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  • Special Events Mark Veterans Day at Cantigny Park
    Morning statue dedication and evening luminary display will honor those who served (Fri, 7 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Foundation Invests $4 million in Journalism Initiatives
    Grants target youth journalism, ethnic media and First Amendment issues (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation Announces Name Change
    (Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation Develops and Enables Active and Engaged Citizens Through First Quarter Grants
    Grants to 18 local and national agencies encourage citizen involvement (Fri, 7 March 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation Appoints Patricia Overstreet-Miller as Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
    (Wed, 27 February 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation Promotes Civic Health and Engages Citizens and Communities Through Fourth-Quarter Grants
    Grants to 15 local and national agencies benefit our children, communities and country (Mon, 14 January 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Citizenship Program



    Communities Program

  • RETAIL TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS (RTE) Forgoes Annual Holiday Party And Holiday Cards In Order To Donate To CARE, Habitat For Humanity And The Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund
    (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Garth Brooks’ Concerts set The Stage for Southern California Wildfire Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts
    More than $6 million awarded to 29 organizations in San Diego and Los Angeles areas (Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Foundation Launches Neighbors In Need 2008 Campaign For Midwest Flood Victims
    First $1 million raised will be matched by Foundation at 50 cents on the dollar (Tue, 17 June 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Education Program

  • Illinois Study Finds Substantial Increase in Qualifications of Preschool Teachers
    Marks Progress Toward Preschool for All Priorities and Achievement of Statewide, Coordinated System (Tue, 2 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • New Head Start programs earn boost
    Early Childhood Education faculty member earns grant for 10 citywide programs (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Early Childhood Education to Work With Project Head Start
    (Mon, 6 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Illinois Advisory Group to Examine How School Leadership Can Help Bridge Critical Gaps in Alignment Between Early Learning and K-12 Education
    McCormick Foundation to Fund Statewide Effort Examining How Leadership Can Improve Integration of the Learning Continuum in Illinois (Tue, 16 Sept 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation Receives Council On Foundations’ 2008 Paul Ylvisaker Award For Effective Public Policy Engagement
    (Wed, 16 April 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Journalism Program

  • McCormick Foundation Approves Grant to IJJ
    Funding Will Support Fellowships on Urban Environmental Justice (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Could You Be the Leader We're Looking for?
    2009 McCormick Change Leadership Fellows ()
  • Journalism Department receives $250,000 from McCormick Foundation for Links Program
    (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • NABEF and BEA announce PSA competition winners
    (Thu, 16 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • CU-Boulder School of Journalism Receives Grant to Explore Interactive 'Citizen Journalism'
    (Tue, 7 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • WVU School of Journalism receives grant to assist rural newspapers
    (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Veterans Affairs

  • Cantigny Supports Local Veterans in Need
    Money raised at 5K donated to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton (Thu, 4 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Major League Baseball, McCormick Foundation Raise Nearly $6 Million For Veterans Through “Welcome Back Veterans”
    Initiative addresses challenges of mental health injuries, employment for returning vets and their families (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • “Honor Flight” For World War II Vets Takes Off October 22
    McCormick Foundation sponsors plane to carry local veterans to World War II Memorial in Washington (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Financial Community Rallies for Wounded Veterans through Operation Healing Freedom
    McCormick Foundation, program partner, matches funds raised and grants $1.4 million to 14 agencies across the nation in first round (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Foundation Joins Major League Baseball in Assisting Returning Veterans
    Foundation to match the first $4 million raised, up to $2 million, and cover all expenses (Tue, 2 July 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Freedom Museum

  • Free Admission Adds Momentum To The Continuing Success Of The McCormick Freedom Museum
    (Mon, 22 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • USO Of Illinois And Freedom Museum Host Operation Send Support Funding Drive For Troops And Their Families
    One-Day Event During Michigan Avenue Lights Festival Targets Goal of Raising $5,000 for Care Packages and Holiday Meals (Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Freedom Museum Expands Opportunities For Civic Engagement By Offering Free Admission Throughout 2009
    (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Artist Sheryl Oring Brings Acclaimed “I Wish To Say” Exhibit To The Mccormick Freedom Museum
    Eighteen-city adventure commences with museum display (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The McCormick Freedom Museum Hosts Bipartisan Blowout On Election Night
    Celebrate the 2008 election with open bar, great food and friends (Tue, 4 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The McCormick Freedom Museum Commemorates The 60th Anniversary Of Berlin Airlift, “Friends Always”
    A celebration of freedom to honor the commitment of a lasting friendship between U.S. and Germany (Tue, 14 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Best-Selling Banned Books Authors And Chicagoans Read Aloud From Favorite Banned Books
    (Sat, 27 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The McCormick Freedom Museum Offers A Taste Of Freedom With Dinner Series
    Table of Nations Combines Cuisine and Conversation on Freedom (Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Carol Stream Teacher Awarded Prestigious McCormick Freedom Museum—James Madison Memorial Fellowship
    (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The McCormick Freedom Museum Presents Author Gene Healy’s The Cult Of The Presidency
    Program re-examines the role of the Executive Branch and the rise of the Imperial Presidency (Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Artist Sheryl Oring Brings “I Wish To Say” Exhibit To The McCormick Freedom Museum And Printer’s Row Book Fair
    Exhibit invites visitors to dictate letters to the new president (Sat, 7 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum Brings First Amendment Pioneer To Chicagoland Schools
    Assemblies inspire students to learn more about First Amendment (Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum Announces Winners in National Student Expression Contest
    Contest enables look at the First Amendment through the eyes of teens (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Obama and McCain Declared Winners In McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum Student Vote Project
    (Tue, 5 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Mccormick Tribune Freedom Museum Captures Youth Vote In Illinois Primary Simulation
    3,000 Chicagoland Students Voice Their Opinions On Super Tuesday (Tue, 5 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Obama and Huckabee Declared Frontrunners in McCormick Freedom Museum Student Election Poll
    (Thu 31 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Freedom Museum Offers Free Admission through November
    (Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Freedom Museum's New Exhibit Takes Visitors Inside A Presidential Election
    (Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Freedom Museum Gets Illinois Ready For Primary Election With VoterFest 2008
    (Sat, 5 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • Cantigny

  • Cantigny in Focus Photo Contest Enters Final Weeks
    (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Poster Contest Celebrates Lincoln Bicentennial
    Robert R. McCormick Museum to display winning student entries in 2009 (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)


  • First Division Museum at Cantigny

  • Ball State University’s WIPB-TV wins Television Awards for Echoes of War
    Stories from the Big Red One produced in partnership with the Cantigny First Division Foundation (Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The Christmas Truce of 1914
    Noted historian to speak about one of the most famous spontaneous incidents of World War I (Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • World War II Jeep to be Displayed
    Gale Borden Public Library Proud to Display Authentic WWII Jeep (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny
    First Division Museum at Cantigny Park to celebrate anniversary of the first American victory of World War I with two special days. (Wed, 28 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • 1st Infantry Division Band to Perform at Cantigny Park
    First Division Museum to Host Free Concert of the 1st Infantry Division Band from Fort Riley, Kansas (Thu, 22 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Battlefield Nursing: Medics in Iraq
    Active Duty Soldiers to Speak at First Division Museum on Their Medical Experiences in Iraq (Wed, 7 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • Perspectives of the Tet Offensive
    Vietnam Veterans to Speak at First Division Museum on Their Experiences (Fri, 2 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT)
  • The Presidential Campaign and U.S. National Security: 2008 and Beyond
    First Division Museum to Host Panel Focusing on the Candidates’ National Security Strategies (Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT)

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