November 2023 Business Meeting

November 2023 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Please register here.

Location: Zoom (more details to follow)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends.)

Speaker: Unfortunately our speaker had to cancel—we hope to arrange a continuing education event with him before the year is out. The business meeting will proceed with our usual announcements, and then we’ll move to breakout rooms for focused discussion.

Community Service Project: Greater Chicago Food Depository

In connection with the November business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 local agencies and programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans. Every day they distribute over 267,000 meals, relying heavily on donors and volunteers to make it happen.

The Community Service Committee encourages CALL members to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository by making a monetary contribution in conjunction with the November Business Meeting. You can make a donation online at

A packing event is also being planned at GCFD for January, but date is still TBD.

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.

Registration ends November 15th.

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September 2023 Business Meeting

The Meetings Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for the September 2023 Business Meeting.

September 2023 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Wednesday September 20, 2023

Please register here.

Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy. 516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Time: Registration & Networking starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Cost: $30.00


Steven D. Schwinn is a professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, civil rights, and legal writing. He writes regularly for the ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, and occasionally for other periodicals and blogs. He regularly works with high-school teachers and classes on constitutional and public-policy issues.

At this meeting, he will discuss under-the-radar cases in the upcoming Supreme Court term, recent trends in the Court’s decision-making, and the Court’s citations to uncommon sources. 



  • Crispy Zucchini Fritte
  • Calamari Fritte
  • Italian Tossed Salad
  • Ciabatta Rolls


  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Parmesan-Crusted Cod
  • Mom’s Meat Lasagna, Marinara


  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Fresh Fruit Plate

Community Service Project:

In conjunction with the September Business Meeting, the Community Service Committee encourages CALL members to make a monetary donation to SitStayRead, a Chicago-based non-profit working to advance children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers. Alternatively, SitStayRead, publishes their own line of inclusive books for early readers and all proceeds from the sale of these books goes directly back to supporting SitStayRead and literacy education.

To make a donation:

To purchase a book from SitStayRead:

The community service project will be a clean-up of Montrose Beach done through the Alliance for Great Lakes organization. We will meet at 9 AM at Montrose Beach on September 23. Please use this link to register to volunteer if you are interested:

Meeting Sponsor: Trellis and TRG Screen

Door Prizes: Gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday September 15, 2023.

Note: You will have to log into Neon to register for the meeting. Enter “Not sure if you have an account or you forgot your login information?” to recover your account and reset your password. If you do not receive a password recovery email, please check your spam filter.

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Summer Happy Hour

Come join CALL for a networking happy hour at the 320 South Canal! We will be sitting at the tables outside. Grab a to-go drink at the bar at the Eatery or something at the farmers market and join us for live music and games.

There is no cost to attend and CALL will be providing some appetizers.

Tuesday August 8, 2023
5:00pm – 7:00pm

320 South Canal (behind the building on the green)
Next to Union Station

Please RSVP/send questions to Carrie Port ( or Mike McMillan ( or just show up!

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Volunteer Opportunity: Chicago River Day on May 13, 9:00 am – 12 noon

The Community Service Committee invites you to join us for Chicago River Day on May 13, 9:00 am – 12 noon. The river system provides critical habitats for all sorts of animals from migratory birds to beavers, mink, turtles and over 75 species of fish. Every year, Friends of the Chicago River host a day dedicated to improving the health of the Chicago River.

Volunteers need to register individually. Please register for the Horner Park location using this link. We will meet at Horner Park, 2741 West Montrose Ave. Register now since spots are limited! Email Mike McMillan ( once you’re signed up so he can coordinate CALL attendance.

Hope to see you there!

CALL Community Service Committee

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