Celebrating 110 years of the Junior League of Chicago: Part 4

The primary focus of the Junior League is to train women for volunteer service and spark their interest in the social, economic, educational, civic, and cultural conditions of their community.  While we’ve taken a look back at various periods of the League’s history, that sentiment remained centerfold — and still does — throughout our next […]

Celebrating 110 years of the Junior League of Chicago: Part 3

The League in the 1940s For our third post in our series on the league’s history, we are diving into another piece of our history, starting with the 1940s. This era was integral for the league and its members invoking change that would have a lasting impact for our nation but also at home in […]

Preventing Human Trafficking at the Global & Federal Level

Globally, the impact of COVID-19 and the corresponding economic downturn have exacerbated the issue of human trafficking.   Human Trafficking Globally The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) notes that increases in unemployment (especially for low wage workers) are making a large number of people who were already vulnerable to trafficking even more so. […]

Combatting Human Trafficking in Chicago and Cook County

Human Trafficking doesn’t discriminate based on race, gender or geographical location. It happens everywhere, be it downtown Chicago, the wealthy suburbs, or the rural parts of the state. What does differ is the way in which victims of human trafficking are viewed and treated by law enforcement and the legal system. Though Chicago makes up […]

2020 COVID Resources

Below are some resources we have found to be helpful during this uncertain time. Read: 7 Ways to Keep Peace of Mind Amid Coronavirus Fears and Worries from the American Medical Association How to Sweat, Stretch, and Breathe During Social Isolation from Chicago Mag Take a look at this list of books that the JLC’s […]