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Elizabeth Green, CEO of Chalkbeat

Early Education in the Media

Compelling education stories in Chicago are not getting told. Find out how Chalkbeat plans to change that.

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high school students learning about civics

Teaching Civics Across Disciplines

Learn how civic learning and engagement in high schools helps strengthen the pipeline to college.

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Bronzeville WWI momunment

Fighting on Both Fronts

See the story of the 370th Infantry Regiment, one of only a few African American regiments in WWI.

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Come to Cantigny

Visit Colonel McCormick’s estate to see where it all began.

Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park

Part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundations, Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitor Center with banquet and dining facilities

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Cantigny Golf

Cantigny Golf

One of the finest golf and hospitality destinations in the Midwest, Cantigny Golf includes 27 scenic holes, the year-round Cantigny Golf Academy, the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links and a full-service clubhouse with dining and banquet facilities

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