Category Archive: News

“National ‘Disabilities Inclusion Opportunity Summit’ Comes to Chicago”

The national “Disabilities Inclusion Opportunity Summit” is being held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Chicago Monday and Tuesday. Leaders from across the country will meet to develop new ways to give people with disabilities better access to education, the job market and technology.

NBC 5 Chicago November 16, 2015

“Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit to commence in Chicago”

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Former Congressman Tony Coelho, executives, experts and innovators will join a two-day summit to increase inclusion of people with disabilities in education and employment on Monday, Nov. 16

Windy City Times November 13, 2015

“AXIS Dance Company, Jessica Lang Dance, Miami City Ballet and More Set for Harris Theater’s 2015-16 Dance Series”

President and Managing Director of The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Michael Tiknis, recently announced the dance performances for the 2015-16 Harris Theater Presents season. High wattage stars and accomplished masters comprise one of the most highly anticipated dance seasons to date. The Harris Theater is proud to have the support of The Northern Trust Company as its 2015-2016 season sponsor.

Broadway World October 8, 2015


Executive Director Emily Harris joined “MIX Matters” with Susan Wiencek on The Mix 101.9 FM to discuss ADA 25 Chicago.

101.9 FM September 27, 2015

“Legendary Jazz musicians advocate on disability issues in Chicago”

Jazz Artists Henry Butler and Fred Hersch participate in Jazz Fest and community programming in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Chicago Crusader September 19, 2015

“Activists push those with HIV, AIDS to know their ADA rights”

CHICAGO (WLS) — They are topics that most people don’t easily connect: HIV/AIDS and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ABC 7 Chicago September 13, 2015

“Greater Together: Cultural Accessibility Summit”

Experts describe how accessibility and inclusion is both good for the community—and good for business at Chicago’s first Cultural Accessibility Summit held in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CAN TV September 9, 2015

“MUSIC Legendary jazz artist plays and shares his life”

On the eve of a performance before thousands of fans at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Fred Hersch told a more intimate audience at the Center on Halsted Sept. 3 that when he publishes his memoir, the title will be “Good Things Happen Slowly.”

Windy City Times September 9, 2015

“President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts”

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of the following individuals to key Administration posts:

White House Press Office September 8, 2015

“Tickets to Harris Theater Family Series Now on Sale”

The Harris Theater today announced the performances of its popular Exelon Family Series for the 2015-2016 season. Established in 2008, Exelon Family Series programs provide unique learning opportunities for families to experience world-class performances at the Harris, at affordable prices. This season’s series includes one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles for performers with and without disabilities, AXIS Dance Company; the Family Series premiere of the world renowned Kronos Quartet; and the Harris Theater debut of the fanciful C!RCA: Carnival of the Animals.

Broadway World Chicago September 8, 2015