Colleen Connell Dinner$700
Dine with Colleen Connell, Executive Director of the ACLU of IL, and Darryl DePriest at their home. Sparkling conversation, great food in a warm and convivial atmosphere. Six people at a mutually convenient date and time.
Lorie Chaiten Dinner$500
Dine with Lorie Chaiten, Director of the ACLU of IL Reproductive Rights Project, and Harold Hirshman at their home. Sparkling conversation, great food in a warm and convivial atmosphere. Six people at a mutually convenient date and time.
The Daily Show$5,150
Two VIP tickets to a live taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York and a one night stay at Le Parker Meridien New York! Mutually agreed upon date in 2014.
4 Bears Tickets- Dec 4$650
Four Tickets to the Bears v. Cowboys home game on December 4, 2014 at 7:25pm. FABULOUS SEATS! Located on the Bears side, 10 rows back on the 30-35 yard line. Tickets will be made available for pick-up at the ACLU in August 2014. Includes a limited-edition laser autographed photo of seven Bears team leaders!
Two tickets to a regular season Chicago Blackhawks home game. Amazing seats - in Section 114, Row 3. Includes two passes to the Ketel One Club. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Not valid for games against an Original Six team (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers).
Malaga, Spain Vacation$4,300
One week stay in the heart of Andalucia, Spain! Enjoy a private, luxurious vacation home located at the edge of the village of Fuente de Piedra, in the province of Malaga, Spain. Accommodations include 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private pool. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
Goodman with Gilman$600
A 2014/15 Goodman Theatre Opening Night experience with Award-winning Playwright Rebecca Gilman! Includes $100 gift card to Petterino's for Dinner! Rebecca will take one guest to any opening night performance during the Goodman Theatre's 2014/15 season (mutually agreeable date required). Includes dinner before the show and party following the performance. A $100 gift card to Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is included.
Santa Fe Dream Home$2,200
One week stay in Santa Fe home. Though just a 10-minute drive to downtown Santa Fe and the Opera, you won't want to leave this magnificent home designed by Chicago architect, Jim Nagle. Perched on a hilltop of 5 acres, with spectacular vistas of the Jemez Badlands and the Sangre de Cristos. Expansive stone patios amidst fountains, fire pit and spa! Fireplaces in living room, family room and kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. br> Must be used within 90 days.
Bill Mauldin Cartoon$145
Original Cardboard cutout of Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin's "We Love Mayor Daley" cartoon. from the Association of Working Press, Chicago Journalism Review, May, 1971.
Framed original photograph by Dave Waycie. Photographed at a model sailboat race at Skokie Lagoons.
Obama/New Yorker Print$125
President Obama caricature as seen in The New Yorker "Talk of the Town" Signed by artist Tom Bachtell
Hillary Clinton Caricature as seen Autographed print by Tom Bachtell
WWI Red Cross poster$375
Vintage poster for the American Red Cross by artist Walter Beach Humphrey. Issued as part of the charity's 1936 ''Roll Call'' fundraising campaign.
Women's Suffrage 1908$375
Framed print of Dora Meeson Coates 1908 banner, 'Trust the Women Mother As I Have Done' Original carried by Australian suffragettes in the Women's Suffrage Coronation Procession in London, 1911, and now hangs in Australian Parliament.
Supreme Court painting$100
Beautiful painting of the U.S. Supreme Court by local artist Adam Elias Hines, of Project Onward, whose mission is to support the career development of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Includes a $35 gift certificate to Project Onward, which can be redeemed for a portrait by one of the artists!
Tour poster from 7/21/12 show in Camden, NJ - signed by the entire band! 18"x24" silk screen limited edition poster designed by Heads of State.
Jeff Tweedy Poster$325
Beautiful autographed Jeff Tweedy tour poster from December 2013 show in Los Angeles, CA. 18"x24" silk screen limited edition poster designed by Lawrence Azerrad.
Birthday party, corporate event, or private building with LEGO Certified Professional Beth Weis. 75-minutes, up to 22 children, at the location of your choice. One-hour set up is necessary. Chicago and surrounding suburbs only. Party includes building a personalized tower with 8,000 LEGO bricks, mosaics and other activities with vintage elements. Ages 6+, except for well-supervised siblings. No children under age 4. Expires May 11, 2015. Winner also receives LEGO frame used for display!
Ballerina Dream Camp$150
Ballerina Dream Camp! A week long program for young dancers ages 4-6. Each day includes a dance class to live music, craft projects, story time, dance video viewing, and snack time. The session culminates in a mini-performance featuring choreography, props and costume accessories created by the students themselves. Valid for either the morning or afternoon session. Camp runs June 16-20, 2014. Also included is a $40 gift certificate to Motion Unlimited Dancewear, and an autographed pointe shoe from Joffrey Ballet dancer Yumelia Garcia.
Name a Character$125
Name a character in author Kat Falls' next book! Winner may designate a name of their choice to be included in the forthcoming Book 2 of the Fetch series. This package includes a signed copy of the first book in the series, Inhuman, with a page marker showing where the 2011 winning name was included!
Party Like a Rock Star$200
Party Like a Rock Star/Diva For A Day at Uptown Recording! Party for up to 10 people, ages 8 to adult. Get a hands-on, kid-friendly overview of a fully operational commercial recording studio and record a song as a group. Each child will receive a personalized CD souvenir recording of the song featuring a group photo printed directly on the disc.
Old Town School$225
One year "Household of Note" membership to the Old Town School of Folk Music. Membership must be activated by 5/10/15. New members only.
Chicago Chocolate Tour$130
The Sweetest Tour in Chicago! For Two! Take a fun and informative guided tour of select chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes, from secret treasures to famous favorites. public tour, based on availability.
Cocktail reception for 50 at the David Weinberg Gallery Beautiful gallery space! Includes wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Mutually agreeable date.
Daniel Biss Lunch$125
Lunch with esteemed State Senator Daniel Biss! To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
Jan Schakowsky Lunch$350
Lunch with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky in Chicago! To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
Rep. Mitchell Lunch$195
Enjoy lunch with State Rep. Christian Mitchell! To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
Wait Wait… Tickets$450
2 VIP tickets to a live taping of Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! Join the fun at a live taping of Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me. You and your guest will be escorted to your front row seats by house manager extraordinaire Don Hall. Tickets must be used during the September 1, 2014 and December 31st, 2014 timeframe only.
Tour for six adults of Chicago Public Media's Broadcast Studios on Navy Pier, plus an opportunity to watch the production of a show. Bring 5 of your best friends to tour WBEZ's Broadcast Studios on Navy Pier! Meet reporters and watch 20 minutes of broadcasting of The Morning Shift , Worldview, The Afternoon Shift, or Sound Opinions. Date, time and show to be mutually agreed upon. Must be redeemed by December 31st, 2014.
Transform your home!$175
Amazing home improvement package includes: 2 hours of organizing with Optimal Organizing's Carol Woodworth; $100 gift certificate from Frame Warehouse; and a $50 gift certificate to Abt Electronics!
Day at the Salon!$80
A fabulous package from Salon Del Lago includes a haircut & style and manicure! Expires 5/10/15.
East Bank Club$130
Package includes two guest passes to the East Bank Club and a $50 gift certificate to Maxwell's Restaurant. Guest passes may not be used before 2pm on weekends and holidays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call Maxwell's Restaurant to make reservations.
Grateful Yoga Classes$90
Enjoy six blissful yoga classes at Grateful Yoga in Evanston! Does not apply to workshops, prenatal, or private instruction. Expires 5/1/15.
One hour portrait session at your home, the beach, our studio, or favorite outdoor location. $150 credit toward prints, canvas, albums, or digital photos, and one hour personal viewing. Locations must be within 25 miles of 60647. Non-transferable. Expires 11/30/14.
One hour portrait session at any beach from Lake Forest to Chicago. Choose 10 of your favorite photos from the session for a custom designed 5x7 photo book. Includes one hour personal viewing. Non-transferable. Expires 11/30/14.
Lily Pool Portrait$150
Family portrait session at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, open May through October. Includes one 16x20 fine art Galerie Canvas. Does not include $50 photography permit from Lincoln Park Conservancy. Non-transferable. Expires 11/30/14.
Baby Portrait Series$300
Includes 3 separate baby portrait sessions: newborn (3-10 days), 6 months, and 1 year. Also includes one hour personal viewing at each session and one large fine art canvas featuring one image from each session and the child's name. First session must be completed by 11/30/14.
Photos For All Seasons$325
Four seasonal portrait sessions over the course of a year. Includes four one hour sessions with one hour of personal viewing, and one 24x24 art canvas with one image from each session. Locations must be within 25 miles of 60647. Non-transferable. First session must be completed by 11/30/14.
Dawn Clark Netsch$300
A beautiful amber necklace owned by the late Dawn Clark Netsch. This was a favorite piece, worn in the photo that graces her biography! Includes a copy of the book, Dawn Clark Netsch: A Political Life.
Luxury Purse or Bag$275
A $250 gift card to Laudi Vidni! Build your own luxury Italian leather purse or handbag!
Red Door Spa$400
Luxuriate in a day of beauty at Red Door Spa! Package includes massage, facial, mani/pedi, haircut, blowdry and finish with Kerastase Ritual, and three Elizabeth Arden products!
House Theatre & Dinner$150
Two tickets to any mainstage show at the House Theatre! "Performing Amazing Feats of Storytelling since 2001!" and two $25 gift cards to Francesca's Restaurants!
Black Ensemble &Dinner$200
Two tickets to a Black Ensemble Theater performance and $100 to Evanston's Campagnola Italian Restaurant. Theatre tickets for Weekday evening and Saturday matinee performances only. Expires 5/31/15.
Two tickets to any 2013-14 performance at Steppenwolf and a $100 gift card to the Grill on the Alley! Tickets are good for any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance. Voucher must be used during previews through fifth week of show run.
Joffrey's Swan Lake$450
Two tickets to the October 25th, 2014 performance of Joffrey Ballet's Swan Lake and a $100 gift certificate to any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant! The seats are Level AA, behind the orchestra in the center, the best seats in the house! If the party cannot attend on October 25, s/he can contact the Joffrey to exchange the tickets for another performance of Swan Lake, which runs from October 15 - 26. No guarantee the same seats would be available for another performance, but the Joffrey tries to get seats as close as possible. Tickets will be available for pickup at the ACLU office in September.
Two tickets to TimeLine Theatre, and a $50 gift card to Exchequer Restaurant! TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues. Expires 5/10/15.
Remy Bumppo Theatre$125
Two tickets Remy Bumppo and a $50 gift card to Exchequer Restaurant! Valid 10/1/14-10/26/14; 12/3/14-12/28/14; or 3/25/15-4/19/15. Not valid for Opening Nights (10/6/14, 12/8/14, 3/30/15) or Between the Lines (10/12/14, 12/14/14, 4/12/15). Certificate cannot be redeemed at box office, must call administrative office for tickets.
Two tickets to Victory Gardens preview performance of the Chicago premier of Rest, and a $50 gift card to Gibson's Steakhouse! Preview performances are 9/12/14 - 9/18/14.
Lyric Opera & Dinner$250
Chicago Lyric Opera - amazing seats! Two tickets to The Passenger on Tuesday February 24, 2015 and $100 gift card to Rivers Restaurant. The Lyric presents the Midwest premier of this critically acclaimed, Holocaust-inspired opera by Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
A $500 gift certificate to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! May be used toward the purchase of tickets for any Chicago Symphony Orchestra or Symphony Center Presents performance.
Enjoy dinner from Dirk's Fish & Gourmet and for dessert, Carol's Cookies and Terry's Toffee! Includes a $50 gift certificate to Dirk's Fish (in Chicago); a $100 gift certificate to Carol's Cookies for 2 large gift tins (shipping included), a $100 gift certificate to Carol's Cookies for 4 dozen cookies (advance order required; must be picked up from store in Highland Park; no December orders; expires 5/10/15); and an assortment of Award-winning Gourmet Toffee & Amazing Wackerpop from Terry's Toffee!
V.I.P. treatment for 4 guests and $100 in gift cards toward dinner at four-star, world renowned Tru Restaurant. V.I.P. treatment includes champagne for each guest, a tour of Tru's art collection and kitchen, and personalized menus to take home. V.I.P. treatment does not include the cost of dinner and gratuity. Reservations available Monday through Saturday, not valid on holidays. Expires 12/10/14.
Chef Rachel Winpar$525
Professionally trained personal chef, Rachel Winpar, will prepare and serve a 3-course dinner for 4 in your home. Wine and beverages not included. Dinner to be arranged on a mutually agreeable date. Expires 5/10/15.
Dinner at Oceanique$275
Chef's Five-Course French Seafood Tasting Dinner at Oceanique in Evanston! Valid Monday-Friday. Excludes tax, beverages and gratuity. No BYOB. 18% gratuity will be added to total check. Expires May 2015.
Wine and Cheese$500
Wine Class for Two at the Wine Goddess! Contact the store to book the class. One Humboldt Fog 5 lb. cheese wheel from Cypress Grove Chevre. Includes overnight shipping to anywhere in the Continental United States. Winner must return a signed copy of the certificate along with complete shipping address and preferred ship date.
Chef's Table at Westin$1,300
Chef's table experience for up to four guests at Westin Chicago River North, and a one night stay at the hotel! Redemption date is subject to availability. Expires 4/30/15
One week stay in Crete, Greece! Family home near Venetian Port East Wall! Located in Koum Kapi, Greece (translation: Gates of Sands), home is a 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps 4 with a full kitchen. Short walk to beautiful, warm water beach; Nearby Venetian port East wall overlooks the beach and port and the old town inside. It is full of shops, clubs, cafes, museums, galleries, excavation sites and activity. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
Kettle Moraine Cottage$950
1 week stay at a Kettle Moraine cottage that sleeps 6. Not valid between May 15 and Labor Day.
One week stay in private condo in San Miguel Allende, Mexico! Includes a large living/dining room, TV room/extra bedroom, fireplace, kitchen, clothes washer, three bedrooms, and two full baths. All bedrooms have small Juliet balconies. Maid service twice a week, gardener once a week.
White Sox Tickets- 9/8$230
Two tickets to White Sox v Oakland A's on September 8th. Awesome seats! Box 129 - Behind Home Plate! And, an autographed photo of Chicago White Sox player Adam Dunn.
DOMA/New Yorker Print$400
Illustration celebrating the end of DOMA! As seen in the New Yorker "Talk of the Town" Autographed print by Tom Bachtell
Celebrate Marriage! Get two English-made custom suits for the price of one! Buy one suit valued at $2010 or more (featuring Loro Piana Luxury Italian Fabric), and receive a second suit of equal or lesser value for free. J.TOOR in the 900 N. Michigan Ave Shops: A speakeasy for the sartorial gentleman.
Celebrate Marriage! Two for one option from Palazzo Bridal by Jane White on their new ready-to-wear lace gowns valued up to $2500.00. In bridal sizes 4-10; in natural white only; Limited to one offer; Alterations not included.
Celebrate Marriage with our Wedding Package! Includes a wedding planner, a one night stay in a suite at the Westin River North, and a bottle of Blanc de Blancs Ruinart champagne! Crafty Broads wedding planning services include their Day-of-Coordination package! Valid before December 31, 2015. Day-of-Coordination is subject to Crafty Broads' availability on the selected wedding date.
Cherish winning the Freedom to Marry in Illinois with this collection of signed memorabilia. Mini flag and program from the bill signing event, and House calendars from the day the bill passed, signed by Governor Pat Quinn, Senate sponsor Sen. Heather Steans, and House sponsor Rep. Greg Harris.
Enjoy a truly memorable evening with John Knight, the director of the ACLU of Illinois' LGBT Project, and his partner, Giovanni Lugli - who will teach you to make authentic Italian pasta! Up to four people at a mutually convenient date and time.