Category Archives: -_Chicago – Northeast

This is the area bounded by Western Avenue to the west, Madison street to the south and Lake Michigan to the east. The Loop area is cut from part of this section.

Chicago Media Action

Chicago Media Action
Chicago Media Action
Chicago Media Action (CMA) is an activist group dedicated to analyzing and broadening Chicago’s mainstream media and to building Chicago’s independent media. Chicago Media Action has concentrated its activist work to a number of media-related spheres in Chicago and across the United States, including the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. public television (PBS), public and community radio, and cable public access television. Chicago Media Action has also worked on outreach and education, to emphasize the importance of media as an issue in its own right. CMA’s outreach has included a series of public education forums on various media-themed matters; various writings, articles, and dispatches; numerous appearances in radio, television, and in print; and assorted presentations to audiences large and small. We encourage groups and individuals, in the Chicago area and elsewhere, to work with CMA. CMA maintains an online mailing list for sending a regular monthly newsletter and occasional alerts of timely interest. Plus, if there are media-themed issues which you believe might be worthy of CMA’s attention, please let us know. Chicago Media Action is the permanent name for what used to be known as the “Chicago Progressive Media Working Group.” Chicago Media Action is not affiliated with Chicago Media Watch even though the origins of Chicago Media Action stem directly from a controversy (and related expulsion and arrest) at the 2002 Chicago Media Watch conference as discussed in the Chicago Reader by Michael Miner. The Chicago Media Action Statement of Principles is as follows: Chicago Media Action Statement of Principles Chicago Media Action monitors and analyzes media in the Chicago area in order to expose the economic and political interests which control them. Chicago Media Action seeks to democratically empower and organize the working-class to challenge corporate control of major media, and to create their own media. These are the major activities through which Chicago Media Action pursues its mission: (1) Monitor and analyze content and ownership of media outlets in the Chicago area. (2) Publicize the results of our analyses. (3) Work with progressive community and labor organizations to fight for better representation of marginalized and dissenting issues and viewpoints in local media. (4) Organize efforts to influence existing media through calling talk shows; writing letters to the editor, op-eds and articles; meeting with managers of media outlets; and other strategies. (5) Support, create, and distribute independent media. (6) Work toward making our government’s media laws and regulations reflect its obligations for the greater good.
Address: P.O. Box 14140,
  Chicago, IL 60614 USA
Phone: 1-866-260-7198

Between Friends

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and abuse by providing education, support, counseling, and advocacy services. Between Friends work with individuals, families, and communities to create awareness about domestic violence and abuse and to reduce its prevalence and impact.

Between Friends provides comprehensive services for women and children affected by domestic violence, and prevention and education programs for teens and adults in the community.

Between Friends’ Counseling Program helps women to deal with the trauma of living with abusive relationships, or to heal from past abusive relationships. Counselors encourage women to explore their options and make their own decisions in order to build a safe future for themselves and their children.

Between Friends’ Court Advocacy Program assists women in navigating the legal system to obtain Orders of Protection against their abusers. In addition, our advocates work with local law enforcement and legal professionals to educate them about domestic violence and to provide resources for victims.

Between Friends is committed to providing education within the community to increase awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence, provide resources for witnesses and victims, and to aid in the prevention of domestic violence in future generations.

Between Friends provides customized workshops for teens, healthcare providers, businesses, churches, and community groups to best meet the needs and concerns of each audience.


Contact: Between Friends
(formerly The Friends of Battered Women and Their Children)
P.O. Box 608548, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-274-5232 Fax: 773-262-2543


Equality Illinois

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Equality Illinois’ mission is to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the state of Illinois.




  • Promote legislation to protect the rights of LGBT individuals with regard to safe schools, hospital visitation, inheritance rights, bereavement leave and the many other rights that affect LGBT citizens across Illinois.
  • Maintain the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the Illinois General Assembly, the community and the workplace.
  • Oppose legislation which seeks to limit the civil rights of the LGBT community, such as anti-gay adoption bills, constitutional bans on same-sex marriage or attempts to rescind or restrict the Illinois non-discrimination bill signed into law in January, 2005 (SB3186).
  • Expand statewide grassroots support through an enhanced communication network, technical assistance and on-site support.


  • Mobilize support and increase statewide participation in the legislative process through activities such as conferences and lobby days.


Equality Illinois was founded in 1992 to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans. Founders of the Chicago-based organization were activists Rick Garcia, Arthur Johnston, the late Jon Henri Damski and lobbyist Lana Hostetler, all of whom had previously played a key role in the passage of Chicago’s Human Rights Ordinance.




3712 N Broadway #125
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-477-7173 Fax: 773-477-6912

The Illinois Environmental Council

The IEC – consisting of the Illinois Environmental Council and the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund – is the only organization in Illinois focused solely on a broad range of environmental issues across the state. The eyes, ears and voice of the environmental community in Springfield, the Illinois Environmental Council represents groups from around the state on legislation and policies by lobbying and organizing statewide support. Through the IEC Education Fund, the IEC analyzes and communicates news from state government and other important information to the state’s environmental community, and acts as a convener for the diverse groups that comprise the Illinois environmental community.

Founded more than 30 years ago by a group of dedicated grassroots environmentalists, the IEC remains a steadfast force in Springfield and throughout Illinois, fighting to limit pollution and protect the state’s natural heritage.





1608 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Suite 511
Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: 773-252-5954 Fax: 773-252-5953

Anixter Center

The mission of Anixter Center is to enhance the ability of individuals living with or at risk of disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community. Anixter Center is a leading provider of high-quality vocational, residential and educational options, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and health care. Anixter Center is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to be full and equal members of the community.


Address: 6610 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626-4062

Telephone: (773) 973-7900 Fax: (773) 973-5268

TTY: (773) 973-2180