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 31 2014 - 12:00pm

Former Russian ambassador speaks at University of Chicago's Institute of Politics

CHICAGO — University of Chicago's Institute of Politics hosts Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia on U.S.-Russia relations. 12 p.m. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave. Contact: Matthew Jaffe, 773-834-3605.

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 29 2014 - 7:00pm

Durbin, Oberweis debate

CHICAGO — Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his Republican opponent, Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis, debate sponsored by City Club of Chicago. 7 p.m. WTTW, 5400 N. St. Louis.

Oct 28 2014 - 3:00pm

Roosevelt University discussion on response to ISIS

CHICAGO — Roosevelt University discussion "The U.S. Response to ISIS: Challenges and Strategies," 3 p.m. Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash Ave. Contact: Laura Janota, 312-341-3511 or

Oct 25 2014 - 12:30pm

Early voting rally

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Brad Schneider and U.S. Jan Schakowsky hold early voting rally, 12:30 p.m. Harmony Park, Vail Avenue and Campbell Street.

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.