICAGO — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 11:30 a.m. set-up; 12:30 p.m. event. Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St. Contact: Matthew Jaffe, or 773-834-3605.

Oct 23 2014 - 11:30am

Panel discussion, 'School Closings in Chicago'

CHICAGO — Panel discussion of "School Closings in Chicago" at City Club of Chicago luncheon. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon, Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Oct 22 2014 - 2:30pm

Chris Christie headlines Bruce Rauner event in Rockford

ROCKFORD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attends a campaign stop in support of Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. 2:30 p.m. Contact: Jon Thompson, 202-662-4140

Oct 22 2014 - 1:00pm

Joe Biden headlines rally in Vernon Hills

North suburban Vernon Hills will be the site of a big early vote rally headlined by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, designed to help Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. Doors open at 1 p.m. at the rally to be held in the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., in Vernon Hills.


Oct 22 2014 - 8:00am

43rd Ward / Chicago GOP Breakfast with Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, headlines fundraiser to benefit the 43rd Ward Republican organization. The $40-per-person breakfast fundraiser for the 43rd Ward Republicans, led by Committeman Chris Cleveland, will be at DePaul University's Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont.

Oct 21 2014 - 10:00am

Bill Clinton headlines Gov. Pat Quinn event

CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton will headline an event in support of Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election and address workers, labor leaders and business leaders about Illinois' economy. 10 a.m. Media preset 6:45-7:45 a.m. Wheatland Tube, 4435 S. Western Blvd. Contact: Leslie Wertheimer,

Oct 20 2014 - 6:00pm

Walter Jacobson leads discussion on politics and heroism

CHICAGO — Former Chicago TV news anchor and current Chicago radio news personality Walter Jacobson leads panel discussion on politics and heroism. 6 p.m. Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium (Lower Level), 400 S. State St. Contact: Patrick Molloy, 312-747-4050.

Oct 20 2014 - 8:30am

Rand Paul at American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting

Sen. Rand Paul, M.D., R-Ky., the only ophthalmologist serving in Congress, will speak during a symposium on the ACA (Oct. 20, 8:30-10:00 a.m. CDT, room S406A). Sen. Paul will address the need for policy changes in health care from the perspective of a physician-legislator. He will touch on Medicare reform, repeal of the flawed SGR formula, working with ophthalmology to reduce government burdens on the practice of medicine and the importance of consumer-driven health care to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship. Following the symposium, media are invited to attend a press briefing with Sen. Paul on Oct. 20, 10:15-10:45 a.m. CDT in room N426A.