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Media Contact

Barbara Zawacki, Interim President/CEO
Office: 312.491.4110

January 7, 2019 WREX: IceHogs

January 24, 2019 IceHogs Media Day

October 23, 2018 Comcast Newsmakers

July 29, 2018 ABC 7 Chicago: Building a Healthier Tomorrow on Built to Last

July 3, 2018 Daily Southtown:  Slowik: Suburban lawmaker forges friendships with downstate farmers

May 29, 2018 MLB: José Abreu Knocks it out of the Park at Easterseals Academy 

May 29, 2018 White Sox Blog: José Abreu Knocks it out of the Park at Easterseals Academy

May 22, 2018 WIFR: League of Women Voters brings attention to adolescent pregnancy issue

May 22, 2018 WREX: Discussion held on teen pregnancy in Loves Park

May 22, 2018 MLB: Slugger greeted by Abreu's Amigos like he's part of family

May 18, 2018 Rockford Register Star: League of Women Voters Greater Rockford to present teen pregnancy panel discussion

March 3, 2018 WIFR - Raising fund and awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Rockford IceHogs

February 27, 2018 Rockford Register Star – Autism Awareness Night set for March 3

January 2, 2018 LaVida Baseball: Giving Back: Jose Abreu Helping Special Needs Kids Develop Social Skills at the Ballpark

December 7, 2017 Rockford Register Star: DNA collected in Machesney Park to aid autism research

December 6, 2017 WIFR: Nation's largest autism research study to uncover critical genetic links

December 5, 2017 WTVO: Autism Study Coming to Stateline to Collect Research Data

November 19, 2017 NBC 5 Chicago: Easterseals Set to Host Chicago-Area Gala

November 14, 2017 WTVO: Special Report: Living With Autism Local Stateline Resident Overcomes Autism Challenge

September 28, 2017 DNA Info: Designed For Kids With Autism, New $12 Million Fitness Center Breaks Ground

September 27, 2017 NBC 5 Chicago: Group Helping Disabled Students Set for Expansion

August 31, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Letter: New Easterseals location means new hope for area families

August 10, 2017 Chicago Tribune: National autism study seeks local input

August 5, 2017 WREX:  Autism Awareness lends helping hand

August 5, 2017 WTVO: Businesses host the 9th Annual Autism Awareness event to educate the community

July 26, 2017 Rock River Times:  New Easterseals campus opens in Machesney Park

July 25, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals Academy debuts in Machesney Park 

July 25, 2017 WREX: Easterseals Academy moves to Machesney Park

July 25, 2017 WTVO: Easterseals opens new Machesney Park campus 

July 25, 2017 WIFR: Easterseals opens new location in Machesney Park 

July 24, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals to hold ribbon cutting

July 9, 2017 WIFR: Rockford's Easterseals campus relocates to Machesney Park   Easterseals Relocating to Machesney Park

June 28, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals Academy purchases Machesney Park facility  

May 3, 2017 WGN: ‘Criminal Minds’ star Joe Mantegna on Cubs, music and Chicago naming a street for him

February 11, 2017 WREX: Rockford school earns national award for its special needs programs

January 9, 2017 WTVO: Anti-Bullying Community Awareness Kick-Off Event Today With Rockford IceHogs

January 9, 2017 WIFR: Kick off against bullying

January 8, 2017 WIFR: Anti-Bullying Event

November 16, 2016 WREX: Autism Program expands after getting contract for state funding

November 6, 2016 NBC 5 Chicago: Making A Difference with Easterseals

September 8, 2016 Chicago Tribune: Jose Abreu named Roberto Clemente Award nominee

August 22, 2016 WGN: WGN TV Lunchbreak: Scallops with tomato basil sauce, prepared by chef Trevor Teich and details about the Easterseals event, The Modern Classic

August 13, 2016 WIFR: Autism awareness event seeks to educate people about autism spectrum disorder

August 1, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Autism diagnosis brings Rockford family new awareness of service gaps

July 6, 2016 Chicago Tribune: Autism advocates hope new budget will restore services

June 30, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Confusion for nonprofits in wake of Illinois stopgap budget agreement

June 7, 2016 WREX: Rockford IceHogs help local organization stay open throughout budget impasse

May 25, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Rockford teacher given presidential honor for work with autistic kids

May 24, 2016 White Sox slugger Jose Abreu connects on visit to school for autistic students  

May 18, 2016 WREX: Illinois comptroller meets with Rockford non-profits struggling without state funding

May 5, 2016 WREX: A Rockford teacher and other educators across the country are honored in Washington, DC

May 1, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Georgette Braun: Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson creates songs for autistic son

April 27, 2016 WREX: Rockford teacher honored by White House

March 30, 2016 WREX: Easterseals pushes for state funding for programs

March 30, 2016 WIFR: Lawmakers Meet with Easterseals to Talk About Budget

March 30, 2016 My Stateline: State Budget Impasse Hurts Easterseals' Teen Pregnancy Program

March 7, 2016 Chicago Tribune:  District 95 offers new program to help special needs families

March 1, 2016 WREX: IceHogs to Host Autism Awareness Night

February 23, 2016 Rock River Times:  Rockford IceHogs hold Autism Awareness Night

February 3, 2016 The State Journal Register: Children, families, providers sort through 'devastating' cuts in autism-related services

January 26, 2016 WIFR: Organization Holds 'State of Our State' Address

January 26, 2016 WREX: Local coalition calls out against Rauner ahead of his State of the State

January 26, 2016 My State Line:  Social Services Agencies Plead With Illinois Lawmakers To Pass Budget

January 26, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Rockford-area nonprofits push for 'responsible budget' before State of the State

December 1, 2015 WTVO (Rockford): #GivingTuesday

October 23, 2015 Wednesday Journal: Child services agency hires new vendor for home visits

October 2, 2015 WGN: Jose Abreu’s work off the field just as impressive

September 13, 2015 NBC 5 Chicago: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago Gala and Head Start

August 29, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times: Brown: Helping disabled kids not a state priority

August 27, 2015 WGN - Chicago: ‘Rally in the Southland’ demands action from Springfield

August 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune: State cutbacks targeted at social services rally

August 25, 2015 WREX-Rockford: The number of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing quickly, experts say

August 25, 2015 CLTV-Chicago:  For White Sox, 'Serve Week' just one slice of year-round mission

August 19, 2015 Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown: From the community: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago awarded $58 million in Head Start funding 

August 14, 2015 WTVO MyStateline ABC 17/Fox 39 State Budget Crisis May Shutter After School Programs

August 13, 2015 WREX NBC 13 News at 10: Local educators and families call for school-friendly budget

August 13, 2015 WREX NBC 13 News at 5: Support for Students

August 13, 2015 WIFR CBS 23: Local Superintendents Push for Funding

August 5, 2015 Easterseals’ Modern Classic brings out Chicago’s culinary A-List chefs

August 11, 2015 NBC 5 Chicago Inspiring Profiles: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago

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