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Watch this space for news about ALDA Chicago business and events and other news of interest to people who are late-deafened or have other hearing loss. 
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  • 08 Feb 2015 4:58 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    ALDA Chicago announced at yesterday's board meeting that Joe Linder, Heidi Adams, Karen Krull, and Tom Garvey were elected to serve on the board for 2015-2016.

    Officers of the board were chosen at yesterday's meeting. Joe Linder is President, Marsha Kopp is Vice President, Marsha Swetin is Secretary, and Karen Krull is Treasurer for 2015.

    The next board meeting will take place on April 11, 2015. The location is being arranged and the time and place will be announced later.

  • 05 Feb 2015 10:11 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    A meeting of the ALDA Chicago board will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Orland Park Library from 1-3 p.m. Officers of the board will be decided at this meeting.

    All ALDA Chicago members are welcome to attend.

  • 23 Oct 2014 10:01 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Live theater performances with captions and other forms of access for people with disabilities are now listed in an online calendar on the website of the League of Chicago Theatres at  This calendar lists performances for people with both hearing and visual disabilities--captions, ASL interpretation, audio description and touch tours. 

    Information courtesy of ALDA Chicago member Beth Botts.

  • 12 Aug 2014 8:32 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Ronnie Adler, co-chair of Chicago Walk4Hearing, announced that Millie Popovich of Ambush Hearing Loss team is the lucky winner of the $100 gift card to Target. The names of all Walk4Hearing participants who had signed up before the August 9th deadline were placed in a drawing for the gift card.

    Ronnie Adler also announced that the Chicago Walk has raised $19,072 so far. That's great!

    The ALDA Chicago team is still looking for walkers and donations. To get involved, visit our team page at

    Contact Marsha Kopp with any questions at

  • 16 Jul 2014 9:14 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    This month, July 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In celebration of this landmark event, the Disability Visibility Project has partnered with StoryCorps to preserve disability history, one story at a time. Collected stories will be archived in the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

    StoryCorps will be recording stories July 2014 through July 2015 at three locations in the United States: San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta. To learn more about how you can participate in the StoryCorps Chicago interviews, please visit their website at

  • 16 Jul 2014 8:54 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    The Chicago Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting will take place Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Marcello's Lincoln Park, located at 645 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL.

    The purpose of the kickoff is to gather confirmed and potential supporters of the Walk together, get them excited about the event, and get them motivated and ready to support it. Attendees will receive basic training materials on how to organize a team to participate in the Walk and to raise money for the Walk. Materials will include a Walk team captain instruction folder, posters, and brochures.

    To RSVP, contact Robyn Wenger at or 847-757-4848.

    RSVP by July 25, 2014.

    Update: Marsha Kopp will be the team captain for ALDA Chicago. Please contact her if you will be attending the kickoff meeting. Marsha's email address is

    Driving directions to Marcello's Lincoln Park

  • 28 May 2014 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thinking about going to ALDAcon. but still undecided?  Want to know what it's all about?  Time is running out to save on the discount rate, which ends May 31st.  Click on the following link to watch a video made by longtime ALDAn, Lori Messing.

  • 03 Feb 2014 9:54 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    The board meeting originally scheduled for Saturday, February 1st was cancelled due to the weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the same time and place - Orland Public Library from 1:00-3:00 p.m. At this meeting, officers of the board will be chosen.
    All ALDA Chicago members are invited to attend.
  • 26 Jan 2014 5:34 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Marsha KoppMarsha Swetin, and Fran Bowden have been elected to two year terms as trustees.

    The current board of directors would like to thank all of our members who sent in votes and to welcome our newly elected board members. 

    The next board meeting will be held at Orland Park Public Library on Saturday, February 1st, 1:00-3:00 p.m. At this meeting officers of the board will be chosen. All ALDA Chicago members are invited to attend the meeting.
  • 12 Jan 2014 6:18 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Just a reminder, don't forget to submit your vote for the ALDA Chicago board of directors election. The deadline for voting is January 18th.

    You should have received a ballot in your email earlier this month. If you have not, please contact one of the current board members right away.
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