Celebrating 110 years of the Junior League of Chicago: Part 1

110 Years of the JLC – The Countdown Begins The Junior League of Chicago was founded in 1912 by Lucy McCormick Blair Linn with the focus of bringing young women together to effectively address social issues in the city, bring about positive change, and to set an example for others about the importance of civic […]

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 […]

2021 Perfect Pairings

Thank you to everyone who supported Perfect Pairings this year! The Junior League of Chicago held the event on Friday, October 29th at Greenhouse Loft to share the perfect beverage with the perfect bite food. We partnered with local and national vendors to offer our guests a full menu with the ability to try drinks […]

One Little Black Dress, but a Big Purpose

The JLC’s LBDI For many, the little black dress is a wardrobe staple, perfect for an important meeting or night on the town. So, why is the LBD at the center of the JLC’s newest fundraising campaign? With the unstoppable force that is the Junior League of Chicago, from May 10-14 we will participate in […]

COVID-19 and the Junior League of Chicago: One Year Later

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke in March 2020? I do, and I suspect all of you have a memory of that period imprinted on you. While much of life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, the Junior League of […]

Networking Opportunities Within the Junior League

There are countless benefits to joining the Junior League of Chicago. Whether you’re seeking social activities, volunteer opportunities, or civic engagement, our organization offers something for everyone. One of those benefits is through various networking opportunities which many members encounter by chance or by choice in the following ways: By attending our JLCU events Organically, […]

Hubbard Helps Radio Program Featuring Melissa Schumacher

Earlier this month, Junior League of Chicago President Melissa Schumacher appeared on the Hubbard Helps radio program to talk about the JLC’s impact on the Chicago community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below for a transcript of the interview or click the player below to listen.  Welcome to Hubbard Helps, a program that spotlights […]

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 […]