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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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  • 21 Oct 2015 1:14 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    The Fall 2015 edition of ALDA Chicago Style is now posted to the website. In addition to regular features like "Listening with Liz", we introduce you to Donna Punzio, one of our more active members, via the "In the Spotlight" feature.  This edition is also chock full of photos from our summer outings, the A-Z workshop and ALDAcon that you don't want to miss. Check it out in the Members only section. (Login to the website is required.)
  • 14 Oct 2015 12:44 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Hi everyone!  Marsha Swetin has started preparing the Fall edition of ALDA Chicago Style and is wondering if you have any articles, personal stories, news, items of interest or humor that you would like to share with fellow ALDAns.  If so, please email them to Marsha at 

    News item courtesy of Linda Belice.

  • 14 Jun 2015 5:02 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Hi everyone!  Marsha Swetin has started preparing the Summer edition of ALDA Chicago Style and is wondering if you have any articles, personal stories, news, items of interest or humor that you would like to share with fellow ALDAns.  If so, please email it to Marsha at by June 22nd if at all possible. 

    News item courtesy of Linda Belice.

  • 07 Apr 2015 3:54 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Do you shop on  If so, you can now shop and help raise money for ALDA Chicago at the same time.  We recently set up an AmazonSmile account where ALDA Chicago receives 0.5% of purchases made via  To ensure your purchase benefits ALDA Chicago, use the link below and then do your shopping.  It's a great way to support ALDA Chicago and enhance our fundraising efforts.  Thank you.

  • 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

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